How to Screen Record: the Complete Guide

Are you looking for a simple way to record your screen on a Windows 10 computer? Maybe you're an educator generating a tutorial video for your students, a professional looking to capture your screen for a presentation at work, or just an enthusiast looking to create something cool for YouTube. You've come to the right place.

Perhaps you want to record your screen and face at the same time, but you're not sure how to go about it. This guide is for you. Keep reading to find out everything you need to create high-quality screen recordings with sound without any difficulties. 

How to screen record

When it comes to recording your screen on your PC, there's more than one way to go about it. Naturally, your approach to the screen recording process varies depending on your goals. For instance, did you know that Windows 10 comes with a built-in screen recorder for video games?

It's known as Game Bar and is designed to capture gameplay videos and screenshots. However, Windows built-in screen recorder comes with some drawbacks. For instance, it doesn't support full screen or webcam, not to mention that its video editing capabilities leave a lot to be desired. So, what exactly do you need to screen record without these limitations?

Well, it depends on what you are trying to achieve. Generally speaking, you need good screen recording software — preferably one with video editing features — to record the screen on your computer, a camera, and audio recording equipment. So, let's get right into how to record your screen on a PC.

I.    Camera

In addition to powerful screen recording software, you may also need a camera. A camera comes in pretty handy when you are trying to record your screen and show your face at the same time. Having a camera allows you to put your face in the corner of the screen, especially when trying to make something like a tutorial. 

Of course, you can also use the webcam on your Windows PC to capture yourself on screen. However, relying on your computer's webcam is often a bad idea. Webcams tend to be low quality and record grainy videos. What kind of camera should you get? If you just want to capture your face when screen recording, a simple point-and-shoot camera should do the trick. 

II.    Audio recording equipment

How do you screen record with sound in Windows 10? There are two primary ways to capture sound when screen recording: system audio and microphone audio. System audio refers to the sound that comes out of your PC speakers. You definitely want to capture system audio when recording gameplay videos. 

Sometimes you want to add your voiceover to your screen recordings. In that case, you need a tool that lets you record video from a microphone. Whether or not you'll be able to capture sound with your screen recordings depends on the capabilities of your screen recording software. 

How to choose a screen recorder for Windows

When it comes to software, go for a screen recording solution with basic editing features such as cut, delete, split, etc., and powerful functions such as audio recording, video effects, blending modes, and speed changing. Roxio Creator, for instance, can capture both system sound and microphone sound and allows you to edit your videos with great editing features.  


Screen recording on your Windows 10 computer can be a hassle-free process if you have the right tools. All you need is powerful screen recording software such as Roxio Creator to make standout screen recordings on your Windows 10 computer. Good screen recording software allows you to capture system audio or record sound from a microphone if you want to add voiceovers to your screen recordings. 

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