Wednesday, 20 January 2010

20. Screen recording software

A few days ago I realised that I needed to save something from the screen and send it to somebody. But I was not sure what software to use. After talking to a few friends and colleagues, I came across this website that made some recommendations. Although tempted by BB Flashback (I even downloaded their 30 day free trial version), I have decided to opt for Techsmith's Camtasia Studio, despite it costing more. The reason is that I found a friend who has it installed at the college where he does some teaching, and has offered to provide me with support if required. The problem is that too many of these softwares are crammed so full of extras that you can get lost in sub-menus. So my preference is to go for something that is either simple and free (e.g. CamStudio - OK, but not so dyslexia-friendly if you want to make a professional quality video), or where I know I can get some sensible help.

Screen recording software


Adward said...

Yea, I gave up Camtasia then choose BB Flashback and Democreator instead, because I don't think I should pay $300 for such thing though it's great. I often make my courseware into presention video and at spare time create some software tutorials for fun, so the video editing feature is a must-have for my video (what a pity camstudio doesn't support editing features). Hope you can make more vivid videos.


Ron Starc said...

My Screen Recorder is one of the best screen recording tools. Records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone - or both simultaneously. It's easy to use, and perfect for tutorials.