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User Guide

Introduction

Apeaksoft Screen Recorder is a professional screen recording application burn with multiple practical functions. With it, you will find it so easy and interesting to record any on-screen activities you like in original images/sound quality. It can record games smoothly with its 60 fps frame rate and capture screen in PNG/JPG/GIF/BMP/TIFF format. Both videos and audio are easy for it to record. And you can save the recorded videos in various formats, like WMV, MP4, VOB, AVI, FLV and others. What’s more? You can add your favorite elements into recorded videos. Thank you for trusting and choosing us. Here are the details of Screen Recorder. If you have any questions. Please contact us and we will help you solve it.

Screen Recorder Main Interface

Install and Register

Install

Step 1. After you finished downloading the .exe file of Screen Recorder, find it in the destination folder and open it. It will show the next window.

Screen Recorder

For your own personal need, you can click "more options" on the right bottom corner. In the drop-down window, you can set the install path and other install options, like create a desktop icon and install for all users.

Options

Step 2. When you make sure the settings are OK, click "Install" in green background. Then the software will be installed in seconds.

Install

Finally, it will remind you it is done. And you can launch the software immediately.

Install

Register

Step 1. To register this screen recording software, you can click "Register" on the right bottom corner in the pop-up window which will appear every time you open the software.

Register

Step 2. After clicking the "Register" button, it will show you the little window to input your email address which you use to receive the registration code and registration code. Then click "Active" to register.

Active

By the way, you also can click the key icon on the top right corner of the main interface. Please input your email address which you use to receive the registration code and registration code, then click "Active" to register.

Active

Note:

1: After you purchased it successfully, the registration code will be sent to your email address that you filled in the order form.

2: The free trial version only allows you to save 3 minutes of your recordings. If you want to unlock the limitation, then please purchased the full version here.

Email Address: The email address that you fill in the order form.

Registration Code: A string of characters marked as Activation key, license code or KEYCODE(S) in the order confirmation letter you received after the successful purchase.

Record Video

Step 1: Launch Screen Recorder

After installing this screen recording software, you can run it on your PC.

Download

Step 2: Recording area selection

Choose the option "Video Recorder" from the main interface. Before recording gameplay, Skype chats, online meetings or streaming videos with this screen capturing software, you should choose the recording area at first.

Video Recorder Feature

After clicking "Video Recorder", it will show you the red dotted line. It is used to delineate the recording area. You can select the size of the recording area by dragging the red point on the side. And you also can input the width and length on the bar to select the size.

Video Recorder Interface

Or click "Custom" to choose fixed region. It also has five types: 1920*1080, 1280*720, 854*480, 1024*768 and 640*480.

And you also can select region/window directly.

Fixed region

Step 3:Customize audio settings

If you are going to record a video conference, or record the Skype chat, you may need to select both system audio and the microphone. Click the system sound and microphone to make sure the checkmarks appear.

Microphone

Step 4: Record computer screen

After setting the recording area and audio, click "REC" on the right side of this video screen recorder to begin recording.

REC

And it will show you the hotkeys. You can change it according to your need.

Show hotkeys

During the recording, you are able to make drawing or add annotations based on your need by clicking the writing icon.

Writing

1. Draw the border, line, arrows and any shape you need. You can select the size and color of it. It always means emphasizing.

Draw

2. Air brush. You also can select the size and color of it. It would add powder effect to your recorded videos.

Air brush

3. Text. By clicking the big T icon, you can input the words you want into your videos.

Text

4. Callout. Using this, you can mark the order of the content. Apart from the size and color, you also can set the color of the number and its background in color and select the next beginning number by clicking the up and down keys beside the callout.

Callout

If you make the wrong effect, you can click eraser icon to clear the wrong effect or click the dustbin icon to clear all items you add. You also can click undo and redo icons to adjust the effect you add just.

Clear

You also can click the clock icon to set the length of the target video and take snapshot by clicking the camera icon.

Clock

If you forget to set the sound or want to move the window when recording, you can click the wheel icon on the top right corner of the interface to accomplish it.

Set Sound

Step 5: Save the recorded video

Click the red square on the top left corner to finish recording.

Finish recording

It will show the video you record. And you can preview it immediately.

Preview

1. You can clip the video by input the number in bars.

2. Click the camera icon to take screenshot.

3. Adjust the volume

4. Re-record and save the video.

To save the video, it will remind you to select the save path. Make sure the path you want.

Save

After that, it will show all recorded files to you. It also offers other tools on the right-side bar for you to edit videos.

Files

Note: Powerful as the Screen Recorder is, it enables you to make the settings you prefer in advance, then you are able to record video using these settings next time. It is pretty convenient if you have lots of on-screen activities to record in the same demand.

