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How to Capture Video with Mouse Cursor Displayed

When recording a video on the computer screen, especially a tutorial on how to do something, you may need to show the current mouse cursor position to point to or explain things. Free Video Capture has the ability to capture the activities on screen with mouse cursor displayed. Please download and install Free Video Capture first.

Step 1. Select Recording Region

Click the "Select region" drop-down menu to choose the recording region you need to record.

Select Recording Region

Step 2. Choose File Folder

Click "Open Folder" or "Select..." button to choose a folder to save the recording video.

Choose File Folder

Step 3. Specify the Recording Settings

Click "Audio Video Options" button to specify the audio/video settings. Choose the video codecs from its drop-down list and drag the slider to specify the video output quality. If needed, click "Configure" to set compress mode. Check "Audio record" if you want to record the audio and then set audio format, audio input and sound volume.

Specify the Audio & Video Settings

Click "Filter Effects" to addd effects like brightness, contrast, darkness, saturation, etc. to make the recording more animated and interactive.

Add Filter Effects to Recording

Click the round button to switch preview on/off. You can also click "Audio record" button to swith audio recording on/off. To show/hide the cursor activities, click the button of "Record cursor". To add an overlay, superimposing a picture to the recording, click "More Settings & Info - Add overlay image" and then click "Select..." to choose an image from your computer. In "Misc" you can also choose recording region appearance as rectangle or corners, minimize the recorder before recording and restore it after recording.

More Settings and Info

Step 4. Start Recording

When everything is set, play the video you want to record and click "Start Record". Move the cursor until the area or window highlighted. Click "Ctrl + Enter" to specify the recording region. The reocrding is started and there's a flashing rectangle around the recording region. If you want to temporarily stop the recording, click "Pause" while "Full Stop" to stop and store it.

Start Recording

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