Videos

Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1

Taking videos with a PC

If your PC has a built-in camera or a connected webcam, you can use these apps to take videos.

Taking videos with the Camera app

From the Camera app

  1. From the Start screen, open the Camera app.

  2. Tap or click the Video button Video button to start recording. Tap or click it again to stop recording.
  3. If you want to review the video, drag the screen to the right or click the left arrow.

Note

  • All photos and videos that you take with the Camera app are saved to your camera roll. You'll find the Camera roll folder in the Pictures folder on your PC. If you'd like to back up your camera roll to OneDrive, see Storing photos in OneDrive.

From the lock screen

  1. When you're logged in and your PC is locked, swipe down on the lock screen or click and drag down to open the Camera app.

  2. Tap or click the Video button Video button to start recording. Tap or click it again to stop recording.
  3. If you want to watch the video, drag the screen to the right or click the left arrow.

  4. If you want to see the rest of your camera roll or change settings, tap or click the Unlock button, sign in to your PC and open the Camera app. If you'd like to turn off the lock screen camera, see Camera app and webcams help.

How to change settings, like exposure levels

You can make some adjustments before you take a video, like changing the exposure. You’ll need to change other options, like which microphone to use, in Settings. The options shown depend on your device. For example, you'll only see the option for video lamp settings if your device has a flash. For more information on how to change settings, see Camera app and webcams help.

Taking videos with Movie Moments

If Movie Moments isn't installed on your PC, go here to install it from the Windows Store on your PC.

  1. From the Start screen, open Movie Moments.

  2. Tap or click Take a video.

  3. Tap or click the screen to start recording, then again to stop recording. For best results, keep videos to around 60 seconds or less.

  4. Tap or click OK.

Now you're ready to make a film. You can add captions and music, change the style, and share your film from the app. For more information, see Movie Moments app for Windows: FAQ.

Next: Watching videos