Recording your actions

Using SMART Recorder, you can record the full screen or a rectangular portion of the screen. If you connect a microphone to your computer, you can record your narration. You can create the recording as a video file that you can view using QuickTime software.

ClosedTo create a recording

  1. Change SMART Recorder settings to configure the recording’s quality and file location.


    If you have multiple displays, you must select the display that you want to record.

  2. To record the entire screen, press RecordRecord icon.


    To record a screen area, press the down arrow next to the RecordRecord icon button in SMART Recorder, select Record Area, and then draw a rectangle around the area you want to record.


    If you need to reduce the file size of the recording, limit the recording to a rectangular area of the screen or to a window.

  3. Perform the on-screen actions you want to record. If you connected a microphone to your computer, speak into your microphone.

    SMART Recorder displays the time elapsed during the recording.


    Animations and other special effects greatly increase the file size of the recording.

  4. If you want to pause your recording, press PausePause icon. To resume recording, press RecordRecord icon.

  5. After you complete the actions you want to record, press StopStop icon in SMART Recorder.

    A dialog box appears.


    If you want to exit without saving your recording, press Cancel, press Yes to confirm deletion, and then ignore the remaining steps of this procedure.

  6. Type a file name.

  7. If you want to save the recording in a different location, browse to the new location.

  8. Press Save.

    After SMART Recorder creates the video file, a dialog box appears. The information in this dialog box includes the file location of the recording, file size and duration of the recording.

  9. If you want to view the recording after you close this dialog box, select Play Recording.


    If you want to close this dialog box without viewing the recording, press OK.