17 August 2018

How To Record Screen On Windows 10

Windows 10 has a built-in screen recorder which allows you to record video, take screenshot easily. However, it is not the right tool to use if you are going to produce professional how-to tutorials, product demos or software simulation. In today's article, I will walk through step by step tutorial on how to record screen on Windows 10 with one of the most powerful free screen recorders in the world at present time. Although there are many similar tools can do the same things, only few of them has amazing features like this program for sure.

This free screen recorder for Windows 10, ActivePresenter, is created and developed by Atomi Systems INC, a Vietnamese company. Established since 2008, the company has two main products which are ActivePresenter and Saola Animate. Both products are designed for the market of e-learning industry. In this post, I will share all necessary tutorials to help you capture high quality video from the screen with ActivePresenter 7. To read more detail review about it, take a look at this post on Elearning Supporter!

Okay, let's getting started now!

How To Record Screen On Windows 10 Using ActivePresenter 7

Step 1: Download and Install ActivePresenter on your computer

It's super easy to download and install ActivePresenter. Not a bid deal. You just need to access to Atomi's download page, choose the package that compatible with your current Windows (32 bit or 64 bit). Please be mentioned that ActivePresenter 7 support 64 bit only. If you are on 32 bit, you can only use ActivePresenter 6 (without webcam recording function). Click here to download!

The installation will takes about 2-3 minutes. I will skip the installation guide since it's very simple.
Remember to choose correct download package!

Step 2: Start Your Recording

There are some other ways to start a video recording with ActivePresenter 7. Anyway, I often click Record Video directly on its Start Page. It's the fastest way I think. If you want to have some more settings on your project, you can start with a Blank Project. 
Start Your Recording From Start Page
When screen recording pop up, take some time to go to the important settings before you hit Start Recording button. 
ActivePresenter Recording Tools
I am not sure why they put very small gear icon at the corner to hide very important settings. Aka Video Codec, frame rate, video quality, webcam setting, record with or without cursor. Most importantly, the hotkeys to use when you want o pause, stop or start the recording.
ActivePresenter Important Settings

Once you are done with the settings, you can start by hitting REC button. Once you finish your recording, ActivePresenter video editor interface will appear. You can do many things more with this video editing tools. However, I will write a new post on how to edit video with ActivePresenter in the next day. Supposing that you don't need to do any thing more with your recording, you can now export the project to get your final result.

Step 3: Export Your Recording

On the main menu tab, click on Export -> Video to pop up ActivePresenter export options. Here you must choose your output format, video quality and so on. Once you finish, click OK to start rendering your project.
ActivePresenter Export Options
That's all you need to know to record screen on Windows 10 with ActivePresenter. If you need any further tutorial about ActivePresenter, don't hesitate to contact us any time.
Good luck!

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