Loom

Seamless screen, mic, and camera recording for Chrome

#4 Product of the MonthJune 2016
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Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Simple, cheap

    Cons: 

    Not much

    Simply great, super useful - can't wait for an iOS version

  • Vince McConvilleAdvisor, Consiliosa
    Pros: 

    It is really simple to use & has saved me loads of time

    Cons: 

    No any I've come across so far

    The Loom team are constantly striving to develop the product and are very responsive to feedback

    Vince McConville has used this product for one year.

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Shahed Khan
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@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
Hey Product Hunt! Great to be back on here. Big ups to @erictwillis for hunting us 🙌 Openvid is a the easiest way for anyone to quickly record your screen, mic, and (optionally!) front-facing camera on any URL. Want to easily QA your new mock ups? Give feedback to a friend on their site? Create a quick tutorial for your product? Openvid let’s you do that for free without having to worry about video storage, upload time, or recording time limits. YUUGE shout out to the rest of the team behind this @yoyo_thomas & @vhmth
Daniel Singer@danielsing3r · X6 Fleet Manager at @pandastartup 🐼
Bryan WeisHiring@bryan_weis · Growth at Siftery
@_shahedk @yoyo_thomas @vhmth Congrats on the launch! I'm a huge fan of the product and can't wait to see what use cases new users come up with!
Shahed Khan
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@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
@bryan_weis @danielsing3r thank you gents! 🙏
Vinay Hiremath
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@bryan_weis @_shahedk @yoyo_thomas thanks Bryan! Let me know if you have any feature requests you'd like to see make it out. You have my info. :-)
Rod Austin@webtech · Growth Hacker, Developer
Vinay Hiremath
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@webtech @_shahedk @erictwillis @yoyo_thomas haha thanks Rod! Let me know if you have any issues or feature requests! :-)
Rod Austin@webtech · Growth Hacker, Developer
@vhmth @_shahedk @erictwillis @yoyo_thomas Would be great to have a countdown option before the recording starts, and would it be possible to add control over which camera is used?
Vinay Hiremath
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@webtech @_shahedk @erictwillis @yoyo_thomas both great ideas. Added the countdown to the roadmap. Joe had brought this up previously. That's Joe 2 - Vinay 0 for feature requests from people. :-P Will add the control over the camera to the roadmap as well. Do you currently use multiple cams?
Rod Austin@webtech · Growth Hacker, Developer
@vhmth @_shahedk @erictwillis @yoyo_thomas I have 3 when using my Surface in the dock - front and back on the device and then the attached web cam. Could be a programming challenge just to cater to oddballs like me, but that would be yuuge.
Vinay Hiremath
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@webtech @_shahedk @erictwillis @yoyo_thomas let's make it happen. I can't guaranteed that it will be right away since it's not one of our more highly requested features, but it's now on our radar. When it happens, it will be YUUUUUGE! :D
Rod Austin@webtech · Growth Hacker, Developer
@vhmth @_shahedk @erictwillis @yoyo_thomas Awesome - great job and keep rockin it.
Fabio Araujo@faraujoj · CEO, LosCreativos.co
@_shahedk @erictwillis @yoyo_thomas @vhmth Awesome, congrats guys ;)
Colin Pirillo@colindevs
@_shahedk @erictwillis @yoyo_thomas @vhmth does it also record the sound playing on your computer?
Vinay Hiremath
Maker
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@colindevs @_shahedk @erictwillis @yoyo_thomas as of right now it does not, but we will definitely introduce that. We shipped with the mic for now (which will pick up on sounds from your computer if you're not using your headphones), but we did not do this initially because we're trying to figure out a good balance of system and mic audio so you can clearly hear both at the appropriate time (mixing two audio streams).
Leonardo Zakour@leozakour · Entrepreneur & Product Designer.
@_shahedk great product! Any chance of moving outside chrome and allow to record anything on a Mac (like recordit)?
Shahed Khan
Maker
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@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
@leozakour Yes - that's definitely in our roadmap. If you'd like us to build it out sooner, we actually have a public feature board now: https://opentest.co/requests !!
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
This looks legit. I've previously used the TechSmith Snagit extension to record screencasts; but this looks a lot better. Minimalistic, but with the functionality that I need. the ability to record a video and then quickly get a link to share it is really important here. With some other solutions I have to mess around uploading the video to my youtube account and wait for it to process etc.
Vinay Hiremath
Maker
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@_jacksmith personal shout out to you Jack: https://www.opentest.co/share/4c...
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@vhmth thanks for the video Vinay, very thoughtful. - You guys have already shipped more cool stuff with limited resources than many startups with millions $ in funding, so I'm excited to see how this continues to evolve.
Nick Kwan@nwkwan · Head of Growth, Pakible (YC W15)
@_jacksmith @vhmth also a big TechSmith Snagit user. Def gonna test this out. Do you know any good seamless tools to record system audio + standard audio for calls? I've actually used Snagit for this as well and even gone through the headaches of Soundflower...
Daniel Foster@fosteronomo · TechSmith strategy lead
@nwkwan Hi Nick - thanks for using Snagit! In the latest couple versions of Snagit for Mac recording system audio is pretty seamless. No more dependency on Soundflower. We just released Snagit 4 last week, if you want to check it out. https://www.techsmith.com/snagit...
