How to Record Screen on PC: Capture Everything on Screen

Bianca Willis Bianca Willis Updated on Sep 9 , 2020 Tag:

Recording screen on PC is a universal demand in your daily life and can be seen anywhere. You might like to make videos for YouTube, compose an application tutorial for the newbie or create an online training for work. As a Windows 10 user, you can easily leverage the pre-installed app, Game Bar, to save screen activities including taking screenshots, making screen video and broadcasting your game competitions without additional software.

How to Record Screen on PC

However, for the user of other Windows versions, you need to rely on some alternatives to complete recording. There are a plethora of screen recorders with different pros and cons in market. As a beginner, you may be troubled by the problem to find an easy yet professional screen recorder for your recording as it’s a little time-consuming and troublesome. Here we will give the method that is capable for multiple PC system versions to record screen with one-click solution.

Part 1: How to Record Screen on Windows 10 with Game Bar
Part 2: How to Record Screen on Windows 10/8/7/XP with RecMaster

1. How to Record Screen on PC with Game Bar: Only for Windows 10

Firstly, you need to activate this tool. Press Win icon + G to evoke the hidden tool and open the window that you’re going to record. To start recording you just need to click the Red button and during the recording you can turn on/off the microphone. When everything is captured, click the Red button again to stop or use Windows Key + Alt + R to begin or end.

Game Bar Record Video on Windows 10

Note: It can’t be denied that Game Bar can easily capture video of screen activity from your web browser, Microsoft Office applications and many other programs. But we have to figure out some disadvantages of this powerful tool.

First, Game Bar enables users to record a windowed application but it not features in full recording or file explorer capture or any target region recording. Second, the screen activity can only be automatically saved as an MP4 video file. Finally, it lacks additional function like fixed-time recording and has fewer options of settings.

2. How to Record Screen on PC with RecMaster: Available for Windows 10/8/7/XP

Although Game Bar is a convenient tool, it still has some function limits which may impede your screencast. Here an alternative screen recorder is recommended to make up the shortcomings of the build-in tool, which is compatible with Windows 10/8/7/XP.

RecMaster is an easy-to-use yet feature-rich screen recorder, which can be applied to multi-situations of screen recording on Windows like live streaming saving, screen video capture and gameplay recording. You can easily get a video recorded with the full or a small portion of your computer screen. More importantly, you are allowed to change the video formats among MP4/AVI/FLV along with multi-choices of video quality and frame rate. If you want to record screen with webcam simultaneously, you can finish the screen activity with RecMaster. Since you have a general understanding of this tool, now let’s come to the point on how to record screen on PC with RecMaster.

1). Download RecMaster

First and foremost, you need to download this application and then finish installation.

free download RecMaster for Windows

2). Choose Recording Mode

There are five modes: Full screen/Game Mode/Custom Area/Audio Only/Webcam. Full screen is for the whole screen and window capture or you can use the Custom Area mode to record any focused screen part. Game Mode, just as the name suggested, is for any recording of gameplay. More importantly, Webcam and audio can be inserted into these recording modes. Here Full screen mode is recommended for common recording.

Five Recording Modes of RecMaster

3). Setting up configuration

Select video format, quality and frame rate. If you don’t change these parameters, the recording will start with default choice. Remember to tag the Webcam and microphone icon on if you want to get a video with your face and voice. For tutorial video, it’s better to employ mouse effect in the Settings interface and annotation function to emphasize key points. If you want to start automatically, use the Task Schedule function to launch an automatic recording task.

Full Screen Recording Mode of RecMaster

4). Start Recording

It’s time to start now! Press the REC button and after a three-second countdown, it works automatically. A timer will appear on the top of the window, which allows you to observe the time and use annotation function to add arrow or text.

5). Stop and Edit Recording

With everything captured, simply click Stop button and the Recording list will instantly pop up. In the Recording list, you can rename, play and delete the file. There is also an editor for you to cut and merge video.

Recording List

Final Words

Now you master the way on how to record screen on PC. If you mind the function limits of Game Bar, use the alternative RecMaster to record screen. In this way, you can really record anything that happens on any part of your screen.

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RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

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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