Video recording

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Recording Modes

Screenbits can record desktop in four different modes. You can change the mode by the Recording Mode button in the Main View.

Figure 1: Recording Modes


Full Screen

This option allows you to record entire desktop.

  1. In the main view, click Recording Mode button to open selection menu.
  2. From selection menu, select Full Screen.
  3. Click Record button to start recording.

If you have set up multiple displays, you can choose which one to record under the Full Screen menu as below:

  • Select <primary display> to record primary display.
  • Select <all displays> to record all displays.
  • Select Dispay n to record the nth display.

Window

Use this option to record a specific window.

  1. In the main view, click Recording Mode button to open selection menu.
  2. From selection menu, click Window to open selector view
  3. Click on the window you want to record.
  4. Click OK to close the selector view.
  5. Click Record button to start recording.

Fixed

Use this option to record a fixed area of desktop.

  1. In the main view, click Recording Mode button to open selection menu.
  2. From the selection menu, select Fixed to open selector view.
  3. Select the area you want to record.
  4. Click OK to close the selector view.
  5. Click Record button to start recording.

Pointer

Use this option to record the area around the mouse pointer.

  1. In the main view, click Recording Mode button to open selection menu.
  2. From the selection menu, select Pointer to open selector view.
  3. Click on the selected area to commit cursor selection.
  4. Change size of the of selected area if needed.
  5. Click OK to close the selector view.
  6. Click Record button to start recording.

Improving Performance

There are several ways to improve performance of video recording. If you want to get better frame-rate, experiencing glitches in the recorded video, or using the app on a low-end device, use one or more instructions on this page to improve the performance of video recording.

Output Resolution

Performance improves significantly when an smaller resolution is selected. It also reduces size of the output file.

Frame-Rate

Another important factor in improving performance is frame rate of the output size. Lower frame rate improves performance significantly. However, a very low frame rate video may also look laggy. Currently, the default frame rate is set to 15; if you are experiencing performance issues, we suggest you to lower the frame rate to 10.

Output Quality

Lowering quality of the output is another way to improve the performance.

Recording Area

If recording entire desktop is not necessary, you may use different recording mode to record smaller area.

Display Resolution

Usually, display adapters support multiple resolutions for the display. Selecting a lower resolution improves performance significantly. To lower the display resolution:

  1. Open Settings app from Action Center.
  2. Click System to open System settings.
  3. From the left side menu, Click Display to open Display settings.
  4. From Resolution selector, select an smaller resolution.
  5. Click Keep Changes to confirm

Game Settings

If you use Screenbits to record your gaming experience, you can also improve performance of the app significantly by adjusting settings in game.

Start recording in game

It is highly recommended to start recording in-game rather than starting when the game is minimized and then switching to the game. You can use hotkeys to start recording in game while the app is minimized.

Game Resolution

Using lower resolutions improves performance significantly. Refer to your game options to lower the resolution, if supported.

Video Quality

Lowering the video quality can also improve performance. Refer to your game options to lower the quality, if supported.