Screen recording (or screencasts, as it is sometimes known) isn't new, and it has been around for years on end. In the past these recordings were mainly used to create video content involving software or digital products, and were most often found in guides, tutorials and other such content. Nowadays however screen recording has become far more prevalent, and is being used for a variety of other purposes. But what is it that has made it become increasingly relevant?
In part the current popularity of screen recording is due to the fact that over the years it has become far easier. At one time if you wanted to record video footage from your screen you would need special hardware (i.e. a video capture card), and that placed it out of reach for most people. Today all that you need to record your screen is the right software, and over time those software have become more and more user-friendly and accessible.
Aside from that however, screen recording has become more relevant due to the fact that the ways in which it can be used have expanded. In the past the only reason you may have had to record your screen was to capture footage of a software, or some actions performed on a computer - but today there are lots of other reasons as well. In particular screen recording is often used to 'save' video content, such as video calls, online streaming videos, live videos, or temporary (i.e. time-limited) content.
Over the years the widespread availability of video content has increased, and where a decade or more ago online streaming videos, live content, temporary content and video calls were all relatively limited - today they are commonplace. Because more and more people consume this content, screen recording has grown in relevance as a natural way to 'save' it.
Simply put people have started to realize that screen recording is a versatile way to capture information on computer screens. That, coupled with how easy it is to carry out, has made it a more powerful alternative to screenshots as it is able to be used for a much wider range of tasks. In fact it has grown to be so popular that it is available on a wide range of devices nowadays, and its relevance seems likely to continue well into the future.
If you would like to be able to record your screen with ease you should try Movavi Screen Capture Studio. It is a simple HD recorder that you can use to capture high quality videos from your screen. All you need to do to set it up is launch the software, draw a frame with your mouse to define the capture area, then set the other parameters on the interface and you should be good to go.
In addition to being able to record videos from screens, Movavi Screen Capture Studio has a slew of other features. It can record videos from a webcam or other sources, and edit them to improve their quality, apply special effects, add background music, and much more. In short will be able to act as a complete video production tool, and let you tweak the videos that you record to suit your needs.