Record Audio

Step 1: Install Screen Recorder

After downloading the video audio recorder tool, install and run Apeaksoft Screen Recorder on your Windows PC.

Screen Recorder Main Interface

Step 2: Choose Audio Recorder

Choose the second option, "Audio Recorder" when you enter the main interface.

Audio Recorder Feature

Step 3: Make audio settings

For recording online audio, music or radios, turn on "System Audio", and turn off "Microphone" on this audio recorder before that. If you want to record other's or your voice, you can just turn on "Microphone" and begin recording. Adjust the volume as you like.

Record Audio

Click "REC" on the right side of this video screen recorder to begin recording.

And it will show you the hotkeys. And you also can change them.

Hotkeys

If you forget to set the sound or want to remove the window when recording, you can click the wheel icon on the top right corner of the interface to accomplish it.

Sound

You also can click the clock icon to set the length of the target audio.

Audio length

Step4: Save the recorded video

Click the red square on the top left corner to finish recording. It will show the video you record. And you can preview it immediately.

Save Audio

1. You can clip the video by input the number in bars.

2. Adjust the volume

3. Re-record and save the video.

To save the video, it will remind you to select the save path. Make sure the path you want.

Audio path

After that, it will show all recorded files to you. It also offers other tools on the right-side bar for you to edit files.

All files

Take Screenshot

Step 1: Download and install Screen Recorder

Free download, install and run Apeaksoft Screen Recorder on your Windows 7/8/10 computer.

Screen Recorder Interface

Step 2: Choose screen capture feature

Choose the third option, "Snapshot". Capture the whatever you want to snapshot on the computer.

Snapshot Featrue

Then your mouse will be the shape of a cross. You can select the area you want.

Snapshot

Step 3: Draw or annotate the capture

After you size the screen, it will automatically capture it for you. And you can see the next window.

Draw after Capture

1. Draw the border, line, arrows and any shape you need. You can select the size and color of it. It always means emphasizing.

Shape

2. Air brush. You also can select the size and color of it. It would add powder effect to your recorded videos.

Air brush

3. Text. By clicking the big T icon, You can input the words you want into your videos.

Text

4. Callout. Using this, you can mark the order of the content. Apart from the size and color, you also can set the color of the number and its background in color and select the next beginning number by clicking the up and down keys beside the callout.

Callout

5. Blur. By clicking four little squares, you can select the target area and set the degree of blurring by dragging.

Blur

If you make the wrong editing, you can click eraser icon to clear the wrong effect or click the dustbin icon to clear all items you add. You also can click undo and redo icons to adjust the effect you add just.

Clear

In the right side, you also have choices to make.

Save

1. Copy the screenshot to put it to other place.

2. Save the screenshot you made

3. Close the window to delete the screenshot

4. Full screen to preview the screenshot

5. Pin to screen.

Step4: Save the screenshot

Click disk icon to save picture you made. It will pop up a window for you to select the save path.

Recording Settings

For personal needs, we also offer various preferences.

Click the gear icon on the interface of video recorder/audio recorder and you will see the recording settings.

Gear

You also can find it in the menu option.

Menu

Recording

In this pop-up window, you can nine choices. There are show countdown before recording, beep on start recording, show recording boundary, Hide float bar when recording, allow to move the recording region when recording, hide desktop icons when recording, auto hide the system taskbar when recording, hide main interface when you take screenshot and auto open preview window and library interface when end recording.

Recording preferences

Mouse

By clicking the mouse icon on the interface or rolling your mouse on the preference interface, you can see the mouse settings.

Mouse

You can tick record mouse clicks and record mouse area, even the color.

Mouse

Hotkeys

To be easier to use, screen recorder also offers users the hotkeys settings to simplify your operation by clicking the FIQ icon. What can you select?

Start/stop record

Pause/resume record

Screen capture

Open/close webcam

Show/hide float panel

Hotkeys

Output

To set output files, you can click the out icon of the interface. In this part, you can set video format and codex, frame rate, etc.

Output

Others

To get in this part, you need open one of the other four preferences and click "others".

Others

Task Schedule and More

Task schedule

In each main interface of screen recorder, you can see the "Task Schedule".

Task schedule

You can add new tasks and edit the settings of it.

Add Task schedule

Set the time of the beginning, record length and frequency, etc.

Then this software will record automatically for you according to your settings.

Edit Task schedule

Set record length

By setting the length of recording, you do not need to compute when to stop. The software will automatically stop recording for you.

Set record length

More preset

In the main interface, you can see here is a "More" module.

