How to record a part of a screen on Windows 10
You can use the built-in Game Bar program on Windows to record a part of the screen. This program comes in handy when you don’t want to install any additional software on your PC. Follow the instructions below to learn how to record a part of your screen on Windows 10.
Step 1. Open the program
Game Bar is installed by default on Windows 10 devices, so you don’t need to worry about downloading or installing it. Simply press the Windows key and the G key at the same time. A pop-up window will appear, and you need to click on Yes, this is a game to proceed.
Step 2. Record a specific part of your screen
Click the Record button to start recording the screen. If needed, users can also open to the Settings menu to set up automatic cut off times and durations for their recordings.
Step 3. Stop recording
When you've finished the recording process, click the Stop Recording button. The recorded video will be automatically saved as an MP4 file in the Captures folder in your device's Videos section. Now you know how to use Game Bar on Windows 10 to record a part of the screen!
How to use the Movavi partial screen recorder
Movavi Screen Recorder is one of the most useful tools for recording either a part of your screen, your entire screen, or a specific window on your screen. It works on both Windows and Mac computers and is extremely easy to use. Here are the steps to follow if you'd like to give it a try:
Step 1. Download and install the partial screen recorder
Download the installation file for your PC or Mac. Then, just follow the installation instructions.
Step 2. Configure the parameters
Once Movavi Screen Recorder is installed, open it up and start configuring your recording settings. To do this, simply press the Screen recording button, which looks like a video camera. You can also press F10 if you're on Windows or ⌥ ⌘ 2 on a Mac. Draw a frame on the only part of your screen you'd like to capture. You can resize and move the frame around, as well as adjust the audio settings if you'd like to capture external or internal audio. You can also display keystrokes, mouse clicks, or your cursor during the recording.
Step 3. Start recording
Press the REC button to start the recording process. When you've finished, press the Stop button.
Step 4. Edit and save your video
Once you've finished recording, you can trim your recording and cut any unwanted parts. When you're happy with the final video, save it on your device by clicking the Export button and then Save. Or you can also use the sharing icons to upload it to various services, like YouTube and Google Drive.
How to use PowerPoint on Windows to record a part of a screen
Have you got Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your Windows device? If so, you might be surprised to learn that you can use it as a recording tool to capture videos of a certain part of your screen. Here's how to do it:
Step 1. Open the program
Microsoft PowerPoint is installed by default on most Windows systems, so simply find the program and launch it.
Step 2. Specify the settings
Open the Insert tab and click Screen Recording. You can use the Select Area tool to choose which part of the screen you want to record.
Step 3. Start recording
Click the Record button on the small control panel. The panel will disappear when you start recording, but you can move your mouse up to the top of the screen to make it reappear and stop or pause your recording.
Step 4. Save your recording
Click the Stop button. The video will be automatically added to your PowerPoint presentation as a slide. You can click File > Save As or File > Save Media As to save your presentation or just the video on its own.
How to record a part of a screen with OBS Studio
OBS Studio is an open-source software that many streamers and content creators use to make videos. It's also ideal for recording a part of your screen on different devices. Here's how to do it:
Step 1. Download and install the program
Step 2. Configure the settings
OBS Studio can be a little complicated the first time you use it, as you need to configure a few settings to set the program up. Take a look through the settings menus and adjust the settings that are important for you. You can also use the Auto-Configuration Wizard to set up the software automatically.
Step 3. Add a capture source
OBS Studio works by adding various sources via a small box at the bottom of the window labeled Sources. If you want to capture your screen, you need to add a Window Capture source. To do this, click the plus icon in the Sources box. Then hit Window Capture and Create New. You can then select the window you want to record.
Step 4. Record your screen
Once you click on a window, it should appear in your Sources box and in the main Preview panel. You can adjust it and drag in the corners to get the right size. Next, click Start Recording. When you're done, just press Stop Recording. The video will be saved automatically as an FLV file.
How to record a part of a screen with QuickTime Player
So, what if you want to record a part of your screen on a Mac? Well, you can use Mac's very own built-in media software, QuickTime Player. Here's how to do it:
Step 1. Open QuickTime Player
Find QuickTime Player from your programs list and open it up. Then, click the File button at the top of the screen and choose New Screen Recording.
Step 2. Start recording
Once you click the New Screen Recording button, a tab with the Record button will appear on your screen. You can click the arrow beside this button to configure some basic settings, like showing mouse clicks or capturing audio. Or, you can click straight onto the button and then drag out a window over the section you want to record. The recording process will start once you hit the Start Recording button.
Step 3. Save the file
Once you've finished recording, click the Stop button. The recorded video will automatically open, and you can then save it using the File > Save menu.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I record a specific part of my screen?
You can use Movavi Screen Recorder for this:
How do I record a specific part of my screen with OBS?
Here's how to do it:
Download and install OBS Studio.
Download OBS Studio
Open the program and configure the settings.
Click on Studio Mode and add a Window Capture source.
Click Start Recording to launch the recording process.
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