Recording with Youtube
We’ve broken video-recording/uploading/sharing into three major steps, which we then break into smaller sub-steps that take into account the variety of hardware/software combinations students may employ for class.
Step 1 – Recording Your Video
Video Recording and Screen Capture
There are two different types of recording that you may be asked to do, or need to do, during your course work: video recording and screen capture. Video recording is used when you wish to record yourself speaking. For example, if you are presenting a project or need to facilitate a demonstration, you may need to record a video of yourself. Screen capture is used to record activity on your computer screen. This can be used when, for instance, you might want to record a demonstration of how a computer program works or for a voiced over PowerPoint presentation. If you will be recording using a webcam, please check out our UNE Media Recording Guide.
Recording with Windows 8 and/or 10
Windows 8 and 10 both include the Camera app for recording videos and taking pictures. How-to-Geek has put together a good resource for recording and saving webcam videos using the Camera App.
To create a screen recording with Windows 8 or 10, use Screencast-O-Matic. Review the tutorial on using screencast-O-Matic.
Recording with Windows 7
Windows Movie Maker
The process for Windows 7 is pretty easy. See if you have “Windows Movie Maker” on your computer (it may also be called “Windows Live Movie Maker”). If you don’t, you will need to download and install it.
Once you have verified that you have Windows Movie Maker, follow these steps:
- Open “Windows Movie Maker.”
- Click “Webcam Video” at the top of the application window
- Click “Record” in the upper left-hand corner when you want the video to begin
- Click “Stop” in the upper left-hand corner when you want it to stop recording
- Finally, you will be prompted to save the video file. Save the file where you can easily find it.
To create a screen recording with Windows 7, use Screencast-O-Matic. Review the tutorial on using screencast-O-Matic.
Recording with QuickTime
You can record your videos using the native QuickTime program on your Mac. Open QuickTime by finding it in your “Applications” folder or by searching for it in your Spotlight Search. After, click “File” and then “New Movie Recording”. When you’re finished recording your video, you can select “Export” and either 1080, 720, or 480 for the video’s resolution. You will be prompted to title and save the file so that you can find it later. Be sure to follow this step in order to archive your recording.
You can also use the native QuickTime program on your Mac to make screen cast recordings. Open QuickTime and click “File”, then “New Screen Recording”. To begin recording click the red button on the menu bar. You can click once to record the entirety of the screen real estate or click and drag to define a recording area. When you’re finished recording your video, click the stop button on the menu bar, then select “Export”, and either 1080, 720, or 480 for the video’s resolution. You will be prompted to title and save the file so that you can find it later. Be sure to follow this step in order to archive your recording.