How-to: Record Screen and Edit Video on Windows 10?

Want to record screen and edit captured video on your Windows 10 PC? You’re at the right place now. In this article, I will share with you some quick and easy ways to record and edit video on your Windows 10 computer in minutes. 

ActivePresenter 7 new interface
ActivePresenter is a useful tool you can use to record screen and edit captured video on your Windows 10.

There are some reasons you may want to record your computer screen such as making a software tutorial, a how-to play gaming instruction or a demonstration of your product or services. It’s easy to just record the screen and export to a video format by using a free screen recorder available on the net. How about editing captured videos, adding text titles, trimming unwanted parts, blur sensitive information on the screen? Definitely, you will need a video editing software which is often not included in those free tools. But, you don’t have to worry! I have a super cool, all-in-one program for you to use here.

In this article, I am going to guide you through how to record and edit videos on Windows 10 with just one single software which I’ve been using for some years now. The tool is ActivePresenter of Atomi Sytems. It has everything you need to record screen on Windows 10 in 1080p with your webcam, audio from microphone, system sound, mouse cursor, and most importantly, edit and export your video into MP4 or AVI (without watermark).

New users can download ActivePresenter directly from their home page or follow this link to get it.

How to Record Screen and Edit Video On Windows 10 with ActivePresenter

First off, ActivePresenter has some options to record your computer screen. Each option is optimized for a specific purpose. In this tutorial, I will guide you through the most common use of ActivePresenter: record and edit a full HD video from your computer screen. Here are the basic steps:

Step 1: Record screen

At ActivePresenter’s Start Page -> Click Record Screen to launch its recording toolbar.

On the recording toolbar, you can choose to record full screen, customized area (a specific resolution), turn on/off your webcam and your audio device.

ActivePresenter Recording Toolbar
ActivePresenter Recording Toolbar

It is also possible to change your default project preferences such as project location, video resolution, customize hot keys and so on at Start Page. When you’re ready, hit REC button on the toolbar.

Default Project Preferences In ActivePresenter
Default Project Preferences In ActivePresenter

To stop your recording, use the default hotkeys CTRL + End on your keyboard or find ActivePresenter at the notification on the right side of your screen.

Step 2: Edit Recorded Video

Once you stop recording, you will be redirected to ActivePresenter’s video editor. Here you can cut or trim your video, add text title, shapes and callouts and many special video effects and animations. Frankly speaking, this is the most amazing parts of this freeware. This free and decent video editor makes ActivePresenter stand-out compare to other simple screen recording programs on the market.

ActivePresenter Video Editor
ActivePresenter Video Editor

Step 3: Export Video

ActivePresenter lets you export your project in various options as it can be used for other purposes rather than only creating video. To simply export your video into MP4 or AVI for uploading to YouTube, just click the Export Tab on the Menu Toolbar -> Video. Then you can choose the format you want, your output size, save location, video quality and click OK to go ahead.

ActivePresenter Export Video Options
ActivePresenter Export Video Options

That’s all the basic steps to help you record and edit video on your Windows 10 PC with ActivePresenter. If you to want to learn more about this software, go ahead to our detail review here!

Take a look at this video to learn how to record and edit video with ActivePresenter from A- Z. Hope it helps!

If you like the software, please share with us at below comment section. For more advanced tutorial of ActivePresenter, don’t hesitate to ask. Don’t forget to follow us to keep you up-to-date with our latest news.

Good luck!


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