AnyRec Screen Recorder is an all-in-one screen recorder for Windows and Mac. It provides 6 different recording modes for different scenarios, including Video Recorder, Audio Recorder, Game Recorder, Webcam Recorder, Phone Recorder, and Last Recorder. You can capture all onscreen activities, videos, audio files, webcam footage, coming calls, and snapshots. When you want to capture video tutorials and gameplay footage, you can tweak the different parameters and options to record the desired videos.
AnyRec Screen Recorder offers a free trial version with limited features, such as 3 minutes recording length, clip video or audio before saving, and microphone noise cancellation and microphone enhancement.
To register the trial version, click the Register button (A lock image) on the main screen and enter your email address and paste the registration code in the text field and click the Activates button to register this software. Moreover, you can click the Menu button with the three-dot icon and click the Register button.
Email Address: Choose the Email you used to purchase the software.
Register Code: Check the registeration code from the order confirmation letter.
If there is any glitch for AnyRec Screen Recorder, you can always get free updates to fix some bugs and improve the product. Here are 2 frequently used methods you should know.
Method 1: Update Manually
Click the Menu icon with three-dot and choose the Check Update option. If there’s an update, you should download and install it immediately.
Method 2: Update Automatically
Click the Preferences button on the dropdown list. Click the More button and click the Automatically check for updates checkbox. You can receive the automatic update notification if there is an update. Just download and install the latest version accordingly.
When you need to capture onscreen activities with the best quality, you can choose the different options from the left sidebar to tweak the different settings on the right window.
Click the Recording button, you can adjust the different settings before recording, such as show countdown before recording, beep on start recording, show recording boundary, hide float bar when recording, hide desktop icon when recording, auto-hide desktop icons when recording, etc.
Click the Output button, you can customize the output format for videos, audio files, and snapshots. Moreover, you can tweak the temporary files, output files, and other settings.
Video Format: video format, video codec, video quality, and frame rate.
Audio Format: audio format, and audio quality.
Screenshot Format: screenshot format.
Click the Sound button to adjust and tweak the volume for both system sound and microphone. Just click the Microphone noise cancellation checkbox or the Microphone enhancement checkbox to record the optimal audio quality. It also enables you to check the sound effect for up to 20 seconds by clicking the Start sound check button.
Click the Camera button, you can choose the resolution of your camera, style, opacity, and rotation. You can even set the camera screen to stick on top or follow the recording area.
Click the Mouse button, you can show the mouse cursor, and change the mouse click and area color flexibly. Moreover, you can personalize the colors for the mouse recording.
Click the Hotkeys button, where you can change the hotkeys for starting/stopping record, screen capture, show/hide float panel, etc. You can choose hotkeys and then enter the hotkeys by clicking board. After that, the program will save them automatically. Well, you can set custom hotkeys instead of the Print Screen key to get better experience.
Click the More button, you can enable the hardware acceleration, automatic updates, start up automatically when the computer boots, minimize the system tray, exit the program, etc.
Video Recorder enables you to record all on-screen activities. Just learn more details about how to record screen videos as below.
Step 1: Launch thew program and choose the Video Recorder option.
Step 2: Select the desired area for recording on-screen activities.
Click the Full button to record the full screen. Click the Custom button to click the Select region/window button to customize the recording area. The Select region/window option provides more controls to select the specific window or rectangular area.
Toggle on the audio options from the System Sound option and the Microphone option. When you need to capture desktop videos, you can click the System Sound toggle only. As for narration recording, you should include both system sound and microphone.
Step 3:Once you have completed the settings, you can click the REC button to start recording. During the recording process, you can take snapshots, set record length, edit the recording, or adjust the audio volume.
During the recording process, click the Pause button to pause the recording, or click the Stop button to enter the preview window. Click the Save button to export and save the video recording file. You can simply preview the video recording to cut unwanted parts from the file.
Step 1: Once you have launched AnyRec Screen Recorder, you can click the Audio Recorder button.
