How to Grab Video
Do you want to create a video software tutorial or demo presentation to promote your project or website? Or maybe you’d like to make a video short using webcam material? Perhaps you just want to save your favorite online movie to your hard drive?
Screen Capture can do it all! Create video clips while browsing the web, watching online videos, chatting via Skype, or working with a new application.
Download Screen Capture right now and review this guide to learn how to use Movavi’s ultimate video grabbing software.
1. Install and Run the Video Grabber
Once you’ve downloaded the program, install it according to the on-screen instructions. Start Screen Capture and choose Record screen in the launcher window.
2. Set the Ripping Parameters
First, designate the capture area by drawing the capture frame with your mouse. If you want to rip your video in full screen mode, open the Capture Area menu and select your monitor from the Full Screen section. You can also choose between standard and widescreen formats, and adjust the size of the capture area manually by pulling on the edges of the frame.
Now set the audio preferences. By default, the program captures sound from your output sound device. If you also want to use an input device (microphone or other), click the microphone icon to activate input device sound capture. Make sure you have your microphone plugged in. If you connect more than one input device, you’ll need to open the drop-down list above the microphone icon and pick the name of the other device(s) from the list.
You can even add webcam video to your screen recording. To do this, click on the webcam button on the left – it should turn green.
Click the small cogwheel button to configure the position, size and framerate of the webcam video capture. For a more informative video, you can configure the program to memorize keyboard and mouse actions. To do this, go to the Capture menu and set up the Keystroke Recording or Cursor Effects. If you use Mac, look for the menu bar on top of your screen.
3. Grab Your Video
Now click REC, and the program will start grabbing your video. You can manage the process by clicking the appropriate buttons on the program’s control panel, or use hotkeys: in Windows, press F9 to pause/resume the process and F10 to complete it. To take a screenshot, hit F8. If you're a Mac user, press ⌥ ⌘ 1, ⌥ ⌘ 2 and ⌥ ⌘ 3 respectively.
4. Trim and Convert the Footage (Optional)
After you’ve finished grabbing your footage, it will be automatically saved in MKV, so if you don't need any editing or format changes, you can simply check your recording in the preview window. If there are any segments you'd like to cut out, use the scissors tool to mark the beginning and end of the unwanted fragment, then select it with the left mouse click and remove it using the trash can button.
Click Save As to apply any changes you've made, an export dialog will open. Here, you can choose a new format for your recording. Select one of the most popular formats from the quick access panel, or go to More presets to view all available Video and audio formats, as well as specialized presets for Devices. Finally, hit Save and wait for the program to finish processing your video. Screen Capture is the best tool that will help you save any video to your hard disk!
Movavi Screen Capture
The perfect way to record from your screen
- Capture video from your computer screen
- Grab sound from multiple sources
- Save recordings without quality loss
- Export videos in any popular format
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture does not allow capture of copy-protected
video and audio streams.