How to Record/Capture Skype Video Call/Conversation


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Jun 30, 2011
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If you're one of the millions of people using Skype to make free or cheap international phone calls, you've probably wanted to be able to record those calls at one time or another. Recording Skype calls on your PC is super easy to do. This article gives you step-by-step instructions for recording Skype calls using Camersoft Skype video Recorder. It’s a powerful video/audio recording program for you to record Skype video and audio during your Skype conversation, and then encode into AVI movie files, which you could playback on your PC any time. In addition, it also provides you advanced function: Video Converter, with which you could load to review the recorded files, and convert them into other format you want, such as video to iPod, iPhone, MP4, WMV, FLV, MOV, AAC, etc. This will help you greatly to share your record videos with your family and friends.
For this, you'll need to install Skype. To make audio calls you will need a microphone and for video calls you will need a webcam. And now, this guide will show you how to record Skype video call easily with Camersoft Skype Video Recorder.
Step1: Free download and install Camersoft Skype Video Recorder from:
Step2: Record/capture Skype video call/conversation
Run Camersoft Skype Video Recorder and select your region to start recording Skype video. There are two modes “Auto-Selected Region” and “Select Custom Region” for you. It will identify your Skype calling window automatically by “Auto-Selected Region”, but couldn’t change the size. If you don’t want to record the whole window, you could just click “Select Custom Region” button and draw the arbitrarily-sized region which you want to record. When you put the mouse on the corner of the region, you may drag it into new position. In addition, the black box on the bottom of UI will show the recorded time. Finally, click “Stop” button to finish your Skype recording. Then the recorded video will appear in the list.

Step3: Play and Convert
After recording, you may double-click one file in the list, and then the file will be opened by the default video player on windows, or you could click “Open Folder” button to select one video file you want to play.

Next, you could convert your video files during all popular formats you want. so that you can enjoy the video easily and create the video to replay any time you want with your iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Zune, PSP, iRiver, iPod, Youtube and so on.
You need to click “Convert” button followed by the pop-up window of Camersoft Video Converter. And then you should select the video files you want to convert by “Add File” button and choose the format for your output files. Finally, click the “Convert” button to start to convert your file checked.
Then, you could edit the video with the function buttons: Options, Crop, Effect, and Trim
a. Options: If you want to customize the output video’s quality, you can click the "Options" button to open the settings window and set video resolution, video bitrate, audio channels, and audio bitrate. Also, if you do not set them, the software will use the default setting to convert.
b. Crop: This function helps you cut off the undesired area from your movie video and choose your favorite clips to convert.
c. Effect: If you want to get special effect movie, please click this button. You could tune the Brightness, Contras, Saturation and Volume. In addition, you can select gray effect or Negative effect.
d. Trim: This function is to get a part from one title or chapter. It is easy for you to set the "Start Time" and "End Time". And this is often used to get some music sections from an entire movie.

The Skype makes it easier to stay connected with the people and communities you care about. Comparably, Camersoft Skype Video Recorder could help you record and convert your Skype video calls easily. It works as a common video converter software and convert your video between all popular formats. That means once you purchase this Skype Video Recorder, you will get the full Video Converter tool at the same time. It’s absolutely wise to select Skype with Camersoft Skype Video Recorder together to enjoy your video calling.