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Debut is described as 'screen capture and video recording software that records videos from your screen, webcam or other video devices. Capture your entire desktop or a selected portion and save the recorded videos as avi, flv, wmv or other video file formats' and is a Screen Recorder in the video & movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Debut for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and The best alternative is OBS Studio, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Debut are SimpleScreenRecorder, Camtasia Studio, VokoscreenNG and Bandicam Screen Recorder.

Debut alternatives are mainly Screen Recorders but may also be Screenshot Capture Tools or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Debut.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

Debut is a screen capture and video recording software that records videos from your screen, webcam or other video devices....

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  1. OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux.

    ⚫︎ Virtual camera outputUse the output from OBS Studio as your webcam's primary video source.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableOBS Studio is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOBS Studio can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeOBS Studio supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ RTMP Live StreamingOBS Studio supports the Real Time Messaging Protocol to connect an encoder with a server.
    ⚫︎ Transitions EffectsOBS Studio allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
    ⚫︎ Multi-streamingWith OBS Studio you can live streaming to multiple channels simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Live Video EffectsOBS Studio lets you edit your video input in real time to apply new image values or add filters.
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    Almost everyone thinks OBS Studio is a great alternative to Debut.
  2. SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSimpleScreenRecorder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Can't record Skype and Zoom sessions

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  3. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenCamtasia Studio supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    Almost everyone thinks Camtasia Studio is a great alternative to Debut.
  4. VokoscreenNG is a user friendly screencaster for Linux and Windows. It is a continuation of the now discontinued Vokoscreen project that has been totally rewritten from scratch using Qt and GStreamer.

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  5. Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for Windows that can capture anything on your PC screen. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphic technologies.

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  6. 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.

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    The latest version (1.4.5) is from 2014.

  7. CamStudio icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableCamStudio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.7 r316, released in May 2015, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.


    As described on VirusTotal comment ( if you download CamStudio from, 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, 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.

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  8. Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others. It was written as part of Googles 2007 Summer of Code lead by Daniel G. Siegel and mentored by Raphaël Slinckx.

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  9. ScreenRec icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    If you spend too much time on email and chat, try sending instant video messages and screenshots with ScreenRec. You'll get your point across faster and save precious hours.

    ⚫︎ LightweightScreenRec consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
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  10. ActivePresenter is a solution for creating screencast videos, handouts, manuals, documentation, and interactive training presentations.

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