Screen recording isn’t new, and in fact it has been possible to record video footage from computer screens for quite some time. However it is only relatively recently that it has started to become more and more popular – almost as if people have started to suddenly realize just how useful it can be.
If you think about it the fact that screen recording has the potential to be immensely useful should be obvious. For years people have used ‘screenshots’ (i.e. images of their screens) to capture information for various purposes, and screen recording can essentially do the same thing – but better.
In fact it is safe to say that screen recording will allow even more information to be captured than screenshots, and opens up an entire realm of new possibilities that can be explored. To be more specific, it can come in handy in the following ways:
- To record footage of an app or game
One of the most common ways in which screen recording is used is to record footage of apps or games. Normally this is done to create tutorials or video guides, but it can also be used to capture bug reports, gameplay videos, or simply to keep track of your actions.
In a more general sense, you can use the footage that you record to explain anything – whether it is to a business client or a friend. Rather than trying to spell out what needs to be done or take multiple screenshots, you can show them exactly what you mean.
- To save video calls
Video calls have become more and more popular with people using platforms such as Google Hangouts, Skype, and Facebook Messenger to communicate with one another. None of these platforms will let you ‘save’ your video calls however, but with screen recording you can record them directly from your screen and then save them so that you can refer to them later.
It is worth noting that this can be extremely handy – especially if you’re using video calls for work. By being able to save your calls you will have a record of what was said, which can be invaluable to say the least.
- To capture online streaming videos
Nowadays online streaming videos are everywhere, from content on Facebook and YouTube to video-on-demand platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and much more. Although some of these platforms will let you save videos to watch offline, the feature tends to be sporadic at best.
Of course with screen recording you won’t have to succumb to that limitation, and can instead just record any online streaming video from any platform or website.
As you can see being able to record video footage from your screen is definitely useful, and odds are you’ll find that it comes in handy on more than one occasion. Now that it is so commonplace, it makes sense for you to have a screen recorder around – just in case you ever need to use it in any of the ways outlined above.
If you’re worried that recording your screen will be complicated and think that it is outside your skillset – you should try Movavi Screen Capture Studio. It is a simple screen recorder that will let you use desktop capture without forcing you to jump through hoops.
To start recording your screen you just need to launch Movavi Screen Capture Studio and select ‘Record Screen’ to open the screen recorder. When you do you can immediately draw a frame with your mouse cursor over the area you want to record, then adjust the other parameters in the interface with just a few clicks.
Due to its simple interface you can easily start recording, and when you’re done Movavi Screen Capture Studio will let you use its built-in editor to improve the video. If you want to enhance its quality, trim out unwanted segments, apply special effects or edit it in other ways – it has all the tools you need.
All in all Movavi Screen Capture Studio can do far more than most other screen recorders, and will let you both record videos from your screen and edit them afterwards too. Its intuitive design will mean that it is easy for you to perform both those tasks without any difficulty on your part.