RecMaster is an easy-to-use and feature-packed screencasting software that gives customers one-click solution for recording everything on the virtual desktop. With it, you can capture video for gameplay, webinar, online movie, live streaming, instructive course, webcam and similar. More than a video recorder, RecMaster also enables you to annotate video recording, add effects to video recording, edit video recording, record audio only, and share whatever recording to YouTube and Google Drive.
Just follow this guide to get everything you need to know about how to use RecMaster on Windows-based computer.
1.1 System Requirements
Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8(.1) and Windows 10 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions included).
Processor: 1 GHz Intel® / AMD® processor or above.
RAM: 1GB RAM (2GB or above is recommended).
Hard Disk Space: 200MB of hard-disk space for installation.
Double click recmaster.exe and follow the wizard to complete the setup. Then you can launch it to a trial version like this:
1.4 Trial Limits
The free trial version has some limitations on recording.
|RecMaster||Trial Version||Pro Version|
|Recording time||2 minutes at most||Unlimited|
|No RecMaster branded watermark by default||N||Y|
|Five recording modes||Y||Y|
|Lifetime free upgrade and support||N||Y|
If you want to remove limits and enjoy the full feature of RecMaster, you can upgrade to RecMaster’s Pro version by purchasing an activation code here or from the software interface by clicking “Purchase” option.
When the purchase is completed, you will receive a valid activation code in your e-mail soon.
1.5 Registration and Activation
Open up or go back to the RecMaster’s main window. Then click Register on the tool right toolbar to input your license code to complete the activation. When you have done this successfully, you can enjoy the full Pro version of RecMaster with no limit.
2.1 Five Capture Modes
RecMaster offers five capture modes on the main interface – “Game Mode”, “Full Screen”, “Custom Area”, “Webcam” and “Audio Only”, among which Custom Area gives an access to “Mobile Phone Mode” for mobile-friendly vertical video capture. Users need to choose a desired recording mode and then start the recording. Below are the details.
2.1.1 Game Mode
Game mode goes for recording the gaming clips. And RecMaster can take SD, 1080p HD and even 4K 60fps high quality recordings with in-game audio if you have a 4K monitor.
2.1.2 Full Screen
Full Screen feature helps grab the whole desktop including everything displayed on it.
As the name suggests, this mode allows you to select any region of the screen to record. Also, several PC and mobile size options are preloaded for one-click recording.
Webcam mode enables you to film yourself from the front camera with sound or not.
2.1.5 Audio Only
Besides on-screen actions, any microphone voice input and system audio like music, podcasts, lecture and lesson can be recorded independently. It makes RecMaster more powerful, because many screen recorders don’t have this function.
As is mentioned above, you will get a license code in your email after you completed your order. And here Register option is the place where you should input your license code to become a registered user. Below is the UI after registration.
By clicking the “Support” button, you will be lead to our support page.
By clicking the drop down of Menu, you can directly visit RecMaster’s official website, check for software updates, write and send feedback, export software log file, check your subscription status and more information about RecMaster.
Settings on Main Window
3.1 Select Recording Mode
If you want to switch recording mode, you can do the change here directly and don’t need to go back to the main interface to re-select.
3.2 Select Monitor
When you are using two or more monitors, you are free to choose any one to record.
3.3 Video/Audio Format
RecMaster enables to capture video as MP4, FLV and AVI. MP4 is recommended for its better compatibility with devices and streaming services.
When recording audio only, the output audio format can be set as MP3 or WAV.
3.4 Video Quality
Three video quality levels are available here to choose: high, standard and original.
3.5 Frame Rate
By clicking the down arrow right near frame rate icon, you can set frame rate to Constant frame rate (CFR) or Variable frame rate (VFR).
Several frame rate options are also given below to meet different requirements: 20, 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 and 60. To understand those numbers better, you are suggested to learn about analog TV color systems of NTSC and PAL, as well as the relationship between fps and video quality.
When webcam is turned on, the front camera video will show up so that you can create a picture-in-picture video. You can select the cameras if there are multiple ones.
3.7 System Sound
To screen record with system sound, such as browser and app sound, you need to turn it on here. The volume is adjustable, too.
To capture external microphone sound during recording as voice over or so, please turn it on and tweak its volume to a proper level.
3.9 Task Schedule
By clicking “Task Schedule”, you will enter into another window where you can create future recording task for any live streaming, webinars, sports event and similar automatically. This feature is only available when RecMaster runs in the background. So do set an auto startup under settings.
3.11 Start/Pause/End Recording
Generally, you can tap the red circle button to start and end the recording. Alternatively, you can use the hotkeys to start, pause and end, Alt+1 is for start/pause and Alt + 2 is for end by default. Note all hotkeys are adjustable under Settings -> Hotkey.
3.12 Recording list
Apart from the obvious functional settings located on the main window, there are some more you can customize on Settings control which you can access by clicking Settings icon on the main Window.
4.1 General Settings
4.1.1 Saving path
Here in the screenshot, the recording files are saved to E: \RecMaster\. You can click Destination Folder icon to select and change the path you prefer.
4.1.2 Mouse cursor effects
You can not only decide whether to show your mouse cursor (sound/track) or not, but also determine its clicking effects.
Only by checking the countdown option can you enjoy a 3-second countdown before recording.
4.1.4 Floating bar
When you need to capture screen with no sign of the recorder, just tick this “Hide when recording” option.
This is a default setting on what you will see every time you close the program.
Using hotkeys is much more convenient than using mouse during recording. Below are some default hotkeys for general operations. You can keep using them or reset to others.
Start/Pause: Alt + 1
Stop Recording: Alt + 2
Display Main Window: Alt + 3
Hide/Display Webcam: Alt + 4
RecMaster enables you to add text watermark or image watermark into recordings whose transparency and position are adjustable. If you don’t need it, just check “No watermark”.
You can define whether to run RecMaster automatically when Windows starts, and whether to start full-screen recording when software is launched. There’s no limit on maximum recording length, so you can customize the auto-record duration.
By clicking Edit icon from recording list, you will see an editor control pop up. In this control, you can cut video into pieces, select and delete any piece of them, select and export any piece of them, as well as merge and export remain content after deleting. If the video is too long or too short, just tweak the time axis to do more precise editing.
Note: The edit feature is only available for video recording now. If you want to edit your audio recording, you should turn to a third-party audio editor.
If you don’t tick the option “Hide during recording” under Settings -> Floating Toolbar, you will see the floating toolbar during recording process. It’s actually a small panel which offers pause and stop recording buttons, shows recording duration, and allows you enter into main window or annotation panel.
It’s actually a drawing panel which helps you create a more demonstrable and engaging video. You can utilize it to do real-time annotation by selecting content, adding lines/texts/arrow or drawing some marks by yourself. Make sure you don’t hide the floating bar under settings, because you can only navigate to draw panel from floating bar.
Thanks to all RecMaster users who trust our product and motivate us to make our software better and better.