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How to Record Screen with HitPaw

Check this guide to learn the detailed steps to use HitPaw Screen Recorder to record your screen.

  • Step 1: Download and Install

    Download HitPaw Screen Recorder and then install it on your computer.

  • Step 2: Click to Select Recording Area

    From the home interface, you will find 3 options. To record screen, click on the first option. Now you can single-click to select the whole screen or long-click to select a defined window.

    select recording area

    You can click on the recording toolbar or the icon on the center of the interface to move the recording window.

  • Step 3: Start to Record

    Click on the recording icon, then HitPaw Screen Recorder will start to record your screen. During the recording process, you can click the pause button to pause to recording. If you want to finish the recording, just click on the stop button.

    hitpaw screen recorder start to record


    • You can click the camera icon to quick screenshot.
    • You can also click on the PIP icon to quickly switch to Webcam recording or picture in picture recording.
  • Step 4: Draw While Recording Screen

    Find the draw icon beside PIP feature. Click on it, you will find that there are 3 options: pen, highlight and arrow. Choose the suitable size and color, then drag mouse on the recording screen to mark the important content.

    hitpaw screen recorder use draw

    Note: only in the case of recording screen or recording screen with webcam, you can use draw function to point the screen.

  • Step 5: End Recording and Edit Video

    Once you clicked the stop button, the software will end the recording and launch to the editing interface.

    hitpPaw screen record edit interface

    You can click on the play icon to preview the video or start to trim it as you want. If you don’t need to edit the video, you can simply click on the Open output folder to check the video.