Windows does not come pre-installed with a software that allows you to record videos from webcam. The webcam that you purchase from the store also does not include any software that allows you to capture videos from webcam. Therefore, you need a third party software like Movavi Video Editor if you want to record a video from webcam. To start recording with your webcam, you must first download Movavi Video Editor from the Movavi site and run the setup to install the software on your computer.
Once it is installed, there will be a shortcut icon on your desktop that you must click to launch the software. Upon launching the software, you will see several buttons under Import. You should click on the Record Video button that can be recognized by the camcorder icon. In Capture Settings, you can select your webcam device from the Video capture device drop down menu. If you are using a built in webcam on your laptop to record the video, you should select integrated webcam.
If you are using an external webcam that is plugged into your computer, you can click on the Video capture settings drop down menu and select the webcam model. You also have to make sure that the correct speakers/microphone is being selected in the audio capture device drop down menu. Finally, you must configure the destination folder where the captured webcam video will be saved. When you are ready to record the video, you must click on the Start Capture button.
The Start Capture button will turn to Stop Capture button after you have clicked on it. To stop the video recording, you just have to click on the Stop Capture button. When the video recording is stopped, you can click the view saved files to open the folder that contain the video file. If you make a few mistakes during the recording, you can click the Back to editing button to go back to the video editor. The recorded video will automatically be open in the webcam recording software and you will be able to edit it in the timeline. You can play back your video to see which part needs editing.
In case you want to delete a part in the video, you can click the scissor tool and highlight the error part before pressing the Delete key on the keyboard. The scissor tool also works if you want to delete an error part in the voice recording. You can use the scissor tool to cut the video clip into as many parts as you want. If you have other videos that you want to join with the current video, you can also import them into the video editor.
You can add text captions to highlight certain points that you want to clarify in the video. You can access the transitions library in Movavi Video Editor and browse the transition collections. Each transition style introduce the upcoming video clip in a unique way. You will find transition styles in circle, block and geometric patterns. Some transition styles will fade or blur out while others look like wipe.