How to Screen Record

Record a screen on Windows or macOS

Do you want to record the screen on your PC? Maybe you are a professional who needs to capture your screen for a presentation at your work, a software designer generating a how-to video, or someone who wants to upload something fun to an online streaming platform known as YouTube. Windows and Mac OS allow you to capture your screen activity. We are thankful for built-in tools, though there are also other third-party screen-capture applications. Here is how to use all these available tools.

How to Record Your Screen with the MS Windows Game Bar

Windows Game Bar is a Built-in Windows 10 tool. The game bar was planned to record games that you pay directly using your PC or those you stream from an Xbox 1. However, it can easily capture screen activity from other applications as well. After you have recorded the required activity on your PC, the generated video will be automatically saved as an MP4 document, which you can then upload anywhere you like.

To set this up, go to Settings -> Gaming -> Game bar and turn on the switch for screenshots, Record game clips, and broadcast using Game-bar. Here, you can alter any keyboard shortcuts connected with opening the Game Bar, taking a screenshot, and recording a video. 

If you connect an X-box Controller with your PC, you can also trigger the Game-Bar by pressing the X-box button on the controller.

You can record activity using this tool in most applications and windows, except the MS Windows File Explorer, desktop, and specific Windows apps, such as Weather. Navigate to that screen which you wish to record and press Win-G to open Game Bar. Several Game-Bar widgets appear on the net with controls for capturing screenshots, recording audio, video, and broadcasting your screen activity.

Go On:

You need to click the “Start-Recording” button to capture your screen activity. Instead of going through the Game-Bar pane, you can also just press Win-Alt-R to start your recording.

Now perform whatever screen actions you need to capture. After you click on the screen, the Game-Bar widgets vanish, replaced by a small floating bar in the superior right corner of the screen through which you can control the recording. If you want to stop the recording, click the Recording button on the floating bar.

Once the recording session ends, a notification will appear to tell you that the game clip has been recorded. Click the information from the panel, and File Explorer will open to the website of the recording. At this point, you can vision the video file or upload it wherever you want. How To Make Yogurt

 

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Record Your Screen in macOS

Your Mac comes with its own screen recording feature on macOS Mojave and higher. Open the application or window you want to record, then press Shift-Command-5 to open the system’s screen capture tool. From the bottom toolbar, you can have the option to capture the entire screen, just the selected portion, or a fixed window from the screen. 

Click the Options button, choose where to save your recording, and initiate a countdown timer to start the recording session. Make sure to check the choice to use your Macbook’s microphone to record your voice or external audio. 

Click “Record Selected Portion” or Record Entire Screen”  to begin recording. A Recording button appears at the very top of the screen on the menu bar/panel. Click the button to stop recording, and a thumbnail of your recording will be added to your computer. Double click the screen recording file to play it in your default video player.

A bit more:

You can similarly trigger the screen recording directly from Quick Time on a macOS. Open QuickTime Player, then click File -> New Screen Recording. For the first time, it enquires you to open System Preferences to grant Quick Time Player authorization for recording. Navigate to your settings panel and check the box to allowance the proper permissions. Start the new recording through Quick Time again, and you can then use the macOS recording tool.

OBS Studio

It is compatible with Windows 8, 8.1, and Windows 10, as well as macOS. The free OBS Studio packets a lot of features in only one program. Use the program’s moving control panel to start and stop your required recording. Along the way, OBS Studio can also record screen activity, your microphone, and computer audio, then saves the output. 

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