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  • Open Broadcaster Software icon

    Open Broadcaster Software

    Full-featured screen recording and live streaming software for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • I installed OBS. It simply records the display, but doesn't allow any annotation and several other features that Camtasia Studio, FlashBack and others provide. Its purpose is different, since it is a broadcasting software. gautambjainMar 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It's simpler, no arbitrary video editing software included. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Used it for recording screen activities with commentary. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • CamStudio icon

    CamStudio

    Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple interface with ability to record in AVI or export as swf.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The last update was on October 19th, 2013.
    • Warning As described on VirusTotal comment (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/1ddb733efb11769a05cc735d555e9a4df92c4cdf29fa47ea3864e57e67dcf884/analysis/1411383540/): if you download CamStudio from SourceForge.net, the VirusTotal results are 0/53. After installing this SF version, it immediately says that there is an update available. When the link is clicked, it takes you to camstudio.org, which has a zip file that, scanned with VirusTotal, gives you 15/53 result. So do NOT download and install the "update": it's a malware. Installer as of 09/22/2014.
  • Fraps icon

    Fraps

    Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as: Benchmarking Software - Show how many...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The last version was released on February 26th, 2013.
    • Camtasia is editing software, fraps is purely recording. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Bandicam

    Bandicam is the most advanced game recording software and Windows screen recorder.

    Freemium Windows

    • Camtasia is editing software. Bandicam can only record. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It consists of some features that camtasia studio has. By the way, i like it and its easy to use. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Simple user interface, can record audio from Microphone as well. Happy with it, no virus! Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    ActivePresenter

    ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations. With the full-featured editor, ActivePresenter allows you to edit audio/video, tweak the look and...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Jing icon

    Jing

    Jing takes a picture or video of the users computer screen and uploads it to the Web, FTP, computer or clipboard. Note: recording is limited to 5 min and a low quality of 10 frames per second. Furthermore, videos are saved as...

    Freemium Mac Windows

    • You can only save videos in old-school flash format Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Not as feature rich as Camtasia but fills the same basic needs, to record video and share it. OlaSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Jing is not capable to edit video in tracks. Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Kazam icon

    Kazam

    Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format. Optionally you can record sound from any...

    Open Source Linux

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    oCam

    oCam is very simple and easy "Screen Recorder" and "Screen Capture". Requirements: XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 / Windows8 / (32bit and 64bit) License: oCam is 100% free Recorder for home and office. [View...

    Free Windows

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  • Wink icon

    Wink

    Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles...

    Free Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No longer updated. Last version, version 2.0 build 1060, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Ezvid

    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen recording functionality. Ezvid can import still images and video, and can upload finished videos to YouTube....

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning The site ezvid.com has a bad reputation on WOT. You can read the comments at https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ezvid.com
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  • LoiLo Game Recorder icon

    LoiLo Game Recorder

    LoiLo Game Recorder is a completely free, fast, simple and very effective videogame recorder. It can use either a Windows GUI hook to capture desktop windows, or an OpenGL/DirectX hook to capture most games. Recording is as simple...

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware Loiloscope is automatically installed along with this but can be uninstalled afterwards with no harm done.
  • Krut icon

    Krut

    Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Krut records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Screencastify icon

    Screencastify

    Free up to 10 minutes, contains logo, no youtube uploads. Premium is $24, unlimited length supports trim and MP4 export.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome

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  • Screen Recorder icon

    Screen Recorder

    Screen Recorder is a free open-source screen recorder software for Windows environment, records specific part of Windows desktop screen as an AVI file. The option of recording system playback sound or sound from input sound devices is...

    Open Source Windows

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  • HyperCam icon

    HyperCam

    HyperCam v2 is a video capture software that records AVI movies (screencam) directly from your monitor, for software presentations, software training, demos, tutorials, and fun! HyperCam supports text annotations, sound, and screen...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued HyperCam v.2 is no longer offered for sale by Hyperionics. Last version, 2.29, released in May 2014, can be downloaded for free from the official website.
  • VokoScreen icon

    VokoScreen

    A small program to create screen videos including sound recording. Although this program is really small and inconspicious, it includes exceeding capabilities to generate training videos, installation videos, browser and Skype...

    Open Source Linux

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  • FFsplit icon

    FFsplit

    A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder. Currently, the application is in early stages of development. This project is actively looking for...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.7.0.25, released on December 3rd, 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • FCorp Imaging icon

    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1. Color Picker 2. Duplicate Image Finder : find duplicate image 3. Google Image Link Generator :...

    Commercial Windows

  • Microsoft Expression Encoder icon

    Microsoft Expression Encoder

    Expression Encoder imports and encodes video files, produces live webcasts, enhances media with watermarks and advertising, and publishes with Silverlight. * encode high quality videos for devices and the web * Silverlight...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Expression Encoder 4 Pro is no longer available for sale. The free version of Expression Encoder will continue to be available for download, but it will be no longer developed.

Camtasia Studio Comments

Works smoothly

Positive Comment by jeffcard1978
about Camtasia Studio Nov 2016

Everything works smoothly. However while playing games, the sound is delayed from the video itself a bit. Compare with Camtasia, I'd prefer using acethinker free screen recorder, works like a charm. The app is a web-based application, you don't have to download or install anything.

[Edited by jeffcard1978, December 01]

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Do not use the trial version!!!

Negative Comment by raveensrk
about Camtasia Studio Apr 2016

The paid full version is fairly good but trial version is very bad. It has very huge watermark on the center of your video if you produce your video.

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great and easy

Positive Comment by robertmu
about Camtasia Studio Jan 2016

i really like camtasia, it works great and is very easy to use it, has everything you need in order to make a good video.

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love it

Positive Comment by anikathompson9
about Camtasia Studio Dec 2015

i really like this, its so easy to use is amazing, maybe is not for pros but it works just fine for the little work i do there, is very easy to get how to use eveything, i like it a loot

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How to record video/audio on your computer

Comment by iceyedith
about Camtasia Studio Dec 2015

Also, I'd like to recommend you this powerful Screen Recorder, it can record any voice of computer and microphone, capture desktop activities, create video tutorials, presentations and record game process with ease. And the recorded file is very good. You can try it for free, just download the free trial version.
[Edited by iceyedith, December 21]

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I Found another alternative to this software which has similar features

Comment by Stevemartelli
about Camtasia Studio and ProShow May 2015

These are all great alternatives. I personally use Jing a lot but they all fall short compared to camtasia imho. I was able to purchase camtasia for my mac luckily at a significant discount so I have seen both sides of the coin. It really depends on what your main aim is I guess. If you are just looking for screen recording, screencastomatic is great. If you want the editing features go with camtasia. I actually purchased an alternative software that I was having a tinkle with a few weeks ago which is very promising. It doesnt have ALL the features of camtasia but its screen recording is great and it has a lot of other features that camtasia doesnt. Again it comes down to what you prefer. I made a quick video tutorial going over the features of the software for anyone who is interested. You can check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiKA92WN4iE

The link above has been updated as I had to move the video url to a different account. I hope you enjoy my tutorial and if you have any questions please feel free to comment on the video description box.

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Camtasia has a version for Mac. Maybe you want to add it he ...

Comment by yotis
about Camtasia Studio Jun 2011

Camtasia has a version for Mac. Maybe you want to add it here.

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Really best tool for screen caturing.You can cut scenes or ...

Comment by kwoxer
about Camtasia Studio Jun 2011

Really best tool for screen caturing.

You can cut scenes or make all other stuff you need for a good video.

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