How to Record a Webinar on PC or Mac
Webinars, or online seminars, have become an essential part of our lives. They’re a great way to learn something new and to ask experts for advice in real-time. That's why thousands of webinars on various topics are viewed every day. However, this method of studying has one big drawback: once the webinar is over, it is often not available for later viewing.
The solution is simple. Movavi Screen Capture lets you record any webinar at its best – when it is actually happening! But the program is more than just webinar recording software – you can capture everything that happens on your screen: live streaming, Skype calls, software presentation or demonstration, and more. You can easily save your recordings on your computer in a format suitable for almost any device, so you can watch all your captured videos anytime – even when you are offline!
Download the appropriate version of Movavi Screen Capture and follow these simple steps to record a webinar on your computer. The instructions work for both Windows and Mac versions.
1. Install the Software
Download the setup file for Movavi Screen Capture onto your computer and open it. Follow the installation instructions on your screen to complete the setup process. When it’s done, the program will run automatically. Select Record screen to launch the screen recording mode.
2. Set the Frame and Record Your Webinar
Draw the recording frame over the area that will be captured. You can also choose one of the size presets after drawing an initial frame – just check the Capture Area list. Make sure that the System Audio icon is highlighted in green and the Microphone icon doesn’t – this way you’ll be capturing just the output of the speakers, without the interfering background noise that may be picked up by your microphone.
When the webinar starts, click the REC and the grabber will start recording after five seconds. Don’t switch to a different window or tab while you’re recording. Once the webinar is over, hit Stop. You can also use the keyboard to control the recorder. If you use Windows, press F10 to start/stop, F9 to pause/resume; to do the same on the Mac, press
⌥ ⌘ 2 and ⌥ ⌘ 1 respectively. You can also use the convenient control panel over the capture frame to manage the recording process and take snapshots during capture.
That's it! The recording will be automatically saved on your hard drive in MKV format and open in the preview window. If you want to cut the video or convert it to another format, go on to step 3.
3. Cut and Convert Your Video (Optional)
When the capture process is complete, you’ll see a window in which you can play the recording. To cut any unwanted sections out of the video, move the white marker at the beginning of the sequence you want to remove and click the scissors icon. Now position the marker at the end of the unwanted segment and click scissors again. Delete it by choosing it on the timeline and pressing the trash can icon. To save the result and/or convert the recording to a different format, click Save As.
In the new export dialog, select one of the quick format presets at the top of the window or open the More presets list and pick the appropriate option. Finally, click Save, and your webinar will be ready for repeat viewing in a few minutes.
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.