How to Capture Videos from Screen

U.S. Internet users watched 13.5 billion online videos during October, 2008, marking a 45 percent increase compared to a year ago, according to ComScore Video Metrix. Lots of YouTube users are keen on making video tutorials from screen capture and sharing them on YouTube. Do you know how to capture videos from screen and share them on YouTube?

There are mainly three ways to capture videos from screen: a camera or camcorder, a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder), and video screen recorder. We will make a brief introduction of  how they work on recording videos of computer screen.

1. Camera or Camcorder

CameraThis is the intuitive way to do the video capture from computer screen. Set your recording machine on a tripod, point it at the screen and record. It is simple, but quality of the resulting video will be fuzzy and blinking. It could be helpful to get an idea of what you do, but it can be difficult to see the details on the screen.

2. VCR

Camera If your video card has a TV-out port you can connect it to a VCR and record directly to tape. The video quality can be improved on the first method. Because the resolution and sharpness of a television is lower than a computer screen, the video will still be fuzzy and downgraded from the original image. To get a better result you need to adjust your screen resolution to 800×600 at most, preferably 640×480.

3. Video screen recorder

It works as a background program and record what is going on your screen and generate the video files. The result is great without loss of details and could be the best way to create videos of screen activity. Though various applications can help you record screen video, DemoCreator stands out them. By using it, you can creates software video tutorials and website demos just by three steps. Here let's see how:

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1 Set up the recording option and record your screen

Select the Capture area and Recording mode. Start your recording and press F10 to stop it when your recording is over.

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2 Edit your recording slides (Optional)

When finishing the recording, you can go to edit the recording slides. There are music, narration, annotations, images, interactivities and even animations for you to enhance your recording, thus making the demos more animated and interactive.

3 Publish as the format you like

Publish the video format you like. This screen recorder enables users to publish diverse formats of video such as SWF, AVI and EXE for easy sharing. You may upload the Flash movie to your host, or upload the the video to video sharing sites like youtube, sharing the video demo with everyone!

For details, you can view this Guide Tutorial created by screen recorder DemoCreator. Click the Full Screen icon on the play bar to check the video in full screen.

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Aug 21,2013 15:02 pm / Posted by Emily Xiao to Video

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Hi guys it the program for me can only record for 30 seconds, how can I increase the recording time?
audio supported?
DemoCreator doesn't have a Mac version. You can try another screen recording software for Mac- Screen Flow.
Zac Kaplowitz
What about Mac??
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