How to Capture Video

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  1. DownloadDownload Movavi Screen Recorder
  2. Adjust the settings
  3. Start recording
  4. Edit and save your video

3 Easy Ways to Capture Video on PC

Screencasting is more and more important in today’s digital world. With the help of video capture tools, you can preserve Skype calls, webinars and more – directly from the screen of your desktop computer or laptop. To make this process go smoothly, we recommend you try Movavi Screen Recorder – powerful and easy-to-use capture software for PC.

If you’re looking for the best video capture software, read this article to learn about different apps for video capture on PCs.

If you want to know how to capture video on PC, read the following instructions.

  • Step 1. Download and Install Movavi Screen Recorder

    DownloadDownload the program from our website. Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen to install the video capturing software. When that’s done, double-click the program icon to launch the recorder.

  • Step 2. Adjust the Settings

    To set the capture parameters before you start recording, click Preferences on the sidebar.

    Here you’ll find different options. For example, in the General tab, you can choose to hide the recording panel. To select the folder for output videos, go to the Files tab. Open the Effects tab to change the cursor settings. Click OK when you’re finished.

    Then click the Screen recording button. Using the mouse, draw the capture frame to set the area you want to record. After you click Screen recording and select the capture area, the recording panel will appear on the screen. Click System Audio to enable recording of internal sounds. The icon turns green when it’s activated. Make sure that the Webcam and Microphone are turned off.

  • Step 3. Start Recording

    Now click the REC button to start the recording process. There will be a 3-second countdown before the screen capture begins.

    You can hit Pause during the recording if you need to. To finish the recording, click the Stop button.

  • Step 4. Edit and Save Your Video

    Now you can remove any unnecessary segments from the recorded video. To do this, place the cursor at the edge of the unwanted segment and click Cut. Repeat as needed. Then select the part you want to remove and hit Delete fragment.

    Next, click Save As. In the dialog box that opens, you can change the output format, file name, and export folder. When all the necessary changes have been made, click Save.


Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

Movavi Screen Recorder

  • Capture video from your computer screen
  • Grab sound from multiple sources
  • Use the simple editing tools to make your recording perfect
  • Save videos in any popular format

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

How to Record Video on PC for Free with Windows Video Capture Software

Windows users can record the screen with built-in free video capture software. PCs with Windows 10 have the Xbox app built in, which includes Game Bar to enable you to capture game video. The app can be also used to capture video on computer.

  • Step 1. Open Game Bar

    Tap the Windows key + G on your keyboard. You will see the Game Bar.

  • Step 2. Customize Settings

    To adjust the settings, you need to go to Windows Settings and open Gaming. Next, select Captures. Here, you can select video quality settings, audio settings, and the length of your recording. Unfortunately, you can’t choose the folder in which to save your recordings.The Game Bar has a small settings menu too, which you can open by clicking the Settings symbol on the Bar. You can adjust the length of your video, switch to background recording mode, and change other clip settings.

  • Step 3. Start Recording

    To start recording, use the combination Windows + Alt + R or press the Start recording button on the Bar. You can also take a screenshot by using the Windows + Alt + Print Screen combination or click the camera icon.

  • Step 4. Finish the Recording

    Click the Stop sign to stop recording. You can also use the same hotkeys (Windows+Alt+R). Your video will be saved in the Capture folder, located in the C:\Users\%user_name%\Videos folder. The other way to locate your videos is to go to Windows settings > Gaming > Captures and select Open Folder.

How to Record Video on PC with the Filmora Video Capture Program

Filmora Scrn is a video capture program from Wondershare. It lets you capture screen activity from the computer and webcam simultaneously and edit videos using the built-in video editor.

If you want to record your screen activity, read the following instructions.

  • Step 1. Download the Program

    Download the trial version of Filmora Scrn from the official site and install it. Launch the program after installing it. Note that you cannot save videos without watermarks in the trial version.

  • Step 2. Adjust the Settings

    There are three main functions in the interface: Get Started, Quick Capture, and Video Editor. Quick Capture records the desktop using the default parameters; choose Get Started if you want to customize settings before recording. Click the Get Started button to open the settings – you will see Screen, Audio, and Camera tabs. The Screen tab lets you choose whether you want to record a game or other desktop activity. In the Audio tab, you can select an audio source. The Camera tab gives you the opportunity to capture video from your webcam at the same time.

  • Step 3. Start Recording

    Press the Record button or hit F10 to start recording. The recording starts after a short countdown. You can hit F9 to pause the screen capture process.

  • Step 4. Finish and Edit the Recording

    To stop capturing, hit F10 on your keyboard. Your video will be opened in the built-in Video Editor where you can add effects, titles, crop or rotate, and more.

    If you want to record video on PC without any problems, we advise you to use Movavi Screen Recorder. Our video capture software for PC is a breeze to use, even if you are a complete beginner and this is your first screen recording experience. Screen Recorder is easier than other screencasting programs and allows you to start your own project with a single click. Download a free trial version today and enjoy trouble-free screen recording.

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