Being able to record your screen and save it on Windows 10 is an important feature for many users. There is no shortage of screen recorders out there, including an option Microsoft bundles into Windows for free. On this page we will take a look at FonePaw Screen Recorder, a software that aims to bring sought-after recording features into one package.
If you’re wondering why Microsoft’s Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10 cannot do the trick, it possibly can. It depends on your specific needs. There’s no doubt the Game Bar is a handy tool that provides the basics of screen recording without you needing to download software. However, its free nature also means it is missing pro-grade features such as audio recording, custom areas, annotations, and multi-window recording.
For users with those types of requirements, tools like FonePaw Screen Recorder can be helpful. On this page, we will show you how to use FonePaw to record your screen in Windows 10. It is also worth noting that FonePaw will also record your screen with sound in Windows 11. Before getting to our step-by-step screen recording guide, we will first take a closer look and the features available in FonePaw Screen Recorder.
Screen Recording Features from FonePaw
- Record your screen with sound from any source, including your microphone or system audio.
- Record your webcam and screen simultaneously, unlike the default Windows 10 recorder.
- Save your recordings in various formats, such as MP4, MOV, AVI, F4V, TS and even GIF, so you can easily create animated images.
- Schedule your recordings to start and stop automatically at any time and frequency you want.
- Customize your recordings by choosing the area or window to capture, adjusting the quality and frame rate, adding annotations and watermarks, and more.
- Record your screen in high quality and without any lag (up to 60 fps) or watermark (unless you want to add your own).
How to Record Windows 10 Using FonePaw Screen Recorder
Before you can use the FonePaw recorder, you’ll need to download and install it on your PC. There is a free trial available alongside the paid version. Either way, it is a regular .exe file that installs quickly. It does not require any steps other than running the file to initiate the download. Once FonePaw Screen Recorder is running, you can start recording your Windows 10 screen by following the steps below:
Choose the “Video Recorder” option
Once the tool is open, you will see multiple options on the main page (Video Recorder, Audio Recorder, Game Recorder). Select the “Video Recorder” option.
Set up your screen recording requirements for Windows 10
You will now see the configuration page for your recording, including a square outline that allows you to customize the recording area (you can also choose the default screen area). Other options include turning on the PC sound system for audio, webcam recording, watermarks, and task scheduling.
Click the big red “REC” button to start recording your Windows 10 screen.
Finalize your recording and prepare for saving.
A 3, 2, 1 counter will take you to the start of recording. When the screen recorder is running, you have live options such as Pause, Screenshot, Volume, and the ability to Draw on the screen. When you have captured what you need, hit the Stop button. A preview window now opens where you can trim and cut your video. When you are ready, click “Done” to move to the next stage.
Import the recording to save it on your Windows 10 PC.
You will now see the FonePaw Screen Recorder “History” page that shows all your recordings. You can choose to delete content or keep recording, while there are also editing tools. To save onto your device, check the recording/s you want and click “Import”. It is now easy to save the file to your preferred Windows 10 folder destination.
How Much Does FonePaw Windows 10 Screen Recorder Cost?
While FonePaw Screen Recorder is available in a free trial, you’ll need to get the paid version to unlock the full power of the software. The one-month plan costs $19.56 and will work on 1 PC with all features, while the year plan has the same benefits for $38.46. If you want to increase the number of PCs you can use the tool on, the Lifetime Plan costs $79.77 for two PCs.
FonePaw Screen Recorder is a fully-featured way to record video, screens, and audio on Windows 10. It provides more customization and flexibility than Microsoft’s built-in Xbox Game Bar. However, there is no shortage of screen recorders available, but the simplicity of FonePaw may be appealing to users. With the straightforward steps above you can start recording on Windows 10 within minutes.