How To Record Skype Calls and Interviews in HD – BEST Skype Call Recorders

How To Record Skype Calls and Interviews in HD –  BEST Skype Call Recorders


– Video interviews are
a great way to generate awesome content for your viewers. You can easily interview
experts from all over the world, quickly and easily online,
and get great quality results with some very basic
software and equipment. Of course, there are a number
of options that you’ve got when it comes to running your calls. Things like Skype, Google
Hangouts, FaceTime, Viber, but Skype seems to be the most popular, and it’s pretty much the standard for any sort of online interview. Skype also happens to have
some great third-party software available for
high-definition call recording. And that’s what we’ll be running
through in today’s video. First off, remember we’re
going to be recording in HD, so that’s two HD video streams, so one for each participant of the call. So your results are always
going to be dependent on the internet speed and reliability
of everyone on the call. So always make sure you
got a good connection before you start, because it can easily ruin a great interview. Now I did do a very quick video previously on the recommended speeds
for Skype, and I’ll put a link onscreen now, and
in the description below. Now, jumping straight to the software. There are a few free
options for both Mac and PC. I’ve tried a few, but honestly
none of them really compare to the paid versions, which
I’m about to get into. For example, if you’re on
a Mac, you could just use QuickTime’s built in
Screen Recording function to record your Skype call that way. The biggest issue with that is you don’t have any control over
your audio, and you’re also recording only what you’re
seeing on the screen. One of you will be really big, and the other one will be really small. So not ideal for a really professional-looking Skype interview. So on Mac, my go-to software
is called Skype Call Recorder, and it’s by a company by Ecamm. I’ll put a link in the
description below as well. This is by far the best call
recording software I’ve used, and I recommend it to all my clients. But it does only work on Mac. If you’re a Windows user, I’d suggest checking out a program called Pamela. As a Skype video call recorder, it does do a good job,
but it’s not quite as good as the Skype Call Recorder on Mac. Okay, so now we’ll run
through how to record a video call using Skype Call Recorder, and a few of the settings are options that you should be aware of. Alright, you’ll see that
when Skype loads up, you’ve got your call recorder
that pops up straightaway. So the first thing to check
when you’ve just installed it is that your settings are correct, and you should also double-check these before you actually make your call. So click Settings here, and it’s always a good
idea to check for updates so that you’re running the latest version. Audio encoding, I’m just
gonna quickly run through the settings here with you,
just to show you the options. I use AAC Compression. Video quality should be set to high, then you select your
video image size, so here you can choose what size
you actually want to record. I’d suggest selecting the highest, so in my case it’s 1280 by 720, widescreen, which is 720p,
so that’s the one I use. Video frame rate, maximum. Again, you want to set the settings to the highest your computer can handle, but really we’re not putting
it under a great deal of load here, so set it to
maximum and give it a go, but I’m sure it’ll be fine for you. Your recording options. Now this is one setting that
you will want to play with. In my case, I like to use the Multi-track, which is the advanced setting, so what that does is it
records two full-screen video, so your screen, your
picture full screen, and the person that you’re
interviewing, full screen as well, so that way you can edit the two together in your editing software,
and you just choose and switch between full screen
one or full screen the other, so that’s why I use Multi-track,
or Advanced setting. The other ones that you can choose for are Local, which is you on your end, so only record yours. Remote only, a split screen, so it’s
kind of a 50/50 split, you’re on one side, they’re on the other, picture-in-picture, or you got the Multi-track, as I explained previously. And the rest of the settings you can show the recording indicator on the video if you’d like to show that
the video’s been recorded. For me, I have it selected so it shows the recording controls,
which is the box over here when you start up Skype, and to keep recording controls
in front during the call. So for me, if I need to stop recording or change any settings
as the call’s going, we can do that there. I also have it set to record
the calls automatically. The other important thing to
check is that you’re aware of where the video files
are actually saving to, so that you can find
them and edit them later. So now we’ve gone through
the settings there, let’s have a look at
the actual applications that you get with this. So if you open up Applications
and choose Movie Tools, then you’ll see that
the Skype Call Recorder comes with a heap of
extra little handy apps, or programs for you to help
with your call recording. So there’s a few here, Convert
for Internet, it’s gonna convert your call into a
internet-friendly version. Convert to an AAC file,
which is an audio file, convert it to an AIFF file,
which is also an audio file, convert to an MP3, which
is again, an audio file. You’ve got a marker, it’s
where you can add some text to your recording, or markers
for you editing later. The two here that you’re
probably most likely to use are the Split Movie Tracks app, and the Split Sides of Conversation app. So you open that up, you
drag in the call recording that you’ve just done, and it
splits the movie tracks off. And the same for the Split
Sides of Conversation. So these tools are really
awesome to help you get a really professional look, because it’ll split your tracks out, split your conversation
out, so that you can edit your interview down to
look really professional using your editing software. So then it’s just a
matter of making a call, and we know that the Skype Call Recorder is going to record your
call automatically. And when you’re done, you
can grab your recording and drop it into the Split Conversation, and it automatically
creates the clip, Side 1, which is me there, we
can scrub through that. And side two, you’ve got
the full-screen video of the person at the other end. As you can see, it’s easy to record great quality interview footage online. We’ll have a video coming up really soon on the recommended equipment,
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79 thoughts on “How To Record Skype Calls and Interviews in HD – BEST Skype Call Recorders

  1. Great content Justin. I am planning to commence some recorded interviews & the information in this video is excellent!!!

