Live screen capture : Recording your screen
Recording your screen
Before taking the actual screen capture, make sure to configure the settings of the video first.
To configure your video
1 Click Settings.
2 In File Settings, specify the following details:
Filename — Enter a filename for your project.
Save to — Lets you specify the location where you want to save the video file.
Capture to library — Enable to automatically import your screen capture to the Library and identify the save path in the Library.
Note: Screen captures are saved to the Samples folder in the Library by default. Click to add a new folder and change the location where the file is saved.
Format — Choose an option from the available formats in the drop-list.
Frame rate — Lets you specify the number of frames to be used when recording.
Note: Using a lower frame rate is ideal for uploading videos to the Internet as it yields a smaller file size but with less accuracy on screen dynamics. A higher frame rate produces a larger file size and is most useful for detailed presentations to capture actual screen dynamics.
3 In Audio Settings > Voice, do one of the following:
Click Enable voice recording to record a voice-over. Click the Sound Check button to test your voice input.
Click Disable voice recording to disable voice-over recording.
4 Enable or disable System audio and adjust the volume slider to your preference.
5 In Control Settings, the following options are available:
Mouse click animation — Enable to include mouse clicks in the screen capture.
Enable F10/F11 shortcut key — Turns the keyboard shortcuts for screen capture on and off.
Note: If the screen capture shortcut keys are in conflict with the program you want to capture, it is recommended that you disable this feature to avoid accidental stops or pauses while recording.
6 In Monitor Settings, choose a display device.
Note: The program automatically detects the number of display devices available on your system. Primary monitor is selected by default.
To record your screen capture
1 Choose one of the following options:
Full screen — lets you capture the entire screen. When you launch the Screen Capture toolbar, this option is enabled by default.
Custom — lets you specify the area to capture. The capture area dimensions are displayed accordingly. You can also specify an application window to capture by choosing an option from the list of active programs.
2 Click Settings to access more options.
Note: To include voice-overs and system audio, you must enable and configure the respective settings before you start recording.
3 Click Start / Resume Recording to start the screen capture.
All activities inside the specified capture area are recorded. Screen capture starts after the countdown.
Note: You can press F10 to stop and F11 to pause or resume the screen capture.
4 Click Stop Recording to finish your screen capture.
The screen capture is added to the Library and to the custom folder that you have specified. The video can then be imported into the Corel VideoStudio Timeline and you can trim the clip or add effects and titles.
For more information, see Edit media and Titles and subtitles.
To create a high quality video, use the applicable Windows Media Video (WMV) profile in the Share workspace. You can also enable Same as First Video Clip to use the settings of your screen capture recording when rendering your video.
For more information, see Saving to video files for computer playback.