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How to capture webcam
and save as video file?

Try Movavi Video Editor!

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How to Record Webcam Video

Today, most of connected users have webcams. With these devices, we can stream video to share our experiences - teach, study, and connect with relatives and friends, no matter where they are. Some people even explore creativity through web cameras: you can show a home concert or the development of an art project online.

So how can you avoid missing the best moments and keep them, not just in memories but also on your hard drive? The answer is to record a webcam video. Movavi Video Editor is recording software that’s great for easy webcam capture. With our step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to record with your web camera quickly and save your videos in just four simple steps.

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Step 1:Install Webcam Recording Software

After downloading, install the program following the on-screen instructions. The setup process will take you just a few minutes.

Step 2: Start the Webcam Recording

Step 2.1 - Start using webcam recorder

In the Editor window find the Record 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 Movavi Library. To save your files to a different location, specify the destination in the Save files to field. Now click the Start Capture button to start recording your cam video. To stop recording, click the Stop Capture button. Your recorded video will then be saved to the specified directory, which you can open by clicking View saved files. If you want to edit the recording, click Back to editing. This will open the main Video Editor window and the recorded video will be automatically transferred to the Timeline.

Step 3 (Optional): Edit Captured Video

Step 3.1: Process Your Clip

Step 3.1 - Save webcam video and edit it

Have fun 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 appropriate 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 Export button and choose the appropriate tab in the upper part of the pop-up window. It doesn’t matter whether you want to watch your video on a mobile screen, prepare the video for uploading to the Internet, or just save it to your hard disk – Movavi Video Editor does it all. Once you’ve specified the parameters for saving, click Start.

Now you know how to record your own video with the webcam capturer! But Movavi Video Editor is more than just webcam capture software. It is a user-friendly multifunctional tool that gives you a ton of useful features for the best video creation results!

Video Editor

  • Edit video on the timeline
  • Add titles, music, logo
  • Capture TV, webcam, VHS
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