4 Tips to Use Screen Recording and Save Content From Your Screen


In the same way, screenshots involve snapping an image of a screen; screen recording will capture video footage from it. As such, it should come as no surprise that in the same way you can use screenshots to ‘save’ content – you can use screen recording to do that as well.

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Screen recording will allow you to save content in a way that no screenshot could ever match. Because it records video footage, you can use it to save online streaming videos, video calls, temporary content, or anything else you need to from your screen. Assuming you’d like to use screen recording to save content of any kind, there are a few tips that you may want to take to heart:

If you feel the quality of your screen recording isn’t great and it doesn’t look as smooth as what you saw on your screen – odds are the frame rate of the recording is to blame. Modern monitors display at 60 frames per second, and you should record at 60 if you want smooth and fluid video playback from the content you save.

  • Make sure your screen recorder has a timer.

It cannot be stressed how invaluable a timer is if you want to use a screen recorder to save content. If the screen recorder you use has a timer, you don’t need to manually ‘babysit’ the recording and stop it when it is done.

Better yet, if you can schedule both a start time, you can automate the recording. For example, using Movavi Screen Capture Studio, you need to follow the instructions at

  • Close any unnecessary programs or windows

As a rule, you should get into the habit of closing any unnecessary programs or windows before you start to record. The last thing you want is for your computer to lag because it has too many demands on its resources or for a stray notification to pop up and get in the way of the content you’re trying to save. On top of that, the video that you record will look much cleaner without unnecessary clutter filling up your taskbar.

  • Record the full-screen, then crop later

It may seem odd, but rather than just recording a small frame that contains the content you want to save – you should try registering the entire screen and then cropping the video later. This is because it will give you options and give you greater control over the aspect ratio later, and in terms of quality, it makes no difference anyway. See how these tips will help you use screen recording to save content directly from your screen more effectively. Be sure to try them out, as they could help you improve the quality of the videos you record and make it more convenient to save content.

Carol P. Middleton
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