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What is the Best Screen Recorder for YouTube in 2021 By Cecilia Hwung - Last Updated: Dec. 23, 2020

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When will you need a screen recorder for YouTube? Maybe you'd like to make tutorial videos, product reviews by recording videos from your computer screen to upload to YouTube or start a personal blog, capture live streaming of your favorite games on YouTube or other YouTube videos, or record your own gameplay videos for later reference or sharing with friends. A handy screen recorder tool comes in.

To record screen videos for uploading to YouTube or capture YouTube videos directly from your screen with screen recorder, normally you have three ways to go: Utilize the desktop screen recorder software for Windows or Mac, try free online screen recorders, or use screen recorder apps (for iPhone/iPad/Android).

Below we summarize some tips you may consider for choosing a screen recorder for YouTube, and list some representative tools of each category for your reference.

Best Screen Recorder for YouTube in 2020

Screen Recorder Software for PC/Mac

VideoProc Main Interface

What makes VideoProc a powerful screen recorder?
• Select the recording area for customized resolution and aspect ratio;
• Streamlined work to record, edit and convert the video;
• Capture the audio at the same time, and keep in sync with frames;
• Record picture-in-picture videos: screen plus webcam ready without post-editing;
• Low CPU usage, full GPU acceleration activated;
• Support mainstream output format for easy SNS sharing;
• No watermark.

Free Download Screen Recorder for YouTube

Free download VideoProc on your PC (VideoProc for Windows ) or Mac (VideoProc for Mac ), and read on to explore how this tool help you record screen with more custom options.

Screen Recorder for YouTube

One thing you need to consider when using a desktop screen recorder to record screen video is whether the tool can freely select the recording area, e.g. record the entire computer screen, record a specific window, or record any preferred area of the screen.

A top screen recorder for Windows/Mac should better be a video editor and converter which can record, edit and convert the video at one go. It's not ruled out that you want your video be in other formats, or need to edit, cut, crop, or add effects/subtitles/watermark to the video, for instance, to customize the recorded screen video to fulfill YouTube upload settings, or make your YouTube video more special with gorgeous effects, etc

Small file size and high quality are essential when recording screencast videos for YouTube, since YouTube and many other sites put limit on the file size of uploaded video, and it could be painful to watch a video with poor quality. Furthermore, it is much tougher to upload, transfer or send large video files.

Whether the screen recorder can capture the audio at the same time is another point. This is very important especially when you use microphone to record your voice narration in capturing tutorial, presentation and gameplay videos.

Aside from the screen recording, sometimes you may want to record picture-in-picture screen videos to capture videos from both screen and webcam. Some screen recorders for YouTube can accomplish this.

Besides, low CPU cost would a bonus point. If running screen recorder software occupies much CPU power which largely affects your computer overall performance, especially when playing games, it would be a headache.

The best screen recorder for YouTube should record screen video with no default watermark. If you need, you can freely choose to create a personalized one later.

At last, can the screen recorder easily upload the captured video to YouTube with one click? It'd better allow you to directly upload and share the recorded screen video to YouTube or some other popular social media sites with ease.

Besides VideoProc, top desktop screen recorders for YouTube in 2020 also include: Bandicam, Ezvid, OBS Studio, Smartpixel, QuickTime, Fraps, Nvidia Shadowplay, CamStudio, TinyTake, Icecream Screen Recorder, Screencast-O-Matic, Camtasia, etc. Choose one that goes along with you and start recording screen with ease.

Free Online Screen Recorders for YouTube

Free Online Screen Recorder

You may also use free online screen recorders to record screen or capture YouTube videos with no download or installation of screen recording software to your computer. Generally these web-based screen recorders provide a “Start Recording” or alike button on its site and you can just click it to activate the online screen recorder, then adjust the recording mode and recording region and set off the recording.

Need to mention that some of online screen capture software for YouTube may be able to save videos locally while some not. Using free online screen recorders no download relies much on the internet. If the internet connection is not stable, the recording may be not smooth or be suddenly interrupted. Besides, the output formats may be limited and the recording may have a time limit.

Some free online screen recorders include: webcamera.io, ScreenToaster, Screencast-O-Matic, Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder, Webcamera, Toolster Video Recorder, just name a few.

Screen Recorder Apps for iPhone/iPad/Android

Screen Recorder Apps for iPhone/iPad/Android

Look for the best screen recorder app to record screen on iPhone iPad Android? iOS 11 and above allow users to record iPhone/iPad screen with the built-in Screen Recording feature. But if your iOS devices are not updated to iOS 11 or above, you can use a third-party screen capture app to record games, tutorial videos, YouTube videos on your mobiles' screen. Some of the screen recorder apps also provide tutorials on how to record iOS iPhone/iPad or Android screen.

Screen recorder app for iPhone iPad: Blrt, Airshou, Vidyo, BB Recorder, CoolPixel, iRec 2.0, etc, Screen recorder app for Android: DU recorder, Mobizen Screen Recorder, AZ Screen Recorde etc.

Bottom Line:

Free online screen recorders is easy to use, however, to some extent, desktop screen recording software is more superior to web-based screen recorders. It is more stable and versatile. While top screen recorder apps offers easiest solutions for you to record screen videos for YouTube or record YouTube live videos on your mobiles like iPhone iPad Android.

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