How to Record your Computer Screen and Webcam

FREE and works on Windows, Mac, & Linux. Record your computer screen and a webcam simultaneously.

There are lots of programs out there, like ezvid and Camtasia. Some have ads and others cost money. In this video, I walk through how to download, install, and set up Open Broadcaster Software (https://obsproject.com). It’s free, has no ads, and allows you to record your desktop and a webcam simultaneously. On forums, this is most often recommended as the best screen recording software. You can use this for gaming videos or even corporate walkthroughs and presentations.

The screen recorder is very powerful. Watch the video to learn how to configure and set it up.

INSTALL
To start, we’ll go to http://www.obsproject.com to install the OBS Studio or Open Broadcaster Software Studio software. Then we’ll install the software on my computer.

SOURCES
Once installed, the first thing we’ll do is add sources. We’ll add one for the ‘Display Capture’ — which gives us the desktop. We’ll add another for the ‘Video Capture Device’ — which gives us the webcam. You’ll want to make sure that Video Capture Device appears at the top of the list, which ensures that the video appears on top of the desktop image.

OUTPUT TAB
Next we check the output tab. This shows where the videos files are stored. You can also edit the file type that we store the video as. I personally prefer recording in .mp4.

AUDIO
Next we check the audio. You can see how you can adjust the audio level for system audio as well as for the mic.

Lastly, we’ll click on recording, show a demo recording in a game, and then play back the file to see how the recording worked.

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