Introduction · How to record 'Device Recording' mode for webcam/HDMI recording

'Device Recording' mode

This mode allows you to record external video devices such as a Webcam, Xbox, Smartphone, IPTV, Capture card, etc. You need a webcam or capture device (hardware) to use the 'Device Recording' mode of Bandicam.

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Video tutorial of 'Device Recording' mode




Recording process of 'Device Recording' mode

How to record a video capture device

  •  1   Start Bandicam and choose "Device Recording" mode.
  •  2   Click the "Device Settings" button, and select the device you want to record.
  •  3   Click the "Format Settings" button, and select the video size, FPS and color space.
  •  3   (If you can't see the screen of the device, install a device driver and select another video size.)
  •  4   If you can see the screen of the device, click the [ REC ] to start/stop the recording.



* Use cases of the 'Device Recording' mode

1. How to capture "webcam video" on PC

If you use a laptop or desktop PC which has a webcam device, you will be able to see/capture the real-time webcam screen with a high compression ratio and in high quality by using the 'Device Recording' mode of Bandicam.

How to capture a webcam device

To record your webcam stream simultaneously with the game / screen recording (Picture-in-Picture, Video-in-Video), use the "Add webcam overlay to video" option.
» How to record Webcam (Webcam Recorder)


2. How to capture "Xbox, PlayStation" gameplay on PC.

If you have a capture device supporting HDMI, you will be able to see/capture the video game consoles (Xbox, PlayStation, etc.) with a high compression ratio and in high quality by using the 'Device Recording' mode of Bandicam.

How to capture Xbox, PlayStation

To record your Xbox or PlayStation, you need a capture device which supports HDMI video recording.
» How to record Xbox gameplay in HD (Xbox 360, Xbox One)
» How to record PlayStation in HD (PS3/PS4, PlayStation 3/4)


3. How to capture "Smartphone, iPhone" screen on PC.

If you use one of the latest smartphones, you will be able to see/capture the smartphone screen with a high compression ratio and in high quality by using the 'Device Recording' mode of Bandicam.

How to capture IPTV, APPLE TV, set-top box

- To record your iPhone, iPad or Galaxy S, you need a capture device (hardware) and suitable HDMI cable.
- You may not be able to record the HDCP-encrypted content which uses digital copy protection technology.
» How to Record iPhone's Screen / iPad's Screen on PC.
» How to Record the Screen of your Android Smartphone or Tablet on PC (Samsung Galaxy).


4. How to capture "IPTV, APPLE TV, HDTV" screen on PC.

If you have a capture device supporting HDMI, you will be able to see/capture the IPTV, HDTV screen with a high compression ratio and in high quality by using the 'Device Recording' mode of Bandicam.

How to capture IPTV, APPLE TV, set-top box

- To record your IPTV or Apple TV set-top boxes, you need a capture device (USB capture devices, PCI capture card, etc.).
- You may not be able to record the HDCP-encrypted content which uses digital copy protection technology.
» How to Record Apple TV on a Windows PC (HDTV, IPTV, Set-top box)


* Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. If you can't capture the screen through the 'Device Recording' mode, 1) please disable/uninstall other webcam programs, 2) install a suitable device driver and 3) select another video size at the 'Format' menu.

How to record a video capture device


2. A PCI/PCI-E capture card is usually better than a USB capture card. If you have a USB capture device, please plug the device into a USB 3.0 slot.

3. [Video Input] and [Audio Input] are displayed only if the 'Video or Audio Input' information is found in the device driver. It is common that [Video Input] and [Audio Input] are not displayed for a webcam device. To record the microphone of the device, go to the Video tab of Bandicam -> Settings, and choose the microphone of the device as the secondary sound device.

4. If you have a problem with the 'Device Recording' mode of Bandicam, please leave a message on the Bandicam forum or email us at bandicam@bandicam.com.