In the same way screenshots involving 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.
To be completely honest 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 that 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:
- Quality is all about the frame rate
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. Typically modern monitors display at 60 frames per second, and you should record at 60 if you want really smooth and fluid video playback from the content that 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 that 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 then you can automate the recording. For example using Movavi Screen Capture Studio you just need to follow the instructions at www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-record-your-computer-screen.html.
- 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 that 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 recording the entire screen, and then cropping the video later. The reason for this is that it will provide you with options later on, give you greater control over the aspect ratio, and in terms of quality it makes no difference anyway.
See how each of these tips will help you to use screen recording to more effectively save content directly from your screen? Be sure to try them out, as they could help you to improve the quality of the videos you record and make it more convenient to save content as well.