How to Record a Google Hangout
Google Hangouts is communications software from Google that lets users send messages, make video calls, and stay in touch. Imagine you could save those precious moments when you’re laughing together with your friends or talking to family when you’re far away. Now you can, with Movavi Screen Capture Studio. This program is a perfect Google Hangouts recorder that can record screen activity, capture and edit video and audio, and convert the files to many different formats. Its intuitive interface will make you feel at ease with the functions and options, even if you’ve never done anything like this before. Plus, Screen Capture Studio is totally safe and reliable; many people around the world already trust in and use software from Movavi.
In the guide below, you’ll learn how to record a Google Hangout. Just download the Windows or Mac version of the program and capture your fondest memories!
Step 1: Install Movavi Screen Capture Studio
Open the installation file and follow the onscreen instructions.
Step 2: Adjust the Recording Parameters
Open Google Hangouts on your computer and launch Screen Capture Studio. If you use Windows, select Capture screen on the launch panel. On Mac, the screen recording app will open right away. Adjust the yellow capture frame manually to fit over the recording area by pulling on its edges, or choose a size preset from the Select Capture Area list. Make sure the speaker and microphone icons display green checkmarks – that means the program will record your voice and the voices of the people you’re chatting with. If you see a red cross on either icon, click it to change to the green checkmark. If you’re using multiple input devices, choose the desired one from the list below the microphone icon.
Step 3: Capture the Hangout
When all the settings are OK, click the REC button. Get ready to start your video chat; recording will begin in five seconds. Click Pause when you need to take a break, and Stop to finish and save. If you want to stop without saving, click the Cancel button. Alternatively, you can use hotkeys: F9 to pause/resume and F10 to stop (for Windows) and ⌥ ⌘ 1 to pause/resume and ⌥ ⌘ 2 to stop (for Mac).
Step 4: Edit and Save the Video
Once the recording is finished, you’ll see a preview window where you can re-watch the captured video and make sure everything’s OK. You can also trim any unwanted material from the beginning or end, e.g. the moment you turn the camera on/off, by dragging the triangle markers on the yellow seek bar to the desired new start and end points.
To save the result, open the Save as list, click Video and audio, and choose the desired format. Then click Save and wait for a few minutes while the program finishes converting your video.
See what else Movavi Screen Capture Studio can do for you:
- save podcasts,
- record Ustream videos,
- download YouTube videos as MP4 files,
- save Flash animation from websites,
- capture Spotify music,
- record Vevo videos,
- export SWF to MOV,
- and much more.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio does not allow the capture of copy-protected video and audio.
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