Prior to Windows 10 if you wanted to record video footage from your screen in Windows you’d have to use a third party screen recorder. That is no longer the case, however, and Windows 10 has a native one that you can use – but it is a bit ‘hidden’.
Technically speaking Windows 10’s native screen recording feature is designed as a game DVR and is meant to be used to record gameplay videos. The good news is that it can be used to record apps as well, you just need to know how to go about it.
In order to start using the screen recording feature, you should first open up the app that you want to record then hold down the ‘Windows’ key on your keyboard and press the ‘G’ key (i.e. ‘Win + G’). That will open up the ‘Game Bar’ in Windows 10, and if it is your first time using it with a particular app you’ll have to confirm that the app is the game (even if it isn’t).
On the ‘Game Bar,’ you’ll see several icons, one of which is a red circle that you can click to start recording your screen. Alternatively, you could press ‘Win + Alt + R’ to start recording.
While the recording is ongoing a red notification bar should appear on your screen that lets you know the duration of the recording. At any time you can click on this notification to stop recording, or you could open the ‘Game Bar’ and click on the icon to do so.
Although using Windows 10’s native screen recording feature can be convenient, it does have limitations and you won’t be able to adjust most of the recording parameters. That is why you may be better off still using a third-party screen recorder, and if you’d like the one that is easy to use yet has tons of features you need look no further than Movavi Screen Capture Studio.
Not only will Movavi Screen Capture Studio let you record your screen, but it has its very own built-in editor as well. It is possible to adjust any of the recording parameters according to your needs, including the capture area, audio source, frame rate, volume levels, and more. On top of that, the editor has everything you need to edit and improve your video after you’re done the recording.
Learning how to take a video of your screen with Movavi Screen Capture Studio is simple, and it won’t take more than a few minutes for you to set it up and start recording. More importantly, it can be used on any version of Windows and will give you the versatility that you need to record and produce exactly the type of videos that you want to.