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How to record video with Webcam Surveyor

Updated: January 11, 2024

Webcam Surveyor is a software designed for video recording. Whether you're capturing from a webcam, a capture card, USB cameras, or a digital camera, this program has got you covered. The application can capture video in AVI and WMV formats and supports advanced codecs such as ffdshow, MPEG4, x264, and Windows Media 9 for high-quality video compression. You can choose to use the built-in camera's microphone or any other audio recording device supported by Windows as the sound source.

Webcam Surveyor offers a continuous recording function, which enables saving video content into various files. Prepare to record seamlessly with Webcam Surveyor's top-of-the-line video recording capabilities. Prepare to record seamlessly with Webcam Surveyor's top-of-the-line video recording capabilities. This feature allows you to modify the time interval for producing new files without interrupting the recording process to ensure no moments are missed. Additionally, while recording, you have access to previously saved files. Prepare to record seamlessly with Webcam Surveyor's top-of-the-line video recording capabilities.

1. Download and install video capture software

Click here to download the Webcam Surveyor application setup file, run and follow the wizard instructions for installation. Launch the application and select the sources of video and audio.
When you first start the program, you need to adjust the video resolution and format.

Webcam video recordig software

2. Configure video recording

Setting the output format

To select the output format, open the Main Menu>Program Options>Video(1). Then select WMV or AVI output format (2). For the WMV, you need to set the video bit-rate (3).

Webcam Surveyor output video format settings

If you have chosen the AVI format, then you need to select a video codec and adjust compression settings.

Setup video codec for AVI format

  • Select codec from the list (2) or check No Compression box (1) if you want to save uncompressed frames.
  • Click on Properties button (3) to adjust the codec settings.

Click on the button (4) with 'Folders' icon to select the folder in which to save clips. You can see this folder in Browser Video Tab. To enable standard save dialog go to: General Settings and check "Show 'Save File Dialog' when video capture stopped" box.

Configuring audio output settings

Configure the audio settings, open Options>Program Options>Audio (1). Check "Capture Video and Audio" box (2) if you want to capture video with sound. For WMV you need to select an audio format depending on the bit-rate or quality (3).

Audio settings for WMV format

For the AVI format, you must select an audio codec or check "No Compression" box.

3. Start recording

To start webcam recording click on Start Start video capture button button.  To stop recording click on the Stop Stop button button.

4. View results

The resulting records you can quickly find in the built-in file explorer. To do this, in the main window of the program, click on the "Browser" tab. Here you can perform any file operations as in Windows Explorer.

View the resulting records in the integrated file explorer

One of the key features of the built-in file manager is the thumbnail view, which provides quick and easy access to the recorded videos and images. In this view, you can see small previews of all the files, allowing you to quickly find the specific video or image you are looking for.

The built-in file manager also provides a range of other features to help you organize and manage your files. For example, you can create folders to group related files together, and you can also sort and search your files by various criteria, such as date, size, and name. Additionally, the file manager provides options for renaming and deleting files, as well as for backing up your recordings to a separate location.

Video recording on PC FAQ

How do I record video with a webcam?

Video capture software allows you to capture video from your computer screen or webcam. It has a wide range of uses for both personal and professional projects. You can create tutorials and how-to videos by capturing screen activity and narration. Gameplay can be recorded, including PC games or console games with a capture card. Webinars, videoconferences, and online meetings can also be recorded for future reference.

Look for key features such as the ability to record full screen or a custom area, webcam and audio recording, annotation and drawing tools, and basic video editing capabilities when choosing video capture software. Consider your specific needs and computer setup.

Recording video from your screen or webcam is easy with the right video capture software. Just install it, configure your settings, position your webcam, and hit record. Before you share your videos, remember to review and edit them if necessary.

How to record smartphone screen on a PC?

To record your smartphone screen on a PC, you need to connect your phone to the computer. This can be done either wirelessly using screen mirroring, or via a wired connection with a capture card.

For wireless recording, enable screen mirroring on your smartphone and connect it to your PC. Use AirPlay for iOS devices and the built-in Cast Screen feature for Android. To record your smartphone's screen on your PC, download a screen recording software and choose the mirrored display as the video source. Ensure you strictly adhere to the metrics and units.

For a wired connection, utilize a capture card that connects to your PC via USB, and an HDMI cable to connect your smartphone to the capture card. Download the video capture software on your PC, configure the capture card as the video input source, and start recording your phone's screen.

When recording your smartphone screen, be aware of the orientation and adjust settings like bitrate and resolution in the software for best quality. Be aware of the screen orientation and download any necessary apps or drivers on both your phone and PC for proper and seamless connection. Perform a test run prior to important recordings. With the appropriate equipment and software, capturing footage of your smartphone screen on a PC is straightforward.

How do I use my smartphone as a webcam?

To use your smartphone as a webcam, download and install a webcam app, such as EpocCam or DroidCam, on your phone and the companion desktop software on your computer. Connect your smartphone and computer to the same Wi-Fi network. Next, open the app on your phone and the desktop software on your computer. You should see an option on the desktop software to connect your phone's camera as a webcam via Wi-Fi. Simply click to connect. Now, in your computer's video conferencing or webcam application, you can use your smartphone camera as a video input source to function as a webcam. To use this feature, follow the instructions specific to your device, which will differ based on your smartphone operating system (iOS or Android) and computer OS. Please refer to the app's documentation for guidance. Key requirements include installing the application, connecting via Wi-Fi, launching both the phone and desktop applications, pairing the devices, selecting the phone's camera as the webcam input on the computer.

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