  2. Thank you, this may have just saved me for a interview I have to do over skype for some coursework, thank you

  3. Terrific instruction. Answered my question perfectly. Well done, and thank you very much.

  4. Justin – question about the Logitech webcam listed in your description. Two questions: 1) I am assuming you always use it for your Skype calls, meaning you don't use the built-in Facetime camera on your Mac? 2) In reading the product description, it seems 720p is the best you can get with the Logitech on Mac – am I reading that correctly? Thanks again for a great video, and for pointing me to it. Cheers.

  5. Hello please helo my square istn shown in my interviews while using pamela for skype. It shows the one i call , you can hear me but not see me how do i fix it? i have the newest skype and newest pamela. or should i use something else?

  6. I bought Skype Call Recorder from Ecamm but didn't get any of the additional software you mentioned. Hmmm?

  7. Nice video man!

  8. So important these days! Very good video! Thanks very much!

  9. Been using Call recorder on my Mac for a few years on my podcast show and have just started using it for video interviews. Thanks Justin for the tips. Also how do you ensure your "guest" looks great and sound awesome?

  10. I bought the Skype Call Recorder from Ecamm but when I click on the Ecamm movie tools I just get a large black screen. There was no listing or any signs of additional software.

  11. What video editing tools do you suggest?

  12. I'm a PC user and I'm feeling a bit left out. Could you run through the PC process too?

  13. What would you do if you have more than two people

  14. Hey Justin, great point. is the skype call recorder free or I have to pay for it, is it available in the app store , I am Mac user .

  15. After 4 days of trying to get set up with Evaer and getting bad audio reverberation, poor video "lip-sync" on recordings, and off-base "assistance" from their Tech people, I gave up and went to Pamela. Two days & several tech exchanges later, I'm still unable to record a simple Skype video call. All I'm getting is audio! I consider myself tech savvy and a decent trouble shooter, so I'm doubly frustrated. My next download will be FVCR (Free Skype Video Call Recorder from DVDVideoSoft) but I'm not sure it has the side-by-side playback feature that's a MUST for me. Any input would be greatly appreciated while I await my next response from Pamela.

  16. SO it can't record in 4K?

  17. Very helpful, Justin!

  18. Great job! Thank you!

  19. Great name.

  20. Great job! I am going to download this now for my interviews on my website The Nomadic Dreamer! 🙂

    Thanks for the help!

  21. I record my Skype video calls my self and all of my video's that I do now are all in FULL HD so there more clearer

  22. Justin great video ! So , my MacBook Pro sound card is broken 😂. Is it the same way to video record skype on my iPhone? Help please..😇

  23. do u have a video for windows users? I don't have a mac

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  25. Does This software allow you to record a video call when someone else places the call to you? Can I record an incoming video call? Or do I have to initiate the call in order to record it?

  26. 0:42 — "Your results are always going to depend on how good the internet connection is" — I have a serious question here! Why should this be the case? Is there software out there that can simply do a high definition recording on both ends and then stitch the recordings together after the fact? That is: you should be able to interview someone on Skype, and if the connection is good enough that you and your Skype partner can make out what the other is saying, that should be enough, but your YouTube viewers shouldn't be subjected to the lame Skype quality. It seems like this would be an incredibly simple thing to do and extremely useful in this day and age of Skype interviews all over the place … but I keep seeing bad Skype [email protected]? Help!

  27. Hi Justin, can I do split screen recordings with Pamela?

  28. Great video! I'm going to use SuperTintin instead of Pamela though. SuperTintin has better Skype video recording quality but the user interface isn't as advanced as Pamela.

  29. Do you have video for IPad Air 2 user?

  30. Hello Can I divide audio an record in pro tools 11?

  31. I would like to use Pamela for Skype to record interviews. Is the cost monthly or is it a one time cost?

  32. Should have said "For Mac" in the title. Doesn't help me as much.

  33. Hi Justin, thanks for all the info. What microphone were you using when making this video?

  34. Very helpful Justin! Thank you!!!! In Ecamm can one put notations on the final screen? (How about being able change the size of one person's screen image and put it in different locations) I'm curious what you think of Telestream's SCREEN FLOW in comparison with Ecamm

  35. Justin, great video as usual. I am having an issue where my partners audio is coming in through my solo feed. I've this using the Rode VideoMic Me microphone and also using the native macbook video mic. What do I need to adjust?

