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How to Set Recording Duration

Free Video Capture lets you define a fixed duration to stop recording automatically. With this function, you can free yourself from stopping the recording manually. 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:

Region stable - region from windows: move the cursor until the area or window is highlighted.(Ctrl + Enter)
Region stable - free hand mode: click and drag the mouse to make a selection on the screen. Release mouse when done. (Ctrl + Left Click)
Region moving by mouse: the capture region will follow the cursor wherever it goes during recording
Region stable - set values by user: enter dimensions (in pixels) into the Top, Left, Width and Height fields.
Region stable - full screen: record large, maximized applications or all activity on your computer desktop.

In this tutorial choose the "Region stable - region from windows".

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 "More Settings & Info" to expand the list and in the Timer section, check "Recording duration" and then set the Hour, Min and Sec. 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. 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".

Set Recording Duration

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

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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