Last updated on August 22, 2020 by The Counselor
How to record your screen on windows 10
On this post, I will share with you how to use the screen recorder on Windows 10. This short guide is necessary because there are more than 700 million devices running on Windows 10, including PCs, tablets, phones, and even Xbox One consoles and little wonder why Windows 10 operating system is now the most popular desktop OS in the world.
But what is screen recorder on Windows 10? In a nutshell, it is a tool that allows you to take a digital recording of your screen activities. It is a quick three-step process to capture the visual activities on the of a device.
Screen recorder on Windows 10 can be used to verbally teach explain the how-to steps to offer employees or customers an easy-to-use reference. These videos can help save time and increase communication. Moreover, these videos can be shared repeatedly across a variety of platforms.
While many windows 10 users may download a screen recorder to capture screen activities, there are few users who make use of the in-built screen recorder on Windows 10. Like the popular snipping tool, the screen recorder I’m referring to is built into the Game bar and you may as well not have seen this tool if you are not a gamer.
The screen recorder windows 10 is not a standalone utility, and you won’t find it even though you browse through the Start Menu. To locate the screen recorder, you should hover to the Start menu and search for “Game bar” or use the keyboard shortcuts (Windows key and G simultaneously.)
Here is a picture of the Game bar screen recorder.
You can use this to record your screen activities on Windows However this is a disadvantage of using the Game bar. You cannot record the full screen, webcam and no pause function is available. This default screen recorder is only meant for gamers but can also do basic screen recording.
If you are interested in more free but advanced screen recorder for windows 10, please check the list of recommended software below.
ActivePresenter: is one of the most popular screen recorders for Windows 10 and loved especially by YouTubers, video producers and educators who look for video demos, how-to videos, and step-by-step tutorials for their users ActivePresenter is one of the few screen recorders for windows 10 with all the features and effects you may need to record screen and edit videos.
Flashback Express: This is also a free screen recorder for Windows 10 that can record screen, webcam, and also sounds. Unfortunately, the free version doesn’t include any video editing features, annotations, or effects. But unlike some free screen recorder, Flashback Express does not set a time limit on recording nor stamps watermark on the output videos. Moreover, you can save videos in MP4, AVI, or WMV format and directly upload videos to YouTube
OBS Studio: This is an open-source program that is quite popular among gamers. If you don’t want to use the inbuilt Game Bar on Windows 10, you should try OBS Studio. It is a free screen recording software for video recording and live streaming without watermark or time limit. Using OBS Studio, you can capture the entire screen activities on your Windows 10 and also from webcam and microphone. Unfortunately, OBS Studio doesn’t come with an inbuilt video editor.
Screencast-O-Matic. This is a web-based screencasting software which is also a good screen recorder for windows 10. This easy tool does not require the use of the internet. You can be launched directly the tool from a browser or used as a desktop app. This screen recorder for Windows 10 offers a good number of features ranging from screen recording, video editing, to video hosting and sharing. Though you are allowed to trim your recordings, add closed captions, and publish videos to YouTube channels, unfortunately, the free version is limited to 15-minute recordings with watermark added.
If you know of any free and easy to use screen recorder for Windows 10, please do let us know using the comment.