How to Capture Video on PC

We all know how to take screenshots of our PCs and Android or iOS devices. In fact, taking screenshots of funny memes, or texts and sharing it over social media has become something of a cultural staple of our times. However, we don't really have an in-built software to capture videos as of yet, not for computers and not for hand held devices either. This can be a problem if you want to, say, save the gameplay of some video game, or capture a video or demonstrate an application for YouTube. If you are interested in any of those things you must be wondering how to capture video on PC.

That's what this article is meant for, to demonstrate how to capture video on PC. There are plenty of softwares out there that can help you with your PC video capture needs, but you don't need to go searching for them all just yet, we've taken the liberty to list the best ones along with running instructions on how to capture video on PC with them.

Part 1: How to capture video on PC (mobile video)

dr.fone - iOS Screen Recorder is the ideal PC video capture software. Not only can it record your screen without lags, it can also mirror your devices onto the computer. Introduced by Wondershare, this is an ideal choice for those who want to screen their iPhone, iPad or iOS devices to the computer to enjoy video games or movies on a bigger screen. The great thing about this PC video capture software is that it is a one-click solution to all your needs, and it's extremely user-friendly.

dr.fone - iOS Screen Recorder

One click to capture video on PC for iOS devices.

  • Easily record your games, videos and more with system audio.
  • Mirror and record mobile gameplay on a larger screen.
  • Play the most polular games (like Clash Royale, Clash of Clans, NBA 2K17...) on your PC easily and smoothly.
  • Export HD videos to your computer.
  • Supports both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices.
  • Support iPhone,iPad and iPod touch that runs iOS 7.1 to iOS 11.
  • Contains both Windows and iOS versions (the iOS version is unavailable for iOS 11).
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How to capture video on PC (mobile video)

Step 1: After you download and access the software click on 'More tools' in the left hand bar. Then access the icon for "iOS Screen Recorder".

How to capture video on PC

Step 2: Connect both your computer and your device onto the same WiFi network. If your computer doesn't yet have WiFi, then set it up and connect the two.

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Step 3: Now you need to Mirror your device.

For iOS 7, 8 or 9, pull up the control centre from the bottom of the screen. You'll find an option for "Airplay", click on that, followed by "dr.fone". Finally, you need to enable "Mirroring."

How to capture video mobile

For iOS 10, the process is similar though with a small difference. After swiping up for the control centre, click on "AirPlay Mirroring" and then simply select "dr.fone"!

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With this simple procedure your screen is effectively mirrored onto your computer.

Step 4: Now all you have to do is record! Simply press down on the red button which means "record". Once you stop recording you'll automatically be taken to the output folder.

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Part 2: How to capture video on PC (PC video)

If you want to directly record your desktop or your screen then Bandicam is a great PC video capture software which is direct, easy to use, and also comes in a free version. With this you can record either just a specific area of your screen or the whole thing even. It is ideal for those who want to record Flash games, or video streaming. For better recording it even offers three different modes - gaming mode, screen recording mode and device recording mode. With this PC video capture software you can even overlay your voice onto the recording, which makes it helpful for YouTube tutorials.

How to capture video on PC (PC video)

Step 1: Download and access the software from this link:

Step 2: Choose the 'Screen Recording' Mode.

Step 3: Move your cursor over the portion of the screen which you want to record. (This is optional.)

Step 4: Press down on the red "Record" button to start recording.

Step 5: To stop recording, click on the stop button. Doing so will take you to the output folder.

How to capture PC video

In recent years the use of Video Tutorials and Video Recordings of Gameplay have experienced a huge boom. YouTube is full of videos of people demonstrating apps, cool gameplay strategies and anything else really. You could cash in on this trend but for that you need the help of a PC video capture software as computers don't yet come with in-built systems by which to record your screen. The apps listed in this article are great for video recording, both coming with their own set of unique features. However, if you want to go beyond simply recording your computer screen and want to be able to record your iOS, iPhone and other devices' screens as well, then dr.fone is the ideal one-stop software for you.

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