People often have a very one-dimensional view of screen recording in Windows due to the fact that they only ever see it used in a particular way. However the truth is that there are several interesting ways that you can make use of screen recording in several interesting ways if you explore its capabilities fully.
To Create Video Content
The most common way in which screen recording is used is as a tool to create video content. Its ability to capture footage directly from the screen of your Windows machine makes it the perfect way to record video footage of any apps or software – or even Windows itself.
Some of the more popular types of video content that are created with screen recording include:
- How-to guides or tutorials involving digital products that showcase how to perform a certain action within an app or using a product.
- Product demonstrations of digital products that explore their features and capabilities, and show them being used.
- Product reviews that use screen recording to show viewers a digital product and its advantages or disadvantages.
- Expert interviews conducted via video calls using platforms such as Google Hangouts or Skype that can be captured using screen recording.
- Gameplay videos of various types that use in-game footage of video games to create content.
- Fair use videos by capturing clips of other videos using screen recording and creating content from them subject to fair use guidelines.
Although that is just the tip of the iceberg, it should give you a sense of the diverse types of video content that can be created using screen recording. Although it is most frequently used to create video guides or demonstrations, its versatility should be clear based on the list above.
To Save Content From a Screen
The other set of ways in which screen recording can be used revolve around its ability to save content from a screen. Because screen recording will let you capture video footage of anything and everything that is on your screen – it can be used to save it.
Simply put screen recording can be used in a similar way to screenshots – but are far more effective at the same time. The images captured by screenshots are stills, and so while they can be used to save content they have numerous limitations. Screen recording does not share those limitations however, and can be used to save a much wider range of content such as:
- Video calls and conferences by recording them while they’re ongoing along with the audio from them.
- Online streaming videos and livestreams of any kind by capturing them directly as they’re being played.
- Bugs and technical issues to show exactly what the problem is, what causes it, and make it easier to get assistance.
- Ephemeral content from social media that is designed to otherwise disappear after a fixed duration.
As you can imagine the ability of screen recording to save content will open up several interesting opportunities in its own right. All that you need to take advantage of it is a screen recorder of some kind, and for example you could try Movavi Screen Capture Studio by following the steps at www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-do-screen-capture-in-windows10.html.
Considering how useful screen recording can be, it is definitely worth trying it out. Nowadays there are a lot of user-friendly options out there that you can use, and there is even a built-in screen recorder (of sorts) within Windows 10.
Even if you don’t use it regularly, knowing how to record your screen in Windows is likely to prove useful at some point or other.