How to Record a YouTube Video
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If you want to create videos on YouTube, knowing the ins and outs of recording videos is a must. Many tools are available to you, and finding the right one can make or break the outcome of your video.

This guide will go over the different methods to capture YouTube videos, including software and online tools.

By the end, you’ll have all the knowledge to record stunning videos and grow your audience.

What Tools Do You Need to Record a YouTube Video?

There are a few tools you will need to record a YouTube video. These include screen recording software, a high-quality webcam (depending on the type of video you are making), and QuickTime Player if using a Mac.

Recording Youtube Videos Using Screen Recording Software

Screen recording software lets you capture anything happening on your computer screen and turn it into a video. This is perfect for creating educational videos or software tutorials. There are several options available, but some of the best include:

  • RecordJoy Screen Recorder: This free software is easy to use and offers high-quality screen recordings with easy-to-share and editing features.
  • ScreenRec: Paid software that offers cloud sharing, making sharing videos with others easy.
  • Camtasia: This paid software offers impressive editing and recording features.

QuickTime Player for Mac Users

Mac users can use QuickTime Player, which has a built-in screen recording feature, to record their YouTube videos.

To do this, open QuickTime Player, select “New Screen Recording” from the “File” menu, and choose the area you want to screen record.

How to Record a YouTube Video Using a Screen Recorder?

Using screen recording software to create your YouTube video is relatively straightforward, especially if you are using RecordJoy, which is one of the most convenient screen recorders on the market.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the screen recording process using RecordJoy:

  1. Visit the RecordJoy website and sign up for their free trial.Sign Up Window for RecordJoy
    1. Before getting started, pay attention to three settings: microphone, webcam, and webcam-only option.
    2. When creating your YouTube video, enable both the microphone and webcam if you want to record your face as well.
    3. The RecordJoy screen recording window will appear, giving you options on what to record.
    4. Choose to record either your entire screen, an application window, or a specific tab in your browser.
    5. If you want your audience to focus more, it’s best to record just an application window or a specific tab in your browser.
    6. Once you’ve selected the area you want to record, click “Share.”
      Screen Recording Screen on RecordJoy
    7. After a 3-second countdown, your screen recording will begin.

After you are finished with your recording, you can easily turn your video into a link, and share it with someone before uploading it to your YouTube channel.

Editing Video after Recording

Most online screen recorders allow you to edit your videos after recording. With RecordJoy you can crop your screen recordings at any given time interval, which is a convenient feature to finalize your next YouTube video.

Tips to Record High-Quality Videos

Here are some tips to help you record high-quality videos using your screen capture and recording software:

  • Use a high-quality webcam if applicable.
  • Choose a recording area that is clear and free of distractions.
  • Record audio separately and edit it in post-production(not needed if you use RecordJoy).
  • Use a script to ensure a smooth recording process.
  • Keep your computer free of clutter to reduce lag or interruption during recording.

How to Record a YouTube Video Online?

If you don’t want to download and install software on your computer, you can use an online screen recorder to capture your recorded YouTube videos.

Use an Online Screen Recorder

There are various online screen recorders available, some of which are free and easy to use. Examples include:

  • Loom(need to download as extension to use it)
  • RecordJoy

RecordJoy is also an online screen recorder tool, so you don’t have to install anything on your computer to use it. You can start recording right away from your browser.

How to Record YouTube Videos on Windows PC?

For Windows PC users, recording YouTube videos can be done using a built-in screen recorder in the operating system or installing third-party software.

Using Screen Recorder Built-in Windows

You can use the Xbox Game Bar to record videos of your screen. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the YouTube video you want to record.
  2. Press Win + G to open the Game Bar.
  3. Click on the “Yes, this is a game” option to confirm that it’s okay to record.
  4. Choose the “Start Recording” option to begin the recording process.
  5. Choose which area of the screen you want to record.
  6. Press the “Stop Recording” button when you’re done recording.

Using Third-Party Screen Recording Software

You can also use third-party software to record YouTube videos on Windows PC. Some popular options include:

  • OBS Studio
  • Bandicam
  • Screencastify

How to Record YouTube Videos on Mobile Devices?

For mobile users, creating and capturing YouTube videos can be done by using the built-in screen recording feature or installing third-party apps.

Using the Built-in Screen Recording Feature on Android and iOS

Both Android and iOS devices have a built-in screen recording feature. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center (iOS) or swipe down from the top of your screen to access Quick Settings (Android).
  2. Tap on the Screen Recording icon to begin recording.
  3. Choose the audio source and video aspect ratio you want to use (if applicable).
  4. Begin recording and finish your video.
  5. Stop recording by tapping the red recording icon on the status bar or by returning to Control Center/Quick Settings and tapping the Screen Recording icon again.

Using Third-Party Screen Recording Apps

Many third-party screen recording apps are also available on the App Store and Google Play Store. Some popular options include:

  • AZ Screen Recorder (Android)
  • Du Recorder (Android and iOS)
  • QuickTime Player (iOS) – requires a Mac and QuickTime Player to record

How to Ensure the Video Quality is Good?

To ensure the recorded video quality is good, ensure the area you’re recording is well-lit and free from glare. Also, ensure that you set up a proper background so your video recording will look professional.

Lastly, ensure your microphone is clean and free of obstructions for clear audio recording.

With this guide, you now have all the tools and knowledge to start recording your YouTube videos and creating better content than ever before!