Learn all you need to know about VideoCom Capture's functions here!

Get your message across with VideoCom Capture! Create screenshots and screen recordings and share them instantly using your unique links. Communicate your visual ideas easily by adding annotations and voiceovers to your recordings.

Start capturing
Taking a screenshot
Recording a video
Sharing your capture
Using annotations
Settings
Change where your captures are saved
Navigating your captured media
Configuring hotkeys


Start capturing

There are two ways to start your capture. One is clicking the VideoCom Capture icon in your system tray and selecting Start Capture.



Another way to start capturing is by pressing a hotkey. By default, the set keys to start your capture are CTRL + Print Screen keys. The hotkey can be changed according to your preference in the VideoCom Capture Hotkeys settings.

A prompt will ask you to take a screenshot or start recording a video.



Choosing either of them will then let you smart-select an application window, a portion of the screen, or the whole desktop screen to capture.

To select only an area of your desktop screen, hold-click and drag the targeting reticle along the desired region.



More options will open up once you’ve selected a window or region to capture.


Taking a screenshot

At the top bar panel, click the camera icon to take a screenshot.




Recording a video

You’ll notice that the Camera icon looks different if you choose to record a video.

Click the Video Camera icon to start the recording of the captured region.



Click the Pause Recording button to temporarily stop the recording process. Selecting the Record button once more resumes the recording process.



The Redo Recording button comes in handy when you want to restart the entire recording process without having to save the current active capture in the cloud or your computer. The current recording is removed from memory and is overwritten by a brand new recording process.



The video recording will not hear your system audio but you can use your microphone to narrate or describe your capture as an audible annotation.



Click the stop button to end your recording.

Depending on your VideoCom Capture Settings, the file will be saved either on the Cloud (which is accessible in your VideoCom Cloud Dashboard's Workspace Media), or as a local file in your computer, or Both. Click here to know more.


Sharing your capture

There are also two ways to share your captured images:

On the Workspace Media dashboard, select the captured image you want to share then click on Copy Link. This will copy a shareable link which you can paste on (or by pressing CTRL + V keys).



Share your capture right away without saving it. Click the Copy Image icon next to the Camera icon to start copying it to the clipboard. This option will let you copy and paste it as an image, instead of a shareable link or image address.




Using annotations

Another unique feature added in VideoCom Capture is the ability to add annotations. While capturing a screenshot or a video recording, you can label a text description, arrow pointers, borders, scribble, and highlight.



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Settings

The General Options allow you to change the app's behavior.



Open Browser automatically after uploading
Checking this will automatically open a browser tab and take you to your VideoCom Account Dashboard's Workspace Media to show your newly-uploaded capture.

Startup when system starts
Checking this will allow VideoCom Capture to run in your system tray automatically when your computer starts.

Show capture frame and action bar in recordings
This option displays your capture's frame as well as the app's action bar.

Include system and process information with uploads
This includes a snapshot of your computer's information along with the upload, which can be useful for things like troubleshooting.


Change where your captures are saved

VideoCom Capture allows you to choose where your captured media are stored.



Cloud
The file is uploaded directly in your VideoCom Account Dashboard's Workspace Media.

Local
The file will be saved directly to your computer (Default location is C:\Users<username>\My Captures).

Both
The file is uploaded to the cloud and saved to your computer simultaneously.


Navigating your captured media

Access your captured media by clicking the VideoCom Capture icon in your system tray and selecting My Captures.



Locally captured media files, on the other hand, are located in %UserProfile%\My Captures directory by default.



You have an option to change the location of your local media files in the settings and by clicking Change under Local Directory Captured Media.




Configuring hotkeys
You can change the hotkey to whichever set of keys when you start capture, pause/resume recording, start/stop recording. The hotkey will react globally, so we recommend that you set a combination of keys.

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