Screen recording on an HP laptop (with or without sound) seems like something even the most basic device should be able to do.
After all, you can do it with a couple of swipes on an iPhone. So, why is it so hard getting it right on an HP laptop?
Short answer: it’s not if you use Tella.
Long answer: Windows 10 and 11 support the XBOX Game Bar but only for gameplay. You literally need to open a game before you can hit the screen record button.
So, if you want to record anything other than gameplay, you’ll need an asynchronous video app.
And that just so happens to be what Tella is.
On your HP laptop, head to your browser and type tella.tv (or click the link).
Here, you can sign up for free access to Tella’s screen recording app. There’s no download; you just screen record from your browser.
As well as recording your screen, Tella enables video and audio recording alongside your screen captures.
Once you’ve signed up, take a look around the “Get Started” page or head straight to “New Video” in the top right-hand corner.
When you select “New Video”, you move to the recording screen.
Here, you have options to tailor the screen recording option on your HP laptop.
First up, hit “Share screen” to change the layout of what’s getting recorded.
Your screen will now look like this:
This is where you can choose exactly what you need to record.
If you’re likely to flick between apps, you might want to choose the entire screen. If you need only one window or tab recorded, choose the Window or Chrome tab.
Tip: if you need to use other apps and don’t want them to appear in the recording, choose the relevant Window or Chrome tab option so people don’t see you switching between apps.
When your screen appears, check your sound (if needed) and camera (if needed) are set to the right devices using the options in the “Mute” and “Stop camera” menus.
Now, hit the red record button to start recording on your HP laptop.
The best part about the Tella + HP laptop combo is they feel like they’re made for each other. It’s a modern laptop for creatives and people on the move. People who like high-quality products and produce high-quality work.
Unlike bog-standard screen recorders, Tella comes into its own when you start editing your videos.
When you finish recording, you immediately move to the edit screen in Tella. On the right-hand side, you’ll see all your editing options.
Without any video editing skills, you can make the following changes:
Notice my head is in the bottom right-hand corner. By choosing a different layout, I can move my head to anywhere else in the video with one click.
I also changed from a circle to a square because I thought it looked neater.
None of these editing options need any coding experience or third-party apps. Just a few clicks of your mouse, touchpad, or touchscreen.
When you’re happy with the final cut, click “Finish” in the bottom right-hand corner and add your finishing touches:
Now you’re ready to send your video using the unique URL or download it ready to upload or send elsewhere.
You can even share your recording link in Slack—and people can watch your video without leaving Slack. Tella’s “for Slack” integration allows you to play Tella videos without leaving your favourite app.
Ready to start screen recording on your HP laptop?
If you need to record gameplay on your HP laptop, open the XBOX Game Bar.
Try hitting Windows+G or hitting Windows then searching for Game Bar. If it doesn’t come up, you’ll need to install it.
To install the Game Bar, go to the Microsoft store and search XBOX Game Bar then click install.
When you open the Game Bar, your screen looks like this:
It’s a little overwhelming but I took this screenshot using the “Capture” option which is the highlighted grey camera in the top left-hand corner.
The option to the right of “Capture” is “Record” but you’ll notice this isn’t available to click.
When you try, an error message says “Gaming features aren’t available for the Windows desktop or File Explorer.”
This rules out using the Game Bar screen recorder for anything other than games.
The XBOX Game Bar is a good option for gamers looking to record and upload their screenplay.
It’s free and built-in (unless you’ve uninstalled it) so there’s no cost to get setup.
But it doesn’t support anything other than gameplay.
If you need to screen record on your HP laptop for anything else, Tella is perfect for creating videos you can edit, repurpose, and send to colleagues and customers.
(And your first 10 videos are free too!)
People use Tella for all sorts of things:
You name it. Someone’s probably created a video using Tella for it.
And so can you.