Export your recording

It's easy to export your recordings as a .webm, .mp4, extract the audio as an .mp3, or an animated GIF.
Export as a .webm file
WHAT IS A .WEBM FILE?

A WebM file is an open source, high quality video format. WebM videos are compatible with most major browsers as well as with some video players like VLC. 
  1. On the Video Page, click the Download button under Downloads
  2. Your recording will automatically begin downloading as a .webm file

Export as an mp4

NOTE

You must save your recordings on Google Drive to enable MP4 export.
  1. On the Video Page, click the Export as MP4 button under Downloads
  2. You'll be presented with the option to convert your video to a fixed frame rate of your choice (Screencastify dynamically changes frame rate during a recording depending on available memory). Most users can ignore this, but some third party editing and production programs require videos with fixed frame rates.
  3. Click Export. An Exports Drawer will pop up on the bottom right of your screen.
  4. When it's finished processing, a Download MP4 button will appear. Click that to download your .mp4 video.

Export audio as MP3

NOTE

You must save your recordings on Google Drive to enable MP3 export.
  1. From the Video Page, click Export audio only under Download options. 
  2. An Exports Drawer will pop up on the bottom right of your screen. 
  3. When it's finished processing, a Download MP3 button will appear. Click that to download your .mp3.

Export as an animated .GIF

NOTE

The GIF format is meant for short, simple animations. Screencastify may fail to export a long, high quality recording as a GIF.

As a rule of thumb, the maximum duration for animated .GIF exports are:

3 minutes for a 300 x 300 px recording
58 seconds for a 640 × 480 px recording
19 seconds for a 1280 × 720 px recording 
8 seconds for a 1920 × 1080 px recording
  1. From the Video Page, click Export animated GIF under Download options. 
  2. You'll have an option to adjust the dimensions of your .gif
  3. Click Export.  An Exports Drawer will pop up on the bottom right of your screen
  4. When it's finished processing, a Download GIF button will appear. Click that to download your GIF

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Animated .GIFs are a great way to make emails, websites and other online materials more engaging and informative. We use them all the time! Plus, because they don't have audio, they're often relatively small files. 

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