Step 2: Choose the desired audio channels from the System Sound button and the Microphone button. To record internal audio, you should enable the System Sound button only, the narration should be from the Microphone button. Turn on both of them to record FaceTime and other online calls.
Step 3: Click the REC button to start recording the audio file on your computer. Of course, you can adjust the audio volume during the process.
Step 4: Click the Stop button to preview the audio recording and click the Save button to export it to your computer. You can also use the clip feature during previewing the audio recording to cut unwanted parts from the file.
It is also a light-weighted gameplay recorder, which captures the gameplay videos from online sites (Steam, Minecraft, CSGO, Dota 2, etc.), as well as game consoles(Play Station 3, Play Station 4, Play Station 5, Xbox, Switch, Wii, and more) within clicks.
Step 1: To capture gameplay videos, you can start the game on your computer before clicking the Game Recorder button.
Step 2: Choose the source from the dropdown list from the Select the game button.
Step 3: Click the Gear icon to select the frame rate, output format, and video quality you want to record. After that, you can click the OK button to save the changes.
You can also overlay webcam video on the game footage by enabling the Webcam option. To capture in-game sound effects, music, and dialogue, you need to enable the System Sound option and the Microphone option to record gameplay videos with audio files.
Step 4: Click on the REC button to start recording the gameplay before playing the files. It will start after a 3-second countdown.
Step 5: When you captured the gameplay video, you can click the Stop button to save the recording. You can preview and edit the recorded video before clicking the Save button.
As for recording Skype calls, business meetings (Zoom, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, Lync, Microsoft Teams, etc.), and gameplay narration, you should also include the webcam footage. If the built-in camera is not available, you can insert an external webcam into your computer.
Step 1: Click the Webcam button from the Video Recorder. The system will ask for the permission of the built-in camera. As for the external camera, you can select the desired one from the dropdown list.
Step 2: When you need to capture the video footage from the webcam only, you can disable the Video Recorder. Then you can adjust the webcam region and the audio settings.
Step 3: Click the REC button to start recording webcam footage. Similar to the video recorder, you can take snapshots, add annotations, or even edit the video during the recording process.
Step 4: Once you have captured the desired video, it will save the recording to the built-in media library. Then you can re-record the webcam footage or click the Save button to export the file.
Some phone streamers need to record their phone when they play the game, or someone needs to record the phone to make video tuition or make a video presentation, they all can use this function to achieve their goal with simple clicks.
Step 1: After clicking the Phone button on the main screen, there will be a window to let you choose your phone system.
Step 2: If you choose the Android system, there are two ways to connect your phone to the computer.
If you use Wi-Fi connection, you have to download FoneLab Mirror on your phone. Make sure your computer and phone are the same Wi-Fi connection, then tap Detect on your phone to find your computer to start casting.
You can also enter a pin code on FoneLab Mirror to input the pin code displayed on your computer.
And the last way in Wi-Fi connection is scanning QR code, and it’s also the easiest way. Open FoneLab Mirror to scan the QR code on the computer to start casting.
And another connection way is USB Connection. A USB wire can connect your phone and computer to start recording your phone.
Step 3: Using iOS doesn’t require any third-party software to record your phone. And you can choose to record video or just audio on your phone.
If you choose to screen mirror on your phone, all you have to do is tap Screen Mirror on your iPhone and find AnyRec Screen Recorder to start recording.
If you choose audio mirror, tap AirDrop in the top-right corner to expand the music playback menu, and find AnyRec Screen Recorder to start recording.
If you want to continue with the previous task, you only need to click the Last Recorder button to restore the settings. After that, you can simply tweak the settings as the other recording modes.
Whether you need to take snapshots on your computer directly, or capture screens from a video, you can click the Snapshot button. There are more editing features to polish the photos.
Step 1: Go to the home screen and click the Snapshot button. It enables you to capture a screenshot for a window or a customized area.
Step 2: When the window popup, your mouse becomes the cursor move. Just move your cursor to the window and left-click the mouse to confirm the screenshot. It also enables you to click and drag your left mouse to capture a rectangular screen.
