Imagine you need to show people how to log in to your online account or how to use a feature in a product. You can write an email Or you can take a screenshot and take a screenshot.
But the best thing is to record your screen.
Screen recording, also known as screencast, is perfect for creating:
and other video tutorials
You can also record games or record presentations. You can also make a YouTube video.
Record your screen today! (free!)
Download our free trial screen recorder (on Windows or Mac) to record your computer screen quickly and easily.
What will you learn in this guide
In this article you will learn everything you need to know about recording your screen on your computer screen.
- How to record your screen video
- Short and fast recording method
- Save professional quality screenshots
- Record screen with sound
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Read our full guide to screenshots.
- Record your Windows screen
- How to record your Mac screen
- Choose your screen recorder
The first thing you need to do is select the screen recording software you are going to use.
Snagit is great for simple, short desktop shots, while something like Camtasia might be better for longer, more complex tasks.
However, recordings made with Snagit can be easily shared with Camtasia. and make up longer and more complicated videos there.
Today I’ll show you how to record your screen using Snagit for easy recording and Camtasia for more beautiful videos.
How to record your desktop screen (use Snagit to record a short recording quickly)
Simple, short shots that don’t require much editing. This can be done with something like Snagit (which is what I use most).
Snagit is great for quick and easy screenshots and screen recordings. It is ideal if you want beautiful video. But it doesn’t take many hours to edit.
Here’s how to do it
Step 1: Choose what to save.
Step 2: Record your voice or webcam
Step 3: Trim your video
Step 4: Save or Share
When you have a video ready to share Use the share menu to save a video or send it to the web.
How to record your computer screen (use Camtasia for professional quality screen recording)
Long or complex shots may require additional processing. Something like Camtasia gives you a full suite of built-in video editing tools that you can use.
Camtasia also allows you to enhance your videos by zooming in on the highlighted area. Concentrate on your mouse clicks. Add text or captions, images and more.
Step 1: Choose your recording options.
Step 2: Select the region you want to save.
Step 3: Record your desktop with audio (if you need)
Step 4: Edit your video
Step 5: Produce and Share
Record screen with sound
To record your voice Choose a microphone And if you want to record sound coming from your computer, like the beeps and beeps you hear. Select the system sound option.
when you record the screen You can record typing in your browser. And it shows all mouse movements and clicks so people can see where to go and how to get there.
You can also record video and audio when you record your screen. Use the microphone audio to describe your video from your computer’s built-in microphone or an external microphone.
You can also record your system audio. (that’s the sound coming from your speakers)
Is there a hotkey?
Yes! Here are some popular keyboard shortcuts for Snagit and Camtasia:
To customize your keyboard shortcuts, see Customize Snagit Shortcuts.
To customize your keyboard shortcuts, see Customize Camtasia Shortcuts.
Should I use a free screen recorder?
Maybe. You can use a free app like QuickTime (on Mac) or Xbox App (Windows). Make sure you have a screen recorder with built-in audio recording and video editing options.
The problem with many built-in screen recorders that come with your computer is that they limit you to recording only. And you need more tools and software to edit and share your videos.
Advanced video editing capabilities Camtasia’s simple (yet super easy to use) feature lets you add an audio track after you’ve recorded your screen. Whether you want to record realistic narration or add music, you can!
Get ready to record your screen once or twice to get what you want. Almost everyone was doing something sloppy along the way. But recording your screen is very easy. There is no need for you to do it again or not.
Don’t get too attached to making everything perfect. If you’re demonstrating the process: Make sure the steps are clear and easy to follow. when you teach You can choose how much “um” and “uh” you can live with. It also depends on your audience.
Withdrawals for people outside your company may need to be more polished than what you send to one of your colleagues.
We also have a list of all the screen recording tips you can use to get the best recording possible.