How to record video from the monitor screen using the program FastStone Capture
The process of recording video from the screen – not the prerogative of only the owners of productive experts in computers and software video editors. Earning in the field of videoblogging or infobusiness removing screencasts will definitely have to get more or less powerful PC or laptop to learn at least the basics of video editing in a functional video editor. But if we are talking about Amateur videos, fixing some steps on the computer for family and friends or himself in the future, to record video from the monitor screen can be the simplest way. Absolutely free, with minimal consumption of system resources during recording, without wasting time on extensive studying of tools to record video from the monitor screen using the program for Windows FastStone Capture.
The video recording from the monitor screen using the program FastStone Capture and it will go lower.
Briefly about FastStone Capture
FastStone Capture is a functional screenshoter, and the emphasis in the program is made for the process of creating still images from the monitor screen. The ability to record video from the screen, the developers made the appendage to the main features of the software. Because part of the functionality to create screencasts of some of advanced features you will not find. Nevertheless, the basic settings for creating videos and even a simple video editor in FastStone Capture present.
The video files the program saves only in WMV format. Since this is the format of Windows Media Video from Microsoft, with its playback on Windows-based devices won’t be a problem. No other format video output FastStone Capture does not. However, given the abundance of free videoconverter on the market of software, it is unlikely that this time can be attributed to the shortcomings of the program.
FastStone Capture is a paid software, but the developers thoughtfully provided a free trial version valid for 30 days. The only thing that will overshadow all these 30 days is a warning window before you run the program with the remaining number of free days of use trial version. There are no other constraints, in particular functional trial version does not provide. The great advantage of the latter is that she’s not responding to my previous install on the same computer with the same operating system. After 30 days of free use of the program will be held, the trial version of FastStone Capture, you can uninstall and install again. And again get 30 days free use. And all this legally.
Download, install, and Russification programs
Let’s install the program FastStone Capture and take a closer look at how it can help the process of removing the video from the monitor screen.
Go to the website of the developer program and downloaded the latest installer latest version. In our case it is version 8.2.
FastStone Capture is presented in multiple formats for download, including portable version of the program. Choose the normal installer and fully install the program on your computer.
Install the program.
After running see a warning window with a countdown. Click «Continue Trial» to start the program.
The program starts and minimizes to the system tray. From there you can run a small operating window with buttons to most popular functions, as well as by calling the context menu to see the full list of features and settings.
The program initially does not provide a Russian interface, but those who with the English «You» can manually Russify FastStone Capture, download the files of Russian localization. Everything you need to launch the program in Russian is to move the file «FSCapture.RUS» and «FSRecorder.RUS» in the installation folder FastStone Capture. Unpack the archive with these files, select them and copy.
Go to the install folder of the program. If the installation path has not changed, is:
C:Program Files (x86)FastStone Capture
For 32-bit Windows systems this is the path accordingly:
C:Program FilesFastStone Capture
In the installation directory of the program context menu and insert the files Russification.
Naturally, such an operation requires administrator privileges. Confirm validity.
After a restart, the program will be in English.
Setting video recording from the monitor screen
The video recording function from the monitor screen you can select in the context menu on the program icon in the system tray.
A normal left click on the FastStone Capture icon in your system tray will launch a small window with operating buttons functions, including will video.
In principle, any convenient of these two options run video. After starting, you must determine the area of video recording – a separate active application window, a particular fixed region, full screen with Windows taskbar.
At the bottom of this window now. FastStone Capture allows you to record only sound from a connected microphone, only the sound of the computer (everything that is heard in the speakers, for example, music player, sound notification Windows) is also available, both of these options together.
The options button in the lower right corner will allow you to conduct a more detailed configuration of the process to make video from screen of monitor.
In the tab options Videos the first step is to change the preset parameter frequency fps of 10 to a maximum of 25. The quality of the video, default preset as good, can change for the best. Capture in the frame of the cursor, its style, size, and illumination settings are purely personal preference.
In the tab «Audio» you can adjust the volume of sounds.
The only hot key to operate the process of recording video from screen of monitor can be reassigned.
Tab «output files» offers a template name the output video, but too much bother this time makes sense when we are talking about live streaming the withdrawal of screencasts, possibly with multiple takes. The most important option here is to prescribe the fate of the video after removal. For convenience, it is better to choose the opening video after saving in the editor FastStone Capture, if, of course, editing is expected.
All changes applied by the «OK» button and you can start video recording from the monitor screen.
Video recording from the monitor screen
Having dealt with the options, click the «Record»button.
A window will appear displaying the configured parameters of the video and a start button. To begin recording, press either the start button or the hotkey (default is Ctrl+F11).
All video recording screen went.
To complete the video or to pause the process of recording by clicking the record icon video FastStone Capture in the system tray or using hotkeys. After the break, you can press the button «Continue», and if the video is over, click respectively on «Save».
Save the video file.
During the saving process, if necessary, you can reduce the size of the video. The original video resolution will be selected by default, and the smaller size manually placed in the appropriate boxes.
Video editing built-in editor FastStone Capture
Since in our case the options before recording a video was assigned to its subsequent opening in the embedded editor, FastStone Capture, after you save the file the window of this editor, actually, and see.
Capabilities built-in video editor FastStone Capture is very modest. The video can be corrected by cutting out certain frames of a predetermined duration according to the forward or backward.
The necessary frames are stored in the image file.
Separate periods of video can be scaled and applied to selected frames of simple build objects of type arrows, circles, squares, highlights, marker etc.
To go back to editing videos is possible at any moment by pressing the button editor and specifying the path to the video file in the window settings of the video.