How to Record Horizontal Video for Mobile on Windows PC

Bianca Willis Bianca Willis Updated on Dec 5 , 2022 Tag:

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Don’t know how to screen record horizontal video on PC? Obtain a screen recorder app with ready-made Mobile Phone Mode.

From online marketing to mobile product plans, and web designs to mobile-friendly content like video clips, “Mobile First” is becoming a key strategy for all online-related work.

Being connected with screen recording, mobile-friendly is also a pursuit of many computer users.

That’s because, on one hand, some PC users only create screencast files on PC for uploading onto mobile apps. Such as Instagram, TikTok, and so forth. Or they send them to other people to enjoy on the smartphone.

On the other hand, as a video nerd, obtaining a one-click recording method makes it easier to watch and save undownloadable mobile videos.

How to Record Horizontal Video for Mobile on Windows 11/10/8 etc.

In order to help those PC customers to work out 100% mobile-sized horizontal video recording, RecMaster, as one of the best screen recorders for Windows, delivers them a handy tool called “Mobile Phone Recording Mode” to make 9: 16 video to fit mobile playback perfectly. Now let’s get together to check how RecMaster produces such videos.

Step 1 – Free download RecMaster and finish the installation

Without getting a license, you can free download and try RecMaster’s main features including Mobile Recording Mode in minutes.

It’s enough for you to check its performance and whether it’s what you want.

free download RecMaster for Windows

Step 2 – Prepare your content to record and launch RecMaster

No matter you are a video creator or a common audience who wants to save some online horizontal streaming to a local hard disk after you are ready to capture, open up RecMaster to go ahead.

RecMaster Main UI -Record Horizontal Video for mobile


Step 3 – Click Mobile Phone Mode and define the target area to record

With Custom Area Mode, you can easily record a mobile-phone-sized horizontal video for mobile with RecMaster.

Define the recording area for mobile - Record Horizontal Video for mobile

Drag to choose an area wide enough to show the size options on RecMaster Custom Area Window.

And press on the triangle icon beside the displayed size, go to Mobile and choose the mobile size you need.

All the options are 9:16.

On the software interface, you can see two preset sizes for mobile: 720*1280(9:16), 480*854 (9:16), and 360*640 (9:16).

Please note that the size options in the Mobile list are based on the screen size of your computer.

It means, if you hope to record a 720*1280 video, you will have to set the height of your computer Display resolution to more than 1280. For example, 1920*1440, etc.

If the height of the computer display is less than 1280, you will not able to find the 720*1280 option in the Mobile menu.

mobile-sized options on some display computers - Record Horizontal Video for mobile

And if you hope to record PC-friendly sizes or vertical mobile-sized videos with 720p and 1080p, etc., you can choose them from the Computer list.

Set computer sized videos - Record Horizontal Video for mobile

And besides, on the Custom Area section on RecMaster main interface, you can choose whether to record the system audio, your microphone, and webcam.

If you choose to record the webcam, please drad the webcam window into the recording area.

And if you hope to set the video format, quality, and frame rate, you can go to Menu>> Settings>> Video.

RecMaster Video Settings - Record Horizontal Video for mobile

What’s more, you can also learn to use the software hotkeys for quick capture under Settings.

In addition, it’s suggested to utilize the Task schedule to keep a recording of any future on-time streaming that you won’t be here for manual recording.

Step 4 – Start and stop to record horizontal video for mobile

Tap the red round button or type hotkey (Alt + 1) to begin and end the personalized recording effortlessly.

If you’ve created and enabled a scheduled task, then you can leave it alone to accomplish that recording by itself.

Step 5 – Rename, preview, edit, and share (optional)

All recorded files will be put into the Recording list when it’s done.

You can directly change the names, play, access to RecMaster’s internal editor for cutting or trimming, as well as share the clip onto YouTube/Google Drive immediately.

A word of notice: if you’re making your “copyrighted” video tutorial, software demo, or something else, feel free to share it on YouTube and alike sites. While if you naturally move some online sources to local space, you shouldn’t share them again, because it infringes the copyright of the content owner.

Related: How to Record 720p Video on PC, How to Create 1080p Screencast

Why PC Recording is More Favorable than Mobile Recording?

Portable gadgets are convenient indeed. But their limited power may get screen recording a challenge, leaving users laggy and stutter recording in many cases. So those veterans get used to passing such source-intensive missions to PC who is this more competent for it. With more powerful hardware like CPU/GPU, motherboard, and larger RAM, general computers could take the screen recording a piece of cake.

Record Horizontal Video for Mobile or Vertical, Which’s More Popular for Mobile Entertainment?

The horizontal format seems superior to a vertical one in our daily life, even standard movies or TV shows are made as horizontal video.

Therefore, unless you’d like to grab more scenes vertically, 9:16, 3:4, and similar are suggested to choose.

No matter what, RecMaster’s Custom Area recording mode gives both vertical and horizontal profiles for one-click recording.

As a versatile desktop screen recorder, RecMaster is also a good bet to record PC games, save any on-screen activities, capture webcam video, and document audio only that’s coming from a system sound card or/and microphone.

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Multiple recording modes make it easy to capture anything on screen.

Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.

Flexible settings for mouse cursor effects, watermark and annotations.

Preloaded with recording scheduler, video editor. Allow one-click sharing.

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Bianca Willis

Bianca Willis

Bianca Willis started her copywriting career since 2014. As a tech editor with over 6 years writing experience, she has worked out hundreds of posts on multi-media solutions (video recording included), hot gadgets and troubleshooting tips.

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