How to make a video tutorial?
Sometimes we face the problem of explaining to someone what is happening on
our computer screen in order to get help or, the other way around, somebody asks
help, and we need to explain what to click and where to look. In such cases words can
be useless, the person needs to see what to do.
This is exactly where a video tutorial might be helpful, but how do we create
will check how to record on-screen actions and shoot video tutorials with HyperCam,
screen recorder software with some advanced features.
Step 1: Download and install the program.
Download HyperCam to a known location. Run
the downloaded setup program and follow on-screen instructions to install the application.
Step 2: Start the program. Select a screen region to capture.
Launch the screen recorder. Its main window will be shown:
Decide which part of your screen needs to be recorded: a region that you specify, the entire
screen or just some window. For our example, we will pick the "Fullscreen" mode
to be able to capture screen showing everything that happens on it.
Step 3: Adjust screen capture options.
Let's adjust some screen capture settings.
Click "Options" on the right from the "Record" tab. A new window will pop up:
In this tab of video capturing options, we should pay
attention to the output folder
and output format fields. Select some video format for your video tutorial from the
drop-down list. You can record in AVI, WMV or ASF. We choose AVI, as it is one
of the most popular video formats.
In the "Output folder" field, specify the folder where you'd like your
tutorials to be saved to. Make sure you have enough disk space for the planned video
The "Extras" tab allows us setting important details for making
The usual video capturing mode doesn't "see" the
mouse cursor, so we need to enable the
"Capture mouse cursor" option to be able to record all movements of
the cursor. You can also
adjust the volume of mouse clicks and their visual highlighting.
The "Audio" and "Interface" tabs control audio format settings and
quick-action hotkeys respectively, you can change them as well.
After all is set, click "OK" to save the changes and proceed.
Step 4: Screen recording.
Now let's take a look at the area around the "Record" button:
Near the video camera sign, there is a tick. This means that
the video stream will be captured. And the red cross on the opposite side means
that audio will not be recorded while capturing screen video.
You can click on the icon to turn audio capturing on. The cogwheel icons open the
"Options" window on the audio or video settings tab.
Everything is ready for screen recording now. Simply click on "Record" to
start making a video tutorial. The captured area will be highlighted.
The small pane in the lower corner of the captured area allows you to stop
After you stop capturing, the recorded video will be listed in the "Recent
The trial version of HyperCam will work for 30 days. If you like the program,
you can register it and use without any limitations.
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