Tips to Record Better and More Impressive Screen Recording Videos
Capturing screen recording videos can be very useful – both to save and create content. But taking advantage of it and recording impressive videos can be tricky.
The good news is that there are several tips you can use to record better and more impressive videos.
Set Up the Recording Parameters for HHigh-QualityVideos
As you may have been able to guess if you want to record screen recording videos with better quality, the first place to start is the recording parameters.
In the case of screen recording there are three recording parameters in particular that will impact the video quality directly:
The resolution of the video that you capture using screen recording will be the resolution of the frame that you’re recording. In other words, the maximum resolution that you can record in is the full-screen display resolution of your screen.
To improve the resolution you will need to record a larger frame – if possible.
At times that can be done by maximizing the app or window that you’re recording. Alternatively, it may be possible to run it in full screen mode (normally by pressing F11).
As a general rule for video production, it may be best to record the full screen anyway. The video can then be cropped during post-production – so you have more options and control over the frame.
The aspect ratio of your video will also be based on the frame that you record. It is important in order to prevent the video being displayed in a letterbox, or stretched to fit.
Try to identify the aspect ratio that you require from your video in advance, and then set the frame size accordingly. In most cases, the ‘safest’ aspect ratio to use nowadays is the standard HD widescreen aspect ratio (16:9).
At times you may want to use a square (1:1) or vertical (9:16) aspect ratio however.
By increasing the frame rate that you record in, you can make your video look much more fluid. That is especially true for any movement that is in the recording frame – and even mouse cursor motion will be clearer and easy to track.
In general, a frame rate of 30 or higher is considered acceptable. That being said it would be best to record at 60 frames per second if possible.
It should be noted that many displays have a 60Hz refresh rate. That means a frame rate of 60 frames per second will make your video look closer to what you see on-screen.
If you adjust the recording parameters as described, the difference they make to the quality of your videos will be remarkable.
Optimize the System Performance
Recording videos from a screen will require RAM and processing power – especially at higher resolutions and frame rates.
That can be a problem at times, and if your system can’t cope with its performance will be affected. Just like everything else on your screen, that will be recorded in the video – which is definitely not impressive.
To help prevent that from being an issue, there are a few steps that you can take to optimize the system performance:
- Close any apps that aren’t required as part of the recording.
- Stop any background processes that aren’t needed via the Task Manager.
- Disable updates that may be scheduled, or install them prior to recording.
- Postpone any virus scans or other scheduled tasks until after the recording.
Any other steps that you can take to improve the system performance can help – but the list above is a good place to start.
Improve the Microphone Audio Quality
If you are recording audio via a microphone (i.e. to narrate the video) it is crucial that you make sure its quality is good.
Poor quality audio recorded via a microphone will make your video seem far less impressive, and drag down its overall quality.
To improve the microphone audio, there are a few steps that can be taken:
- Record using a decent microphone and not a cheap or built-in microphone from a webcam.
- Wear headphones will recording to reduce the risk of feedback due to the microphone picking up audio from the speakers.
- Find a quiet location to record in and try to minimize any background noise that may be present.
- Keep the microphone still by using a stand and setting it up on a stable surface.
- Speak closer to the microphone to improve its ability to pick up your voice.
- Use a pop filter that can help eliminate the ‘popping’ sound when you pronounce certain words.
Make no mistake there are lots of other ways to improve the audio quality – but that should cover the basics.
Aside from the areas listed above, there are several other additional improvements that could help you to capture more impressive videos:
- Clean the desktop, taskbar, and system tray to make your video look less cluttered and more professional.
- Display keystrokes on a screen using various tools so that they can be recorded if they are important to your video.
- Make mouse actions more visible by highlighting the cursor, setting a custom ‘click’ sound, displaying an animated effect for clicks, or through other means.
- Encode the video in the same resolution and frame rate that it was recorded in to avoid any issues.
While these improvements won’t directly affect the video quality, they can help make it look far better.
In general, the tips described above can be applied with any screen recorder Windows 8. For example, you could use Movavi Screen Recorder Studio.
Some screen recorders may have features that make certain tasks easier, but if yours does not you can normally find an alternative. That being said you should ensure your screen recorder lets you customize the recording parameters – most notably the frame rate.
All said and done recording better and more impressive videos using screen recording isn’t difficult. To be perfectly honest it is a lot easier than recording conventional videos – provided you understand how it works.
Now that you know that you should have no problem recording high-quality videos – be it for personal or professional purposes. Hope you like to share the good information “Impressive Screen Recording Videos”.