How To Record A Webinar

When you run a live webinar event – which means that you show your screen and speak out your voice – you can present anything you want. You can charge money for access to this webinar, you can give out a webinar for free, you can answer live questions on the call.

The great thing about a webinar is that you don’t have the ability to stop at any point because people are watching you present. It’s great to have this live event.

But what if you want to record it for later use? Do you want to make a DVD membership site, a YouTube video, or some other video presentation based on your webinar? How do you record it?

It’s very simple. Use a tool called Camtasia Recorder which will record your screen and record your voice at the same time your webinar software is broadcasting your message out.

I use GoToWebinar to broadcast the webinar, Camtasia Recorder to record it.

Recording in Camtasia is very simple. You say that you want to record in full screen, you choose which audio device to record as your voice – you can use your computer’s built-in microphone but I recommend you get a USB headset and record off of that.

You’re recording your webinar presentation in full screen such as a piece of software, a web page, or a PowerPoint slideshow. You’re recording your audio from your built-in microphone or headset. The only tricky part is recording other guests or other people on your webinar.

Now, here’s where it gets a little bit tricky, but it is pretty simple. Recording tools such as Camtasia have an option to record what’s called “system audio”. In the latest version of Camtasia, when you’re choosing if you want to record from your built-in microphone or your headset, there’s also a check box to record system audio. What this means is anything that comes out of your speakers will be added to the recording.

Normally, sounds coming out of your speakers might be music or sound from a video. But in the case of a webinar, if someone else is talking, this is sound coming out of your computer. Because you checked that Record System Audio check box, this will now be added to the recording. Now, the video contains the words you speak out, the audio from you, and the audio from the other end of the presentation.

This is great because you can even do things such as become a full-time webinar recorder, attend someone else’s webinar, record it for them, and now they can pay you money to have a recording that they can now use anywhere on the Internet that they choose.

To record a webinar, what you need to do is open up Camtasia Studio, record in full screen, and make sure to record your end of the audio. If there are any other presenters on this webinar, make sure to check Record System Audio, and now you’re recording your screen, your audio, and the audio of others.