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Screen recording with audio has never been this easy

/ Nitesh Dutt

Let’s run through a quick hypothetical, you’re a business owner prepping for a software release and need to create a video showing customers how to use all-new features. 

Now, what do you believe is the best way to do this?

If you guessed a product demo, then you have half of the answer right. Bummer, right? WRONG! You want to create a product demo, but you’ll want to elevate your demo with screen recording footage.

You’re probably asking yourself, ‘how do I record my own screen and audio?

Have no fear, WeVideo is here ((insert your favorite superhero GIF))

In this blog, we’ll go over the following topics to make screen recording a breeze:

  1. Screen record with audio
  2. Record your desktop screen
  3. How to use screen and voice recording
  4. How to create professional videos
  5. How to screen and webcam record

Being able to screen record has many benefits and can elevate everything from product demos and presentations to instructional videos and product tutorials. WeVideo’s free screen recorder makes it easy without breaking the bank.

Screen record with audio

The best way to capture external audio coming from your webcam when screen recording is to use the dual capture feature in WeVideo. But, if you’re looking for a way to capture audio going through your headphones then you’ll need a workaround. There are a few ways to make this happen without losing audio quality. From paid options to free ones, finding a fix for the screen record with audio is simple. Here are a few of our favorites:

Learn more on How to record your screen and audio in WeVideo.

Free options

BlackHole

BlackHole is a free option for Mac users making it a great option for streamers, podcasters, instructors, composers and audio engineers.

VoiceMeter

VoiceMeter by VB-Audio is a free option for Android and PC users with the option to donate to help support the product.

Paid options

GroundControl Caster

The GroundControl Caster by GingerAudio is a virtual mixing board tailored toward streamers and podcasters that allows users to combine and mix audio feeds from various applications and input devices, add effects, and stream them to several destinations. There's a 7-day free trial or a one-time purchase of $39. One thing to note is that GroundControl Caster only works for Mac devices.

LOOPBACK

LOOPBACK by RogueAmoeba is a great option for Mac users who are looking for a simple yet feature-rich solution for audio routing. The paid option is a one-time fee of $100 and provides a great visual of how the routing of recorded audio works.

Record your desktop screen

Using WeVideo’s free online screen recorder, capturing your desktop screen is as easy as 1,2,3…or, 5. Here’s a quick rundown on how you can record your screen.

Select your editor

After logging into your dashboard, select the Full-featured editor to access all editing tools or the Simplified editor for your quick edits.

The "Full featured editor" and "Simplified editor" toggles highlighted in the WeVideo online video editing dashboard.

Hit record

From there, select Record to find options on what you can record. 

The "Record" toggle highlighted in "My media" tab.

You’ll be given the option of recording your Webcam, Screen or both. Select Screen to get to the next step.

"Screen" recording toggle highlighted.

Choose your audio source

Select where you want your audio to come from. There’ll be options for your desktop, external audio or no audio at all.

Audio source pop-up window.

Pick your screen

If you have dual monitors or multiple browser windows open, you’ll be asked to select which screen you want to record. Make your selection and click Share.

Screen contents pop-up window.

Save and edit

After you’re done recording your screen and audio, you can save your clip and start editing your timeline. Add any effects, text or background music to elevate your video. 

"Preview" pop-up window. "Save" button highlighted.

How to use screen and voice recording

Being able to record your screen and audio can be greatly beneficial when doing webinars, product/feature demos, presentations and tutorials. The video above from our Tuesday Tips and Tricks crew does a great job of outlining how to do voice recordings and what software can help you do so.

How to create professional videos

Taking your screen recordings to another level can be pretty simple…if you have the right tools. Follow the steps laid out above to record your screen with or without audio. After your recording is complete and saved, make sure to drop it in your timeline to begin your edit. 

Step 1: Select your editor

Step 2: Hit record

Step 3: Choose your audio source

Step 4: Pick your screen

Step 5: Save and edit

Rather than taking your screen recording to another editing platform, WeVideo is an all-in-one screen recorder and video editor. You can record your screen, audio and webcam then add your edits. Add transitions, text, motion titles and more to make your videos more professional.

Once finalized, publish and share your creation to social media or download and share anywhere.

How to use screen recordings to convert viewers into customers 

How to screen and webcam record

With WeVideo you also have a fully-functional screen and webcam recorder. You can record both simultaneously to create webinars, demos, tutorials and online gaming streams. Being on camera during any of these videos can help make your brand more friendly and personable, which can help build trust amongst your audience. 

Conclusion

Whether you’re creating a presentation, video game tutorial or product demo, being able to record your screen and audio can be highly beneficial. Regardless of what you want to create, WeVideo has got you covered.

WeVideo’s online FREE screen recorder

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