The advancement in technology breaks location barriers like what videoconferencing does. People from different parts of the world can communicate with each other without personally meeting in one location as this can be done using Internet connected computers and smartphones. This also saves the travel expense for individuals and companies. What’s even better is that the video conference can be recorded in your absence and let you review it later. Furthermore, you may also record video conference if you wish to review what was discussed afterwards.
Different Ways to Record Your Video Conference
There are various ways to save a video conference. In this article, I will show you two methods on how to do this. One is by using Pamela and the other one is using Apowersoft Screen Recorder. Let’s get to know more about these applications so you can weigh your options better.
Method 1: Pamela
Skype is one of the most popular programs that are used for video conferencing. As a workaround, Pamela, a plugin of Skype, is specially designed to record a video conference holding on Skype. It’s compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Pamela comes with a free version that lets you record up to 5 minutes of video conference. You may also upgrade to the paid version if you want unlimited recordings. Once you have Pamela installed, open the tool and change the settings to your preference by clicking on “Tools” then “Options”. Some of the settings include automatically opening Pamela when Windows starts, opening Skype when Pamela is launched, automatically recording calls, etc.
If you set Pamela to automatically record your calls, it will start recording each time you make calls or video conference. If not, you can manually record by clicking the “Record” button on Pamela. Recording will automatically stop when the call ends. But you also have the option to pause or stop the recording anytime. The paid version also comes with a feature to schedule a conference call, which you might find helpful as you can record online conference even when not in front of your computer.
Method 2: Apowersoft Screen Recorder
Apowersoft Screen Recorder can record high quality video conference and everything that you see on your screen. It can also record audio from your system, from the microphone or both sources along with the video simultaneously. It has a straightforward user interface so it would be easy to use. Once you have it installed on your computer, you can follow these steps to record a video conferencing.
- Before recording, click “Audio input” and select your option.
- Click “Record” and click “Full screen” if you wish to record the whole screen or “Region” if you wish to select a specific area. It is recommended that you maximize video conference window to full screen so you can record the whole window for better quality.
- Click the “Start” button to start recording once the video conference begins.
Apowersoft Screen Recorder also comes with a scheduling feature that lets you set the start time and duration of recording. It also allows capturing screenshots, video editing, as well as converting recorded videos to other formats including MKV, 3GP, MPEG, FLV, MP4, AVI and SWF.
After going through the two methods, we could conclude that both applications are great when it comes to recording video conference. However, if you are looking for a more powerful tool that offers more features, Apowersoft Screen Recorder is the winner. This is because it comes with a converter and video editing tools that the other program does not have. Furthermore, it has a version for Windows and Mac.