How to record a PC screen in Windows 10 or using a video grabber

To record the screen of a computer you need a screen recorder, a video recorder, or, what is the same, an app to record screen and audio. Some of these programs even have tools to edit your videos directly, without having to use another application for this purpose. But, among so many options, which software to use to create your video tutorials, create the content of an e-learning course, or advertise your business to clients online? In this list, we review the best programs for screen capture and we show you how to do it without downloading any software, but simply using the tools that Windows 10 offers.

How to record screen in Windows 10?

The video capture on Windows 10 is made possible by the bar games native operating system. It allows you to capture video of the entire screen but you cannot record the desktop or the file explorer, only games or applications. To open the game bar, press Windows key + G at the same time. Go to the Broadcast & Capture menu and click the record screen button (the one with the small circle symbol).

When you start the PC screen recorder, a counter with the recording time will appear in the Xbox Social section. Here you can also activate your microphone. At the end of the recording, a window will appear that you can click to open the folder where the video has been saved.

The best programs to record screen

If you are not satisfied with what the Windows 10 Game Bar offers, you can download a screen recorder. These apps generally come with more tools for recording and later editing the video. Let’s take a look!

Free Cam

Free Cam is probably the best free screen recording software. It has a very simple and intuitive interface that allows you to capture video with the ease of a professional. It includes built-in audio and video editor and, although it is free, it does not place watermarks and does not display advertising of any kind.


The grabber video Monosnap allows you to create screenshots and videos screen that can be uploaded directly to the cloud. It has an image editor with tools to cut or modify the captures.

OBS Studio

OBS Studio is a free and open-source PC video capturer that allows you to stream live without a watermark or time limit. It is a favorite among gamers to broadcast their gaming sessions live. In addition to capturing video from the screen, it also allows you to capture from the webcam and the microphone. The only cons? It does not integrate a video editor.

Free Screen Video Recorder

Free Screen Video Recorder is DVDVideoSoft software with all the functions of a screen recorder. You can record Skype conversations or other programs for video calls and online conferences. It also allows you to capture different Windows applications and includes a basic and easy-to-use image editor.

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Melina Rhyne