How to Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously [Windows, Mac, Online] 

There are many reasons why you need to record your computer screen and webcam at the same time. You want to record gameplay and capture your reactions in real time. Or maybe you want to record your screen and webcam at the same time while giving a presentation. You will find things can get tricky, especially for those who has no recording skills.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are various options for you to record your computer screen and webcam at the same time on Windows, Mac and online. These methods have been tested and are straightforward and effective. Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Record Computer Screen and Webcam at the Same Time on Windows

For a personalized recording experience, you can try RecForth. The program allows you to take screenshots, set timers, set mouse cursors. You can decide what you want to capture on your screen, a whole screen or selected area. With a simple user interface, you can easily capture anything on your screen with webcam.

Step 1. Select the Recording Mode

Run the program on your PC after downloading RecForth from Microsoft Store.

In the smart main panel of this recording software, you can see that it provides three recording modes to let you record full screen, individual window or selected area.

Step 2. Set up Webcam for Screen Recording  

Now, tap on the webcam icon on the top tab to turn on it. After turning on the webcam, it will appear at the top right of screen with a small size.

You can adjust the PIP position as you want, just drag the webcam box. If you also want to add your monologue while capturing the internal sound of the system, remember to turn on the microphone button.

Step 3. Capture the Screen and Webcam at the Same Time 

When everything is ready, hit the Red button to begin recording the screen. It will have a countdown before recording begins, which gives you times to prepare.

The program will start recording both the screen and webcam/camera. When you’re done, click on the Stop icon to end recording. 

Record Your Screen and Webcam Synchronously on Mac

QuickTime Player is a pre-installed application for Mac systems, as the name suggests, it is mainly used to play videos on Mac. But you may have overlooked some of its other features, recording video with the built-in camera and external camera being one of them. Compared with other screen recording software, QuickTime has unparalleled HD quality.

Step 1. Create New Movie Recording 

Find the software QuickTime Player in Finder’s Applications and launch it. Then Select File > New Movie Recording from the menu bar. A camera window pops up and lets you record your face.

To ensure that your camera window always stays above any other open applications during the recording screen, go to View and select “Float on Top”. Now you can resize the camera window. You can move this camera view to any position you want.

Step 2. Set up for Screen Recording 

Go to the File menu again and choose “New Screen Recording”. You can change some settings like microphone  by clicking the arrow next to the Record button. 

When you’re ready to start recording, click the red Record button. Click anywhere on the screen to record the entire screen, or drag to select the area you want to record by dragging the mouse.

Step 3. Finnish the Movie Recording

Now you are recording your screen and your camera view. To end the screen recording, click the Stop button in the menu bar or press Command-Control-Esc.

Quicktime also offers additional benefits for editing your video, which you can use to trim to remove unwanted parts of the video.

Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously Online using VEED 

For those who don’t want to download any program to consume PC resources, they prefer to use some online tools. Veed is a web-based versatile screen recording program that records your screen and webcam simultaneously. It runs on a web browser and is not limited to the device you are using. Learning how to use this tool to record your screen and webcam at the same time is very easy, follow the steps below to get the job done.

Step 1. Select the Layout

Go to VEED screen recorder in any of your browsers, then select Screen&Camera on the main screen.

You need to allow the permission to access your screen, camera or microphone. You can also add the VEED screen recorder extension to your browser to work seamlessly with all your favorite tools.

Step 2. Choose What to Share

You can choose which screen you’d like to share, which can be the whole screen, a window, or a Chrome tab.

When you are ready to start recording, then press Start Recording to continue.

Step 3. Start Recording 

Click the red button to start recording! You’ll see a three-second countdown before the recording starts.  VEED screen recorder will start capturing your screen and webcam at the same time after the countdown is over

You can pause or resume the screen capture at any time during the recording by simply clicking the corresponding button.

The Final Words

With the advent of various high-end screen recording technologies. Gone are the days when recording your computer screen was a tech-savvy process. As you can see, there are several ways to do this. There are methods based on applications, built-in tools, or online tools.

Your choice depends on your computer operating system and the way which you prefer to record your video. After reading this tutorial, you are sure to find the prime option for recording both the screen and the camera.

Author: Dyka Smith

Dyka Smith is a content marketing professional at Inosocial, an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Previously, Dyka worked as a marketing manager for a tech software startup. She graduated with honors from Columbia University with a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing.

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