Screen recording on a Windows 8 laptop can be a useful tool for a variety of reasons. Whether you're creating a tutorial, capturing gameplay, or recording a video call, knowing how to screen record can come in handy. This guide will walk you through the process of screen recording on a Windows 8 laptop using a free software called OBS Studio.
Before you start, you need to download and install OBS Studio. OBS Studio is a free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming. You can download it from the official OBS Studio website. Once you've downloaded the software, follow the prompts to install it on your laptop.
After you've installed OBS Studio, open the program. You'll see a black screen with a variety of options. The first thing you need to do is set up your screen capture. To do this, right-click in the 'Sources' box and select 'Add'. From the list of options, select 'Display Capture'. A new window will open, allowing you to name your display capture. You can leave the name as the default or change it to something more descriptive. Click 'OK' when you're done.
Next, you'll need to select the display you want to capture. If you only have one screen, it should automatically be selected. If you have multiple screens, use the drop-down menu to select the screen you want to capture. You can also choose whether you want to capture your cursor. Once you've made your selections, click 'OK'.
Now that you've set up your screen capture, you're ready to start recording. To do this, simply click the 'Start Recording' button on the right side of the OBS Studio window. Everything that happens on your selected screen will now be recorded.
While you're recording, you can use the controls in OBS Studio to pause or stop your recording. When you're done recording, click the 'Stop Recording' button. Your recording will automatically be saved to your computer. To find your recording, go to the 'File' menu in OBS Studio and select 'Show Recordings'. This will open the folder where your recordings are saved.
In conclusion, screen recording on a Windows 8 laptop using OBS Studio is a straightforward process. By following these steps, you can easily capture whatever is happening on your screen. Whether you're creating a tutorial, capturing gameplay, or recording a video call, OBS Studio provides a free and easy way to record your screen.
Recording.new by Tella
Tella's Recording.new offers a complimentary screen capturing tool. With it, you have the option to capture your screen, webcam, or both simultaneously using your browser. If you're using a Samsung laptop, here's your guide:
Open a new tab and head to recording.new
Grant permission for the tool to use your camera and mic
Select "Share screen" and decide which screen you'd like to capture
Initiate the recording
Once you've captured what you need, hit the stop icon
You'll then land on the video's dedicated page to review and distribute its link
To store, modify, or fetch the video, registration with Tella is required.
For a live demo of Recording.new by Tella, check out the video below.