The BombBomb screen recorder is one of the best tools you can use to show your on-screen activity. Use it to provide instruction, explain complicated jargon, provide guidance on site navigation, and much more.
Check out these best practices so you can ensure your screen recording is in top shape!
Test your recording beforehand so there are no issues.
Before you start, do a couple test videos. There's nothing worse than recording a 10-minute video only to realize that your camera wasn't working! Record a test, and play it back to ensure everything worked properly. Make sure your face is properly in the frame and your background is suitable for viewing. If you experience any errors, be sure to check out this article so you can do some troubleshooting and get all fixed up.
Know what you want to cover before you record.
Many videos are longer than they need to be because the person filming hasn't decided what to say before they start recording. To avoid rambling or talking about irrelevant topics, make sure you have an idea of what you want to cover before you start recording. No need for a script — just have a mental note of what topics you think are important to your viewer.
Use a high-quality microphone/headset or find a quiet spot.
If you're filming an instructional video, it's imperative that your viewer hears what you're saying throughout the recording for context. However, good audio can be compromised if you are in a noisy area or if your microphone or headset is bad quality. When you're filming a screen recording, make sure your recipient will be able to hear you well. A little background noise is fine and many people may find it relatable, but if it drowns out your voice, then you should record somewhere else.
Be aware of what is displayed on your screen.
Your organization may deal with customers who provide personal information, and this is something you need to consider before hitting "record." Exposing PII (personally identifiable information) on your screen, such as names, phone numbers, credit card numbers, or any information that could make someone identifiable could get you or your organization in trouble. Be sure to close any windows or tabs that may contain PII.
Hide clutter and disable pop-ups.
Consider expanding your browser to cover the clutter of your desktop for a better visual experience. To prevent distractions, mute or snooze any desktop notifications before you begin recording your screen. Besides distracting from your presentation, these could also show your viewer messages or notifications that may be personal.