Mac users have QuickTime Player, an application that allows them to record what is happening on their device’s screen. But in Windows 10, there is no native software or app to do something that looks very simple, and if users need such a “basic” tool, they’ll have to download a third-party app. But Microsoft is closing this gap.
Until now, it was possible to use the Xbox Game Bar to capture app content on the screen, but not full screen content on the PC. The truth is that a recording on GitHub, which contains Microsoft’s upcoming PowerToys update, which is a kind of toolkit for improving Windows 10, now has a video recorder.
This new feature, currently called “Video GIF Capture”, would allow you to create videos from your desktop and the applications you run. You will also be provided with an editing tool to customize your video, shorten it or improve its quality.
Video GIF Capture will also be used to create and edit GIFs. But, in principle, you will not be able to transform your existing videos into GIFs (or vice versa). To activate the recorder you will need to hold down the Win + SHIFT + R keys. The screen will be dark for you to select the area you want to record, as it doesn’t have to be the whole screen
Video GIF Capture will arrive to fix one of Windows 10 shortcomings
The interface is minimalist with reduced functions, and for legal reasons it will not be possible to record content from a microphone or webcam. Function designers also explain that they do not intend to create a complex editor with multiple options, but rather a “simple and lightweight recording tool”. For this there are many third-party software, such as ScreenToGIF.
No availability date for Video GIF Capture has been specified. The project is obviously in its initial phase and we will have to wait a little longer to access it.
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