How to Make Screen Capture Videos

It's easy to make a snapshot of your PC's screen, or of any running application. Just press Shift + PrtSc or Alt + PrtSc. Screen images are helpful for all kinds of tasks, but they are nothing like having a Screen Capture Video, or "screencast". This article shows you how easy it is to make screen capture videos using Replay Screencast from Applian Technologies Inc.

Heck - why read an article? Here's a screencast about... Replay Screencast.

Well, if you're still more comfortable with print, here's how to make screen capture videos:

Replay Screencast makes it easy to record from any Window on your desktop. Here's how to do it:

  1. Download and install Replay Screencast.
  2. Open Replay Screencast - it appears like this:

  3. Click Settings. The Settings dialog appears:

  4. Select Video Recording Window.
  5. Choose the application you want to record.
  6. If you want to narrate while recording, choose Mic or Microphone as your Audio Recording Line.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Record.
  9. Wait 2 seconds until Replay Screencast's status shows "Recording," as shown here:

  10. Start interacting with the program you're recording.
  11. Click Stop when you're done.

Note: If image does not appear while running a video player, you will need to set the hardware acceleration to NONE in the display setting under the control panel in your operating system.

Recording a Screen Region

You can also record from a rectangular region on your PC's screen. This is useful if you want to record a part of an applications Window, your entire desktop, or multiple applications.

To set up a screen region to record from:

  1. Click Settings.
  2. Select Screen Region.
  3. With your mouse, drag the bulls eye to the top-left corner of the region.
  4. Release the mouse button, then drag to the bottom-right corner of the region to record from.
  5. Release the mouse button, and right -click. The screen coordinates of the region are entered into the Settings dialog.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Record your video as explained above.

Products mentioned in this article:

Replay Screencast