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Section 4: Recording

05. Preparing your applications for recording

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Preparing your applications for screen recording

When recording your screen, understanding how to prepare the application you're showing on the screen enhances the quality of your screen recording and simplifies the editing process.

You might be worried about this seeming like another thing to prepare. Fair! Here's the thing though: the work required is minimal. All these small steps collectively contribute to a polished result and an easier edit for you.

Optimal application setup

The approach is simple and parallels the rules underlined in the 'preparing your screens' section, namely: hide everything.

Try to hide every possible element that your application allows you to! This could be a toolbar, sidebar, status bar, or transitioning into a presentation mode or distraction-free mode.

In my set-up, I screen record one sizeable window that takes up the majority of the screen, while most other elements remain hidden. The screen recording website's background blends with my desktop's background making it a bit challenging to differentiate. Hence, I've switched it to a simple white page for this example.

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