More

The "Default" is another way to enter recording mode.

But the "Custom" part would be useful to you. By clicking the "Manage" button, you will see the various options about your recorded videos as the following picture lists. After you set these, you can get your wanted videos quickly, without needs of converting and adjusting.

Custom

1. Record area

2. Webcam, sound and microphone

3. Format of videos and audio

Different Recording Solutions

For your different needs, we just list some specific solutions in the below. Click the one you need to check it. Hope it useful for you!

Record video

Record YouTube Video

Record Video Conference

Download Twitch Videos

Record calls

Record Skype Calls

Facebook Call Recorder

Record Viber Calls

Record game and music

Record LOL Gameplay

Record PS4 Gameplay

Music-Record Online Music

Record course

Create Online Course

Record WebEx Meeting

Screen capture

Screenshot on Lenovo

User Guide

  • Introduction
  • Install and Register
    1. Install
    2. Register
  • Record Video
  • Record Audio
  • Screen Capture
  • Set Record Length
  • Various Recording Solutions

Introduction

Apeaksoft Mac Screen Recorder is a professional screen recording application burn with multiple practical functions. With it, you will find it so easy and interesting to record any on-screen activities you like in original images/sound quality. It can record games smoothly with its 60 fps frame rate and capture screen in PNG/JPG/GIF/BMP/TIFF format. You also can use it to record webcam and take screenshots. Both videos and audio are easy for it to record. And you can save the recorded videos in various formats, like WMV, MP4, VOB, AVI, FLV and others. What’s more? You can add your favorite elements into recorded videos. Thank you for trusting and choosing us. Here are the details of Screen Recorder.

Install and Register

Install

After you finished downloading the DMG file of Mac Screen Recorder, find it in the destination folder and open it. It will show the next window.

Open

Read the License Agreement carefully. If OK, click "Continue".

License Agreement

Click "Agree" to continue.

Agree Agreement

In the following interface, you can choose to install it with the default path. And you also can select the destination of this program according to your idea.

Then click "Install" to start.

Install

Finally, it will remind you it is done. And you can find the software and launch it immediately.

Installed

Register

To register this screen recording software, you can click "Register" on the right bottom corner in the pop-up window which will appear every time you open the software.

Register

After clicking the "Register" button, it will show you the little window to input your email address which you use to receive the registration code and registration code. Then click "Register" to register.

Input information

By the way, you also can click the key icon on the top right corner of the main interface. Please input your email address which you use to receive the registration code and registration code, then click "Register" to register.

Register

Note:

1. The registration code will be sent to you via email. If you have not received an email from us, please contact our support team.

2. The free trial version only allows you to save 3 minutes of your recordings. If you want to unlock the limitation, then please purchased the full version here.

Email Address: The email address that you fill in the order form.

Registration Code: A string of characters marked as Activation key, license code or KEYCODE(S) in the order confirmation letter you received after the successful purchase.

Record Video

Step 1: Launch Screen Recorder

After installing this screen recording software, you can run it on your Mac.

Step 2: Recording area selection

Choose the option "Video Recorder" from the main interface. Before recording gameplay, Skype chats, online meetings or streaming videos with this screen capturing software, you should choose the recording area at first.

Register

After clicking "Video Recorder", it will show you the red dotted line. It is used to delineate the recording area. You can select the size of the recording area by dragging the red point on the side. And you also can input the width and length on the bar to select the size.

Drag

Or click "Custom" to choose fixed region. It also has five types: 1920*1080, 1280*720, 854*480, 1024*768 and 640*480.

Custom

And you also can select region/window directly.

Fixed region

Step 3: Customize audio settings

If you are going to record a video conference, or record the Skype chat, you may need to select both system sound and the microphone. Click the system sound and microphone to make sure the checkmarks appear. You also can open the inside camera and take photo.

Sound

Step 4: Set preferences

For personal needs, we also offer various preferences.

Recording

Click the gear icon and you will see the recording settings.

Gear

In this pop-up window, you can six choices. There are show countdown before recording, beep on start recording, show recording boundary, Hide float bar while recording, allow to move the recording region while recording, hide dock while recording.

Recording

Mouse

By clicking the mouse icon on the interface or rolling your mouse on the preference interface, you can see the mouse settings.

Mouse

You can tick record mouse clicks and record mouse area, even the color.

Mouse

Hotkeys

To be easier to use, screen recorder also offers users the hotkeys settings to simplify your operation by clicking the FIQ icon. What can you select?

Start/stop record

Pause/resume record

Screen capture

Open/close webcam

Show/hide float panel

Hotkeys

Output

To set output files, you can click the out icon of the interface. In this part, you can set video format and codex, frame rate, etc.

