How to Use AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro

This intuitive guide will show you the process from your recording screen and webcam footage to configuring the settings, editing screencasts, and converting the resulting formats.

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Part 1. Preparation

Screen Grabber Pro is a tool for digital users to carry out the simultaneous recording of the screen and webcam. It can be utilized for making video presentations, tutorials, and more. It is also suitable for recording webinars, live streams on the web, video conversations, and more. To facilitate this application, follow these instructions.

1.1 Activate the Program

Download the program from the button above and install it on your computer. You will see the main interface as illustrated below.

starter interface of screen grabber pro

There are many ways for you to capture and record your screen. Choose the recording mode that is suitable for your needs:

Region: This mode allows you to record the entire screen.

Full Screen: Record video in the whole screen.

Around Mouse: This option is specially designed for making tutorials. It focuses on the area that contains your mouse and includes your mouse movements.

Webcam: This option allows you to record yourself solely, but you may also add the webcam into the recording area on the screen.

Only Audio: This option allows you to record the audio only, with no video.

1.2 Configure the Audio Input

You can get started with screen recording after selecting a suitable option from the options above, and you can also adjust the audio settings before moving on to screencasting. These settings help you to include system or microphone audio into screen recording. You can include both system and microphone audio, making it suitable for recording a demonstration with some background music. You will need to adjust the volume to ensure your voice is not drowned out by the music.

configure audio settings

1.3 Configure Video Output

If you want to save your recorded video on different devices, such as portable players, you can choose the format relevant to your device. Choose from AVI, MP4, WMV, WEBM, MKV, 3GP, MPG, SWF, VOB, and FLV by going to Settings > Options > Recording.

configure video settings

Part 2. Record Your Screen

Once you have confirmed with the capture region, click Start in the top menu to initialize recording. You will see a pop-up time counter for you to get ready. Then you will see a frame around the capture region with a toolbar below it. You can control the recording progress using the options in this toolbar.

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Note: The toolbar will be included in the screen capture if you are doing a full-screen recording. You can hide the toolbar with keyboard combination of Ctrl + Alt + E. Hit this combination again to show the toolbar.

You can click the Pause button to stop recording and click it again to resume recording. You can also adjust the volume of the system and microphone audio. If you want to add your webcam during recording, you can do so by clicking the Camera icon in the toolbar.

Part 3. Make Annotations during the Screencast

As you may have noticed, there is an annotation option in the toolbar during recording, giving you the convenience of highlighting any part or adding your comments. To add annotations, click the Pen icon on the right end of the toolbar to expand a list of annotation options. From there, you can access the following (from left to right):

annotate on screen during recording

Rectangle, Circle: This tool allows you to set a frame with given shape around the portion that you want to emphasize. You can customize the thickness, color, and so on.

Line: With this tool, you can draw a straight line on the screen. This tool can be used for separating two parts or for other purposes.

Arrow: This tool can be used to point to a specific object or to connect two relevant objects.

Free Hand: With this tool, you can draw on the screen in any way you prefer.

Highlight: This tool is like a brush to highlight an area with a chosen color, and you can adjust the transparency. It can also be used to hide sensitive information during recording.

Text: This tool allows you to add text in your desired font, size, and color.

Redo: This tool cancels the previous step.

Rubber: Use this tool to erase your drawings.

Part 4. Finish and Publish Recording

4.1 Publish and Manage Recorded Videos

When you are done recording and annotating, click the Publish button (red rectangle) to finish the screencast. Once published, it will be loaded to the task list on the main interface, where you can play the video, upload new content, locate the file, and more. If you have multiple videos recorded, you can arrange them in a list or rename them according to your needs.

finish recording screen

4.2 Upload Recorded Videos

If you want to share the recorded video on YouTube or your FTP, you can access the upload option. By entering the details of your YouTube or FTP account, you can upload your video to the designated location. Once configured, the software will memorize your settings, so you can upload your video by clicking one button only the next time.

upload recorded video

Part 5. More Useful Functions

In addition to the essential recording feature, there are also several other features to enrich your experience of screen recording. Find any that appeal to you and follow the instructions to use them.

5.1 Task Scheduler

This function is for users who need to record an event that will happen in the future. Go to Settings > Task Scheduler in the top menu to configure the recording start time. You can also configure the duration, date schedule (if you need to record on a daily or weekly basis), and more. In a short amount of time, you can finish your plan and leave the rest for the software. This feature is beneficial for monitoring screens, recording live shows on the web, recording webinars, and so on.

configure date of task scheduler

5.2 Screenshot Maker

This versatile program includes a built-in snapshot feature, letting you capture any region of your screen quickly and edit the image before saving it. Click the Screenshot icon in the top menu, and your mouse will turn into a crosshair, allowing you to drag to choose a region on the current screen. When you release your mouse, the program will capture the region you selected. From the horizontal toolbar, you can annotate the image with a rich variety of shapes, text, lines, arrows, and more. From the vertical toolbar, you can save your image in the desired format, deliver it to social networks, connect to a printer, and more.

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