  36. I just loaded the software in my mac but I don't get the editing tools you have in your video. It downloaded Ecamm movie Tools. I am a bit confused in where you got the extra editing software? Thank you

  37. I've been watching these on guids on YouTube for..two years now? Just recently find out about yours: you are BY FAR the best one. I'm gonna have to watch all of them. Wow.. the time I'll need..

  38. OBS

  39. Hi Justin! Thanks for the great video. What editing software should I use for multi-track so the person speaking comes up and then the other person vice versa?

  40. so is this Ecamm?

  41. Thanks Justin, very informative. One suggestion, it would have helped if you showed the actual end product, with the split screen Here, about the only example of it is on the page for the ecam software. So we don't really see what the suggested end product really looks like and how it compares. But I learned a lot, and I appreciate it!

  42. Hi Justin! Great video. I used the Skype call recorder on mac, however I used the option: "split screens". Unfortunately, when I saw the final video, the 2 persons on the other side of the call are cut!!!! It was a very important interview so I would like to know if there is a way of getting the 2 videos of the call that I can save the interview material!!! In my macBook, I don't have the movie tools folder, rather an app so I'm a bit confused with the "movie tools folder" options for editing.

  43. Good

  44. Good

  45. Good

  46. Hey Justin! Doing my first interview next week – so thanks for this! Really appreciate it 😀

  47. any suggestions on recording a video call on ipad for best quality 🙂 thank yousssss

  48. You are awesome! Really, so clear and so organised!

  49. Pamela doesnt work on new version of skype

  50. Hey man,
    If I just want to record the audio and no video with Call Recorder for Skype. How do I do that?
    I haven't used the software yet but I'm about to purchase it soon.

  51. To record Skype video calls on computer and phones, take a look at this: https://showmore.com/record-skype-video-call.html

  52. how do you capture the screen?

  53. Thanks Justin. I've recently started my own channel and have been referencing yours for tips on equipment and other tools. It's been very helpful so far. Hopefully my videos will be up to your standard in the future. Quick question, did you use a green screen for this one? If so, please can you post the details?

  54. Thanks, Justin. I’m sure this would be ideal for recording audio for podcasts also?

  55. PLEASE put FOR MACs in the title. Waste of time, this, for PC users. Bye.

  56. With advanced recording, editing, sharing and transcription capabilities, no one lets you master the possibilities of Skype like Callnote Video Call Recorder. Try now https://callnote.net/skype-video-call-recorder/

  57. Allavsoft also can record Skype calls. Here is the easy guide http://www.allavsoft.com/how-to/record-skype-video-calls.html

  58. Great info, as usual!

  59. Thank you

  60. Bandicam is awesome

  61. Hi Justin, I've been using Ecamm for a few months now…My last few recordings have had a periodic clicking sound that occurs in the audio…I don't believe it is my recording hardware. Any idea what could be causing the problem?

  62. Is it possible to record a split screen interview from an iPad Pro?

  63. I am not getting those options for movie tools. Please help!

  64. Hi! What kind of mic/ or mic setup are you using in your recording of this movie?

  65. Thanks for the video. Where do you get the movie tools? They aren't ecamm tools are they? That's the app you're talking about when you go to the movie tools folder. What is the source? Where are they? Where do I get them? For someone who's been watching outdated video tutorials on just this subject for two solid days, jumping to an unmentioned program in the middle makes it impossible for me to follow your video and that wastes the research time I have. If you know of a video that shows how to do this in 2018 with the newest version of skype and all of the sources, could you please direct me to it? I'm exhausted.

  66. A PC version of this using Pamela would have been ace!

  67. Is it possible for both participants to share their screen as well as the webcam footage? I want to interview people who want to show their work or their processes.

  68. How about recoding on IPhone?

  69. HI. thankk yoiu. I just purchase it and downloaded it from your link and recommendation. I have a problem though and I cannot find the Movie Tools folder nor does it give e the icons to make the adjustments in sounds that you are showing.

  70. Hey Justin! Awesome video. Will the Mac software you showed in this video work on a ipad as well? Trying to save buying new equipment…

  71. Does the other person need to have a MAC too?

  72. Starts @ 1:58 , with Skype Call Recorder

  73. Great tips, thanks for sharing Justin!

  74. Hi JUSTIN. Great video. What software are you using to record from your logitech C920? Thanks

  75. What's the restriction on the trial version of the exam product?

  76. Very helpful, thanks!

  77. Do you have a 10 second comparison of the side by side vs. entire screen (mixed) interview? It seems the 2 files would take longer to edit correct? Is it that much better? I'm prepping for a large series of interviews. Thanks

  78. How about recording a presenter's voice and just his computer presentation?

  79. Not iPhone either

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