Find the Suitable Webcam Video Recorders to Capture Video from Webcam

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"I want to make a live cooking video sharing with my friends at abroad, but I also want to keep the live video from my camera for preservation. My computer only lets me to show my love video, but not record videos with its recording software. Are there any free video capture software? I do not want to spend money for a part-time video sharing." - Ross

"Because of my job, I need to capture webcam video and computer screen for sharing. Those webcam recorders online do work. But I do not want to put my business info exposed to others. Are there recorders that supports to recording with webcam and also record my Windows computer monitor?" - Benjamin

In life, webcam are used widely for various reasons. You can use it to contact your friends, families or others. You are allowed to make a video tutorial for cooking or makeup. Still you may want to use webcam to make live show. However, if you only want to make live video, then you can complete it directly with webcam. But if you want to record a video for preparing to upload to YouTube for sharing, or hope to make a video tutorial to show your business partners, then you had better record your webcam video, and then check if it is good enough to share them. When coming to this problem of how to record a video with webcam, you may feel a headache. Which webcam recorder is the best? Online webcam recorder is safe? Free webcam recording software is good? How to record a video with webcam?... Keep reading this post, and you will no longer struggle for these questions.

What is the best webcam capture software

If you Google for webcam recorders, you will find a great deal of webcam video recording software. They may be webcam recorder apps that you need to download to your Mac or Windows computer (free or paid). Also they may be webcam video recorders online that you could start to use webcam to record video directly. What type do you need? See the following descriptions.

Online webcam video recorders

Not every webcam recorders let you record webcam video like Skype (Skype can let you record Skype screen with its built-in online webcam recorder). So you have to turn to other online webcam capture software when you do not use online chat tools to record webcam video.

Online webcam video recorder

This online webcam recorder is from Toolster, a universal online service. This online webcam recording software is total free. You just need Adobe Flash Player and your permission (Click "Allow" in the inviting pop-up window) to access the webcam. After preparing your camera, click "Start recording" button on its web page to start to record a webcam video. It allows you to select microphone voice, FPS, and a level of sound or mute mode. And the recorded webcam video will be saved in FLV, and you can preview or download the video.

Online Webcam Video Recorder
  • Pros
  • 1. It is total free to record webcam video on Mac or Windows.
  • 2. You do not need to download any apps for webcam recording.
  • Cons
  • 1. It has the limited time to let you record 2 minutes.
  • 2. It is not safe enough to record video using webcam for some business use.
  • 3. The recorded video gets a buffer when previewing it.

Video Recorder

This is another free online video recorder. All what you need is your computer, camera, and stable internet connection. It lets you record video from webcam, and take pictures right in your browser. In its permission pop-up interface, you could get is flexible settings for microphone audio, file storage on your computer or Google Drive or Dropbox. You are allowed to choose its recording area as full screen or mirror. And the video quality is available for your selection. The interface is simple as they can be to let the fresh hand to capture webcam video easily.

Online Webcam Video Recorder
  • Pros
  • 1. The app can record videos of unlimited length for free.
  • 2. It is secure to save your webcam recordings to third-party.
  • Cons
  • 1. The bad internet connection will interrupt the webcam recording frequently.
  • 2. No any service support for problematic webcam recording video.

Her you can conclude that online webcam recorders are free for your part-time use. And some of they have time limitation, security care, and internet connection. So you need to take care of recording video with free online webcam capture software.

Webcam recorder apps on Windows or Mac

While you have personal video to record with webcam, you can try some other video recorder apps that you download to your PC or Mac for a private recording.

Screen Recorder

Screen Recorder is the webcam recorder that allows you to record webcam video as well as screen on your computer monitor. You need to download this app, and make your webcam is on, and then launch this software on your Windows computer (by now, it only has Windows version) orderly. You are allowed to select webcam recording area, set system audio or microphone audio, video quality, and choose MP4 or WMV to capture video from webcam. Also, it supports multi-monitor record when you have more than one computer at hand. You will be given to preview the webcam video and save it to your PC quickly because of real-time coding compression.