Step 3: Once you have taken a snapshot, you can edit the photo with the editing options, such as a callout, a watermark, a line, and more. Moreover, you can also customize the colors and fonts.
If you have upgraded to AnyRec Screen Recorder full version, you can unlock more video and audio editing tools. These tools are available since the version 1.0.30. So make sure you have updated the program to the latest version.
There are 2 ways to access the following video editors. You can go to Recording History. In the Editing Tools section, you can choose the tool you need.
Or you can right-click on your recording. Then click the certain video editing tool from its right-click menu.
In the Video Cutter window, you can quickly trim a long video with custom start and stop end. Here you can adjust input volume and take screenshots. To get better video trimming experience, you can click the Advanced Trimmer button and move on.
Despite the above two methods, you can get one more way to access the advanced trimmer within AnyRec Screen Recorder. After recording screen video, you will be in the Preview window by default. Here you can click the Advanced Trimmer button near the bottom.
Now you can trim any video and audio recording file. Click the Set Start and Set End buttons to set custom video length. Or you can trim videos on Windows 11/10/8/7 by dragging with the start and end points. Tick the box before Fade in and Fade out to add more video effects. Moreover, you can add more video segment and merge those video files into a new one within Advanced Trimmer. Click the Trim button to save changes.
In the Video Compressor window, you can make video size smaller than before by percentage or certain file size. It’s also okay to change video format, resolution, and bitrate to reduce the GB, MB, or KB size of any video or audio file. Click the Preview button to have a check. At last, click the Compress button confirm.
Click the Add button to add more video clips. You can click the Behind or Forward button to combine video clips in the right order. The preview window can show all changes immediately. What’s more, you can adjust settings of output video and audio tracks with the bottom options. At last, click Export to combine videos into one successfully.
In the Video Export window, you can adjust video settings with multiple options, including Format, Resolution, , Quality, Encoder, and Zoom Mode. What’s more, you can adjust audio Encoder, Sample Rate: Channel, and Bitrate in both Video Export and Audio Export window.
Format: Convert video to MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, MKV, and GIF.
Resolution: Adjust video resolution to 3840x2160, 2560x1440, 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x360, 1;1, 9:16, 4:3, 21:9, 5:4, 16;10, 3;2, 2;1, or custom.
Frame Rate: Set video frame rate to 60fps, 59.94fps, 30fps, 29.97fps, 25fps, 24fps, 23.97fps, 20fps, 15fps, 12fps.
Quality: Save the recording video to high quality, standard, or custom.
Video Encoder: Adjust video encoder to H.264, HEVC, or MPEG-4.
Zoom Mode: Set the video zoom mode as letter box, pan & scan, and full.
Format: Save and convert audio to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MKA, OGG, AU, M4A, M4B, M4R, DTS, APE, AMR, MP2, ALAC.
Audio Encoder: Set the audio encoder as AAC or AC3. (Check AAC vs. AC3)
Sample Rate: Adjust the audio sample rate as 22050Hz, 32000Hz, 44100Hz, and 48000Hz.
Channel: Adjust the audio channel as 1 or 2.
Bitrate: Set audio bitrate as 320kbps, 256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps, 96kbps, and 64kbps.
Edit Media Metadata
Here you can change file name, title, artist, album, composer, genre, year, and comments of any video/audio recording file. Moreover, you can click the Add button with plus icon to add a cover. Tick the box before Always display when saving based on your need. At last, click Complete to finish metadata editing.
For editing recordings, you can simply click the Edit button during the recording process. It has different options to add a rectangle, ellipse, arrow, line, etc. into the recording. Moreover, you can also adjust the size and color of these options according to your requirement.
When you have to record some video tutorials frequently, you can customize a preset recording from the More menu. You can create a preset recording and apply it to all the recording tasks.
Step 1: Click the More button and click the Manage button from the main screen to add a new customized recording preset.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, click the Add button with the big plus icon to create a new one.
Step 3: You can tweak and adjust the different parameters for the recording preset, including the Display, Record area, Webcam, Sound, Microphone, Video format, quality, frame rate, and Audio format/quality. After that, you can click the Save button and click the Apply button to apply the settings.
