Currently, Windows 10 users can use the video recording features built into the Xbox app if they need to record an app or game. To make it easier for users to record videos and create GIFs, Microsoft is developing a new lightweight tool for Windows 10.
With the update of PowerToys, Microsoft has finally launched a lightweight video and GIF recorder with a fast setup switch and a familiar user interface. The tool allows users to record videos on the desktop or in specified apps, and you can create GIFs, but at least you can’t convert videos to GIFs yet. Similarly, Microsoft will add an editing tool to help you customize the quality and length of your video or GIF.
Currently known as Video GIF Capture, the new tool should start Windows 10’s screen recorder immediately when you hold down the Win-Shift-R key. It’s also worth noting that Microsoft wants to create a simple, lightweight, free recording tool, and there are no plans to roll out advanced features. Microsoft’s native recording applications will be an alternative to featured applications such as ScreenToGIF.
Microsoft says the goal is to provide an “efficient recording” experience with basic editing options. With the app, you can dim the screen by pressing Windows-Shift-R and call up the video or GIF recording interface so you can draw a rectangular silhouette or full-screen silhouette.