A laptop camera is generally used for video chatting. On the other hand, many people are looking for ways on how to record with laptop camera. Most of them want to record themselves in using laptop webcam in making cover songs, a video message for someone special, or they might want to upload/broadcast something in the internet. Some make videos for business purpose, or making a live show for sharing via social network. Sadly, web camera alone cannot be used as a recorder. A tool is needed so that you can record a webcam video.
Tools for capturing laptop camera
#1. Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder
This is a web-based screen recording tool which can be used as laptop webcam recording application. It can not only record screen of computer but also record the laptop camera activity along with system sound, microphone or both. While capturing, you are allowed to hide the camera window to avoid from interrupting your work on computer. You can as well save the video in any formats like AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV and more.
Aside from recording only webcam, it also supports inserting camera while recording desktop screen to make a picture-in-picture video. This is quite useful for making video tutorials or gameplay tricks. To record laptop camera, just follow the simple steps below.
- Go to the home page of this laptop camera recorder and click on “Start Recording” button to run the application. Note that it requires installing a safe launcher when first time using it.
- Once the application is ready, go to options to configure some necessary settings.
- Hit the monitor-like icon and choose to record only webcam or choose “Screen” and go ahead for PIP video recording.
- Click on “REC” button to start recording. Then you may press pause button and tick green check mark when you’re done.
If you feel like using a desktop and more functional tool, you can make use of Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro. This tool has advanced feature as compared with the online one. It has the function of advanced editing tool allowing users to crop, trim and merge videos. Furthermore, it offers a task scheduler that can be used for recording webcam automatically at the fixed time you set when you are absence from computer.
#2. Microsoft Movie Maker
This is one of the common tools used in recording laptop camera. It is a free tool released by Microsoft Corporation which is only suitable for Windows users. Additionally, it also has an editing feature allowing users to come up with a good output. Users can choose to use different effects and animations to make the video more appealing. However, unlike the first tool given, this tool does not allow users to edit videos while recording. You can only add text, effects and images right after your recording. Moreover, this tool needs installation for you to be able to use it.
#3. Debut Video Capture Software
This is also a screen recorder with the function of recording laptop camera video. This tool has the feature of editing video while recording. However, it only allows users to add texts and the changing of video color. After recording, your video will automatically be saved in the “Recordings” folder. If you wish to do more editing, you can click on the “Edit” tab but it will ask you to install another software.
These tools have the same function in terms of recording a laptop webcam. However, not all of them give the same features. Some are more advance as compared with the other ones. You need to choose wisely to come up with a presentable video.