Snapping the screen to an image or to the clipboard is the easiest thing to do in Windows and perhaps all the Windows users know it already. All you have to do is press the PrintScreen key on your keyboard and the screen is captured into the clipboard. Apart from this there are hundreds of screenshot programs including open-source programs like Greenshot, free programs like MWSnap and commercial programs like SnagIt.
But when it comes to capturing the screen activity and save it as video, then there are not many easy-to-use programs available – whether free or commercial. Most of them try to pack too many features making the programs look very complicated and confusing. But a new software, Vov Screen Recorder makes it very simple to record your screen activity. It has only two buttons – one to start recording the screen and another to stop recording.
You can click on the START button to begin the recording or you can use the hotkey Ctrl + Alt + 1 to do the same. Similarly, you can click on the STOP button to stop the recording or you can use the hotkey Ctrl + Alt + 2 for it. The hotkeys are hard-coded and cannot be changed. In the same way, the destination folder where the video recording file is saved is also hard-coded – the video file is saved on your Windows desktop.
Like many other similar video capture software are doing these days, Vov Screen Recorder also makes use of the popular open-source FFmpeg tools to capture, record and save the video. In fact, all it does is run the command ffmpeg -f gdigrab -framerate 30 -i desktop %UserProfile%\Desktop\output.mkv. You can do it yourself after downloading the FFmpeg tools package from https://www.ffmpeg.org/ and giving the same command. You can even change the video file format that way. But using Vov Screen Recorder really makes everything very simple and easy to use.
You can download Vov Screen Recorder from https://vovsoft.com/software/vov-screen-recorder/.