Have you ever wondered how the video tutorials are made? How the guys making tutorial record their computer screen? So, if this is your concern, then this article is the right place for you. There are many software in the market; some are free, and some are paid that you can use right now to record your computer screen. The free computer screen recorder that I use is one of the best in the market. In this article, I will be showing you how to record your computer screen easily.
NOTE: – I am using SRecorder in this article because I believe that it is the best for the beginners. SRecorder is free software that records your PC desktop at a high video and audio quality. If you want something advanced, you can look out for alternatives shared below this article.
HOW TO RECORD COMPUTER SCREEN
Step 1 – Download and install the software . To get the software search for its official site on google and then download from there.
Step 2 – Now, to start recording right click on the SRecorder available in the bottom right corner as shown in the image below. You will be presented with a plenty of options.
Step 3 – Now click on Record Video. Once you click it, you will have to drag the size of your desktop that you want to record. I choose some area that I wanted to record. See the image below for more clarification.
Step 4 – Now, before starting the recording, untick the Record with sound box to avoid recording your voice or else you can leave it as it is if you want to record your voice.
Step 5 – Now, you have to click on the big RED button available near the tick button to start recording. It will start the recording, and now the part of your desktop you choose will be recorded.
Step 6 – To stop the recording simply click the RED button again. See the image below.
Step 8 – Once you press that button, the recording will be stopped. Now, you will be presented with 4 icons.
- First Icon – To save the video recording you just made, simply click on this icon and select where you want to save the recording.
- Second Icon – It will upload the video to the SRecorder servers from where you can stream it, or you can download it from there.
- Third Icon – It will share the video you made directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
- Fourth Icon – It will simply delete the recording.
Using SRecorder is damn easy. The reason I selected this is because it is the simplest screen recorder and one more thing it is free. So, overall it is a BIG deal for those who prefer to use the recorder with some basic features.
Alternatives to SRecorder
1) VLC Media Player:
Although VLC is used to play the media files like songs and videos, but you can use this amazing tool to record your computer screen as well. Watch below video to see how you can record your computer screen with VLC media player.
2) eLecta Live
This is 2nd best free screen recorder in my opinion. This is also damn easy to use. You can record screen activities into standard AVI files that can be accessed from any media player on PC, MAC, and Android.
You can also add watermark on your recording. This will help to protect your video from being copied. The watermark feature is one of the unique features in the market of free screen recorders.
CamStudio was originally released by a company called RenderSoft who were subsequently bought by a company called eHelp. They have made this recorder open source that means you can freely distribute it via modifying it. Thus, this is free.
This recorder is one of the best in the market. It gives you the ability to add screen annotations, little memos, speech balloons, arrows, etc. Adding these will bring attention to particular areas of the screen. This is something unique which you don’t get to see in other free screen recorders.
Now, it’s time for the most advanced screen recorder available in the market. One thing you must note is that it is paid, but it will pay off as it has a lot of features.
4) Camtasia from TechSmith
You can record high-quality videos with this advanced screen recorder. It captures smooth, high-quality videos. You can record a window, region, or your entire screen with just a click. You can also personalize your videos by recording webcam video.
With Camtasia advanced screen recorder, adding photos, music, and more is just a matter of few clicks. It has some out of the box features like multi-track timeline, visual effects; animate your content and green screen effect.
So, this was all about how to record your computer screen. Now, if you are looking for the simplest tool I would recommend SRecorder but for the recorder that can fulfill your desire for advance and out of the box features Camtasia stands out of the crowd. If you found this article useful, then please don’t forget to share this article with your friends. Stay Tuned for More.