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Quick & Easy Steps to Take a Screenshot or Record a Video

It only takes a few steps to capture your screen using VideoCom Capture, allowing you to share screen moments quickly and easily.

Starting Capture
Taking a Screenshot
Taking a Scrolling Screenshot
Recording a Video

Starting Capture

There are two ways to start capturing your screen using this software:

Click on the VideoCom Capture icon in your system tray (or menu bar for macOS) and select Start Capture.

Use a hotkey to start capturing. By default, the hotkey for starting a capture is by pressing the CTRL + Print Screen keys (Shift-Command-5 for macOS).

You can customize starting a capture anytime in the VideoCom Capture Hotkeys settings.

Selecting Capture Type

Once you have initiated the capture, a prompt will appear, giving you the option to Take a Screenshot or Record a Video.

You can press the hotkey "S" for a screenshot or "V" for a video.

Screen Capture Modes

VideoCom Capture offers three screen capture modes:

Full Screen
This option captures your entire screen.

This option captures the active window on your screen.

This option allows you to select a specific area of your screen to capture.

By default, VideoCom Capture automatically selects the window your mouse is hovering over. Moving your mouse to another window will automatically select that window. Moving and clicking your mouse on the desktop screen will automatically capture your entire screen..

To use the region mode, click and hold anywhere on the screen, then drag the rectangle to encompass the desired area and shape. You can use the magnifying tool to ensure accurate selection.

With your region selected and annotations in place, you're ready to capture a screenshot, take a scrolling screenshot, or start a video recording.

Taking a Screenshot

To take a screenshot using VideoCom Capture, you have two options:

Click on the camera icon in the toolbar to take a screenshot. Depending on your VideoCom Capture Settings, the screenshot will be saved either in VideoCom Cloud, as a local file on your computer, or both.

Alternatively, click the Copy button to copy the screenshot to your clipboard. This allows you to paste the image into any application of your choice, including VideoCom Presenter.

Take a Scrolling Screenshot

To capture a scrolling screenshot with VideoCom Capture:

On the toolbar menu, find the arrow next to the camera icon and click on it.

From the dropdown menu, choose Take a Scrolling Screenshot.

Click on the scrolling screenshot icon to begin.

As your screenshot progresses, use the down arrow or mouse scroll wheel to navigate the page, capturing everything as you scroll.

Click the scrolling screenshot icon again to end the capture.

Recording a Video

On the toolbar menu, click the video camera icon to start recording the selected region.

To temporarily pause the recording, click the Pause Recording button, and click Record to resume.

To restart the recording process without saving the current capture, click the Redo Recording button.

Add narration or description to the video using your microphone (system audio is optional).

Click the "Stop" button to end the recording.

Updated on: 13/10/2023

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