How to do a screen capture
This tutorial is relevant for the Windows version of Movavi Screen Capture.
If you use Mac, please try our Mac OS screen capture
Almost all of us know how to grab desktop screenshots in this or that way. But what if you need a video and audio recording of your screen? Perhaps, you’re going to create a video software tutorial or a demo presentation to promote your project or website? If you’re a gamer looking for the program to share a recorded mission with your mates? Or you want to create a clip based on some webcam recordings?
Screen Capture Studio can do it all! Capture the computer screen while playing a video game, browsing the web, watching online videos, chatting via Skype, or working with some new desktop application.
Download Screen Capture Studio right now and check this guide to learn how to record the screen with Movavi’s ultimate capturing software for Windows.
For more informative video you can turn on capturing your keyboard or mouse actions. To do it, simply click the corresponding icons (they're shown on the picture).
Step 1: Install Screen Recorder
Once you’ve downloaded the program, run and install it according to the instructions. Screen Capture Studio is Windows XP, Vista, and Win7 compatible so you won’t encounter any troubles with it.
Step 2:Set the Parameters of Recording
At first, customize the capture area. If you need to record at full screen, just open the Capture area menu and choose this option. You can also choose between standard and widescreen sizes as well as adjust the capture frame manually. Move it to the exact area of the screen you want to record.
Once you’ve selected the appropriate capture area, set audio preferences. By default, the program captures sound from your input sound device (microphone, or other device connected to the compuer). Just open the list of input devices and choose the right device.
If you also need to record sound from headphones or audio set, click the System Audio icon (green checkmark will appear over it). If you don’t need sound recording, simply uncheck both icons.
For more informative video you can turn on capturing actions of your keybord and mouse. To do it, simply click the corresponding buttons (they are shown on the picture).
Step 3: Capture video from your desktop
Now click REC, and the program will start capture your screen. You can manage the process via the buttons in the program screen, or use the hot keys: press F9 to pause/resume the recording, or F10 to finish it. To grab screenshot during the recording,hit F8.
Step 4 (Unnecessary): Edit the captured material
After you’ve captured what you intended, click Stop or press F10 to finish. When you see the preview interface, click Edit to be able to open your screencast within a built-in video editor which enables you to apply filters and special effects, add captions, change audio tracks, and transform video in many other ways. Place your video on the timeline and start improving it!
Step 5: Save video in any format or convert for mobile device
No matter whether you used the video editor or not, you can save the recording in any video format to watch it on DVD, desktop computer, media players, smartphone or tablet. If you are in the video editor, click the Export tab and select Save as Video File or Save for Mobile Device. If you’re saving the recorded video straight from the preview window, choose one of the presets for formats or devices and click Save.
Now you know how to do a screen capture without any additional hardware. Record video from your screen and improve your video editing skills with Screen Capture Studio.
- Capture games, screencasts, online video
- Adjust recording settings
- Save clips in any format
- Share game video online
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