Record Video with TechSmith Capture

Quickly record anything on your screen with the TechSmith Capture video recorder.

TechSmith Capture is supported on macOS 10.15 or earlier. To learn more about running TechSmith Capture on macOS, see this support article.

  1. Install or open TechSmith Capture application.
  2. The Capture dialog appears. Click Capture or press Shift+F11 (Windows) or Shift+Command+1 (Mac). 

    To change the upload destination, click gearicon.png > Destination

  3. The orange crosshairs appear. Click and drag to select an area to record.
  4. To edit the selected area, complete any of the following: 
    • Drag the handles to adjust the selection.
    • To enter a specific size, type the dimensions in pixels into the Width and Height fields.
    • To move the selected area on the screen, click within the selected area and drag the selection to the desired location.
  5. Click the Video Capture button.
  6. The Video Recording toolbar appears. Select the recording settings: 
    • Webcam: Record video from a built-in or connected webcam. Click the dropdown to select the camera device and display settings: 
      • Picture-in-Picture: The webcam displays as a small video in the corner of your video.
        • To change the Picture-in-Picture position, click the dropdown and select a Placement option.
        • To change the size of the Picture-in-Picture, drag a corner of the webcam preview in or out.
      • Fullscreen Webcam: The webcam fills the entire video display area. Screen video is not recorded when the Fullscreen Webcam option is enabled.

      The webcam display settings (Picture-in-Picture or Fullscreen Webcam) cannot be changed during recording.

    • Microphone Audio: Record the audio from your computer's built-in microphone or from a connected USB microphone.
    • System Audio: Record the sound from your computer such as application alerts or the audio playing from your speakers.
  7. To start recording, click the Record button or press Shift+F11 (Windows) or Shift+Command+1 (Mac).
  8. To stop recording, click the Stop button or press Shift+F11 (Windows) or Shift+Command+1 (Mac).
  9. The preview opens. Click the Upload button to send the video to the selected destination.

TechSmith Capture uploads the video to your selected destination (Screencast or Knowmia Pro). 


Tip for Windows Users

For quick access, add TechSmith Capture to your taskbar.

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Browse to TechSmith Capture in Apps.
  3. Right-click the TechSmith Capture option and select More > Pin to taskbar. SC2020-PinCaptureAppInOS.png


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