Loom terms

Capture mode

Selection of what part of the screen to record.

What is the capture mode in Loom?

Capture mode in Loom is a feature that allows users to record their screen, voice, and face simultaneously. This feature is particularly useful for creating tutorials, presentations, or feedback videos where you need to explain something visually. Users can choose to capture their entire screen, a specific application window, or a particular browser tab.

In addition to screen recording, Loom's capture mode also allows users to record with their webcam, enabling them to add a personal touch to their videos. The webcam recording can be positioned anywhere on the screen, and users can also choose to switch it off if they prefer. The capture mode in Loom is designed to make the process of creating, sharing, and viewing videos as seamless and efficient as possible.

How to use capture mode in Loom?

To use the capture mode in Loom, you first need to download and install the Loom app on your device. Once installed, you can start using the capture mode by clicking on the Loom icon in your toolbar. This will open a dropdown menu where you can select the "Capture" option.

After selecting the capture mode, you will be given options to choose whether you want to record your entire screen, a specific application window, or a custom area of your screen. You can also choose whether you want to include your webcam and microphone in the recording. Once you've made your selections, click the "Start Recording" button to begin. When you're done recording, click the "Stop" button. Your video will then be automatically saved and ready for sharing or downloading.

Why is my capture mode not working in Loom?

There could be several reasons why your capture mode is not working in Loom. One common issue could be related to your browser or device settings. Ensure that Loom has the necessary permissions to access your camera and microphone. If you're using a browser, check if it supports Loom and if it's updated to the latest version.

Another possible reason could be due to software conflicts. If you have other applications or extensions that also use your camera or microphone, they might be interfering with Loom. Try closing these applications or disabling these extensions and see if the problem persists. If none of these solutions work, it might be a technical issue with Loom itself. In this case, reaching out to Loom's customer support would be the best course of action.

Can I edit videos in capture mode on Loom?

Yes, you can edit videos in capture mode on Loom. Loom offers a range of editing tools that allow you to trim, cut, and rearrange your video clips directly within the platform. You can also add text, callouts, and other elements to enhance your video content.

However, it's important to note that Loom's editing capabilities may not be as extensive as those found in more specialized video editing software. The platform is designed for simplicity and ease of use, making it a great choice for quick, straightforward video creation and editing. For more complex editing needs, you may need to use additional software.

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