How to Capture Screen Activities with the Movavi MP4 Recorder

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  1. DownloadDownload Movavi’s MP4 Recorder
  2. Specify the Settings
  3. Capture a Video
  4. Edit the Recording (Optional)
  5. Save Your Video in MP4

How to Use Movavi’s MP4 Screen Recorder

Need to record from a computer screen and save those recordings in a specific format, such as MP4? You may encounter problems, as many screen recorders only let you export videos in one default format. We suggest you use Movavi Screen Recorder Studio. With this powerful video capture software, you can save recorded videos in several different popular formats, including MP4, AVI, MOV, and others. The program lets you not only capture the computer screen, but also edit your recordings using the built-in video editor. Download our MP4 screen recorder for Windows or Mac and read on for how to capture your computer screen.

  • Step 1. Download and Install Movavi’s Screen Recorder for MP4 Videos

    DownloadDownload the recording software from our website. Open the installation file and install the program following the on-screen instructions. After the installation is complete, the MP4 video recorder will run automatically.

  • Step 2. Specify the Settings

    Click Record screen in the program launcher. To select the capture area manually, drag the recording frame to the part of the screen you want to capture, then resize the frame by dragging on its edges. If you want to capture the whole screen, click the Record Full Screen button in the Capture Area section. To record just a program window, hit the Select Capture Area button and then click the program window. The frame will automatically adjust to the size of the window.

    Now adjust the sound capture parameters in the MP4 audio recorder. You can record sound from the speakers, microphone, or both. The icon representing the selected sound source will be highlighted in green.

  • Step 3. Record a Video

    To start capturing, click the REC button. Click Pause or Stop to pause and finish the recording. You can also use the hotkeys: press F10 to start and finish, and F9 to pause and resume the recording. After you stop recording, the preview window will automatically open.

  • Step 4. Edit the Recording (Optional)

    If you want to edit your recording, click the Open in Editor button in the preview window. You can improve your recording in many ways: cut out unwanted sections, add callouts to emphasize important elements, even record a voiceover for your video. To save the edited video, click Export, choose an output format (MP4 is selected by default), and specify the file name and output folder. Then click the Start button.

  • Step 5. Save the Recording in MP4

    If your video doesn’t require editing, skip the previous step and save the video in the preview window by clicking the Save As button. In the window that opens, MP4 will be selected as an output format by default. You can also select a different format, enter a file name, choose an output folder, and specify the desired video quality. Then hit the Save button.


Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder Studio does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

Movavi Screen Recorder Studio

  • 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 Recorder Studio does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.