Saturday, January 27, 2018

Hippo Video - awesome free screen video recorder

If you are looking for a free video recorder - check out the extension Hippo Video.  While there are numerous extensions that can record your screen (see links to  Loom, ScreenCastify, Vidyard, Nimbus Screenshot, HYFY, etc) - I think Hippo Video is one of the best.

A few reasons why I like Hippo Video:

  1. Easy of use
  2. Ability to record your full screen, tab, webcam (show or hide), change video resolution, show markup tools
  3. Markup tools - ability to pause, stop, highlight, draw, focus/spotlight, as well as an eraser and clear screen ability
  4. When you stop recording you can edit the file easily
    1. Trim, crop, add text, add emojis, as well as callouts (please see note below)
    2. Add titles, tags, description
    3. Share to Facebook, Twitter, Google Classroom, as well as embed 
  5. Ability to store videos and easily find your recordings
  6. Their site has numerous instructional GIFs and tutorials to help you along your way as well as areas to ask questions and be in contact with a rep.
** One item to point out - while the site is free, the ability to add emojis, advanced editing, etc does come at a cost ($15 a year). However, the free extension is amazing and while there are times that a video needs to be longer than 5 minutes - 5 minutes should suffice. See embedded picture below for plans and cost if free version is not enough.

Embedded below is Hippo Video's tutorial as well as a is a 5 minute instructional video I created to show you the ins and outs of the site.

Here is the pricing plan if interested.

As always, any questions please let me know!

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