Video Recorder, Video Converter & Video Uploader

Description

Collect videos and let users record webcam clips directly on your site. Simply add the short code [clipchamp] to any of your WordPress posts or pages, which embeds a recorder and video upload button wherever you like. You can embed more than 1 button in the same post and select from a range of upload targets that videos get submitted to.

Our HTML5 camera is based on the Clipchamp video API, bringing modern video recording, client-side transcoding and uploading to WordPress in one package – no Flash, no WebRTC. Trial it for free for 14 days, no credit card required. At the end of the trial period, there are 4 plans to choose from, depending on the features you’d like to use in your specific scenario and your expected video volume per month. Plans start at $9/month and you can upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time. Please see here for an overview of all plans and features.

Unlike other webcam recorders or video uploaders, Clipchamp is entirely HTML5 & JavaScript, using the cutting-edge of modern web technologies. Its client-side transcoding component reduces or even eliminates the need for server-side transcoding and involved costs – you receive video files that are streaming-ready and in a standard format.

Clipchamp is unique insofar as it compresses and converts user-generated videos on the user device into one of the supported video formats (MP4, WebM, ASF, FLV) before files get uploadd to you. The videos your users record get submitted directly from their devices to an upload target you choose without any detours through our servers for better privacy protection – we never have access to your users’ videos.

Our video recorder is in use on websites and in web apps across a broad range of industries such as education, online casting, recruiting, real estate, market research or sports video analysis. It’s also a popular video tool for web design agencies for client projects. Any questions or things you’d like to clarify? Send us a message at info(at)clipchamp.com and one of us will be in touch right away. Until then, greetings from Brisbane and happy recording 🙂

The source code of the plugin is available in Clipchamp’s Github repository.

Screenshots

  • Allow your website's visitors to make a webcam recording.
  • Or let them upload video files they already have on their device.
  • Clipchamp enables your users to upload directly to your YouTube channel, for example.
  • Clipchamp also supports upload to the WordPress Media Gallery, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Drive.
  • The Clipchamp plugin allows you to automatically place a video upload button onto all pages and posts.
  • The Clipchamp button can be placed onto your pages and into posts by using a simple [clipchamp] short code as well.

Installation

This section describes how to install and set up the Video Uploader and Webcam Recorder plugin.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/clipchamp directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. You’ll be redirected to our WordPress installation guide
  3. Log in or sign up to a Clipchamp API account in the first step of the installation guide
  4. Run through the setup wizard on clipchamp.com in the second step of the guide to enable the video recorder on your domain and set up your upload targets
  5. Configure the plugin in the WP backend in the last step of the guide
  6. You’re now ready to receive videos from your WordPress visitors using the [clipchamp] shortcode

For additional setup tips and more information please refer to our help centre article.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

This section describes how to install and set up the Video Uploader and Webcam Recorder plugin.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/clipchamp directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. You’ll be redirected to our WordPress installation guide
  3. Log in or sign up to a Clipchamp API account in the first step of the installation guide
  4. Run through the setup wizard on clipchamp.com in the second step of the guide to enable the video recorder on your domain and set up your upload targets
  5. Configure the plugin in the WP backend in the last step of the guide
  6. You’re now ready to receive videos from your WordPress visitors using the [clipchamp] shortcode

For additional setup tips and more information please refer to our help centre article.

What can I do with the Clipchamp Video Uploader and Webcam Recorder plugin?

This plugin lets you collect user generated videos. It embeds a button on your WordPress-based website that your visitors can click to either 1) record videos and upload to you or 2) upload video files they already have on their device. The plugin comes with a number of resolution (incl. 480p, 720p, 1080p), format (incl. MP4 and WebM) and compression (5 levels) options.

How is it different from a plain file uploader?

Your users’ video files get compressed & converted on the client before they get uploaded to you. As a result, you’ll get much smaller files in 1 standard format of your choice (MP4, WebM, FLV,…). This dramatically reduces or even eliminates the huge costs involved in server-side video transcoding.

Do my users’ videos go through Clipchamp servers?

No, all videos your users create get processed on your website visitors’ devices and uploaded from there straight to you. Clipchamp never sees or touches the files, you’re in full control. Your users can thus safely submit any type of video to you – such as interview pitches, auditions, competition entries, feedback or educational videos.

Is the Clipchamp technology purely based on HTML5?

Yes, your users do not require Flash or other technologies for Clipchamp to work on their devices when visiting your website. The plugin uses HTML5 and JavaScript.

Does this plugin work on mobile devices?

Yes, it works across desktop and mobile versions of your website or web app and your users can create and upload videos on desktop and mobile devices. Content they create gets uploaded to your cloud storage.

Is it free?

You can trial the plugin and all its features for free for 14 days, no credit card required. At the end of the trial period, there are 4 plans to choose from, depending on the features you’d like to use in your specific scenario and your expected video volume per month. Plans start at $9/month and you can upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time. Please see here for an overview of all plans and features.

Reviews

Fabulous value for money

I’m new to this, but ClipChamp is amazing value compared to alternatives. It was easy to install and test and the support has been second to none. I’m looking forward to using this product to make it dead simple for my clients to leave me their testimonials.

Works well

We were using dropbox for people to upload videos to us, however the file sizes were unmanageable. Started using this, had some issues getting it actually working but I contacted their support and with their help we got it working as intended.

Plugin now does what we want it to, and the support was great.

Breaks The Rules

This plugin should be removed from the repository as it has zero functionality unless you sign up for a paid account.

You cannot even test to see if the plugin works before committing to a subscription.

Five star recommendation

We were making a short 9 minute video on a smartphone only to find out that our service provider, AT&T charged us an extra $45 because it ran over our data usage. So from there we went online to see if there was any way to record videos on Google Chromebook and that is how we found Clipchamp. We are just starting to use it and find it clean, simple to use with lots of upside potential.

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Contributors & Developers

“Video Recorder, Video Converter & Video Uploader” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.5.8

  • Fixed issue with missing file names in recording causing WordPress to reject the upload.

1.5.7

  • Changed some descriptions of the settings in order to make it easier understandable

1.5.6

  • Fixed bugs
  • Added functions get_clipchamp_button and the_clipchamp_button to embed Clipchamp button in template files
  • Allow nested parameter structures in shortcode (e.g. [clipchamp gdrive(folder)=”/folder”]) – this allows to use all configuration options for the API

1.5.5

  • Added support for themes
  • Added support for Dropbox
  • Added filter for uploaded videos (ccb_save_video) – see source code for details

1.5.4

  • Added option for camera recording length
  • Added welcome page including setup guide

1.5.3

  • Post thumbnails will be automatically created for video posts
  • Before and after post created hooks available to inject custom JavaScript

1.5.2

  • Fixed issue with post category assignment when not logged in

1.5.1

  • Bug fixes for PHP warnings

1.5.0

  • Added custom post type for videos uploaded through the Clipchamp API

1.0.2

  • Added support for WordPress versions down to 4.0.0

1.0.1

  • Added support for the framerate API option

1.0

  • Initial release of the Clipchamp video uploading and webcam recording plugin