3 Tips to Capture High Quality Screen Recording Videos


Are you trying to record a video from your screen but aren’t that happy with its quality? Lots of people mistakenly believe that screen recording videos are a perfect replica of what they see on their screen – but that isn’t actually the case.

In fact if you want to capture high quality screen recording videos, there are several tips that could help:

  • Record at a higher resolution

As you’re probably aware, the resolution of the video that you record will affect its definition and how crisp and clear it looks. However unlike conventional videos, for screen recording the video resolution is the size of the frame that is being recorded.

Simply put if you want to record at a higher resolution, you will have to capture a larger frame. Ideally you should capture at the maximum resolution (i.e. the resolution of your display) by maximizing the window that you’re recording.

  • Increase the frame rate that you record in

If possible you should increase the frame rate that you record in so that the video looks smoother. At a minimum you should record at 30 frames per second, though a frame rate of 60 will produce a far more fluid video that looks closer to what you see on your screen.

It should be noted that many built-in or basic screen recorders don’t have the ability to adjust the frame rate of the recording, so you may need to use other screen recording software. For example you could try Movavi Screen Recorder Studio.

  • Improve the microphone audio (if applicable)

Many screen recording videos include audio captured via a microphone. If yours does, its audio quality will play a part in the overall quality of your video.

While improving the microphone audio isn’t easy, you should take what steps you can. Try to record with a good microphone, in a quiet location, and while minimizing as much background noise as possible.

  • Close unnecessary apps and background processes

Recording high quality videos will require quite a bit of processing power and RAM – so you should close unnecessary apps and background processes to free up as much as possible. That should help to avoid any performance issues from affecting the recording while it is ongoing.

Try to disable any other potential tasks that could interfere with the recording as well or take up system resources. For example you should make sure that you don’t have a virus scan or update scheduled.

By using the tips listed above, you should be able to improve the quality of your screen recording videos by leaps and bounds. As you can see there is a lot more involved in the video quality than most people realize, and it is important that you set it up to record the best quality possible.

Just remember to encode the video in the right settings after you’re done recording – so that it doesn’t adversely affect the quality and cause any issues with the video.