Output

Others

To get in this part, you need open one of the other four preferences and click "Others".

Others

Step 5: Record computer screen

After setting the recording area and audio, click "REC" on the right side of this video screen recorder to begin recording.

REC

And it will show you the hotkeys. you also can change these.

Hotkeys

Then you will see the little bar like the following one.

You also can take snapshot by clicking the camera icon.

Snapshot

Step 6: Save the recorded video

Click the red square on the left to finish recording.

Save

It will show the video you recorded.

Preview

1. You can preview the video.

2. Rename the video.

3. Open the folder.

4. Delete the video.

Record Audio

Step 1: Launch Screen Recorder

After installing this screen recording software, you can run it on your Mac.

Step 2: Customize audio settings

Choose the option "Audio Recorder" from the main interface.

Audio Recorder

Click the system sound and microphone to make sure the checkmarks appear. You also can take photo by clicking the camera icon on the top right corner.

Sound

Step 3: Set preferences

For personal needs, we also offer various preferences.

Recording

Click the gear icon and you will see the recording settings.

Gear

In this pop-up window, you can six choices. There are show countdown before recording, beep on start recording, show recording boundary, Hide float bar while recording, allow to move the recording region while recording, hide dock while recording.

Recording

Mouse

By clicking the mouse icon on the interface or rolling your mouse on the preference interface, you can see the mouse settings.

Mouse

You can tick record mouse clicks and record mouse area, even the color.

Mouse

Hotkeys

To be easier to use, screen recorder also offers users the hotkeys settings to simplify your operation by clicking the FIQ icon. What can you select?

Start/stop record

Pause/resume record

Screen capture

Open/close webcam

Show/hide float panel

Hotkeys

Output

To set output files, you can click the out icon of the interface. In this part, you can set video format and codex, frame rate, etc.

Output

Others

To get in this part, you need open one of the other four preferences and click "Others".

Others

Step 4: Start to record

Click "REC" on the right side of this video screen recorder to begin recording.

REC

And it will show you the hotkeys. And you also can change them.

Hotkeys

Then it will show you the recording bar.

Recording bar

Step 5: Save the recorded video

Click the red square on the left to finish recording. It will show the video you record. And you can preview it immediately.

Save

1. You can preview the video.

2. Rename the video.

3. Open the folder.

4. Delete the video.

Screen Capture

Step 1: Launch Screen Recorder for Mac

Download, install and run Apeaksoft Screen Recorder for Mac on your MacBook Pro/Air or iMac.

Step 2: Choose Screen Capture

Choose the option "Screen Capture" from the main interface.

Screen Capture

Then your mouse will be the shape of a cross. You can select the area you want.

Mouse

Step 3: Draw or annotate the capture

After you size the screen, it will automatically capture it for you. And you can see the next window.

Mouse

1. Draw the border, line, arrows and any shape you need. You can select the size and color of it. It always means emphasizing.

Draw

2. Air brush. You also can select the size and color of it. It would add powder effect to your recorded videos.

Air brush

3. Text. By clicking the big T icon, You can input the words you want into your videos.

Text

4. Callout. Using this, you can mark the order of the content. Apart from the size and color, you also can set the color of the number and its background in color and select the next beginning number by clicking the up and down keys beside the callout.

Callout

5. Blur. By clicking four little squares, you can select the target area and set the degree of blurring by dragging.

Blur

If you make the wrong editing, you can click eraser icon to clear the wrong effect or click the dustbin icon to clear all items you add. You also can click undo and redo icons to adjust the effect you add just.

Clear

In the right side, you also have choices to make.

Save

1. Copy the screenshot to put it to other place.

2. Save the screenshot you made

3. Close the window to delete the screenshot

4. Full screen to preview the screenshot

5. Pin to screen.

Step 4: Save the screenshot

Click disk icon to save picture you made. It will pop up a window for you to select the save path.

Save

Set Record Length

In each main interface of screen recorder, you can see the "Set Record Length".

Set Record Length

By setting the length of recording, you do not need to compute when to stop. The software will automatically stop recording for you.

Set Record Length

Various Recording Solutions

For your different needs, we just list some specific solutions in the below. Click the one you need to check it. Hope it useful for you!

Record videos

Record Video on Mac

Record YouTube Video

Record Video Conference

Download Twitch Videos

Record calls

Record Skype Calls

Facebook Call Recorder

Record Viber Calls

Record games

Record LOL Gameplay

Record PS4 Gameplay

Record course and music

Create Online Course

Record WebEx Meeting

Record Online Music

Take snapshot

Screenshot on Lenovo

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