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4 Ways: How to Record Video from Webcam on Windows/Mac/Online

Vanessa Chiang Updated on Sep 08, 2021| min read

Recording webcam videos for an online course, vlog, or another type of video has become more and more popular. Video can attract plenty of audiences in a short time, at present. So, creating a perfect video will be an important thing. Particularly in the online courses at this time, because of the global coronavirus pandemic, many people do not go out, online courses will be a trend of video making.

If you want to record online courses, you may need to record video from webcam. So here we are going to discuss some webcam recording software and teach you how to record webcam on Windows 10, Mac, and online as well.

How to Use Webcam to Record Video on Windows 10 with Camera

To record a video from webcam easily on Windows 10 PC, you can use the built-in webcam recorder - Camera.

It is a powerful built-in Windows 10 webcam recording software, which supports users to take videos and photos. Using this software, you do not need to download or install any webcam recording software on your computer. You only need to click this software in the Search box to be free to use this software. And this software is straightforward to use.

How to record a video on Windows 10 using Camera: 

Step 1. Click Win + S on your keyboard to open the Search box, type in words, and find the Camera app.

Launch camera on Windows PC

Note: If this is the first time you use this software on your computer, you may need to be sure that you have installed the webcam for your Windows 10 computer.

Step 2. Click or tap the Video button from the right side of the app's window to begin your webcam recording. Once you start recording a video, the Camera app displays a stopwatch on the bottom of the video, which tells you the time that has passed since you started recording.

windows 10 recording webcam video

Step 3. When you finish recording, click the stop button to end your recording, and then the recorded video with the webcam will save on your Windows PC.

Important
Although the Camera is easy to use, it only offers basic webcam recording functions. If you want to edit the recorded videos or record the screen with your webcam, you need to use a powerful screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts, which we will introduce to you next. 

How to Record Webcam Video on Windows 10 with EaseUS RecExperts 

EaseUS RecExperts is one of the best Windows 10 webcam recorder. This software lets you capture the facecam on your Windows PC effortlessly. Also, you are able to choose to record webcam with or without screen or webcam freely.

Apart from webcam recording, it is also an easy yet powerful screen recorder. With its aid, you can capture any area of your screen in high quality and record various live streaming, video conferencing meetings, and gameplay. After recording, you can directly trim the video or add opening titles and closing credits to it.

EaseUS RecExperts

  • Easy and intuitive user interface
  • Record screen, audio, and webcam separately or simultaneously
  • Support saving the recorded files for more than 10 formats
  • The schedule recording feature is available 
  • Offer some necessary video and audio editing tools

Step by step guide to record webcam Windows 10:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer, and you will see two "Webcam" icons on the main interface. Click on the "Webcam" button next to the "Audio" button to continue.

webcam recording mode

Step 2. Now, in this webcam recording mode, click on the lower-left button to select the audio source. The options allow you to capture system sound, microphone, or both two.

Record Webcam

Step 3. Click on the other "Webcam" button and select the camera that you want to use in the recording. Then, tap on the "REC" button to start recording.

webcam preview

Step 4. During the recording process of the webcam, you will see the following interface. Click on the two buttons on the right side if you want to pause or stop the recording. Finally, the recorded video will be saved to your computer.

stop record camera
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How to Record Webcam with OBS on Mac

When it comes to capturing webcam on Mac, OBS Studio is a nice option. As an open source screen recorder, it is completely free for everyone. 

Using OBS, you can connect any digital camera with a video output to your video conferencing platforms of choice. Moreover, it supports virtual background, which will be helpful to blur your background when you attend some online meeting, like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. 

Step 1. Open OBS Studio and add your webcam. Click "+" > "Video Capture Device" in the Sources panel, next, select "Create new" and rename it.

Create new webcam task

Step 2. Select your webcam from the Device drop-down menu and choose the "High" option in the Preset settings. And click on the "OK" button.

Step 3. (Optional) you can add your microphone as an audio source in the Source panel if needed.

Step 4. Then select a folder to save your webcam recordings by clicking "Settings" > "Output" > "Recording Path".

Recording webcam with OBS

Step 5. At last, you can hit "Start Recording" to begin your webcam capture with OBS Studio. 

How to Record Video from Webcam Online

If you don't want to download any offline software, then the online webcam recorder should be your choice. There are lots of online webcam recording software available on the market, and here we just take Webcamera.io as an example.

This online tool enables you to record videos and take pictures right in your browser. While capturing the webcam, you can choose the quality, switch on mirror mode, or make it full screen and some else. Once done, it enables you to export your recordings on your computer or in Google Drive or Dropbox.

Step 1. Connect your camera to the computer, and allow this online tool can access to your camera and audio.

Step 2. Click the "Gear" icon at the right bottom to select the camera, audio source, and quality.

Record webcam online free

Step 3. Then click the red circle button to start your webcam capture.

Conclusion

To sum up, on this page, we are discussing how to record video from webcam on Windows, Mac, and online. You can select the one that suits your need best.

Among those webcam recorders, here we still suggest you choose EaseUS RecExperts. Not only for this software have more recording functions, but also for this software is very practical.

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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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