STEP 1. Download and install VideoSolo Screen Recorder
Click on the Download button below and take a minute to complete the setup of VideoSolo Screen Recorder for Windows 10. Then, let’s hit the road.
There is a default and free screen recorder for Windows 10/11 – Xbox Game Bar. However, this pre-installed software is mainly designed for recording gameplay. Quickly launch it by pressing Win + G on the keyboard, and widgets for screen recording will be shown on the screen. Although there are many widgets, Xbox Game Bar is easy to use. If you want to record your computer screen, just click the Capture button in the toolbar on the top.
Free Cam is a free screen recorder and also provides a premium version. This software is easy to use with an old-fashion interface. It can capture on-screen activities in a selected region with system sound and your voice. Also, it allows a mouse highlight feature during your recording. However, it cannot record a webcam. The recordings can be saved as MP4 videos without watermarks and then directly uploaded to YouTube.
Screencast-O-Matic is a paid screen recorder for education, work, or personal use starting at $14.4 per year. The software has limited features according to your plan. It can capture your screen with a webcam in 15 minutes and allow users to add background music, audio narration, and caption. Users can save recordings to the computer in MP4, AVI, or FLV files, and then upload them directly to YouTube.
If you’re a YouTuber, OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) would be your best screen recorder for windows 10. This open-source utility is free to use and enables users to go live streaming on YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, and Facebook or record all activities on the screen to MP4 with H.264 and H.265 codecs. However, it’s a senior program and not that easy to get used to.
Also, you cannot pause or add notes and highlights during the recording process. Neither can you edit nor crop the video after recording. The program has high requirements on devices and may lead to recording lags or a black screen when recording your computer screen.
Camtasia is a high-end screen recorder developed by TechSmith. It comes with a video editor that allows users to trim, split, and add various effects, transitions, annotations, animations, highlights, and more. The program can record the full screen, a specific window, or a selected region with webcam overlay and sounds from the microphone and system. Your recordings can instantly be uploaded to platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Panopto, Knowmia, and more.
Bandicam is a high-quality screen recorder for Windows 10 starting at $33.26 per year. This top-rated screen-capturing software enables users to record a certain region of the PC screen with a webcam overlay. It allows real-time drawing and mouse effects during the recording process, but cannot hide the toolbar.
This screen recorder can record everything on your computer and save it in MP4 or AVI video format of up to 4K. Also, it’s possible to record activities on your gaming consoles, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and others. However, it doesn’t have a video editor for post-reproduction.
Icecream Screen Recorder is also a paid software but is unavailable for a free trial. This desktop screen recorder boasts an intuitive user interface to easily start recording your meetings, webinars, and courses on the PC screen. The recordings will be saved in MP4, MOV, and AVI video formats and instantly uploaded and saved to its server.
What’s more, it allows users to add logos, real-time annotations, and a custom webcam overlay during the recording process. Users can also trim the video after the recording with limited features. Some users reported that it somehow occurs that the audio lags behind the frame for no reason.