Smart ways to Record Webcam and Screen Videos on Windows 10/8.1/8/7

Valyn Hua

Nov 02, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Valyn Hua

- Which is the best free video capture software for Windows?
- I want to record a video capturing my computer’s screen along with audio (both input and system generated) …
- How do I record a video on my Windows 7 laptop?

If you are running a Windows computer and you want to capture videos, you just come to the right place. This article introduces the ultimate video capture software for Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 users. Thus, you can record desktop or webcam videos in HD with ease.

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1. How to Record a Video on Windows 10 with Your Webcam

Actually, Windows 10 users can record a webcam video directly. You can access screen recording functions under the “Camera” app. To be more specific, you can record videos and take screenshots for free on Windows 10. To some degree, you can regard Camera as your free Windows video recorder.

Launch the Camera app

Search and locate the Camera app from the taskbar. Well, you can access this Windows 10 webcam recorder in the Start menu too. If it is the first time you open this program, you will be notified to enable the webcam and microphone.

Start recording 

You can get a window of yourself in front of the webcam. There are two icons on the right side of the window. When you click the Camera icon, the program will take a picture automatically. If you want to record a webcam video on Windows 10, you can choose the small Video icon.

Export the recording file

You can pause or resume the record by choosing the small icon in the same place. When you want to stop recording, you can choose the white icon with a red square inserted. Later, you can head to the Photos app to view the video or snapshot.

record a webcam video on windows 10

Well, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users can enable this free screen video recorder too. Sadly, Windows 7 does not provide the built-in way to complete the process.

2. Ultimate Way to Record a Screen Video on Windows 7/8/10 in High Quality

Though you can record a video on your Windows computer for free, you cannot get much customizable tools. If you want to record streaming video in HD without lag, then FoneLab Screen Recorder should be your best Windows video recorder. You can record all on-screen videos with audios coming from the internal system or microphone.

All Windows operating systems are supported, including Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP (SP2 or later). Thus, you can record on-screen videos on any Windows computer. FoneLab Screen Recorder is a lightweight screen recorder. Thus, it will not influence the performance of your Windows computer at all.

Main Features of the Windows Video Recorder

  1. Record gameplays, YouTube videos, calls, online tutorials and other kinds of videos on Windows in high quality.
  2. Capture system sound and microphone at the same time.
  3. Take screenshots during or after recording around your mouse.
  4. Add texts, lines, arrows and other drawing panels in different colors on the video or snapshot.
  5. Offer a safe, clean and easy-to-understand interface.

Steps to Record Your Desktop in HD on Windows 10/8.1/8/7

Run the video recorder

Free download FoneLab Screen Recorder on your Windows computer. After the installation, you can activate the user account of the Windows video recording software. Later, you can choose the Video Recorder option on the main interface.

launch fonelab screen recorder

Prepare for video recording 

You need to draw the screen area you want to capture first. Click the Lock icon to lock the screen if necessary. Then you can turn on the System Sound and Microphone options. It’s OK if you want to record the internal system sound only. Well, you can adjust the input volume by moving the slider below.

choose the video recorder

Start recording a video

After all preparations, you can click the REC icon. After the 3-second countdown, this video recorder software will start recording a video on Windows automatically. You can draw on the screen to take a snapshot freely.

start recording

Export the video

If you want to skip the certain part, you can click the Pause icon. Later, you can choose the Resume icon to continue recording. When you stop recording, you will get a popping-up window. As a result, you can preview the video from any time. Then choose the Save option followed by Next to save the recording video.

save the recording video

Furthermore, you can share the recording file to YouTube, Facebook and other sites within this Windows video recorder.  In a word, whenever you want to record desktop activities, you can free download FoneLab Screen Recorder for a try.

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