How to Record a Desktop Video in 2023
How to record your desktop screen
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder
Download the correct version for your computer. You then need to install the software and double-click the icon from your applications to launch Movavi Screen Recorder.
Step 2. Adjust the settings
Click Preferences, which you can find on the sidebar, and you’ll see a lot of different options.
To choose a different output folder, go to the Files tab. If you want to change cursor settings, you can do this in the Effects tab.
Next, click the Screen recording button, and use your mouse to draw the frame where you want to capture a desktop video. The recording panel will then appear, allowing you to start recording a desktop video. Before you start, click System audio to set up the audio-recording settings. Turn off your webcam or mic if you don’t want to record from these sources.
Step 3. Start the screen capture
Click the REC button to record the screen on a desktop. You can hit Pause during the recording if you need to. When you’re finished recording, click the Stop button.
Step 4. Edit and save the video
To trim the video to size, move the cursor at the edge of the unwanted segment and click Cut. Repeat as needed at the end of the video, select the part you want to remove and hit Delete fragment to trim this to size.
Next, click Export. A dialog box will open giving you options regarding output format, file name, and folder. When all the necessary changes have been made, click Save.
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Frequently asked questions
Can I record a desktop screen?
Many platforms do have an inbuilt recording option, such as QuickTime Player on a Mac, but they may not be reliable with audio, or allow editing and multiple sources like Movavi Screen Recorder, which is why this is recommended software.
How do I record my desktop as a video?
To record your desktop, use Movavi Screen Recorder:
- Download and install the program.
Download Movavi Screen Recorder for Windows
Download Movavi Screen Recorder for macOS
- Launch the program and click Screen recording to choose an area on the screen that you want to record.
- Hit REC to start the recording and Stop to finish the recording. You can then edit the end result before you save the video.
How can I record my desktop without any software?
If you have a Windows PC, you can use Game Bar.
- Press Windows + G on your keyboard to open Game Bar.
- Select Record to start and then Stop to end the recording.
- For full-screen recordings of your PC, you can also press the Windows key + Alt + G to start and stop the recording.
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