If you need to create multiple recording presets, you can follow the same process and click the Get current set button to copy the settings from the previous preset task. Then just adjust the settings slightly to save.
There is an Advanced Recorder button under the REC button, which provides more controls to select the recording area.
Step 1: Go to the Video Recorder option. Click the Advanced Recorder button under the REC button on the right side.
Step 2: From the dropdown list, choose the desired options, such as Around mouse, Follow the mouse, Lock and record window, and Exclude window and record.
Around mouse: It is a recording mode that the recording area that will change as you move your mouse, and the area always centers on the mouse. It has different presets that you can capture the desired areas or iOS devices. When you move your mouse to the border of your screen display, then the area beyond your screen display will be shown on a black screen.
Follow the mouse: Just as around mouse mode, it will change the recording area as you move the mouse. But different from the previous mode, the recording area will be changed when the mouse is out of the original recording area.
Lock and record window: The recording mode lets you lock a window for recording, and manage other windows, only if the locked window is running, not minimized or closed.
Exclude window and record: It is the option to exclude the windows and leave the unchecked windows for recording.
When you need to record some broadcasting programs automatically, the Task Schedule feature is an option to record videos without extra clicks.
Step 1: Go to the Video Recorder, or the Audio Recorder option. You can click the Task Schedule button at the bottom.
Step 2: In the pop-up window, you should fill the task name, set the starting time, recording length, and recording set from the presets. After that, you can click the OK button to confirm.
Manage Recording History
Once you have captured the desired videos, audio files, or taken snapshots, you can find the recording files available in the recording history. The Recording history option is available in the Video Recorder option or the Audio Recorder option.
It enables you to rename the recording files, playback the videos directly, or even share them on YouTube, Flickr, and more.
You can click the Record Watermark button to make your recording video attached with a watermark, which will save you time to edit the watermark after recording. And you can choose the default text or picture watermark.
Besides using default watermark, you can design your text watermark or picture watermark as default ones.
If you want to auto stop recording screen, you can click the Auto Stop button at the bottom of main screen. And you can choose three kind ways to stop recording.
Recording Length: You can set the file length of your video. When your video gets that length, it will stop recording.
Recording File Size: You can set a limitation of the recording file size. When the file gets that point, it will stop recording.
Ending Time: You can set a timer. When your computer gets that time, it will stop recording. You can also choose to shut down your computer after stop recording.
AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac is a beginner-friendly Mac screen recorder. You can record Mac screen video, audio, and webcam simultaneously or separately based on your need. There is no steep learning curve. You can quickly find all options from the built-in Video Recorder, Window Recorder, Audio Recorder, Webcam Recorder, and Screen Capture. Now, let’s see what you can do with AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac.
After installing the package, you will see a popup. You can click Purchase or Register to sign up for a user account to unlock all features. Or you can click Order later to start a free trial to have a try first. As you can see, the main difference between the registered and the free trial version is the maximum recording length. Moreover, the video or audio trimmer is not available until you register an account.
It’s okay if you want to register AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac after the free trial. You can click Purchase or Register from the top Help drop-down list.
If you click Purchase: In the popping-up buying screen, purchase a 1-month or lifetime license for your Mac screen recorder. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process. Or you can click the Shopping Cart icon on the top right corner of the program.
AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac provides 2 different ways to update the program.
Method 1: Update Manually
From the top Help dropdown list, you can click Check Update.
AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac will check all available updates immediately. If you have upgraded to the latest version, it will notify you that AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac is updated to date. Click OK to close the window.
Method 2: Update Automatically
If you want to keep the program to the latest version all the time, you can enable its auto-update function. Choose Preferences from the top AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac drop-down list.
Click Others in the Preferences left panel. Make sure the Automatically check for updates option and the Update automatically while exiting program option are enabled. Later, click OK to save the changes.
Set Accessibility Access
The first time you run AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac, you will be prompted with the Accessibility Access (Events) notification. Click Open System Preferences.
