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How to Record Webcam Video

Today most of the wired users have webcams. With these devices we can stream video to share our experience, teach, study, connect with relatives and friends no matter where they are. Some people explore creative ways of using net cameras: you can show a home concert or creating of an art-project online.

So how not to miss the brightest moments and keep them not just in memories but also on your hard drive? The answer is to record a webcam video. Movavi Screen Capture Studio is a recording software for Windows enabling easy webcam capture. With our step-by-step tutorial you’ll learn how to record web camera quickly and save your videos in four simple steps.

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Step 1: Download and Install Webcam Recording Software

Download and install the web camera capturing program following the instructions. Intuitive interface is easy to use, so you’re not going to be distracted by settings and options. To capture webcam, you need to launch Movavi Video Editor, which is a part of a Screen Capture Studio pack: open the folder with the installed program, and run the Video Editor app.

Step 2: Start the Webcam Recording

Step 2.1 - Start using webcam recorder

In the Editor window find the Capture Video button and click it. You’ll see a special capturing app.

Step 2.2 - Click the button to record your webcam

Let’s start by checking the destination folder. By default, your files will be saved in \Videos\Movavi Library. To save your files to a different location, specify the destination in the Output Folder field. Now click the Start Capture button to record your video. To stop recording, click the Stop Capture button. Now you can decide to save your file right away or tweak it using the video editing app that is a part of Movavi's webcam capture software. Just click Done, and the app will ask you if you want to add your file to Video Editor – click YES or NO.

Step 3 (Optional): Edit Captured Video

Step 3.1: Process Your Clip

Step 3.1 - Save webcam video and edit it

Enjoy yourself as you experiment with the editing tools – you don’t need any special skills to successfully edit your video. Here are some ideas for things you can do using Video Editor:
• Create text captions, insert a logo or watermark into the video
• Apply artistic effects, add transitions between video segments
• Add background music
• Split the recording into multiple shorter parts or join it with another video file

...and much more!

Step 3.2: Save the Result

Step 3.2 - Use webcam video recorder and save the result

To save your edited video, click the Save Movie button and choose the appropriate profile. It doesn’t matter whether you want to watch your video on a mobile screen, publish it on the Internet, or save it to your hard disk – Movavi Screen Capture Studio does it all.

Now you know how to record your own video with the webcam capturer and ready to catch the moment! But Movavi Screen Capture Studio is more than just a webcam video recorder. It is a user-friendly multifunctional tool including recorder and editor for the best results!

Screen Capture Studio:

  • Capture screencasts, online video
  • Create videoguides with captions
  • Record microphone or speakers audio
  • Record webcam video
  • Add special effects and filters
  • Burn video to DVD
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