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

'Device Recording' mode

To record external video devices such as a Webcam, Xbox, Smartphone, IPTV, Capture card, etc., start Bandicam and choose the 'Device Recording Mode' by clicking the Webcam/HDMI icon. If you have a webcam or capture device (hardware), you can record USB webcam cameras, video capture cards, and camcorders.



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 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 HDCP-encrypted content which uses digital copy protection technology.
» How to Record Apple TV on a Windows PC (HDTV, IPTV, Set-top box)


5. How to capture your computer screen with a webcam | Facecam, PiP

If you use a laptop or desktop PC which has a webcam device, you can record your computer screen and webcam (facecam) at the same time by using the 'Webcam overlay' function.

Bandicam, webcam overlay, Facecam, PiP

» How To Capture your Computer Screen with a Webcam (Facecam)



* 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 use the 'Webcam overlay' feature, you can add a facecam to one corder of the main video while recording your computer screen or gameplay. (Picture-in-Picture, Video-in-Video).

5. 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.