We often need to record our screens to make tutorials, lectures, explanatory videos, and for various other purposes. There are dozens of applications and tools available to create record screens, but not every tool is up to the mark. Therefore, we have selected the best screen recorders MP4 that can help you create awesome screen recordings. We will also share the step-by-step method on how to record screen in MP4 format. You can easily choose and use the tool which is suitable for your application. Let's start the discussion.

Part 1. Best Free Screen Recorders in MP4 Format for Desktop

1. Filme

Filme is an all-in-one video editing application for Windows and Mac. It has everything you can expect from an advanced video editor. It is perfect for beginners and people who have never used any video editing application or software. It can help you edit your videos like a professional. Moreover, it also has screen and voice recording features that make it versatile.

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How to Record Screen in MP4 Format Using Filme

Step 1. Open Filme on your computer. Click on the File menu, hover over to New Project and click on the aspect ratio you like.

Step 2. There is a screen record button above the timeline. In the toolbar, you will have a button like a video camera. Click on it to open the recording controls. After clicking on the icon, you will see a rectangle on the screen. This rectangle is the recording area. You can move the rectangle and adjust its size by moving the edges and sides.

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Step 3. You will also have the recording controls at the bottom right corner. These controls are pretty simple as you only need to start and stop the recording. Start the recording by clicking on the red button. The recording will start, and you can see the timer. After recording, click on the stop button. You can also pause the recording using the pause button.

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Step 4. Once the recording is complete, it will be imported to the Project Media of Filme. You will have the video file in the library. Drag the video to the timeline for edits. If you want to trim the video, you can move the handles at the end.

Step 5. Your video is in the timeline. You can make changes as you like. You can add effects, stickers, text, images, or anything you want in the video. Move the playhead to the instant you want to add something. Go to the text, effects, or transitions menu and select the desired option. It will be added to the video. Everything is super easy. You can also add music by importing the file and dragging it to the timeline.

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Step 6. Click on the Export button over the timeline. Set the destination and enter the file name. On the left, click on MP4. For more settings, click on Settings. Here, you can adjust the resolution, bitrate, frame rate, and other settings. After making all changes, click on Export.

2. ScreenRec

ScreenRec is a free screen recorder MP4. You can easily record videos for up to 5 minutes for free. For a longer duration, you need to upgrade.

How to Record Screen in MP4 Format Using ScreenRec

Step 1. Open ScreenRec on your computer. Once you open the application, you will see a dialogue box in the middle showing the shortcut to start the recording. On the right, you will see some tools. You can record the screen, take a screenshot, and manage settings.

Step 2. Before you start recording, you need to click on the settings icon. You can turn your microphone on or off. The most important thing is the recording quality. You can choose Standard (SD), High Definition (HD), and 4K. Select the quality you need and close this window.

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Step 3. You are ready to start the recording. For screen recording, press Alt+S. You can also click on the video camera icon on the toolbar. You will have a cursor to select the area of the screen. Select the area, and the recording will start after a timer.

Step 4. You will see a toolbar on the screen. You can stop the recording from here. Once you stop the recording, you will have the recorded video without any delay. You can save the video on your computer or share the URL.

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Step 5. Go to the Settings again and click on Quit ScreenRec.

Part 2. Best Online Recorder in MP4 Format

Apowersoft Online Screen Recorder

Apowersoft offers a free online screen recorder that can record your screen without any hassle. You can start screen recording online or download the app on your computer.

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Step 1. Open any browser and follow the link.

Step 2. Click on Start Recording. It will ask you to download a launcher to record the screen (this is only for the first time). Download it and start the installation. After installation, the application will start automatically, and you will have the following control bar.

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Step 3. You can control the system sound or microphone sound. Both are available, and you can also select turn both of them on at the same time. If you want to record the full screen, you should select Full Screen. Otherwise, click on Region, and you will see the cursor to select the custom screen. If you want standard aspect ratio and resolution, click on the down arrowhead of Region and select any size you like.

Step 4. When you are ready, click on the REC button to start recording. You will have a new toolbar. You can stop recording whenever you want. The best thing is that you can also use the marker tool to draw anything on the screen.

Step 5. After that, you can save the video as a video file or GIF. You can also upload it on the cloud or share it on YouTube and Vimeo.

Part 3. Best Apps to Record Screen in MP4

1. AZ Screen Recorder – Android

AZ Screen Recorder is a free Android application for recording mobile screens. It is a very simple application, and the best part is that it has some awesome editing tools. Thus, you can edit videos just after recording them.

Steps to Record Screen Using AZ Screen Recorder

Step 1. Open the application on your mobile. You will see a video camera icon at the bottom right corner. Tap on the icon. It will ask you to confirm; tap on Start Now.

Step 2. The recording will be started after the countdown. You will see the stop button at the bottom right corner. Tap on the button to stop recording.

Step 3. The video will be saved. You can share the video or edit it. Tap on the edit button. Now, you can trim the video by moving the handles at the end.

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Step 4. You can add text, stickers, audio, background, and many other things. You can crop, compress, merge, and make other changes to the video. At the bottom, you will see all the tools. Tap on Add Text. Tap on the Add Text button. Enter the text and select the font, text, color, background color. Tap on OK.

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Step 5. Tap on Edit Audio. You can either adjust the volume of the current audio or add your own audio. Tap on Select Audio and select the file. You can trim the audio and make a few more changes. Tap on Confirm. Similarly, you can make other changes to the video using the application.

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Step 6. After making all changes, tap on the Save button at the top right corner. The video will be saved on your device.

2. DU Recorder - iOS

DU Recorder is an amazing application for iOS. It is the perfect application if you want to record the screen without any hassle. You only need to open the app and start recording.

Steps to Use DU Recorder

Step 1. Open DU Recorder on your iOS device.

Step 2. After opening the application, you will see some options on the screen. You can Livestream to Facebook, YouTube, RTMP, and Twitch. You can also record and save the video on your device. Tap on Record to Local Device.

Step 3. You will see the recorder. Tap on Start. This will start recording your screen.

Step 4. When you are done, tap on Stop. You will see the video in the editor. There are many editing tools that you can use, including filters, stickers, text, and speed. Tap on the Save button, and the video will be automatically saved to the device.

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Final Words

We have shared the best screen recording applications and tools that you can use on your computer or mobile. We have explained the step-by-step methods so that you can record the screen on your own and edit videos. There are various applications available, but we recommend Filme because it is a complete tool. You can record the screen on Filme and then edit the video without any hassle. It has all the basic and advanced video editing tools to make a perfect video. It is suitable for beginners, and anyone can use it without any hassle.

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