How to Record Desktop Video
This tutorial is relevant for the Windows version of Movavi Screen Capture.
If you use Mac, please try our Mac OS screen capture
You may need desktop screencasts for many reasons: to create a software bug report, a demo, a video tutorial for your clients, friends, or parents who aren’t that good at dealing with computers. This guide will show you how to capture desktop video with just a few simple steps using Movavi Screen Capture Studio designed for recording screen activities with sound and voiceover, editing of recordings, saving in different file formats and exporting them to DVDs or the Web.
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Step 1: Install Movavi screen recorder
To download Screen Capture Studio, save the installation file to your hard drive, then run it and follow the instructions to install the program.
Step 2: Select the Screencasts Mode
When you run the program for the first time, the Capture Screencast mode is selected by default. Use it to record the desktop screen with optimal settings. If you want to change them, go to Capture > Options > Video and adjust settings according to your task. You can capture the desktop screen in the exact way you want: change frames-per-second speed, the compression ratio, and the output frame size.
Step 3: Capture video from your desktop
Before you start recording your desktop activities, adjust the capture area by selecting its size and moving it to the appropriate position. You can record either the full screen or any smaller area of it. Click REC to start capturing the software you’re working with or the desktop. If you want to capture sounds, make sure that the Record Audio function in the Audio menu is enabled. You can also use Cursor effects to highlight the cursor and the click sound which will help you to stress the important parts of your video tutorial.
Step 4: Edit the recordings
Press F10 on your keyboard to finish the recording or click the Stop button. You will see a preview window with three options. Click Edit to run the video editor that will help you to create a professional-like software video tutorial or a demo presentation: add captions, record your voice and overlay it as a new soundtrack to the screencast.
Step 5: Save or convert video for mobile devices
Either inside the video editor, or within the preview window you can save your screencast in one of many supported media formats like AVI, FLV, 3GP, MKV, MP4, etc. or convert it for comfortable playback on your mobile device. Just open the Presets menu and select your device from the list. Screen Capture Studio supports Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad, PSP, Nokia, Sony Ericsson cellphones, Android based smartphones and other devices.
Looks pretty easy, don’t you think? Download and try Screen Capture Studio right now. By the way, this brand new Movavi’s software enables you to record any other types of screen activities besides desktop and applications: video games, video chats, webcam, and online streams, so you will discover new features in it every day.
- Capture games, screencasts, online video
- Adjust recording settings
- Save clips in any format
- Share game video online
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