How to Record Your Webcam Video on Windows and Mac with 5 Tools

How to Record Your Webcam Video on Windows and Mac with 5 Tools

You can create films of yourself sitting in front of a computer. If you add lights and choose a clean room without background noise, you can get high-quality webcam videos as well. There is no need to buy professional equipment. Actually, you can record webcam on your computer with the built-in camera. It is not difficult to film yourself using a computer’s webcam. Just read and get the complete tutorials here.

How to Record Webcam

How to Record Webcam

Part 1: How to Record Webcam and Screen at the Same Time

If you want to make training courses and online tutorials, using AnyMP4 Screen Recorder is the most time-saving choice. You can add annotations and voiceover into your screen recording video directly. The built-in video trimmer can remove unwanted video clips before export. After that, you can save webcam video or share it to YouTube in one stop.

Step 1: Launch AnyMP4 Screen Recorder after the installation. Choose Video Recorder to record webcam on your computer.

Interface

Step 2: Set the screen capture area. Turn on System Sound and Microphone. Don’t forget to turn on Webcam to activate the webcam recording feature.

Custom Recording Area

Step 3: Click REC to start recording webcam and screen video. You can pause, resume and stop recording screen video with your face. When the video recording process ends, you can preview and trim it in the Preview window. At last, click Save to export screen video with webcam.

Preview and Save Recording

Part 2: How to Record Webcam Video Online

You can also use AnyMP4 Free Online Screen Recorder to record webcam and desktop video. It is completely free to use. Though the video frame rate is downgraded from 60 fps to 24 fps. If you don’t care much about the recording video quality, you can do as the following paragraphs show.

Step 1: Click Launch Free Recorder and download its launcher as the popups show.

Download Recorder Launcher

Step 2: Draw on the desktop screen to set the capture area. Then enable Webcam and Audio options.

Select Recording Area Audio

Step 3: After preparations, click REC to record webcam and screen online for free.

Record Screen Free Online

Part 3: How to Record Webcam with QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is pre-installed on most Mac computers. You can use QuickTime as your free webcam recorder for Mac as well. Here is the tutorial to record webcam on Mac with QuickTime Player.

Step 1: Run QuickTime Player on Mac. Choose New Movie Recording from the File drop-down menu.

Step 2: You can see the front-facing camera pops up on Mac.

Step 3: Click REC to start and stop recording only webcam on Mac.

New Movie Recording

Part 4: How to Record Webcam with iMovie

iMovie is more than a simple video editor. You can record webcam with iMovie on Mac as well. Later, you can edit the recorded webcam video within iMovie.

Step 1: Download and install iMovie on Mac. Choose New Movie from the File drop-down list.

Step 2: Click the downside arrow on the iMovie interface. Choose FaceTime HD Camera under Camera in the left pane of iMovie.

Step 3: Unfold the Import to list on the top toolbar. Then select the iMovie project you are working with.

Step 4: Click Record near the bottom to record webcam on Mac using iMovie. You can click Close on the bottom right corner to stop recording webcam.

Step 5: Choose Projects on the top left corner to export iMovie webcam recording project.

Record Webcam Imovie

Part 5: How to Record Webcam with Camera

If you want to record webcam on PC, you can use the built-in Camera app. Though the recorded webcam video quality is not as good as a dedicated camera. Let’s see how to record webcam on Windows 10 and earlier versions within Camera.

Step 1: Open the Start menu to find the Camera app. Or you can use the Search bar to find Camera quickly.

Step 2: Find and click the Camera icon to switch to the Windows webcam recorder.

Step 3: Click the Camera icon again to start recording webcam video on your Windows computer.

Step 4: Click Stop to end up webcam recording on Windows. You can get the recorded webcam screen video in the Camera Roll folder inside Pictures by default.

Record Webcam with Camera

Part 6: FAQs of Recording Webcam

Why is my webcam not being detected?

The faulty drivers or driver conflicts may cause the problem. You can uninstall and reinstall Integrated Camera to make your webcam detectable. In addition, you can update the driver to solve the problem as well.

Can webcam capture screen size be adjusted?

No. The webcam size is not adjustable. You can only adjust the webcam position to record webcam and screen video on your computer.

How to record video on Mac with external camera?

Just plug the external camera into your computer. Once it is recognized, you can use the above webcam recorders to record Mac webcam video directly. Just adjust the webcam source before recording.

Conclusion

These are 5 different ways to record webcam with or without screen video. You can choose any one to record webcam video on your Windows or Mac computer. Just read and select one to record a video of yourself.

author Posted by Ted Klarso to Record Video
August 11, 2020 12:05

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