If you are only using Zoom to record yourself, and not an actual multi-person Zoom session, I would advise you to use OBS Studio instead. It is a little overwhelming when you first look at it, but after a very short while you will wonder why you never used it in the first place.
For a very good introductory tutorial on OBS Studio see here:
If you need to record your Zoom with no lag, you can try some other good screen recording tool such as OBS. It is free and powerful. But for me, it is a little complex. You can try it and check if it meet your need. And some paid screen recorder are more easy-to-use, such as Bandicam, Camtasia, FlashBack, RecMaster and so on. If you want a free one, just ignore the second half of my answer.
Then setting up different windows of OBS would be helpful. Let me explain what I do:-
I have 2 monitors, I use the ultrawide for handling both windows of OBS, and the normal for zoom.
Then on the first window, I set up a scene to just record a app window (i.e. zoom), and no audio.
And then I use the second window of OBS for just recording the audio, no video. And by this way, it encodes my video and audio seperately, remaining more quality.
But remember, by this way, it will result in taking more resources to run your pc (i.e. more ram) and could result in lag if you have a pc with 4gb or 8gb ram.
Hi, If you want to use OBS, here is the detailed steps.OBS is free and full-featured.
Launch Zoom and OBS.
In OBS, under “Sources,” click the + icon and select “Display Capture.”
Choose “Window Capture” option and select “Zoom.exe” as your source, but this might not always work.
Choose the monitor to display the video from the dropdown list.
Click on “+” under “Sources”>> “Audio Input Capture.>>“OK.”
Select your input device from the dropdown list, then click “OK”
Choose the output device from the list. To avoid doubling sounds, you can use headphones.
Press “Start Recording.”
The above is about how to record with obs. It’s really not friendly for novice.
If you think it is too difficult and you want an easy one. You can try RecMaster(which i’m using now). It is a paid software but i think the price is worthy. It help me save a lot of time.
By using this tool, you just need three steps to record zoom.
Choose the full screen mode
Choose the sound you want to record(system sound or your own voice)
Click the REC button to start
Hope this will help you too:grinning: