Tutorial How to record Desktop Screen

How to capture a specific area of the screen




1. Choose 'Screen Recording' mode.

A green-edged rectangle window will pop up, you can move and resize the rectangle window. best video recorder - 'Screen Recording' mode

2. Click the ' ● REC ' button to record/stop.

recording a specific area of the screen

3. A real-time drawing function is available.

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

Recording - PC screen




How to capture the entire desktop screen of Windows

A. To record the entire desktop screen of Windows, simply you can use the 'Full screen' option in the 'Rectangle Window'
desktop full screen capture

B. To capture the desktop screen without the 'Rectangle Window' above, please follow the steps below:

1. Choose 'Screen Recording' mode.

A green-edged rectangle window will pop up.
best video recorder - 'Screen Recording' mode

2. Minimize the main Bandicam window.

minimize main Bandicam window

3. Click "Find Window" to select the recording target

  • When you click 'Find Window', you will see a red-edged rectangle.
  • To capture the entire desktop screen, click the desktop background.
  • When you click the desktop background, the red-edged rectangle will disappear; it means it's ready to record
click the desktop screen background

4. To start recording, press the 'F12' function key.

f12 - bandicam recording function key

5. To stop recording, press the 'F12' function key again.


6. To watch the recorded file, click the 'Open' button under the 'General' tab of Bandicam.

open button to check the recording video file

7. To see the rectangle screen window again, click the 'Direct/OpenGL window' and then click 'Screen Recording' mode.

show rectangle screen window


Bandicam offers the best online game recording experience.

When you record the computer screen or Windows applications with Bandicam:
  • You can upload the recorded file to YouTube without converting
  • You can record over 7 days without stopping (AVI 2.0 OpenDML)
  • The recorded file size is smaller (1/5~1/20) than other capture programs.
  • It has less lag than other screen capture programs (Bandicam uses much lower CPU usage).