How to record my screen with Bandicam Screen Recorder

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to adapt to remote work and its diverse ways to engage online, with screen recording being a prime example. Teachers, students, gamers, YouTubers, and other professionals might want to record their computer screens for various reasons. Below are examples of when a screen recording might be useful:

  • YouTubers: I need to record my computer screen for my YouTube channel.
  • Teachers: I record my screen to create teaching sessions and online training videos.
  • Students: I need to record my screen for school projects/assignments, as well as to review online courses at a later time.
  • Others: I use a screen recorder to capture my gameplay, presentations, videos, music, webcam, day trading, etc.

Bandicam screen recorder fits perfectly with any purpose. In this article, we will show you how to record a PC screen using Bandicam, a video recorder. You will also learn about some valuable tips for screen recording.

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How to record my screen on a computer/laptop

Bandicam makes it possible to record PC screen with audio on Windows. Moreover, it offers screen recording with a high compression ratio that helps preserve the quality of the original work in your final video. Follow the simple steps below to record your screen:

  1. Install a video recorder, Bandicam, and select the ‘Screen Recording’ mode.

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  2. To record the screen with audio, set the sound settings.

    • To record computer sound, ensure that “(Default Output Device)” is selected for the Speakers.
    • If you also want to record your voice, please select a microphone device for the Microphone.

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  3. Click the ' REC' button or press the hotkey (F12) to start/stop the recording.

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  4. Click on the video icon to play, edit, or upload the captured videos.

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How to record my screen when playing games

If you are a gamer looking for the best video recorder for your gameplay, look no further because the Bandicam game recorder is your best option. This game recording software allows gamers to record 2D and 3D games with 4K UHD video. Follow the steps below to record gameplay:

  1. Choose the 'Game Recording' mode.

    It's better to use 'Game Recording' mode to get a high quality video file.

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  2. Select the speaker and microphone device if you want to record your voice and gameplay.

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  4. Start the game that you want to play and record.

    • While running a game in 'Game Recording' mode, you should see the green FPS number on your screen.
    • Press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button in Bandicam) to start recording.
    • During the recording, the green FPS number will change to red.

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  5. Click on the video icon to play, edit, or upload the captured videos.

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How to record my webcam screen

Do you want to record your webcam screen? Bandicam's Device Recording Mode allows you to record your webcam screen and voice. Below are examples of when you can record your webcam with Bandicam:

  • I want to record myself working through my webcam.
  • I also want to use my webcam to record my work to create a time-lapse video.
  • I need to make a video resume for myself.
  1. Start Bandicam, and select the ‘Device Recording’ mode.

    Select the webcam device you want to record, and click the OK button.

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  2. Set the sound settings to record your voice and audio.

    If you select "(Default Output Device)" for the Speakers and "Your microphone device" for the Microphone, you can record your webcam and microphone sound with computer sound.

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  3. Click the ' REC' button to start/stop the webcam recording.

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Additional Tips for Screen Recording

1. Webcam overlay (facecam)

Users can engage their audiences with the Add Webcam Overlay function.

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2. Real-time drawing function

Users can simultaneously draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording in 'Screen Recording' mode.

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3. Uploading video to YouTube

When you finish recording, you can upload your video to YouTube without any conversion in Bandicam. This feature is especially helpful for YouTubers.

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4. Recording only audio

Bandicam provides the best solution to the question, “How can I record my voice for free?” With the Audio-only recording mode, you can save your voice as an audio file for free.

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5. Overlay effects

You can use the mouse, text, and logo overlay effects to highlight or take notes while recording. These effects are especially useful when creating tutorial or lecture videos.

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