Record a browser tab or your whole screen to add the recording into your videos.

Synthesia allows you to add screen recordings to your videos, enhancing content with real-life visuals. Screen recordings help demonstrate concepts clearly by showing real-time actions. They allow you to:

  • Record your entire screen, a specific window, or a Chrome tab.
  • Trim and manage the timing of your recordings.
  • Synchronize recordings with your script audio.
  • Save recordings in your Synthesia library for future use.

Screen recording

To record your screen:

  1. Start Recording: Click the "Record" button in the top menu.
  2. Choose Recording Area: Select to record the entire screen, a specific window, or a Chrome tab.
    1. If a script is typed, it plays automatically during recording.
  3. Stop Recording: Press "Stop" or "Stop Sharing" to end the recording.
  4. Manage Recording: Your recording is automatically added to your scene and saved in the media library.

Additional Features

Recordings can be manipulated and styled like any other videos. Using the right-side menu available, you can:

  • Trim: To trim your recording, select the recording on the canvas and click Trim from the right-side side menu. Select the Trim option, a timeline then displays on screen that allows you to trim your recording as desired. You can also zoom in and out of the recording, to ensure you can trim correctly, as well as being able to split the video into sections, using the Split at time option. When required, you are also able to trim the recording on both sides.
  • Cut / Loop- The recording is either cut or looped based on the script length: if the script is shorter than the recording, it will be cut; if the script is longer, it will be looped.
  • Stretch - The recording is stretched by either speeding it up or slowing it down to fit the script.
  • Play once - The recording only plays once and then stops, regardless of the script length.