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How to Record Drawing on Screen of Computer & iPad

Vanessa Chiang Updated on Jul 27, 2021|   min read

If you are a teacher who needs to explain various concepts by drawing annotations, a recorder that can help you record drawing on the screen is indispensable. These are some tools that allow you to capture the entire drawing process in the form of videos. Those recording tools are available for Windows and Mac users. Continue reading to know how to film yourself drawing on different devices now.

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How to Record Drawing Videos on Screen in Windows 

There are plenty of tools for Windows users to record drawing on the computer, and EaseUS RecExperts for Windows is a wonderful option. This recorder is compatible with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7.

It enables you to choose the recording area flexibly. In other words, you can record the whole screen as well as record part of screen. Furthermore, as this recorder supports recording in 4K, all the details of your drawing will be clear and vivid.

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Before recording, don't forget to find a whiteboard application that allows you to draw lines, shapes, and arrows. EaseUS RecExperts temporarily doesn't offer you a built-in whiteboard, and please look forward to the updates.

Features:

  • Record full screen or part of the screen on Windows 10
  • Save recordings in high-quality
  • Record screen and Webcam simultaneously
  • Offer loads of customizable options for recordings

Many powerful recorders require a high-end computer to run effectively. However, this software works just fine, even on the most basic configuration. This is what makes it stand out from the crowd. If you want to know more about this software, you can click the following link to download it and have a try.

How to Record Drawing on Computer in Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7:

The following steps can help you capture the whole process of drawing on the digital whiteboard.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. There are two different options for screen recording, i.e., "Full Screen" and "Region". If you select "Full Screen", you will capture the whole screen.

mainscreen of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. If you select the "Region" option, this software will ask you to customize the recording area. Make sure that everything you want to capture is within the bounds of the select box.

record part of screen

Step 3.  Tap on the button at the bottom left side of the main interface, and there will be many options you can select. This recorder supports recording microphone and system sound separately or simultaneously. The "Options" button is for you to adjust the volume and microphone device.

full screen mode sound souce

Step 4. If you want to record the webcam simultaneously, click on the "Webcam" icon at the bottom of the interface. Tap on the button to enable the webcam recording, and there will be a drop-down menu to select the recording device. Click on "OK" to confirm your settings.

full screen mode and webcam

Step 5. When you turn back to the main interface, click on the "REC" button to start recording. A floating toolbar offers you buttons to pause or stop the recording during the recording process. In addition, the camera icon can be used to take screenshots, and the timer icon can help you stop recording automatically.

video list of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 6. The recorded video clips will be saved on your computer. When the media player appears, you will see a set of tools you can use to trim the recordings, extract audio, and add opening title & closing credits to the recorded video.

edit recorded video

How to Film Yourself Drawing on iPad/iPhone via Mac 

Recording what you are painting on an iPad is not as simple as on a computer because many screen recorders will cause system lag. Users who want to capture their drawing process smoothly and quickly make it a good choice to record their drawings on iPad via Mac.

EaseUS RecExperts for Mac is a wonderful video capturing tool that enables you to record drawings on Mac via AirPlay. You can easily mirror your iPad and iPhone screen on Mac, and this software will record anything you need on the Mac screen. In this way, you can draw on your iPad or iPhone with no lag.

As an MP4 screen recorder, it will capture videos in high quality, and you can export the recording in MP4 format, which is widely used on social platforms and video hosting websites. 

Features:

  • No watermark
  • Capture audio and record video on Mac
  • Record the screen of iOS devices on Mac easily
  • Record a GIF with a few simple clicks

If this is an excellent recorder that can satisfy your needs, don't hesitate to download and install it on your Mac. When you are drawing a picture on an iPad/iPhone using a drawing app, you only need to mirror the iPad/iPhone screen to Mac, and then this software will capture all details you want to save.

How to Film Yourself Drawing on iPad/iPhone Using Mac:

Step 1. Make sure the iOS device and the MacBook are connected to the same network. Then, launch EaseUS RecExperts.

main screen of easeus recexperts for mac

Step 2. On your iPad or iPhone, tap on the control center and click on the "Screen Mirroring option." It will open another window where you can see the MacBook on which the recorder is running. Tap on it to connect.

record ios mirror

Step 3. After that, whatever you open on your iOS device will also appear on the Mac screen, and you can open the application you want to record.

airplay option

Step 4. Click on the red color record button, and it will instantly start recording. Now start playing the game while the recording happens on your MacBook. Once done, click on the stop button, and the recording will be available on the list.

record ios start recording

Alternative Recorders to Record Drawing on Screen 

Besides the two recorders mentioned above, some other versatile recorders are still available on Windows, Mac, or both of them. If you want to compare those tools and choose the best one, this part will offer you more information.

