Efficient Ways to Record Laptop Screen in High Quality

Last updated on September 6, 2017 by Trafalgar Law

record laptopAlong with the release of personal PC, laptop has been considered one of the premium options for those who want to compute on the go. If you’re using a laptop, there must be many occasion when you need to record laptop screen. For instance, you may want to create a video how-to presentation of a certain program, to make a copy of the online meeting you have missed or simply need to monitor the activities on your laptop. Whatever the case is, a laptop screen recorder is necessary to get the task done. There are various screen recorders for laptop recording and here are 2 of the most popular ones. Just have a look at the review and pick the one you like to capture screen on laptop with ease!

Screen Grabber Pro - Best Laptop Screen Recorder for Win/Mac

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Screen Grabber Pro is recommended as the best tool to capture video from your laptop screen. It offers different recording modes and multiple audio input sources to meet all your recording needs. Moreover, during the recording, you can use the built-in editor to annotate the video in real time. The captured screencast can be saved to a range of popular formats like AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV and more so you can play and share the recording conveniently. Another great feature is that it comes with a task scheduler, which means that you can preset the recording start time and duration and let the program record your laptop screen automatically at the specified time. Though it’s powerful, it has a user-friendly interface and you will know how to create screencasts without having to learn. Now you can download and install it on your laptop and follow the steps below to do the recording task.

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Run the screen recorder once the installation completes and you will see the interface as below. Click Settings > Options to configure the general settings like output video format, mouse style, etc. for your laptop screen recording. Choose the audio input source from Audio Input and select a recording mode from the drop-down menu of Start.

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Once all the settings are OK and your screen is ready, click Start to begin the screen capturing process. During the recording, you can add some annotations like texts, highlights, arrows, circles and so on. In the Region mode, you can even insert the webcam to create a picture-in-picture effect.

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When you’re done with the entire screencast, click Stop to end and save the recording. The file will then be saved automatically to the location you’ve specified earlier. You can also right-click the video on the task list and then select “Play” or “Open Folder” to access it.

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Free Online Screen Recorder for Laptop

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If you’re looking for free video recorder for laptop, then Free Online Screen Recorder will be a great choice. It lets you record video and audio simultaneously in the browser and there is no compatibility issues with Windows or Mac as it’s an web-based program. Although this tablet screen recorder is a cost-free one, it does offer a number of great features like the easy to use interface, different recording modes, multiple output formats and more.

To record a video, you can simply navigate the its main page and click Start to initialize the recording. Note that if it’s the first time you use it, you will be asked to install a smaller launcher to activate the application. After the app has been activated, the recording window will then pop up, allowing you to set the recording parameters like hotkeys, output format, audio source, etc. Next, you can choose full screen or customize the area you wish to capture.

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Once all the settings are done, click RED to start recording without delay. While the recording process continues, you can add annotations, small graphics such as arrows and lines and even charts to provide more information to future audiences.

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When the screencast is done, click the Pause button to finalize the project. If you are satisfied with the screencast you made, click on the check mark. If not, click the cross and redo the entire process. Before saving the video, you can preview it to make it is exactly what you want. After that, select a video format to save the recording to your hard drive to choose to upload it to the cloud directly.

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See, both the desktop and the free online version of the video screen recorder for laptop are workable. If you regularly record video on laptop, Screen Grabber Pro is recommended as it’s more stable and has more features. But if you don’t want to spend any money, you can just pick the online free one. Just make sure your internet connection is great to ensure the smooth work of the online recorder.

Trafalgar Law

Trafalgar has reviewed many software solutions in terms of multimedia, working efficiency and communications. He's keen to point out the strengths and weakness of each tool when evaluating them. You can easily find out the best solutions for your needs in his articles regarding screencasts and video downloads. Last updated on September 6, 2017

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