How To Film Your Computer Screen

Have you ever watched videos online that feature a high-definition video of a computer interface and wondered how to film your computer screen? You may have thought that high-tech, expensive equipment and software would be required to actually record the things you do on your computer, but this is actually not true at all. Learning to film your computer screen is quite easy, and it doesn’t require any special equipment or major adjustments.

To film your computer screen, you will need:

  • A computer
  • Screen recording software
  1. You’ll need to acquire some sort of screen recording software for your computer. As previously stated, all that is needed to record your computer screen is software and a computer. Assuming that you already have a computer, you can search around for this type of software. There are actually several different kinds, and some of them are even free. Some of the options require no software download, and the videos can even be uploaded online. Of course, you could spend the extra money for commercial products and more flexibility and features would be included, but you’re more than likely not looking to make screen recording a habit.
  2. Once you’ve decided on an application, you’ll need to use it to film your computer screen. As vague as that sounds, it’s totally true. Most applications make the process of filming your screen a breeze. In most of them, there is a “record" button, a “play" button, a “stop" button and so forth. These are the controls that you will use to record your screen. Depending on whether you are using paid software or free software, the length that your video can be may vary. You also might be able to set various options, such as how much of the screen to record, what frame rate you’d like, etc.
  3. After you’ve finished filming your computer screen, you’ll export the video. Once you’ve pressed the stop button, you aren’t completely finished. You still probably need to export your video to a playable file. You can usually export the video by pressing "File" and them "Export." With most applications, you have the choice of exporting to various formats, such as .AVI, .WMV, .MPEG, etc. Make sure to set your desired format, and lastly export the file. Once you’ve exported, the file will be located on your hard drive and is ready to play!
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