Bandicam (Windows)

If you look at the software tools that let you record your computer screen, you will find that most of those are built for a specific recording type. If you need a tool that helps you record your screen no matter the purpose, you will need Bandicam. It is a screen recording tool that works for you no matter why you are recording your screen.

Since it works on all occasions, a lot of users use it for their screen recording tasks. It works just fine with your drawing recordings as well so that you can start or continue to make your drawing videos.

It has a real-time drawing function that helps you draw on your screen while recording your screen. This eliminates the need to get an additional software tool for your drawings.

bandicam drawing screen recorder

Pros:

  • A multi-purpose tool to record your screen
  • Schedule your recordings and start without manual input
  • Record both from your mic and system audio at the same time
  • Add mouse effects to your recordings

Cons:

  • The free version offers limited features
  • Too overwhelming for new users
  • No editing tools included
  • Add a watermark in the free version
  • Limited video formats

Download: www.bandicam.com/

Camtasia (Windows/Mac)

Not only is Camtasia a great screen recorder, but it is also a good video editor. You can use this tool to record your computer's screen whether you are not drawing on it. It focuses on helping you quickly make your videos, so there is a minimum amount of learning to use this software.

This tool gives you everything that you need to record your screen when you are drawing on it. This removes the hassle of finding separate tools to do certain tasks on your computer, as most of those tools are included as features in this app.

The app follows a three-step approach to help you record your screen with drawings. The first step is to record your screen, the second one is to edit your recording to fine-tune it, and the third one is to upload your recording to various sites easily.

camtasia screen recorder

Pros:

  • Create many types of screen recordings
  • A minimum learning curve is required
  • It comes loaded with templates to help you get started
  • Editing tools are included
  • Add device frames to your recordings

Cons:

  • The free version only lasts for 30 days
  • You get a watermark in your recordings during the free trial
  • Relatively expensive for most users
  • Supports only 64-bit
  • Occasional bugs

Download: www.techsmith.com/video-editor.html

Icecream Screen Recorder (Windows/Mac)

If what you are looking for in a screen record is a huge number of features and the ability to run on multiple platforms, Icecream Screen Recorder could be a good choice for you. It works on both Windows and Mac and brings many options to let you record your screen while drawing on it.

This software focuses on providing an easy-to-use interface while still maintaining a good number of features. From the ability to record various parts of your screen to add your logo to your recordings, it has nearly everything that you need for your drawing recordings.

It comes with the annotation tool to let you add various shapes to your recordings and screenshots. Once you have made your recordings with the software, you can share them on various platforms from within the app.

icecream screen recorder

Pros:

  • Annotate your recordings with drawings
  • Record custom parts of your screen
  • Add a webcam overlay to your screen recordings
  • Quickly use a recently used area for recording
  • Editing options included

Cons:

  • The user interface could have been better organized
  • Too many options for someone who is only looking to record the screen
  • It does not come with any presets or templates
  • A bit of a learning curve is required
  • The free version only records for up to five minutes

Download: icecreamapps.com/Screen-Recorder/

Loom (Windows/Mac)

If you are looking to churn out several instructional videos in a single day, you will probably need something that helps quickly record your screen with your drawings and edit and share them.

The software offers the option to record your screen with and without your webcam overlay. If you only want to record your webcam, you can do that in this software. It also allows you to select particular windows to be recorded, and you can use them if you make drawings on certain windows.

Once you have recorded your drawing video with this app, all you need to do is click on a single option, and you will be able to share your video with whoever you want. There are editing tools if you want to use those to refine your video before it goes live.

loom record drawing on screen

Pros:

  • Fast and quick recording of your drawings and screen
  • Basic editing tools included
  • Easily share your recordings with other people
  • Clean and neatly organized interface
  • Enable and disable audio for your recordings

Cons:

  • Lacks options for flexible screen recording
  • No support for many video formats
  • You cannot simultaneously record system and mic audio
  • A limited number of editing tools
  • It does not include drawing tools

Download: www.loom.com/screen-recorder

Conclusion

By now, you should probably know how to record drawing on screen and which is the best recorder. EaseUS RecExperts is an obviously great choice for Windows users as it has nearly all the features you need for recording the screen. However, the other tools are also good for their respective platforms.

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author Vanessa Chiang

Vanessa Chiang

With the interest in English writing and computer technology, Vanessa chose to be an editor in EaseUS. She is professional in video and audio topics, including video & audio editing, converting, and recording. Vanessa will keep writing to help people solve problems.

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