How to Record Webcam Using Webcam Recorder Module

Leawo Screen Recorder provides an intuitive interface and clear guidance for both novices and experts to record webcam.

Step 1: Enter Webcam Recorder Module

Launch Leawo Screen Recorder on your computer. Then, click "Record Webcam" button to enter the Webcam Recorder module.

Step 2: Set Output Preferences

Before recording webcam, you can first set the output directory, video format, video encoder, video quality, video frame rate, audio quality, and audio sample rate. Click the three-bar icon on the top menu bar and choose "Settings" option in the drop-down menu, a "Preferences" panel will pop up. Click "Output" tab in the left column to set output preferences.

  • Output directory: Click the three-dot icon in the end of "Location of output files" option, then browse and choose a local folder as the video output directory.
  • Video format: Select a video format among MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MOV, TS, M2TS, AVI, MPEG, and VOB. By default, the video format is MP4.
  • Video Encoder: Select a video encoder between hardware and software.
  • Video quality: Select video quality between High, Medium and Low.
  • Frame rate: Select video frame rate between 5 and 60. The higher the frame rate, the more fluent the video.
  • Audio Quality: As with video quality, you can select audio quality between High, Medium and Low.
  • Sample rate: Select audio sample rate between 48000, 44100, and 32000. The higher the sample rate, the richer the audio details.

Step 3: Configure Related Settings Before Recording

By default, the System Sound and Webcam features are enabled automatically. You can click the down-arrow icon before each feature to call out a drop-down menu with a list of available sources, where you can switch to another source.

If a microphone is plugged in, you can click the "Microphone" icon to record audio from the microphone during the webcam recording process. Similarly, to switch to another source, click the down-arrow icon to call out a drop-down menu with a list of available sources.

To adjust volume of system sound and microphone, drag the scrollbar before each feature.
The volume of the sound will be displayed in the volume bar below the scrollbar.

Hover the mouse over the webcam recording window, a series of webcam settings icons will appear in the upper right corner:

  • Click the first icon to stick the webcam recording window to the top;
  • Click the second icon to horizontally flip the window;
  • Click the gear icon to enter "Camera Settings" panel, where you can choose recording camera, output format, and window position;
  • Click the forth icon to adjust window transparency;
  • Click the camera icon to snap a screenshot of the recording camera;
  • Click the cross icon to close the recording webcam. Note that if there is no webcam recording, it will automatically change to record audio.

The above settings will also be provided in real time during the webcam recording process.

Step 4: Start to Record Webcam

The "Record" button is located in the right of the Webcam Recorder window, click it to start recording. Or, you can press the hotkeys you set to start recording. By default, the hotkeys to start and stop recording are "Ctrl + Alt + S". If you’ve checked the "Show countdown before recording" option in the "Preferences" panel, the recording will begin after the countdown (from 3 to 1).

During the webcam recording process, you can click the pause button to temporarily stop the process, and click the resume button to restart the stopped process. Alternatively, you can press the hotkeys you set to pause and resume the process. By default, the hotkeys to pause and resume are "Ctrl + Alt + R". To minimize the window, click the minus button in the end, or press the hotkeys you set to hide the panel. By default, the hotkeys to show and hide the flat panel are "Ctrl + Alt + H".

If you want to enable or disable "System Sound" or "Microphone" during the webcam recording process, click the settings button , and then click the icon of each feature to enable or disable the corresponding feature.

To schedule the recording process, click the clock button in the top menu bar, and select the checkbox before "Record length". Then, enter time in the boxes, or enter time by clicking the "Modify" button . Plus, you can select the checkbox before "Shut down when recording ends" to let the program automatically shut down after the screen recording process is complete.

Note: The record length should be not less than 1 second.

Step 5: Manage Recordings

After the webcam recording process is complete, click the "Stop" button to stop recording. Or, you can press the hotkeys you set to stop recording. By default, the hotkeys to stop recording are "Ctrl + Alt + S". Then, in the "Record History" panel, all recordings will be listed with name, dimension (if available), duration (if available), and size. In addition, you can click the box before "History" to show all recordings, video, audio, or screen capture respectively, or search for recordings in the searching bar.

By clicking on each recording, four buttons will appear in the end. You can click the "Play" button to view the recording, click the "Rename" button to rename the recording, click the "Open folder" button to open the location of the recording, and click the "Delete" button to delete the recording.

To remove all history recording from the list, click "Remove all" button in the bottom, and then click "OK" button in the pop-up window. If you don’t want to delete local file, uncheck the box before "Delete local file".

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