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.
Learn how to record screen in Windows 10 in our short guide below.
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 Record screen.
Adjust the Capturing Parameters
The capture area selection mode will open. To select the recording area automatically, position the cursor over the application window you’re going to capture and click on it. Alternatively, you can draw the capture frame by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the cursor across the area of the screen you want to capture. If you need to adjust the recording frame manually, just pull on its edges until it’s where you want it. After the capture interface appears, you can also choose a size preset from the Capture Area list.
Now select the type of audio device for sound recording: microphone, speakers, or both. Click the icon for each sound source you want to use (each will be highlighted in green when the device is selected) and adjust the volume level.
To highlight the cursor and show keyboard actions, go to the Effects menu and select the appropriate options, Keystroke Recording or Cursor Effects. You can also set the duration of the recording or specify the exact times when you want the capturing process to start and finish using the Schedule Recording... option on the Capture menu.
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. The video is automatically saved on your computer in the MKV format. There’s more you can do with the video if you want: edit it using the built-in video editing app (click Open in Editor and go to step 4) or save it in a different format (click Save As and go to step 5).
Edit the Recorded Video (Optional)
Click Open in Editor 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.
Convert Your Video (Optional)
You can save the recorded video in MP4, AVI, or MOV directly from the preview window. To do this, click the Save As button, select the format you want on the quick access panel, and hit Save.
Now you know how to record video in Windows 10 – with Movavi Screen Capture Studio, it's easy and fun!
Movavi Screen Capture Studio
The perfect way to record from your screen
- 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 Capture Studio does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.