You will be in Accessibility by default. Click the Lock button on the bottom right corner next to Click the lock to make changes. Enable the checkmark before AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac. Later, click the bottom Lock icon next to Click the lock to prevent further changes
Close the Security & Privacy window. Now you can record with AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac.
Before starting video and audio recording, you can customize recording settings within the Preferences window. You can unfold the AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac list and then select Preferences on the top. Or you can go to the specific recorder, and then click the Settings button with the Gear icon to navigate to Preferences as well.
In the default Recording menu, you can enable or disable many options before recording, including Show countdown for recording, Beep on start recording, Show recording boundary, Hide float bar while recording, Allow to move the recording region while recording, Hide Dock while recording, Auto open preview window when ending recording, Exclude float bar when recording. Click OK to save changes.
Go to the Mouse menu. Here you can manage the checkmarks before Show mouse cursor and Highlight mouse area. It also provides 3 different mouse click effects. Moreover, you can also set a custom color for the highlight mouse area. To save your changes, click OK on the lower right corner.
Here you can check the default hotkeys for screen recording and capturing. Or you can change and type new hotkeys before Start/Stop recording, Pause/Resume recording, Screen capture, Open/Close webcam, and Show/Hide float panel. The program will save it immediately. Later, you can record video/audio and take screenshots on Mac via hotkeys.
You can set the output path of your recorded files and captured snapshots in Output. Moreover, you can change output settings within those options.
Screenshot format: PNG, JPG/JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF
Video format: MOV, MP4, M4V, Gif
Video codec: H.264, HEVC, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 4444
Video quality: Lowest, Low, Middle, High, Highest, Lossless
Frame rate: 20 fps, 24 fps, 25fps, 30 fps, 60 fps
Audio format: MP3, M4A, WMA, CAF, FLAC, OGG, OPUS
Audio quality: Lowest, Low, Middle, High, Highest, Lossless
Apart from screen recording settings, you can select Automatically check for updates. Thus, your Mac screen recorder software can keep up to date all the time.
You can record desktop activities, screen videos, online meetings, and many other videos in MP4 and other formats. Just click Video Recorder on the main interface.
Step 1: Set screen capture area
Enable the Display 1 option. Choose between Full and Custom. You can record a full-screen video on Mac with Full.
Or you can unfold the Custom list. You can select 1920×1080, 1280×720, 854×480, 1024×768, 640×480, and Select region/window. Here you can drag with the left-click mouse to select a certain window or custom rectangular area.
Step 2: Enable/disable webcam recording (optional)
If you want to record yourself and computer screen simultaneously, you can turn on Camera. Use your left-click mouse to adjust webcam screen size and position.
The default Mac camera is the Facetime HD Camera. If you want to record a screen with an external webcam, you can choose your connected external camera from its drop-down list.
Step 3: Record screen with audio (optional)
Turn on System Sound to record Mac screen with system audio.
If you want to screen capture with your voice, you can turn on Microphone as well. Before recording sound on Mac, you need to enable microphone permission first.
In the popping-up Security & Privacy window, Find and click the lock icon on the bottom left corner. Then enter the computer password to unlock it.
Click the checkbox next to AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac. In the new popup, click Quit & Reopen to confirm. By the way, make sure the Lock button is closed.
Step 4: Start recording
Click REC to start recording screen video with audio on Mac.
After a 3-second countdown, AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac will record the selected screen automatically. You can pause, resume, and stop recording on Mac based on your need.
Click the Edit button to access all on-screen drawing tools. You can add rectangle, ellipse, line, arrow, color paints, text, step tools, etc. Moreover, select the specific size and color. You can erase, redo, undo, trash, and exit the current drawing tool freely.
If you want to take a screenshot, you can click the Camera button. AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac will take a full-screen snapshot immediately. You can find the captured picture in Recording History. In the further updates, AnyRec will bring the Mac scrolling screenshot feature as well.
Step 5: Trim video recording
Click Stop to end up screen recording. In the Preview window, you can check the recording file. If you want to delete unwanted video clips, you can click Clip on the bottom right corner.