Vinay Hiremath
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@fosteronomo @nwkwan looks cool Daniel! Let me know how that works for you Nick. Interested to hear your thoughts. That being said, we'll be working on doing full desktop recording since that is by far our most requested feature at this point. Keep up the good work Daniel - you and your team have built a great product.
Daniel Foster@fosteronomo · TechSmith strategy lead
@vhmth Thanks, Vinay!
Nick Kwan@nwkwan · Head of Growth, Pakible (YC W15)
@fosteronomo @vhmth Yep I've used Snagit's system audio for quite some time but I literally had to record part of my screen and do a video to record. Was wondering if anyone knew a seamless audio only way to record both system and standard audio.
Vinay Hiremath
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
How's it going Product Hunt? I'm extremely excited to have you guys testing out what the Opentest team has been building for the past several months! If you guys have any technical or product issues, I will be up (and highly caffeinated) to help you out! Either comment here or reach me directly via Twitter (@vhmth) or email (vinay@opentest.co). If any fellow enginerds have technical questions - I'm here to answer them as well!
Nilay Khandelwal@nilayk · Software Engineer, AdSupply Inc
@vhmth @opentest Hi Vinay, I really love the simplicity of using Openvid and it's minimalist design. Is there a way to stop audio from recording though? There's a video on/off button but none for audio that I can seem to find.
Nilay Khandelwal@nilayk · Software Engineer, AdSupply Inc
@vhmth @opentest Ooh I like this video response style! :) Specifically at my work, we share internal testing videos between the QA and dev teams. Right now it involves using Jing to capture screen recordings and sharing it through Slack, etc. Since most of these recordings are in the work environment with an open space layout, it's generally preferable to make the recordings with no audio. This leads me to another request. It would be great if sharing the Openvid URLs in Slack would allow inline video playback. That's one of the biggest annoyances with Jing (even though it's just one click to open the share links in a browser window :) )
Vinay Hiremath
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@nilayk @opentest I really love using our tool to add emotional context to support answers. :-) It's made this launch 100x easier! Proper Facebook OG tags are high on our priority list. I personally want Slack inline videos to work as well since our team practically lives on Slack. You will have your way soon Nilay!
Nilay Khandelwal@nilayk · Software Engineer, AdSupply Inc
@vhmth @opentest Sounds like a good idea, I too shall try to add emotional contexts to support videos whenever possible. Best of luck with the next phases of development and congratulations on the product launch!
Vinay Hiremath
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@nilayk @opentest thank you! And please let me know how those support videos help out your customer service experience. It's been pretty phenomenal for us at this point.
Leonardo Branco@leovbranco · http://souwebpel.com.br
How can I delete my videos?
Dorian Kersch@dorian_kersch
@leovbranco I would also like to know how to delete the videos.
Shahed Khan
Maker
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@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
@dorian_kersch @leovbranco Hey there! Great question. The ability to delete/archive videos is high up on our list of features we'll be rolling out shortly. Expect it to be live real soon!
Leonardo Branco@leovbranco · http://souwebpel.com.br
JeremyCee@jeremy_caverly · Product Strategy
@_shahedk @dorian_kersch @leovbranco That's the winning #Lean mindset in action! Nice work team!
Shahed Khan
Maker
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@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
Vinay Hiremath
Maker
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@jeremycee @_shahedk @dorian_kersch @leovbranco thank you! We like to stay lean. :-)
Marc Green@cyberhec · Entrepreneur, World Traveler
@_shahedk Yeah, delete is a must!!
Danilo Gasques@danilogasques · Ph.D. student at UC San Diego
@_shahedk @dorian_kersch @leovbranco Nice! It would be great to dump a video before it gets uploaded too.
Leonardo Branco@leovbranco · http://souwebpel.com.br
@_shahedk @dorian_kersch Thank you for including the option to delete, hug.
Shahed Khan
Maker
Hiring
@_shahedk · Founder @ Loom. Prev @ Upfront VC
@cyberhec Yes! Ability to Archive videos is officially live. At any point in time, you can bring back your archived videos into your dashboard. The ability to completely get rid of them from your dashboard will be ready in the next few days!
Veselin@vesln · Product & Code @ProductHunt ✌️
Awesome project! I've been looking for something like this for quite a long time. The use case I wanted it for is short demos of pull requests - eg. walk the other engineers through the feature that this PR covers. One additional thing that would also be great is export to gif... because gifs!!!
Vinay Hiremath
Maker
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@vesln awesome use case! Created a quick response video. :-) https://www.opentest.co/share/76...
Veselin@vesln · Product & Code @ProductHunt ✌️
@vhmth haha awesome response! re gifs - yeah totally makes sense. this tool makes recording so easy that i just want to (obviously) use it for everything i need haha.
Veselin@vesln · Product & Code @ProductHunt ✌️
@vhmth gifs within certain size are inlined in slack, so great for reporting bugs etc, that's the use case
Vinay Hiremath
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@vhmth · Founder & Head of Engineering @ Loom
@vesln dude awesome! I'm happy that it's useful for you. Honestly, this tool aligns closely with a belief that I have that people should give more value than they take. So saying that has completely made my day.