'Device Recording' mode for webcam/HDMI recording

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

  • Start Bandicam and choose "Device Recording" mode.
  • Click the "Device Settings" button, and select the device you want to record.
  • Click the "Format Settings" button, and select the video size, FPS and color space.
    (If you can't see the screen of the device, install a device driver and select another video size.)
  • 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.


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.


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


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


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

If you have a capture card and a webcam, you can record your Xbox/Playstation colsole and your face at the same time by using the 'Webcam overlay' function. Video capture, webcam overlay, Facecam, PiP


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

If you see an error message which says "Failed to initialize the video capture device",

How to record audio in the 'Device Recording Mode'.

If you have a USB capture device,

  • Please plug the device into a USB 3.0 slot.
  • A PCI/PCI-E capture card is usually better than a USB capture card.
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