5 Ways to Create a Screencast


There are times when you need to capture some activities that take place on the screen of your device for personal or business use. Recording a screen is different than recording activities in real life with a camcorder. Using a camcorder is not suitable because people will be able to see your computer monitor on a table. You want to create a professional experience so you need to use a screencast recording tool to record the screencast. There are many ways to record a screencast depending on your platform and device.

Use the Xbox Recording Tool on Windows 10

If you are on Windows 10, you will be able to use its free screencast tool to record your screencast. The screencast tool is found in the Xbox app. First, you bring up Windows search and type Xbox in the search box. When you see the Xbox app, click on it to launch it. It will prompt you to register for a new account but this step can be skipped.

Now, you minimize the app and open the program that you want to record in a screencast. After launching the program, you can press the keys Win + G to bring up the game bar. The game bar will appear just above the taskbar. To start recording, you must press the red button on the game bar. When you finish recording, you press the same button to stop the recording. You can record as many times as you want without quitting the game bar.

Use QuickTime to Record a Screencast on Mac

If you are on Mac, you can use QuickTime to record the screencast. The QuickTime application can be found in the Applications folder or the Mac Dock. You can launch the screen recording toolbox by going to File > New Screen Recording. To start recording, click the red record button. A recording frame will appear and you can drag the corner to adjust the size.

On the screen recording box, you can see the size of your screencast. You can click the drop-down menu to select whether you want to enable the microphone or show mouse clicks. When you want to stop recording, press the square button on the top right corner of the screen. After that, you can go to File > Save to save your screencast recording.

Get a Third Party Mac Screencast Recording Tool

If you don’t want to use QuickTime, you can get a third party screencast recording tool like Movavi Screen Recorder. As soon as you launch the program, the recording panel will appear.  The first step is to set the record frame. There is a wide range of presets to set the recording frame in the Capture area drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can drag the corner of the frame to adjust the size.

There is no steep learning curve to learn how to record audio on Mac with this software. You simply click on the microphone and audio speaker buttons to enable the audio recording. If your microphone and audio speaker are working properly, there will be a green bar rising up and down beside the buttons. With this software, you don’t have to buy another video editor tool as it provides access to a full-featured editor.

Recording Your Screen on iPhone

The iPhone also has a default screen recording tool. The tool is accessible by going to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls > Screen Recording. You must tap on the plus icon beside the screen recording to add the screen recording app shortcut to the Control Center. Next, go to the main screen and swipe up from the bottom to open the Control Center. You will see a record button which is a circle icon. Tap on this button and it will start recording your iPhone screen in 3 seconds. When you want to stop recording, tap on the red recording bar on top and pop up prompt will appear asking for your permission to stop the recording. Once you click the Stop button, you can save the screencast on your Photos app.

Recording Your Screen on Android

You can also record the screen of your Android device by using a screen recording app. There are various screen recording apps found at the Google Play Store. You can go with the ones with positive ratings, just to be sure it will work when you install it on your Android phone.

Recording a Gameplay on Google Play Games

Google Play Games has a built-in recorder for people who want to record the gameplay on the Android device. To use the recorder, you must register for an account on Google Play Games. After that, find a game that you want to play. When you found a game, tap on it to bring up the Game details window. In the Game details window, press the video camera shaped icon and select the preferred quality. It offers 2 quality settings including 720P HD and 480p SD. It can show your face on the webcam but this option can be turned off by tapping on the video camera button. When you want to stop recording, tap on the face cam and the square stop button. The video is saved on your device automatically. There is the option to upload the gameplay recording directly to YouTube.

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