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03-28-2014, 01:43 PM
Screen capture Video software?

I would like to make some tutorial video of LW
Can anyone recommend any of the free screen capture software utilities

I was looking at 'Debut'

which looks good

..... Any other recommendations?

03-29-2014, 05:53 PM
I've been using BB Flashback Express from Blueberry. http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/bbflashback/support.aspx?app=FBExpress2&did=8200137&rid=0 But I'm going to try this Debut as well. :)

03-29-2014, 09:40 PM
I've always used Camtasia and love the quality and editing options.

03-29-2014, 09:48 PM
VirtualDub with Lossless lagarith codec.

03-29-2014, 11:26 PM
I use camtasia, but its sister program snagit can also capture video which is an excellent still capture program as well.

03-29-2014, 11:47 PM
I started a similar thread last year and got a ton of great suggestions I'd never have found otherwise. I ended up going for this one http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm It's very cheap and has all the basics that you'd need, the quality of video and the small file size of the resulting file is what made me decide on it. Even though it has a built in editor and the ability to add titles and zoom in and out, it helps to have another option to re-edit and re-convert the footage, such as Premier or After Effects, I usually end up taking the stuff into there to finish it off to a higher level and you need to convert it from the WMP format into something editor friendly like QT. I trialed a lot of the others to see what worked for me before I chose Fastone, I think Camtasia is the premium but it comes at a premium price.

03-30-2014, 04:08 AM
Use this one HyCam2 Free/google it.

03-30-2014, 05:15 AM
VirtualDub with Lossless lagarith codec.

Didn't know that. Interesting.

Also free: Microsoft Media Encoder. Captures to WMV flavors.

03-30-2014, 06:31 AM
camtasia...just works...small files

03-30-2014, 03:04 PM
Camtasia Studio is my favourite if you have a lot of screencasts to record - it's a tad expensive, though, so only worth it if you record screencasts on a regular basis.

Otherwise, I found Microsoft Expression Encoder to be a pleasant surprise: it comes with a simple editor, not unlike Camtasia Studio. And it's free!

03-30-2014, 04:05 PM
Thanks for all the replies. I'm testing Debut at the moment but will check out the other suggestions as well
many thanks