Record a Video


TechSmith Knowmia makes it easy to create and share videos for online learning. Record a MP4 video of your screen, presentation slides, and optional webcam video. Switch between speaker webcam and your screen or presentation.

TechSmith Capture is supported on macOS 10.15 or earlier. To learn more about running TechSmith Capture on macOS 11 Big Sur, see this support article.


  1. Install the TechSmith Capture application.
  2. In Knowmia, click the Launch Capture button.
  3. The Capture dialog appears. Click Capture or press Shift+F11 (Windows) or Shift+Command+1 (Mac).
  4. The orange crosshairs appear. Click and drag to select an area to record.
  5. 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.
  6. Click the Video Capture button.
  7. 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.
  8. To start recording, click the Record button or press Shift+F11 (Windows) or Shift+Command+1 (Mac).
  9. To stop recording, click the Stop button or press Shift+F11 (Windows) or Shift+Command+1 (Mac).
  10. The preview opens. Click the Upload button to send the video to TechSmith Knowmia.

TechSmith Capture uploads the video to My Library.


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