How to Record Screen and Webcam at the Same Time on Mac/Windows/Online

Posted on: Jul. 22, 2022

- How can I record myself and my screen at the same time?

When you're making a "How to" tutorial video or a gaming video posted on YouTube, or working on a lecture video for academic usage, you may need screen capture software to record the screen and camera at the same time.

It isn't that hard to record computer screens and webcam simultaneously. You can easily record yourself through a webcam & your computer screen at the same time using different screen recorder software. Let's check out the ways to record the screen and webcam at the same time.

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Part 1 How to Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously (Mac/Windows, Best Option)

The first method we recommend to you for capturing your screen and yourself at the same time (both on Mac and Windows) would be using an online recording tool, FlexClip. It allows you to easily record your screen and webcam simultaneously or separately as you want without installing any software or extensions. What's more, the all-in-one screen recorder and video editor can help you edit recordings at will.

FlexClip proves to be a great fit to record your screen and yourself on your Mac or Windows PC for software tutorials, reaction videos, gameplays, and such. Check out the simple steps below to learn how to record the screen and camera at the same time online:

Step 1
Prepare what you want to record on the screen, and then go to the FlexClip online screen recorder and hit [Start Recording].
Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 1

Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 1

Step 2
A new page should pop up asking you to select the recording mode: Screen + Webcam, Screen Only, Webcam Only; just select the Screen + Webcam option, and click on the Next Step.
Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 2

Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 2

Step 3
Then, you’ll see the audio recording option: Microphone + System Audio, Microphone, System Audio, No Audio. Just choose the one you need and click the Start Recording.
Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 3

Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 3

Step 4
Now, select the content you want to record from the whole screen, application windows, or browser tab; simply pick the one you need and click Share, and it'll begin recording the screen and yourself at the same time after a 3-minutes countdown.
Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 4

Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 4

Step 5
Stop recording when you've finished your recording. When it's done, click the Download and Edit button to save your recording on your computer. Here the system will automatically download the screen recording to your computer and also add it to the FlexClip video editor for you to edit.
Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 5

Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously - Step 5

FlexClip video editor comes with an intuitive timeline and tons of image and video tools and effects, such as crop mask, speed controls, trimmer, splitter, picture-in-picture, video transitions, motion graphics, etc. You can also use its various resources like templates, fonts, color style, and transitions to make your full-screen recording a masterpiece.

Have no ideas on how to edit your full-screen recording, just check the beautiful pre-made video templates for some inspirations.

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Part 2 How to Record Screen and Webcam at the Same Time on Windows

Although there's a built-in screen recorder tool, Game Bar, on Windows 10, it is impossible to directly record a webcam video and capture a screen simultaneously. So you should try another third-party software, like FlexClip we shared above, or using OBS Studio.

Step by step to record screen with webcam at the same time in OBS:

Step 1
Download and install the program on your computer. Remember to launch the application you want to record and connect the web camera beforehand.
Step 2
Open OBS Studio, focus on the "Scene", option, and you can find the "Sources", simply click the + symbol under the "Sources", and choose "Display Capture", then enter the name or use the default and click "OK" from the next screen.
Step 3
Next, choose the relevant display and whether you'd like the cursor to display before clicking "OK" once more.
Step 4
Now, you should see a screen that shows a preview of the display you're capturing, but there's no webcam overlay. So to add your webcam, click the + icon again and choose "Video Capture Device", then finish the setting and click "OK".
Step 5
You'll now see your webcam over the screen you'll be recording. Click and drag the edges of your webcam to adjust its size and location.
Step 6
Once you're happy with this, click "Start Recording" in the bottom right corner, then the OBS Studio will start recording your screen and webcam.

Record Screen and Webcam at the Same Time

Part 3 How to Record Screen and Webcam at the Same Time on Mac

In fact, your Mac computer itself comes with a screen and webcam recorder, QuickTime Player. It is a free multimedia software compatible with all Mac computers that allows you to record your face, screen, audio, or all three simultaneously.

Here's how to record screen and webcam simultaneously on Mac using QuickTime Player:

Step 1
Open QuickTime Player on your Mac, and select "File" > "New Movie Recording". It will open a “camera window”, which you will use to record your face.
Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously on Mac - Step 1

Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously on Mac - Step 1

Step 2
To make the camera window appears above any other application that you will open on your screen, you need to go to "View", and choose "Float on Top".
Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously on Mac - Step 2

Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously on Mac - Step 2

Step 3
Now, you can resize and/or move the floating camera window that you just created to anywhere on the screen, so that it will suit your particular video.
Step 4
Then, go to QuickTime Player, and select File > New Screen Recording to set up the portion of your recording which will involve the screen.
Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously on Mac - Step 4

Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously on Mac - Step 4

Step 5
When you are ready to start recording, click on the Record button to begin recording the screen and webcam at the same time on your Mac.
Step 6
To stop your recording, you can press the Stop button in the menu bar, or press the Command-Control-Esc keys simultaneously.

After you have done, you may also make some basic edits to your video using QuickTime. You can trim video clips or even just the audio, add music, and use several other features to create your ideal video. Want to make further edits to your recording, you can try FlexClip online video editor, which we shared in Part 1, to level up your video to a professional one.

Final Words

Now that you know the three ways to capture video from your desktop screen and webcam simultaneously, go ahead and try them for yourself to make stunning video tutorials, reaction videos, gameplays, and more.

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