BSR Main Interface
Configuration of BSR
- What Would You Like To do?
- What Would You Like To Record?
- Audio And Mouse Cursor Options
- Recording Options
- Video Options
- Audio Options
- Hotkeys & Miscellaneous Settings
- Configuration Completed
- Open Movie Studio
- Add/Mix/Append Audio
- Extract Parts
- Merge Videos
- Pictures To Video
- Resample Video
- Photo Studio
2.13. Shortcut Configuration Keys on the Main Interface of BSR :
On the main interface of BSR, there exists the following shortcut configuration buttons which can be opened by dragging down or double-clicking the colored part at the bottom part of the interface :
2.13.1. Save Button : This button is only used when the automatic file saving is disabled. Normally when the auto file saving is active, BSR saves the video files automatically when the recording is completed.
2.13.2. Menu Button :
Menu button opens a setting menu :
Minimize : Minimizes the interface.
Run At Corner: Runs BSR at the right-bottom corner of the screen.
Run In Tray : Runs BSR in the system tray (where the computer time is displayed on the screen) and the main interface will disappear.
Keep On Top : Keeps BSR on top of the screen over other applications.
Last Performance Report : Will display the last recording's performance report. Report displays the recording performance graphically :
It the capture performance is low, you can change the priority of BSR among other applications in the system from here also.
Edit Recording : Lists options for editing the video in the Movie Studio and Movie Lab of BSR. (Options : Edit Movie in Movie Lab, Synchronize Audio, Change Compression, Change Video Speed, Change Audio Speed, Add Audio, Extract Sound, Extract Video, Extract Pictures, Combine Video With Another)
Opens the file size adviser. File size adviser analysis the current settings and recommends user some changes in the setting to reduce the video file size.
Help : Opens the help file of BSR.
Purchase : Opens purchase window to purchase BSR Screen Recorder and Movie Lab, or to enter your license key.
Check For New Version : Click this menu item to find out if a new version is released. We continuously add new features and/or fix existing bugs if there are any. It is recommended to check frequently if a new version of BSR is released.
Contact : Click to contact BSRSoft.
About : Opens the about window.
2.13.3. Mouse Cursor Shortcut Button :
Clicking this button opens the following menu :
Record Mouse Cursor : By checking this option, BSR will record mouse cursor movements into the video and photo capture.
Record Mouse Click Displays : Checking this option will provide BSR to record mouse clicks to the video. Left mouse clicks are animated as red and right mouse clicks are animated as green circle animation or fixed lines depending on the settings described below on the video.
Record Mouse Click Sounds : Checking this option will provide BSR to record mouse click sounds to the video.
Record Cursor Highlight : Checking this option will provide BSR to highlight the mouse cursor with the specified color, shape, size and transparency.
Click Mouse Cursor & Highlight Settings menu item to open the mouse cursor and highlight settings window below :
This window includes settings for mouse cursor and cursor highlight.
Enabling Record Mouse Click Displays will provide BSR to record mouse clicks to the video.
- Animation Display : Left mouse clicks are displayed as red animation circles and right mouse clicks are displayed as green circles on the video.
- Constant Display : Left mouse clicks are displayed as red lines and right mouse clicks are displayed as green lines on the video. The lines are displayed until the mouse button is released.
- Both : Mouse clicks are displayed with both animations and constant lines on the video.
Enabling Record Mouse Click Sounds will provide BSR to record mouse click sounds to the video.
Enabling Windows Cursor will provide BSR to record the mouse cursor with the current shape.
Enabling Custom Cursor will provide BSR to record a custom mouse cursor by selecting the cursor file. BSR includes four custom cursors.
Enabling Activate Cursor Highlight will provide BSR to highlight the mouse cursor with the specified color, shape, size and transparency. Restore Defaults button restores the default values for the cursor highlight.
2.13.4. Audio Settings Shortcut Button :
Clicking this button opens the following menu :
Record Audio : When this option is checked, BSR will record audio from the selected audio source into the video.
Audio Source : If supported by the installed sound cars in the computer, audio recording source can be selected from this menu.
