How to Do Screen Capture in Windows 10
If you’re a new Windows 10 user and want to capture online video, Skype calls, or desktop actions, you need a good PC video recorder. Unfortunately, you may encounter incompatibility issues with some programs under Windows 10. Try Movavi Screen Capture Studio: it’s fully compatible, and the functionality and intuitive interface make it the best choice for screen recording in Windows 10. And Screen Capture Studio is more than just a recording app; it also includes a powerful video editor you can use to improve your captured video in many ways.
Just download the program and learn how to record screen in Windows 10 in our short guide below.
Step 1: Install the Software
Run the installation file and follow the instructions on your screen. When the installation is complete, the program opens automatically. You’ll see a launch window suggesting different options. To record screen video, click Capture screen.
Step 2: Adjust the Capturing Parameters
To select the recording area automatically, click the red crosshair button, place the cursor over the application window you’re going to capture, and click. If you want to adjust the recording frame manually, just pull on its edges until it’s where you want it. You can also choose an appropriate size preset from the Select Capture Area list.
Now select the type of audio device for sound recording: microphone, speakers, or both. Check the icon for each sound source (a green checkmark appears when the device is selected) and adjust the volume level.
To highlight the cursor and show keyboard actions, select the corresponding icons. You can also set the duration of the recording or specify the exact times when you want the capturing process to start and finish.
Step 3: Capture the Screen Activity in Windows 10
Click the REC button. Recording will begin after a short countdown. If you need a break, click Pause; to finish the capturing, click Stop. You can also use hotkeys: press F9 to pause/resume, F10 to stop, and F8 to grab a still screenshot.
When you click Stop, the preview window opens up. Here, you can trim any unwanted footage from your video by dragging the triangles to mark new start and end points. Now choose what you want to do with the video: save it on your computer (see Step 5) or edit it using the built-in video editing app (see Step 4).
Step 4 (Optional): Edit the Recorded Video
Click Edit in the preview window to run the Video Editor. Now you can adjust the video as you wish: split it into parts, rotate, crop, adjust colors, add effects, and more. To save the final result, click Export and choose one of the following options: save on your computer, optimize for a mobile device, or prepare for sharing online.
Step 5: Save Your Video
If you didn’t use the Video Editor app, you can save the recorded video directly from the preview window. To do this, open the Save as list and choose the Video and audio tab to save the recording as a video/audio file on your computer, or the Devices tab to optimize it for a mobile device. Select the appropriate format/preset and click Save.
See what else Movavi Screen Capture Studio can do for you:
- grab a video from your computer screen,
- record audio from a website,
- make a how-to video,
- capture a YouTube video,
- save any Ustream video,
- start a podcast,
- and much more.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio does not allow the capture of copy-protected video and audio.
Movavi Screen Capture Studio
- Capture screencasts, online video
- Create videoguides with captions
- Record microphone or speakers audio
- Record webcam video
- Add special effects and filters
- Upload recordings online
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