Do you want to record polished and professional-looking videos directly from your screen? If you do it is important that you optimize your recording and make sure that the footage you capture has excellent quality. While there are several factors that can affect the quality of screen recording videos, you can improve yours by leaps and bounds with just 3 simple steps:
1. Close all apps and background processes that aren’t needed
Before you begin to record, take a minute and close any apps or background processes that won’t be needed. That should free up system resources, which can help avoid any performance issues that could be captured in the recording – such as delays and stuttering.
The simple fact of the matter is that screen recording will take up system resources, and the less competition it has for them, the better. To that end you should also disable any automated updates or virus scans.
2. Record as large a frame as possible
As a rule you should always set up your screen recorder to record as large a frame as possible. The resolution of the frame that you record will be the resolution of the video – and the higher it is the better the video’s definition will be.
If you are only interested in recording a specific window or app, try maximizing it and running it in full screen. Keep in mind that if you want to you can always crop the video later, so there really is nothing to lose (and all to gain) by recording in as large a frame as possible initially.
3. Increase the frame rate of the recording
The one other recording parameter that you may want to adjust is the frame rate. The higher the frame rate that you record in, the smoother any movement will look – especially if it is fast paced (e.g. your mouse cursor).
In general your frame rate should be at least set to 30 if you want the video quality to look good. However in screen recording videos it can be good to push it up to 60 frames per second, as that will mimic the 60Hz refresh rate of displays.
As you can see it shouldn’t be difficult to perform each of the steps as described when you record screen Windows 10. The difference that they make to the video quality will be significant, and you should be able to observe it easily.
As a side note the one other step that you should take is to make sure you export the video using the right settings to encode it. It is best to use the same resolution and frame rate that you recorded in, and an appropriate bitrate as well.
If you want you can look into making other improvements as well to specific areas such as the audio quality and composition of your video. That really is up to you, but at very least you should have a solid foundation to stand on.