Replay 360: Creating Your First Screencast Video

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn to use the intuitive Replay 360 interface to create screencast videos. You can record your screen activity and your webcam separately or at the same time.

Watch this video demonstration, then follow the activities below to practice.

Practice Activities:

  1. Set Your Recording Options
  2. Record Your Screen
  3. Understand How Your Canvas Is Sized

Practice Activity: Set Your Recording Options

First, we’ll need set the stage for our screen recording.

  1. Launch an app that you’d like to practice recording, such as PowerPoint or your web browser.
  2. Launch Replay 360 and click New Project on the start screen.
  3. Click Record Screen on the ribbon. Replay will temporarily hide and a recording window will appear.
  4. Choose a microphone from the audio selector if you want to record audio.
  5. Move the webcam slider to On if you want to record your screen and your webcam at the same time.
  6. Use the size selector or use the sizing handles to adjust your recording area.

Practice Activity: Record Your Screen

  1. When you’re ready to begin recording, click the red Record button.
  2. Interact with the app you want to record (e.g., PowerPoint or your web browser).
  3. Click Done when you’re finished. Replay will reappear, and your screen recording will display in track A. If you also recorded your webcam, it’ll appear in track B.
  4. To preview your project, move the playhead to the beginning of the timeline and click the play/pause button above the timeline. If you want to work with this project again later, be sure to save it (Ctrl+S) to your local hard drive.

Tip: You can add multiple screen recordings to the same project. You can also import video files.

Practice Activity: Understand How Your Canvas Is Sized

The size of your Replay canvas (or video stage) will automatically adjust to accommodate your screencasts and video files. It'll be as wide as your widest video and as tall as your tallest video. Other videos and images in your project that are smaller than these dimensions will be centered on the stage.


In this tutorial, you learned how to record screencast videos in Replay 360.

You can also import audio clips and images. See these user guides for details:

In the next tutorial, we’ll use the timeline to rearrange media clips, mix media between two tracks, and add lower thirds.