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How to Record with Custom Area

Custom-Area Mode is one of RecMaster’s multiple fundamental recording modes. This feature generally, allows users of RecMaster to capture customized area of their desktop. Operations are also simple, within several draw and drag and a customized area is successfully made. Then RecMaster captures everything happening in the rectangle.

How to Record a Certain Area of the Computer Screen? [Windows and Mac]

1. Download RecMaster.
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2. Open RecMaster and choose the ‘Custom-Area Mode’.

The rectangle recording window will be shown on your computer screen.
Windows Custom-Area Mode Interface

Mac Version Custom-Area Mode Interface

3. Click the button. Draw and drag to make a customized area.
Operation of Draw and Drag

4. Final step before recording – Configure the settings.
Mac Custom-Area Mode Settings

Choose video quality (Original/HD/SD) > FPS (20-60, normally 30 FPS will be good enough) > Turn on webcam or not depend on you > Audio sources (system sound and microphone sound)

If users don’t know how to configure, they can totally use the default settingsas the picture above suggested.

5. Click REC to start recording. In the process of recording,Users are allowed to add annotations to their video. RecMaster provides users a series of useful annotations includingarrows, graphics, texts, whiteboards, etc.
Annotation Tools

6. Hit a red button in the floating bar to end recording. Users’ footage will be stored automatically in their local folder. They can also find their recordings at Recording List where they can playback or edit the footage.

Ideal Occasions for Custom-Area Mode

  1. Recording small-scale games like flash games or simulator games
  2. Record streaming videos on major video portal website like YouTube
  3. Record live streams on Twitch and Mixer
  4. Record online courses
  5. Record official conferences
  6. Record multiple monitors (monitors have to be arranged in a same line)
  7. Record PC programs like PPT, Excel, etc

‘Custom-Area’ mode is used for the recording of a certain area the computer screen. It records every activity happening in the area that users have set up. This Mode has advantages in delivering concentrated information which is good for keeping viewers focused. Another advantage is that this mode more or less protects users’ privacy of full desktop.