Although most screen recorders now offer a high-quality video and audio so that you can produce the best videos possible, there is still a feature that many people are missing. Every single day, the internet is full of people asking for a ‘timer’ feature so that recordings can start and finish at a certain time and now we have the answer. Ultimately, there are options if this is something you’re looking for and we will show you them right here today.
Whether you want to produce a screen tutorial or maybe even gameplay, we have two fantastic options that will allow you to make the most of all the usual features as well as this timing option.
If you want to time your recordings and set a start/finish time, Screen Grabber Pro will be one of your two main options. As long as you preset the time of recording, you can go and do other tasks without having to come back and mess around. On the whole, this means that you don’t need to sit and wait at the computer and you can make better use of your time; let’s take a look at how it works.
1. Under the ‘Tools’ option, you can select ‘Create schedule tasks’ to get started.
2. Then, input all the important details such as start time, duration, and task name. For example, you could set the start time at midday for one hour and it would stop at 13:00.
3. Once this has been set up, you can adjust the various video settings and choose the recording mode. For example, you could use ‘Record Custom Area’, ‘Record Full Screen’, or even ‘Record Only Audio’. If you are going to be away from your PC for some time, you can even request the computer to shut down when the recording has finished.
4. Finally, select the ‘Create’ option and the task will appear in the main task list. If you’re planning to use this feature for an important task, it might be worth testing it before just so you get used to the feature and to make sure it operates successfully.
As the name suggests, this is another program that records footage automatically as long as it has been set up correctly. Once you set it up to meet all your recording needs, you can even set up hotkeys meaning that just one button will be all you need.
In this program, you will notice that many of the buttons are somewhat on the large side which makes it easy to use for beginners whilst also effective for experts. As well as useful hotkeys, you can also select a section of the screen you wish to record. By using the rectangular selection tool, you can choose anything from a few centimetres in diameter to the whole screen. If you want the best quality, it might be worth choosing to record the full screen before then making any adjustments later.
Although the selection tool is useful if you wish to magnify a certain section of the screen, many have noted how it can be rather fiddly and takes a little too long if you’re looking for a quick and simple recording. Also, the advanced settings are a little basic and this can affect the type of experience you can enjoy. However, you can choose to record automatically and that is what this tool can be useful for.
Ultimately, Screen Grabber Pro will be your best option when trying to set up an automatic recording but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn't try out Auto Screen Recorder if you’re looking for something a little different. Either way, you will be in good hands and all your automatic recording needs will be met.