Two fantastic programs that will help you record your screen activity

Would you like to record what you are doing on your computer screen? Are you making a tutorial for Youtube, and now you would like to show how it is done by recording what is happening on your screen?

Are you playing a computer game and want to make a video showing how fantastic you are at playing a game? But, how is it done? How can I record what I am doing on my computer screen easily?

Here I will tell you about two fantastic programs that will help you record what you are doing in a simple way. I have been using both the programs myself and I love both of them.

How to record what you are doing on your computer screen?


If you want to record what you are doing on your screen in a very easy way, Screencast-O-Matic is the leading software. In this program, you can easily record, and there are many functions that will help you make the video even greater.

Screencast O Matic
You can easily decide which parts of the screen you want to record in Screencast-O-Matic

You can record your own voice while recording your scree, you can also record your own face while showing your screen activity, or you can simply just record what is happening on your screen.

It is easy to add text, to add overlays, to highlight your mouse movements, and of course, to add other videos, add music in the background, and so much more.

Screencast-O-Matic is free to try, but if you want to get rid of the watermark, you will have to pay a little bit. Still, this is one of the best and cheapest options available on the market.

Wondershare Filmora

When I first purchased a lifetime plan with Filmora from Wondershare, I didn’t do so to record my screen activity. I wanted to use this program as a video editor. It was some months later, that I discovered that this program is perfect for actually recording my screen activities as well. As a result, this is a perfect solution for those who want to combine an advanced and solid video editor with a tool that will let you record your own screen, your voice, and also the computer sound.

Screencast O matic
I can set up which areas of my screen to record, and whether I want to record sound from my microphone or speakers at the same time.

With Filmora, you can easily choose from effects that will make transitions look beautiful, you will have way more freedom whenever you want to add text, titles, subtitles, and it has an incredible amount of functions making it a fantastic option for those who want to combine editing videos with recording their screen activities.

If you want to record your own face while recording your screen activity, Screencast-O-Matic is a better choice. In Wondershare Filmora you cannot record your computer screen and data from your own camera at the same time. You can do it in two different recordings, but not at the same time.

What do you think? I use both programs frequently, but if I had to pick one, it would for sure be Wondershare Filmora.

Would you like to see some examples of two recordings made with Filmora and with Screencast-O-Matic? Below you can see two different videos made using the two mentioned tools.

An example of Screencast-O-Matic

This first video is made with Screencast-O-Matic. It is a very basic clip in which you see the computer activity and the voice is also recorded. The mouse is highlighted, and this is such a basic recording that anyone can do without really knowing anything about the tool.

An example of Wondershare Filmora

This is an example recorded with Wondershare Filmora. It is a very easy operation, and you can see that there are quite a lot of texts added to the movie, background music, blurring, and some other effects. This is a very basic clip, but if you want to do more, you can also create clips such as this one with Wondershare Filmora. This one is mostly edited, but there are also parts of it recorded directly from the screen.

In the above clip, there are more effects used such as animations, “green-screen”, and lots of other things.

I hope the videos and this article has helped you find a program that will solve your problems. It is easy to record your computer screen activity and to create a tutorial. If you need help or have a question, write it in the comment field.

If you have read this article and created a video and uploaded it to YouTube or somewhere else, share the link with me in the comment field so I can be the first to take a look at your clip!

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