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Create a screen recording with Screencast-O-Matic


1. On your computer, open your presentation so it appears on your desktop.

2. From the Screencast-O-Matic home page, click Start recording for free.

3. Click Launch Free Recorder.

4. Click Open Screen Recorder.

Note: The first time you get the message "Get recorder launcher!," you'll need to click Download launcher and install the Screencast-O-Matic software.

5. When Screencast-O-Matic launches, resize and move the record frame so it appears over your presentation.

  1. Click on the four arrows in the center of the record frame to move the entire frame.
  2. Drag on the corners of the record frame to resize the frame.

6. Reposition and resize the record frame until it outlines your presentation.

7. To be sure you're using the correct microphone, click on the arrow to the right of Narration. Once you have selected the microphone you'd like to use, close the Select Microphone box by clicking the X in the upper right corner.

8. When you are ready to begin recording, click the red Rec button.

9. There will be a 3-second countdown. After GO! disappears, Screencast-O-Matic will record your microphone and everything that appears in the record frame.

10. When you are done recording, click the blue Stop button.

11. When the recording has finished processing, click Done.

12. Click Save As Video File to save your recording to your computer as an MP4 file.

13. Click Filename and type in a name for your recording.

14. Click Folder and Browse to where you would like to store your recording on your computer.

15. Finally, click Publish.

16. When your file has been saved onto your computer, you can go to your recording by clicking on Browse Folder.

17. The name of your recording will be highlighted. You can share this file via email or upload to a video service such as YouTube.

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