Set the start and end time on the bottom video clipper. Or you can drag with the left-click mouse to trim a recording video. Click Trim to confirm and save changes.
Step 6: Save recording
After that, click Save to download your Mac recording video. You can get all recording files in Recording history. Here you can play, rename, open a folder, share, and delete it.
To capture a gameplay video or Skype video chat with multiple partners, you can click Window Recorder to get the desired video. It provides Single Window, Multiple Windows, and Exclude Windows to record desired windows accordingly.
Step 1: Select the window to record
Click Window Recorder to direct to Window Selection. It will show you all the running apps on your Mac. You can use it as your game recorder and more.
For example, if you need to record a gameplay video, you can select Single Window. To add commentary with a webcam, you can choose Multiple Windows or Exclude Windows to get the desired windows you want to record. After that, you can click OK to continue.
Step 2: Set up recording parameters
It also enables you to custom the recording area, enable the webcam recording, and tweak the system sound/microphone recording.
Step 3: Start the window recording
When you get everything ready, you can click the REC button to start recording the chosen windows on your Mac.
Step 1: Choose webcam recorder
To record your face only, you can select Webcam Recorder on the main interface.
Step 2: Set input camera
The Mac webcam recorder pops up and enables FaceTime HD Camera as the default camera. If you plug an external camera into your Mac computer, you can change it from the bottom list.
Step 3: Turn on microphone
To record yourself with voice, you need to turn on Microphone at the bottom.
Step 4: Record webcam video
Click REC to record a webcam video on Mac. After webcam recording, you will be in the Preview window. Preview and trim your recording file.
Step 5: Share your webcam video
Go to Recording history to find your recording video in MOV format. Moreover, you can click Share to share the recording video to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Step 1: Choose audio recorder
To record audio on Mac, select Audio Recorder on the main interface.
Step 2: Set input audio source
Turn on System Sound to record Mac computer audio only. Of course, you can turn on Microphone to get access to the Mac voice recorder as well.
The first time you record voice on Mac, you need to set the microphone recording permission on Mac manually. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process.
Step 3: Record Mac audio
Click REC to record audio on Mac. To get better audio quality, you can speak close to the microphone. AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac allows users to pause, resume, and stop recording audio on Mac without a time limit.
Step 4: Stop recording audio on Mac
Click Stop to finish Mac audio recording. In the Preview window, you can click Play to pre-listen your recording audio file.
Moreover, you can use the audio clipper to extract certain audio clips. Click Clip on the bottom left corner. Move the dragger to set the start and end times. Click Trim to confirm.
Step 5: Save Mac audio recording
After that, click Save to export your Mac audio recording to MP3 format. You can manage it in Recording history if necessary.
Step 1: Choose Screen Capture
You can access Screen Capture to take a screenshot on Mac directly.
Step 2: Take a screenshot on Mac
AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac detects all windows smartly. You can screenshot a program on Mac with one click. Or you can drag with the cursor move to capture a rectangular screenshot. Once you release the left-click mouse, you can get a captured image immediately.
Step 3: Edit a screenshot
You can add annotations to the snapshot in custom color and size, including text, shapes, blur, step tools, etc. Furthermore, you can pin, copy, save, and delete the current Mac screenshot.
Step 4: Save your screenshot
Click Save to get the Mac snapshot. In the Save as window, set the file name and output folder. The default output screenshot format is PNG. You can unfold the list to save the Mac screenshot to JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, or Images.
Set Record Length
Step 1: Choose record length
Click Set record length (OFF) on the bottom of the interface.
Step 2: Specify details
Tick the checkbox next to Record Length. Then you can set the custom record length here. If you want to auto record and save the screen, you can tick the checkbox before Shut down when end recording. Moreover, switch between Only for this time and For each time based on your need.
Step 3: Turn on record length
Click any blank space to exit the window. You can see the Set record length (ON) option turns red. Next time AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac can stop recording automatically. (Remember to disable Record Length if you want to record screen video without a time limit.)
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