Record a video

To record a video using your webcam:

  1. Make sure that you are in Video mode. If you are, the Video button will be selected on the left side of the screen.

  2. Click the Record a video using a webcam button in the middle of the bottom panel, or press the Space key, to start recording the video.

  3. To stop recording, press the same button again. You can also press the Esc or Space key to stop recording.

Videos are saved in the WebM (.webm) format.

After you have stopped recording, the video will automatically appear in the photo stream at the bottom of the Cheese window. From there, you can open or delete the video.

If you have problems sharing a video with people using other operating systems (like Windows or Mac OS), you may need to convert it to a different format.