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Need a Video Screen Capture Program -- What is the best one?

Discussion in 'Video Production' started by @shelton_sellers, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. @shelton_sellers

    @shelton_sellers BANNED BANNED

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    What is the best program to capture video of my desktop while I am working on it?
    I would need this for video tutorials I am going to be creating for a website.

    Also, how much will this cost as I am pretty broke at the moment :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    try camtasia, it has a 1 month free trial

    How much will it cost?
    Depends, if you want to pay for it: it's 282 EUR incl VAT (in EU), if you don't want to pay for it, then the "discounted copies" are all over the web. :)
     
  3. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Try Camtasia :)

    @ HoNeYBiRD

    You crack me up mate with "discounted copies".
     
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    I use Camtasia, a bit pricey, but nice software.

    I have used Camstudio in the past, it's decent and it's free.
     
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    Fast stone Capture.
     
  6. @shelton_sellers

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    Downloading the trial for Camtasia now.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Camtasia has free vesion called "Jing", though has 5 min limitation of video recording.
     
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    i am wondering why haven't anyone said the free full version of camtasia
    why do u wanna pay if we can get the full version for free???
     
  9. @shelton_sellers

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    Well I am sure I can find it for free.... I am just trying it out right now first.
     
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    The new version of Camtasia, but there are free alternatives available (i.e. hypercam).
     
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    Yeah, I want to get the full new version of Camtasia, even though it won't record full screen windows (i don't know why)

    It looks good otherwise though.
     
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    Maybe because Camtasia is on our "Do Not Share" list.

    "Wiz"
     
  13. HoNeYBiRD

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    hypercam is definitely not a freeware, it has a free trial though i guess with annoying watermarking
     
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    The newest version of snagit can record video.
    I find it the fastest option to record quick videos to send to VA's
     
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    Get a MAC quick time has a built in screen recorder ;)

    Maybe the windows version does actually... I am not sure ?
     
  16. theorbital

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    I really like screencast-o-matic it is something like $18 for a year and it has a ton of great features and they are constantly updating it.
     
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    Camtasia is the best everyone knows that. The new version is suppose to kick ass.
     
  18. Txmmy

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    Camtasia is a good software for desktop recording, but if you're going to do some screen recording of PC Games use Fraps. Both cost money but they have trials or free versions and generous versions if you look hard enough on the web.
    Happy recording! ;)
     
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    I would also recommend Camtasia. Somebody mentioned SnagIt. It's also a great software created by Techsmith but it focuses more on screenshots. There are missing a few nice Video features but for short clips without transitions and stuff like this, SnagIt is good enough.
     
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  20. GrandMedia

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    I agree another good one for Mac is screenflow however it is not free.