Screen Recorder
  • Pros
  • 1. It is safe to record video on webcam and computer monitor on your Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.
  • 2. It has no time limitation to record any webcam video.
  • 3. It lets you capture webcam photos for a saving on your PC.
  • Cons
  • 1. Its free version only allows you to save 2 minutes webcam video.
  • 2. By now, this webcam recorder only gets its Windows version, not Mac support.

Movavi Video Editor

Movavi Video Editor is webcam video recorder open to Windows and Mac. You need to download this app from its official page and install on your PC or Mac. After launching it, you can click "Record Video" to start webcam capture directly or get capture settings like video resolution, audio and video capture device, file saving location, etc. After stopping recording webcam video, you can save the file directly or back to its editor to edit your webcam recorded video. It provides other editing features like transitions, titles, filters, crop, audio/video-added, audio fade-in/fade-out to adjust your video effects.

MOVAVI Video Editor
  • Pros
  • 1. It lets you record webcam video with HD resolution to 1080p.
  • 2. You can upload your webcam video to YouTube, Facebook, Google Plus, etc.
  • 3. It lets you edit your webcam recorded video with more features.
  • Cons
  • 1. This webcam recorder gets a blank window for your previewing.
  • 2. After the recording, the video can be converted to MP4/MOV/FLV/AVI, etc. So it will take you more time to save the webcam captures video to your Windows or Mac.
  • 3. The trial version of this webcam capture software will overwrite the original recording file.

Free2X Webcam Recorder (Free)

This is a free webcam video recorder for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP user. After launching this record on your PC, you need click "Connect" to let this software detect your webcam. The obvious menus of Record, Snapshot, Watermark, Hotkeys, ec. enable new hand to record a video with webcam facilely. You can also set time schedule to let this software start or stop recording automatically. The webcam recorded videos can be saved as AVI or WMV. And you can open it directly with your Windows Media player or VLC player. By the way, the webcam video recorder is provided for free, you can also donate $25 if you are willing. All Donations are considered gifts and are non refundable. This is the claim form its official page.

Free2X Webcam Recorder
  • Pros
  • 1. It is very easy to record video with your webcam.
  • 2. It is a free webcam photo and video capture.
  • Cons
  • 1. It saves you webcam recording to your PC automatically without any option. Only you click "File Manager", can you delete or run your recordings.
  • 2. The recording process gets an occasional buffer during the recording process.

By now, you can get a summary of webcam recorder apps on your computer privately that, only if you want to record a long webcam video with some private information, or you may need to edit your webcam captured files, you can try to find the suitable one from the webcam recorder above.

How to record video from webcam with webcam recorder

From the above webcam recorder, you must have found what webcam capture software is the exact one you need. Now in this part, we will take one webcam recorder as an example to show you how to record video from webcam with Screen Recorder. Firstly, you need to download this software to your PC for capturing.

Connect or turn on camera on PC

Before you record a video with web capture software, you need to make sure you have connect your USB camera or turn on camera on your laptop.

Install Screen Recorder

After downloading this webcam capture software to your PC, install and launch it instantly. Choose recording area, and saved format of WMV or MP4.

Record webcam video

After making all necessary settings, click the "REC" button to start the webcam recording. Click the stop button to preview and save your recording to PC.

Record Webcam Video
  • When you use this webcam record to take webcam video recording, the following points you should pay attention to:
  • 1. You need to select recording area manually to get the exact webcam video as you want, when you record Skype, Hangouts call, etc.
  • 2. This Windows webcam recorder lets you also capture extra screen on your computer monitor to show other info that you want to show to others.
  • 3. Not only microphone audio, you can still record system audio from your computer to add your webcam video, like record music online.
  • 4. It lets you capture any video show on your computer monitor, like online YouTube video, live gameplay, online music, etc. so you can save YouTube video, or download SoundCloud music in a special way.

A brief conclusion can be made from the above description that, you should choose the suitable webcam recorder to record your video with webcam.

You can learn the steps from the video below:

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October 09, 2016 03:57 / Posted by to Recorder, Video
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