Record Webcam Only in 2 Ways [Easily and Fast]

Are you looking for some helpful methods to record webcam only? This article will show you how to record high-quality webcam video in 2 ways with detailed steps. Now, let's get started!

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Updated on Jan 24, 2024

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Key Takeaways

  • Provide two kinds of webcam recorders for users to record webcam-only
  • Give a summary of webcam recording from the effectiveness and difficulty level of methods
  • Answer some related questions on the topic of recording camera

When you are planning to record some videos, like sharing stories, tutorials, or commentary, to upload to YouTube channels, you may find it easy to record the screen but difficult to record the webcam only using a screen recorder. Therefore, this article will show you two methods to record webcam videos on Windows or macOS system devices with detailed steps and step screenshots. You can choose the most appropriate way to do camera recordings.

Record Webcam Only via a Full-Featured Webcam Recorder

The first method we recommend is to use a full-featured webcam recorder: EaseUS RecExperts. It can help users record high-quality webcam videos. When you are recording the camera, you can choose to record the system audio or microphone. Besides, it also allows people to change their backgrounds for privacy or professional purposes. For example, you can choose a classroom, studio, or scenery.

Moreover, EaseUS RecExperts is also a perfect screen recorder with a highlighter for most Windows and macOS users. You can add some text or draw on the screen while recording Windows 10. Aside from that, you can also highlight the text on the screen to make it more evident. In addition, it can help users record streaming videos from some platforms, like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and Disney. When outputting the videos, you have many options for video formats, like MP4, WAV, and FLAC.

In a word, it is a good screen and webcam recorder for users. You can download this recording software to have a try!

After downloading EaseUS RecExperts, you can follow the steps on how to record webcam only.

Step 1. Launch this webcam recorder, and select the little webcam icon by clicking the down-arrow button on the left panel.

Open RecExperts

Step 2. If there is more than one camera device connected to your computer, you can freely choose your desired one. Besides, you can also select the audio source, adjust resolution and position, and even adjust the opacity if needed.

Adjust webcam settings

Step 3. Then enable the Remove Background, it will download the AI module.

enable remove background

Step 4. After that, you can change the background picture by using some effects, like blur, scenery, studio, and classroom. Or you can upload a picture from your own device. It is recommended that you are in a solid color background, and the effect of AI recognition to remove the background will be better.

ai background

Step 5. You can click on the REC button when you are ready to start your webcam recording. During the process, you can choose to resize the recording window, take screenshots, pause or stop the recording flexibly. To end the recording, just click on the red square icon.

Start recording

Step 6. Then, it will lead you to preview the recorded videos. Apart from that, you can enhance the recordings with some tools.

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Capture Webcam Video With OBS Studio

The second method is to use an open-source, free screen recorder: OBS Studio. This screen recorder is usually used for screencasting and live streaming because it can record, edit, and transmit scenes in real-time. Moreover, videos can be streamed to Facebook, Twitch, Instagram, YouTube, and any other website that supports RTMP with this audio and camera screen recorder.

Now, let's follow the steps to learn how to capture a camera with OBS Studio.

Step 1. To add your webcam, open OBS Studio. Click "+" > "Video Capture Device" in the Sources panel, then select "Create new" and give it a new name.

video capture device obs

Step 2. Select your webcam from the Device drop-down menu. Click "OK" after choosing "High" from the Preset options.

Step 3. You have the option to add your microphone as an audio source in the Source window.

Step 4. After that, select a folder where you want to save your camera recordings by going to "Settings" > "Output" > "Recording Path."

Step 5. To record your camera, select "Start Recording" from the "Controls" menu. After that, OBS Studio will start recording audio and video from your webcam.

click on start recording

Step 6. You can end the recording at any time by choosing "Stop Recording" under "Control." Click File in the upper left corner of OBS to bring up the menu where you may choose to watch the recorded video. Select Show Recordings.

choose show webcam recordings

You can also watch the video tutorial from YouTube to have a better understanding of the steps.

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In a word, this article has talked about the two ways to record webcam only in 2 methods. It is believed that you have mastered how to record the screen or the webcam video only. From the aspect of effectiveness and difficulty level, it is suggested to use the simple and easy-to-use webcam recorder: EaseUS RecExperts.

Compared with OBS Studio, EaseUS RecExperts is more suitable for beginners and intermediate users as it has powerful features but simple steps to record videos or audio. Just a few clicks will help you record high-quality videos. Therefore, let's download this recording software and have a try!

Record Webcam Only FAQs

After learning about the above instructions to record your webcam, there are some relevant questions for you to read.

1. Does Windows 10 have a webcam recorder?

Open the Windows Camera app, then record videos on Windows 10. In the list of programs, choose the Windows Start button, then scroll down and select Camera. Select whether you want to take pictures or movies when the Camera app launches. Click the symbol for the video camera to start recording.

2. Does Windows 11 have a built-in video recorder?

Thankfully, Windows 11 has a built-in application for recording your screen, but there are other methods as well. Snipping Tool comes as part of Windows 11 and is also available via the Microsoft Store.

3. Can you record multiple screens at once?

You can record multiple screens using EaseUS RecExperts. It allows people to record the screen on their laptop and another display at the same time. You can download this software to have a try.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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