Taking screenshots is easy, but capturing a video from Chrome or another application you use may be more complicated. Instead of pointing the phone at your monitor, follow these steps:
Windows PC: Using the Game Bar
The Windows Game Bar is intended for PC game recording, but it can be used to record PC games every app to be used. Make sure the feature is turned on by searching for it in the Windows Settings app and making sure the "Capture game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using the game bar" button is checked.
Well, from the inside Google Chrome or another app you want to record, you can open the game bar by pressing Windows + G. Click the red button to start recording this app.
By default, your recordings are stored in your Videos folder under another folder called Captures.
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Mac: Use the screenshot tool
This is on a Mac even easier, since macOS has an integrated screenshot tool with options for recording videos. This works in Chrome or another web browser, including Safari. In fact, it works in any application on your Mac.
Open Command + Shift + 5, select the area or app you want to record, and switch to Record mode by clicking "Record Selected Portion" on the right side of the menu.
Click the capture button to begin video capture. When you're done, open the menu again with Command + Shift + 5 and press the Stop Recording button. The video will be saved under a new folder "Movies" on your desktop.
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Chrome Extension: Loom
We normally advise against many Install Chrome Extensions as they can easily become spyware, but Loom is useful enough to deserve a mention.
Loom adds to the Chrome toolbar and you click it to open the Capture window. You can record your webcam and microphone, and even record your entire desktop from Chrome. Just click on "Start recording" and then press the green button on the lower left to stop recording.
The most useful part of Loom is that after recording, your clip will automatically be uploaded to Loom's hosting service and you will receive a link that you can share with others. If you're looking for this kind of functionality but you do not want to use Loom, you can use Streamable, a drag-and-drop video host.
Third-party tools: OBS
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OBS is very powerful and quite complicated, you can use multiple "scenes" with different settings, which is useful if you switch between them during live streaming, however not for offline recording. In each scene there are "sources" that record and record audio and video
By default, OBS should be set up to use your standard microphone and record your ad. However, by clicking the right mouse button you can add new sources to the empty window:
If you are satisfied with the configuration and layout, press "Start Recording" and then "Stop Record ", when you are ready.
In the settings where OBS saves your recordings, you will find the information under "Output".
Here you can also set the video resolution and the frame rate to set hotkeys for everything.