How To Record A Webinar (A Simple Guide)

by Shahil Shah
how to record a webinar in simple steps

The best part about webinar recording is that it can be edited. So, if this is your first time hosting a webinar, it will be good to host it without any participants so that you can make minor tweaks. Additionally, as they are readily available, recorded webinars are a useful option for marketing. Especially, if you choose to host your webinar at a time when your audience is unable to attend, recording the webinar will ensure that they may still view the content at a later time.

So, are you looking forward to recording your webinar? Great Here are some simple steps to do so. Let’s dig in!


1. Decide On a Hosting Platform

There are various video hosting software available on the web that can be overwhelming sometimes. However, we advise you to pick one that enables two important features that are, recording and exporting.

As there are multiple Operating Systems, your platform needs to be compatible with a variety of them. The majority of platforms you’ll find are compatible with both Mac and Windows devices, so be cautious while you search.

Additionally, you should pick the one that enables customization and promotes the right amount of interaction.

Lastly, make sure your software has the functionality to share the screen, enables the different numbers of speakers to present, and also has various analytics tools.


2. Choose a Background To Record 

While choosing a webinar’s background, you need to make sure your webinar’s background isn’t disturbing.

This is because your audience will be distracted if you are by your surroundings.

Therefore, select a calm, clean, and professional location to record your webinar. In fact, to promote your business or brand you can add your business’s logo as well or a customized background promoting your brand.

Pro Tip: The shot should have enough room for your shoulders, chest, and a little bit of space above your head. If not, you are too near and do not have much of your background. Similarly, don’t stray too far. The intimacy is lost if there is too much background and not enough of you. So, keep this in mind!


3. Carry Out a Test Run

Before the final presentation day arrives, you must carry out a test run. The success of your webinar depends on having a reliable internet connection and working equipment. You should thus run the full connection test to find any potential problems.

Additionally, we advise using the most recent Chrome browser version, a PC with a powerful CPU, and a high-speed internet connection.

You should do trials and work with the speakers, camera, microphones, and background, to ensure that everything is set up properly before going live and broadcasting to the entire world. 

Pro Tip: There will almost always be a delay during a live recording of a webinar. It’s just how broadcast media operates. This should not prevent you from selecting webinar recording software. Simply read the reviews to determine how much lag you can tolerate with respect to the other features you need.


4. Record Your Webinar

If your webinar platform has recording features, congratulations! A whole lot of your hard work is saved. No matter what your platform is, here are some basic steps to record your webinar:

1. Start Your Webinar

Start the broadcast and share your screen while the session is in progress. 

2. Set Your Recording

No additional screen recorder needs to be downloaded if your webinar platform supports built-in recording features.

To start recording your screen, just click on the recording button (different for different software, for Zoom, it is a red circle). 

3. Stop Your Recording

Select Stop Recording in the Screen Sharing panel when you’re done recording. So simple, in fact!

4. Edit And Share The Recording

You will be taken to your Video Library after your webinar is over. Once it is finished, go ahead and modify it to distribute the final copy

Why You Need To Edit Your Recording

Small errors, such as stumbling over words or experiencing glitches, are normal! Don’t feel obligated to undo them. 

After all, mistakes are made by people all the time, it’s human! On the other hand, obvious errors like starting the recording too soon should be edited. You do have the option to modify webinar recordings, which is fantastic, so grab this opportunity.

The best thing about a recorded webinar is that you can always edit it. Additionally, you have greater freedom to edit the final product if you’re not filming for a live audience.

So, examine your work before publishing it online to ensure that you and your business are presented in a professional manner.

If your webinar platform doesn’t have a built-in recording feature, you will need to download third-party recording software. To help you with this, let us provide you some steps to download your webinars easily- read on!


Recording Through Third-Party Software

There are plenty of software available online, here are two of those for your reference:

1. Wondershare DemoCreator

Wondershare DemoCreator is a screen recorder with integrated video editing capabilities that has been specially created keeping different users in mind.  Using Wondershare DemoCreator, you can concurrently record your main and secondary displays, as well as the screen, system audio, mic, and webcam. You may also add markers while recording and customize the recording area as per your wish. Here are some important features for you to keep in mind:

  • When recording, highlight crucial information with markers.
  • Capture video,, microphone, system audio, and webcam at the same time.
  • You can either capture your entire screen or just a part of it.
  • Record voice narration separately from the audio during editing to reduce the noise.

Want to have a better understanding? Watch the video below:



2. Filmora

Both Windows and Mac users can use the free program. interface that’s quite user-friendly. Furthermore, there is no time restriction on on-screen recordings. However, even with all of Filmora’s wonderful features, editing is still a very big problem. You will need to make a payment in order to use the editing feature. The cost is based depending on the type of editing you need to do or how many recordings you need to edit.

Want to have a better understanding? Watch the video below:

Recording webinars is easy with our simple instructions. You can easily capture and share valuable content to make your online presentations more effective.

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