Video messaging has become an integral and often fun part of our daily lives. With Showpad Video, you'll become your own director, editor, and protagonist: delivering dynamic tutorials, pitches, greetings and more with Showpad Video. The functionality is intuitive and was designed with input from sellers to aim for a pleasant and efficient experience.
You can record Showpad Videos throughout the Web app and store them in My Files, Collections, or Shared Spaces. Select the video camera icon from the top menu throughout Showpad's Web App and get creating. Create Showpad Videos easily throughout the Web app, and once processed, they are stored in My Files, Collections, or Shared Spaces, depending on where you began your recording. You can review your video and design a thumbnail before sharing it with clients, prospects, and friends.
Note: When using Showpad Video, you can record across different tabs when utilizing the pop-out camera feature, which is currently available on Edge and Chromium browsers. Read more below.
- Record video messages into Collections, Shared Spaces, and My Files
- Review before uploading
- Share video messages like other assets
You need this to succeed
- Showpad for the Web app
- Webcam and audio permissions granted to Showpad
- Showpad Video add-on option for Content Plus or Ultimate pricing plan
- Showpad Video enabled by your administrator
The quick way to awesomeness
- Select the video camera icon from the menu bar in the Web app
- Choose to record with webcam only, screen recording only, or both
- Grant Showpad permission to access your webcam and microphone and select an optional background
- Choose options like background blur or pop-out camera
- Record your presentation and review before loading to My Files
See how it looks
Do this step by step
- From anywhere in the Web app, select the video camera icon in the upper right. You can also start a recording from within Share Spaces, Collections, or My Files.
- From the pop-up box, select the Video Type you'd like to use. For this example, we will create a Screen & Camera recording. You may need to grant permission for Showpad to record audio and video from your browser the first time you use this feature. If using multiple monitors, you will be prompted to indicate which one you want to be recorded.
Note: If your device is using macOS 10.14.2 or higher, you will also need to allow Chrome to access your camera, microphone, and screen recording in the system privacy settings. Make sure Google Chrome is enabled for Camera, Microphone, and Screen Recording. Read more here.
- You can choose to give your video a virtual background, such as a blur, a pre-loaded image from Showpad, or add your own image by clicking the word Change beside Background effects. Uploaded video backgrounds are stored in your browser cache. Clearing the cache will delete all uploaded video backgrounds. If you'd like to use them again after a cache clear, you can always upload your image again.
- Choose to enable a pop-out video screen if you'd like to record across multiple tabs, or even within another application. To return to your Showpad Video recording hub, simply click the screen. Note that the pop-out camera function is available only on Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. Other browsers will not display the icon if it is not supported.
- By clicking the three-dot menu within the webcam, you can change the size of your video from small to medium or full-screen. You may also disable your camera here and enable it again by clicking the video camera icon.
- From the Showpad Video menu, tick the boxes to guarantee a countdown before you begin recording. You can also flip your camera image here and preview it before starting.
When you're ready, click Select screen & record.
- Choose to share your entire screen or a single window or tab by clicking. Click Share.
- Hover over the red Recording icon within your screen during the recording to do the following:
- Push the red button to stop recording, complete, and review your video
- Pause/Resume video allows you to momentarily stop and continue recording where you left off
- The loop icon allows you to immediately restart your recording after confirming
- The trash icon prompts you to cancel and confirm canceling your video
- During recording, you can control your video panel with keyboard shortcuts when using a Mac or Windows OS. To find out more, check out our list of shortcuts in this Help Center article.
- You can review your video before publishing it to your My Files. Give it a title by clicking the pencil icon and fill in an optional description. You can also customize a thumbnail. When you're ready, click Upload.
- Your video will process before loading into your My Files, Shared Space or Collection. The processing sometimes takes longer for longer videos.
- When done, you can select Show to be taken to your new Showpad Video.
- When viewing your video, you will find the classic options like play, pause, volume, and full screen. Click the three-dot menu for additional options such as Picture in Picture and various playback speeds.
- You can now share your Showpad Video like any other asset. Read more about sharing here.