How to Capture Video

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  1. DownloadDownload Movavi Screen Recorder Studio
  2. Capture a video
  3. Edit the recording (optional)
  4. 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 your desktop. To make this process easier, we recommend you try Movavi Screen Recorder Studio - a powerful and easy-to-use capture tool.

In this article, you will learn how to capture video with different apps.

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

  • Step 1. Download and Install Movavi Screen Recorder Studio

    DownloadDownload the program from our website. Run the downloaded file, follow the instructions on the screen and install the video capturing software.

  • Step 2. Capture a Video

    Open the program. To capture video, select Record screen in the launch window. Select the area for recording by drawing a frame on the screen. Click the Rec button; the recording will start after a 3-second countdown. To control the process, use the Pause and Stop buttons.

  • Step 3. Edit the Recording (optional)

    Movavi Screen Recorder Studio includes a full-featured video editor so you can perfect your recording after capture. Click the Open in Editor button and the recording will be added to the Timeline. Use the Scissors to cut footage from the recording and Clip Properties to correct brightness, saturation, contrast, and other parameters. You can also add Filters, Titles, and Transitions to make your video clearer and more understandable to the viewer.

  • Step 4. Save Your Video

    The resulting file will be automatically saved to the folder you specify. If you want to change to a different folder, select Save As and choose a different destination.


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

Movavi Screen Recorder Studio

  • Capture video from your computer screen
  • Grab sound from multiple sources
  • Tweak videos with the built-in editor
  • Save videos in any popular format

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

How to Record Video on PC with Windows 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 and select the Yes, this is a game checkbox. You will see the Game Bar.

  • Step 2. Customize Settings

    To adjust the settings, you need to go to Windows Settings and open the Xbox App. Click the Settings button and open the Game DVR options. 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 red Rec button on the Bar. The Game Bar will turn into a small floating bar in the upper-right corner of the screen. You can also take a screenshot by using the Windows + Alt + Print Screen combination or click the camera icon in the middle of the Game Bar.

  • 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 open the Xbox app, go to Settings > Game DVR > Saving 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 record 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 Studio. 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 Studio 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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