How to record Skype video calls
Skype is the perfect tool for online communication. It helps you to stay in touch with your friends, no matter where they are. Particularly valuable are the video calls that let you actually see the person you are talking to and watch their expressions as they are talking. The developers didn’t include a recording function into their program, which is a shame, because this could be very useful for saving video chats, online interviews, conferences, etc. on your computer or mobile phone for future reference.
But there is a solution! Movavi has a powerful Skype recorder – Movavi Screen Capture Studio. Besides recording Skype calls, the software can also capture any screens you want from your computer. To learn how to record Skype calls in the best way, just download the program and follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Install the Skype Call Recorder on your PC or Mac
Open the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions.
Step 2: Set the Recording Parameters
Launch Screen Capture Studio app and select Capture screen in the main window to open the screen capturing module, then launch Skype. Adjust the size of the yellow frame on the screen manually, or open the Select Capture Area list and choose from a variety of automatic presets. If you want to record your Skype call in the full-screen mode (in HD), select your monitor's name in the Full Screen section.
Make sure the speaker and microphone icons have green check marks on them. This means that the program will be recording both the sound of your voice and the voice of the other party in the conversation. To choose an audio input device, open the list under the microphone icon and click the appropriate device.
Step 3: Record Your Video Session
Click the REC button to start capturing the video call. You can control the recording process by clicking on the Cancel, Pause or Stop buttons in the program interface or using the compact control bar on top of the capture frame. You can also use the hotkeys: if you have Windows, press F9 to pause/resume recording and F10 to end the capture process. In Mac OS X, press ⌥ ⌘ 1 and ⌥ ⌘ 2 respectively.
Step 4: Edit and Save the Video Call to Your Hard Drive
Once you've recorded your Skype call, you can specify the particular fragment you want to save. Use the triangular markers in the preview window to isolate that fragment from your video.
To save the video open the Save as list to choose from the available media formats (including MP3, MP4, AVI, MKV, and more) and then click the Save button. Capturing Skype calls has never been so easy!
PC version of Movavi Screen Capture Studio is compatible with Windows XP and Vista, as well as Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Mac version – with Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10.
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