How To Record A Video Conference On Your Desktop – 3 Ways
Every business wants to ensure that there’s a strong, easily to reference paper trail of crucial internal meetings and external communications with clients, but in a world that’s increasingly embracing video conferencing, how do you accomplish that?
There are many different ways to record a video conference, but they’re not all equal. In this blog, Roundee explains the different options available to businesses, helping them make the right choice.
Use a screen recorder
The most straightforward and least complicated approach is to use a screen recorder. These programs sit in the background and simply capture whatever is displayed on your screen – like recording a TV show to DVD. Numerous free options exist, but nearly all of them share a handful of problems: namely that they record the entire screen. If you’re sharing a file from a screen recorder with a colleague, it’s likely they’ll be able to see everything you were doing on your computer while the call was active – every file you referenced, every web page you browsed, every click you made.
Apart from the privacy considerations, taking a recording of the entire screen inflates the size of a recording, as it has to capture much more than just the conference program’s window. This can be a problem if your company has a policy of backing up all conference recordings to a shared drive.
Buy special software
How to record a video conference is not a new question, nor is it one without an answer. There are a wealth of plug-ins out there specifically designed to integrate with well-known video conferencing software suites that allow you to record meetings as they happen, but they’re not without their faults.
First and foremost is the cost. The designers of these programs aren’t stupid; they know that people are looking to record their conferences, and by targeting a specific video conferencing platform they can capture an entire market. Most of these programs require ongoing monthly payments or significant upfront licensing fees – and that’s on top of any costs attached to your video conferencing platform. As your business grows and you’re forced to pay more just to keep everyone connected, these costs can go from a minor annoyance to a major headache.
Secondly, you’re at the mercy of the conferencing platform. Updates to the video conferencing platform and legal decisions could both negatively impact the recording program’s ability to work, leaving you paying for a service that doesn’t deliver the performance you need.
Choose a specially designed conferencing platform
What if you could skip all of that? What if you never had to worry about whether or not your recording software was going to play nice with your conferencing platform, because they were one and the same?
Roundee is a revolutionary video conferencing suite that has powerful recording features baked directly into it. Every call is fully recordable at a single click, capturing high-definition audio and video from all call participants in a single, easy to reference video file. Time-stamped notes allow you to highlight critical moments and insightful points for future review. When the recording is finished, it’ll be securely stored in the cloud for you to download in a range of video and audio-only formats, giving you a complete record of each meeting.
Make the smarter choice for your business and choose the video conferencing platform that helps you better keep track of your operations. Sign up for free to Roundee today and make meetings meaningful.
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