Recording computer screen and webcam simultaneously is a good idea to engage the viewers. Therefore, many newcomers – gamers, educators, narrators or similar – plan to create such picture-in-picture screencasts by overlaying facecam image on screen picture from the very beginning, rather than taking a webcam video first and adding it into screen video afterwards with video editor. If you’re one of those customers in need, and no matter you’re looking for a how-to method or some easy-to-use screen and webcam recorder software, you will get what you want from this article.
RecMaster, with five cover-all recording modes built in, is ideal for both beginners and advanced users to record any gameplay with webcam, full- or customized-screen actions with front camera video layer attached. You can add webcam before or during recording, drag the webcam to a certain position or size, rotate it to another angle at will. Hotkeys (Alt + 4 by default) are also available for you to hide or show facecam window without mouse. Now let’s take how RecMaster records both a specific area and webcam on Windows PC as the demonstration.
Step 1. Free download and install RecMaster screen and webcam recorder.
Step 2. Launch and hit Custom Area recording mode to select a fixed region to record. Here we’ve just selected an area bigger than RecMaster to make as if we will create a RecMaster software tutorial.
Step 3. Turn on WebCam. Then set for output video format, quality, frame rate and audio we’d like to capture alongside.
Step 4. Hit REC red button to begin the recording process, during which you can take rich annotations via a draw panel.
Step 5. When the tutorial is finished, hit red stop icon to end the capture. RecMaster gives edit or upload options in ase you want to do some edits or one-click share the video to YouTube.
This all-in-one screen recorder and editor also features capturing video from external webcam, cutting unnecessary segments off video and sharing the video onto YouTube with only a click.
For common desktop screen recording applications, it’s not something special to empower users to record desktop and webcam at the same time. But there are some minor differences. Below you can see four best screen and webcam recording programs for Windows (in no particular order), with a brief comparison on their webcam capture functionality.
After checking through a large number of online reviews and our real testing, we have cherry-picked 4 decent target recorders covering free open-source entities and commercial screen recorders for computer.
● RecMaster: A multi-mode screen recording master that enables you to capture everything on the screen, including 4K@60fps gameplay, online streaming, webcam and audio.
● OBS Studio: An all-in-one live streaming and recording freebie that’s uber-popular among twitch gamers. Twitch, NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX and Logitech are all its sponsors.
● CamStudio: An free and old screencasting stager since 2001.
● Filmora Scrn: An easy screen capture recorder that’s preloaded with an advanced editor.
In the following part, a comparison between the four best tools and another OBS recording guide are shared.
|Brief Comparison on Those Top Screen and Webcam Recorders|
|Name||Supported Windows||Video Formats||Auto start/close webcam||Adjust webcam||Built-in Editor||Real-time Annotate||Record webcam only|
|RecMaster||Windows 10/8(.1)/7/XP||MP4, AVI, FLV||Y (click on main window or use hotkey alt+4)||Y – Size and location||Y||Y||Y|
|OBS Studio||Windows 10/8.1/8||MKV, MP4, FLV, MOV, TS, M3U8||Y (click on main ui)||Y – both quality and location.||N||N||Y|
|CamStudio||Officially Windows Vista/XP/7 (the latest update occurred in Oct. 2013)||AVI||N||N||N||N||N|
|Wondershare Filmora Scrn||Windows 10/8/7||MP4, MOV, GIF||Y (click on main ui)||Y – Resolution /FPS (Unable to preview webcam during recording)||Y||N (But you can annotate afterwards in the editor)||Y|
OBS Studio is the most powerful open source screen recorder for gamers and other users in screencast needs. Many editors claim that it’s not suitable for novices due to the complicated interface and settings. But it’s not really true if you just follow an explicit instruction without entangling yourself into the various settings. Here we will deliver such a simple guide on how to screen record the full desktop screen with integrated camera on Windows 10.
Step 1. Download OBS Studio for Windows and install it on Win 10 computer from official site.
Step 2. Launch it and create: 1 scene and 2 sources, one source for Display Capture and the other one for Video Capture Device that’s exactly the integrated front camera. You are free to preview them on the software and drag them to the position and size you prefer.
Step 3. Click settings to set output recording format into MP4 (the most compatible video type nowadays). If you are familiar with such video parameters like bit rate, encoder, resolution and frame rate, you can tweak them as necessary. If you’re a green hand, just leave them by default and then move on.
Step 4. Make sure the audio you want to record with video is turned on under Audio Mixer. If you have any external audio source, please add it too from the sources by clicking + -> “Audio Input/Output Capture”. Note that the recorded audio will be saved in one track by OBS. On condition that you want to save multiple audio sources into tracks respectively, please select the track number under Output -> Recording -> Audio Track.
Step 5. Tap “Start Recording” to get the recording started.
Step 6. When the content goes to an end, click “Stop recording”. Now you can do whatever you want with this video file.
This demonstration only applies one scene and two sources. For more complex recording, you will need to add more sources or scenes to switch from time to time. For more details, you can check some online tutorials from YouTube or other places. (See more details on Best OBS Settings for Recording)
Well, that’s all about our content on how to screen record with webcam inset on Windows computer. Have you found what you need yet? If you still have any question on this topic and don’t want to get lost in the endless Google results, you can feel free to email us.
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