Recording your screen is a great way to create tutorials or share gaming sessions with your friends. In today’s post, we’re going to cover a couple of easy ways that anyone can record their screen.
Windows has a built-in app called Game Bar that allows users to record their screens. Game Bar has some hardware requirements in order to make it work. Most modern graphics cards or processors are compatible.
- AMD VCE – (AMD Radeon HD 7900 or newer)
- Intel Quick Sync H.260 (2nd Gen Intel Processor or newer)
- Nvidia NVENC (Most Nvidia GeForce 600, Quadro K series or newer)
Firstly, select the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Find and select the gear icon, which will open the Settings app. Lastly, locate the Gaming option in the menu. Make sure the toggle to Record Game Clips, Screenshots, and Broadcast using Game Bar is turned on.
Once these settings are in place, open the Game Bar by holding Win +G. Once the Game Bar menu opens, the option to record your screen will appear. If you want to streamline the process, press and hold Win + Alt + R to start/ stop recording.
If you have a subscription to Office 365 or Microsoft Office installed to your computer, PowerPoint has the ability to record your screen. Firstly, open up PowerPoint and select the Insert tab. On the far right, you will find the Media section. Select the option Screen Recording. The screen will dim, and a red dotted line will appear. This indicates the part of the screen that will get recorded. If you want to record your entire screen press and hold Win + Shift + F.
Following this, press and hold Win + Shift + R to begin recording. PowerPoint allows users to pause the recording if needed. Hit the stop button to end the recording. To save the recording, hover over it and right-click. Select the Save Media As… option and follow the prompts to complete saving.
MacOS Screen Recording
Similarly, MacOS Mojave has a native built-in screen recording feature. Press and hold Command + Shift + 5 to open the recording menu. You will find two sets of buttons in the toolbar that appears. The three on the left allow the capture of a screenshot, and the middle two allow for video recording. Select the full or screen or set the part of the screen you want recorded and hit the record button.
However, there is a way to record your screen through a Zoom meeting. In order to do this, set up a meeting by yourself. Next, share your screen and hit the record option. The recording will be saved to your computer or the cloud based on the settings.
Lastly, there are several 3rd party apps that enable video recording. However, the ones mentioned above are free (unless you have a subscription to Office 365 or Zoom) and widely accessible. If you found this article interesting or helpful, check out our other posts!