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Best Webcam Video Recorder: Record Video with Webcam

By Claire Wilson

August 16, 2019

Referring to online communication with others, webcam is indispensable. Currently, nearly all portable computers are provided with built-in webcams, and many laptop users set up an external webcam for their computers.


When recording videos with webcam on Windows and Mac, you might use a built-in webcam recorder, but in order to make your webcam video looks and sounds greater, a professional webcam video recorder, like TuneFab Screen Recorder, is necessary for recording webcam windows.


Next up, let's walk through how to record video with webcam by the built-in webcam recorders and TuneFab Screen Recorder.


CONTENTS


Part 1. How to Record Webcam Video on Windows 10/8/7

Simple Method: Record Webcam Video with the built-in Camera app

The built-in webcam recorder of Windows 10/8 enables users easily record webcam videos without third-party software. Below is the guide for recording webcam videos with the built-in webcam recorder.


Step 1: Click on "Windows" icon, enter "Camera" on the search box and then click on "Camera" icon on the top to open the Camera app.


Step 2: Switch to recording mode by clicking on the video camera icon above the camera-shaped icon on the right side of the camera window.

Switch to Recording Mode


Step 3: When you are ready to record webcam video, click on the record button to get started on recording. To stop recording the webcam video, you need to click on the circular button with a red square. After that, you can find your videos in your computer's Photos app.


Note: Please note that only Windows 10/8 or later versions are provided with Camera app, so if you use Windows 7 or earlier versions, this method is not available for you. But don't worry, you can use TuneFab Screen Recorder to record webcam videos.

Advanced Method: Record Webcam Video with TuneFab Screen Recorder 

As an all-in-one tool for recording, TuneFab Screen Recorder can not only record, edit and share screen activity with or without audio and capture screen screensnots, but also record webcam video with ease, provided that you have a computer with an integrated webcam or connected with a USB webcam.

In order to let you know more about this webcam video recorder, what TuneFab Screen Recorder can do are listed as below:


1. Record webcam videos as common formats like WMV, MP4, MOV, F4V, AVI and more.

2. Edit recording parameters to get webcam videos with better quality.

3. Take and save screensnots as JPG, PNG, BMP, etc. when recording webcam videos.

4. Extract music or audio from videos.

5. Set a recording schedule for automatically recording webcam videos.


Next, let's see how to record webcam video on Windows with TuneFab Screen Recorder.


Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Screen Recorder

At first, click on below download button to download and install this professional webcam video recorder on your computer. After that, launch the webcam video recorder and click on "Video Recorder" to go to the video recorder screen.

Main Interface


Step 2. Turn On Webcam Recorder

Next, switch on "Webcam" on the "Video Recorder" screen and then your webcam will be opened accordingly.

Choose Webcam Recorder


Step 3. Manage Webcam Settings

By clicking on the "V-shaped" icon on the "Webcam" section, you can choose another webcam if you have more than one webcam, and manage webcam settings by clicking on "manage" icon to go to the webcam setting window.


On the pop-up window, you are allowed to adjust attribute, position and transparency of the webcam window.


#1. Webcam Attribute

Once you click on "Attribute" on the right of "Webcam", an "Attribute" window will be popped up, just adjust the video format, color space and output size as you like.


#2. Webcam Position

Generally, the default setting of webcam position is "Center", but you can change your webcam position to the top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right of the computer screen. Simply select your option from the drop-down list of "Position".


#3. Webcam Transparency

From the drop-down list of "Transparency", you can find 10 options including 10%-100%. The lower the transparency valve is, the more transparent the webcam window is.

Manage Webcam Settings


At last, don't forget to click on "Ok" to save webcam settings. In addition, you can adjust sound volume by switching on "System Sound" and "Microphone" sections and moving each slider bar to the suitable position.


Step 4. Get Started on Recording Webcam Video

Finally, click on "REC" button to get started on recording webcam video. When you want to stop recording, directly click on the stop button and then save the webcam video by clicking on "Save" button on the bottom right corner.


Part 2. How to Record Video with Webcam on Mac

Though Mac is provided with an integrated front-facing FaceTime camera, TuneFab Screen Recorder is your best choice as this recorder is characterized by customizable recording parameters, easy method, multiple output formats and so on. Next up, let's walk through the detailed guide for recording video with webcam on Mac.


Step 1. Go to "Video Recorder" Screen

Directly click on the above download button to download this powerful webcam video recorder and go to "Video Recorder" screen by choosing "Video Recorder" option.

Main Interface


Step 2. Adjust Webcam Parameters

Switch on the "Webcam" section and then adjust webcam parameters. To adjust webcam settings, click on the menu button  of the webcam-shaped icon and then manage webcam settings such as position, transparency and attribute.

Record Webcam on Mac


Step 3. Start Recording Webcam Video on Mac

When all parameters are set, you can click on "REC" button to start recording webcam video. On the recording panel, you can stop and pause recording webcam video. At last, don't forget to click on "Save" button to save your webcam video.

Start Recording Webcame on Mac


Conclusion

Both Windows and Mac have a built-in webcam video recorder, but in order to save webcam video as common video formats, edit webcam video and add a recording schedule for automatic recording, you had better record webcam video with TuneFab Screen Recorder. Moreover, you can also take screensnots when recording webcam videos with this webcam video recorder.


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