Soapbox uses dual-stream recording — which just means that Soapbox records both your screen and your webcam at the same time, in two separate video feeds.
To start your dual-stream recording, click the Soapbox icon in your Chrome toolbar and choose Start Recording. You’ll be asked to share your entire screen for the screen capture. Then a three second countdown will begin. When the countdown switches to a flashing red light, it’s showtime!
To end the record, hit Stop Sharing at the bottom of the screen, or click the flashing red light in your Chrome toolbar.
As you’ll discover on the editing page, the beginning and end of the video can be trimmed. Messing up that opening line? Keep the record rolling, you can easily trim out those earlier takes.
You can also check out the Wistia blog for some tips, such as:
- How to Look Good on a Webcam
- Lighting on the Fly
- Cameras and Microphones for use with Soapbox
- Many more in the learning library!
While recording, your screen will be visible instead of your webcam. This is done to allow you to present without the distraction of seeing yourself on screen. Nervous about how you look? Maintain eye contact with the camera, speak clearly, and you’ll do great. We promise. 😘