If audio source (input) lines cannot be detected, then the following option will display in the menu :
Audio Source Settings on Windows VISTA / Windows 7 : On Windows Vista and Windows 7, by clicking this menu item BSR will open the Windows sound setting window. Starting with Windows Vista, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems doesn't allow programs to change the audio recording sources of the sound cards programmatically. Users must change it manually from the Windows' settings. Therefore BSR opens the Windows Sound setting window and describes to the user how to change it.
On Other Windows Editions Including Windows XP :
In the Windows editions except Windows Vista and Windows 7, here in the menu you will see the input audio channel lists which the sound card installed on that computer supports. BSR Screen Recorder uses the capabilities of the sound card installed on that computer. You can select any of the audio sources listed. Examples to the input channels are microphone, line in, CD audio, What U Hear etc. If the Speakers option is not listed or grayed out, it means that the sound card doesn't have such an input line.
If your sound card doesn't support recording audio from speakers then you have 2 alternatives:
You can try connecting a cable (3.5mm audio cable with a male plug at each end) from the line-out (or audio out or headphone) port of the computer to the "line-in", and choose the “line-in” as the recording source in BSR. Or if a "line-in" port doesn't exit, you can also connect the cable from the "line-out" (or audio out or headphone) port to the "microphone" port and choose "microphone" as the recording source.
When you connect the cable to the headphone port, you may not be able to hear the computer sound. To solve this, you can connect a 3.5mm splitter to the headphones port to be able to connect both the cable and a headphone.
You should either install another sound card which supports that feature on your computer or use BSR on another computer which has a capable sound card.
Record Mouse Click Sounds : When the user clicks mouse while recording, BSR records click sound.
Record Keystroke Sounds : When the user starts typing keyboard during recording, BSR records keystroke sounds in to the video.
Playback Volumes Setup : For setting the playback volumes, click this menu item.
Recording Volumes Setup : For setting the recording volumes of all input audio lines click this menu option. The following window will open :
In this window, you can set the recording volumes of each recording channel of the sound card.
Warning Levels :
Warn when volume level is lower than : When this option is checked, BSR will warn user if the recording volume of the selected audio source is lower than the specified volume here. (BSR will only warn if the volume control is closed during recording. If it is open, the user will already see and change the recording volume during recording.)
Warn when volume level is higher than : When this option is checked, BSR will warn user if the recording volume of the selected audio source is higher than the specified volume here. (BSR will only warn if the volume control is closed during recording. If it is open, the user will already see and change the recording volume during recording.)
Audio Quality : Audio quality settings can be done here. You can select the frequency (kHz), bits (8 or 16) and whether audio will be stereo or mono.
Save Quality Settings : Saves current audio quality settings for the future sessions.
Other Settings : Opens Other Settings.
2.13.5. Markers Shortcut Button :
Displays and hides the region markers (red frame). If it is activated or Ctrl+M is pressed, the region markers (red frame) will be displayed on the screen. When this option is not checked and when a region is selected on the screen, the markers will automatically display to indicate the selected region and will be closed when the recording finishes.
2.13.6. Video Codec Setting Shortcut Button :
If the Automatic option is checked in the Video Compression settings of BSR (Configure->Video tab->Video Compression) , BSR automatically selects a codec installed on the computer. Another video codec which is installed on the computer can be selected by clicking this button. Codecs are third party applications which can be downloaded and installed on the computer independent from BSR Screen Recorder. In BSR, these installed video codecs can be selected and configured by clicking this button. For instance Xivd and DivX codecs can be selected here if they are installed on the computer. For instance selecting the Xvid codec for recording will provide better quality and less file sizes. These codecs can be downloaded from their websites.
When an AVI file is carried to another computer, the video codec used for recording the video must also exist in that computer in order to display/open the video. Microsoft Video 1 is the most common existing video codec. For distributing a recorded video file, if you used a special codec or a codec which may not exist in the target computer, converting AVI file to SWF , WMV or EXE formats in the video convertor before the distribution and then distribute the video in SWF, WMV or EXE format will overcome this problem.