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unstable
11-04-2015, 04:38 PM
I see some good tutorial videos posted. Of course there are the old William Vaughn videos that have not glitches or hiccups and there are others I've seen that run the gamit of quality. I'm looking for something easy to use but pretty good quality. Are there any recommendations?

pinkmouse
11-04-2015, 04:42 PM
If you're on a Mac, QuickTime works perfectly for screen recording. And is free! :)

erikals
11-04-2015, 05:13 PM
i use CamStudio for PC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLFSf_QG5m0

Schwyhart
11-04-2015, 06:10 PM
+1 on Quicktime screen recording. Get a good mic and you're golden.

Danner
11-05-2015, 03:21 AM
If you are on PC and use a recent Nvidia card you already have an excellent screen capture software installed, comes with the "nvidia experience" when you install the drivers.

erikals
11-05-2015, 04:23 AM
alternative >
Open Broadcaster Software (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYqz9nq3bb4

Lewis
11-05-2015, 04:33 AM
Camtasia

erikals
11-05-2015, 04:37 AM
Cam Studio
isn't that like $300 ?

or, Cam SnagIt. looks better at $50
http://shop.techsmith.com/store/techsm/en_AU/pd/productID.289200200

Ryan Roye
11-05-2015, 05:27 AM
I use Litecam HD. $30, very easy to use and highly recommend it. All of my tutorial content is authored using this tool now.

djwaterman
11-05-2015, 06:58 AM
Litecam looks good, can you talk about editing, is it stable? Are the files it creates well compressed? I've been using Firestone (http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm) which is about the same price, but it sometimes freezes when I am editing, however I thought it was pretty good for the price, but Litecam looks a bit slicker.


Oh, and can you zoom in to areas of the screen?

unstable
11-05-2015, 06:59 AM
Thanks everyone! Plenty of recommendations to try out.

zapper1998
11-05-2015, 07:07 AM
If you are on PC and use a recent Nvidia card you already have an excellent screen capture software installed, comes with the "nvidia experience" when you install the drivers.

Can you be more specific on the "NVidia Experience"
How do you use it???
I cant figure it out??

Ryan Roye
11-05-2015, 08:08 AM
Litecam looks good, can you talk about editing, is it stable? Are the files it creates well compressed? I've been using Firestone (http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm) which is about the same price, but it sometimes freezes when I am editing, however I thought it was pretty good for the price, but Litecam looks a bit slicker.


Oh, and can you zoom in to areas of the screen?

Extremely stable; it has never crashed on me once. You can pause recording and continue where you left off, draw directly on the screen, highlight your mouse clicks and record audio from both the microphone and the computer's sound output. The files are compressed and you can adjust the settings as needed.

Litecam does not have any video editing tools nor does it have a magnifier. I take the videos I record into Sony Vegas for piecing things together and zoom in/pan as needed to focus on areas of the user interface.

In its very essence, Litecam is as its name implies... it's fast, lightweight, efficient and is designed solely for recording your screen.

Farhad_azer
11-05-2015, 08:26 AM
you said it is fast and lightweight Ryan, does it mean that it does not slow down computer? most capturing programs do.

MrFurious
11-06-2015, 06:39 AM
+1 Camtasia. Fully featured screen recording and editor. Highly efficient codec in later versions.

erikals
11-06-2015, 08:27 AM
price?

Ryan Roye
11-06-2015, 09:36 AM
you said it is fast and lightweight Ryan, does it mean that it does not slow down computer? most capturing programs do.

It does not, at least on my system (i3770k processor). They do have a separate "game" version for when you want to capture 120+ FPS gameplay on AAA game titles, but in my opinion its overkill for anything but that.

VonBon
11-06-2015, 01:24 PM
https://obsproject.com/

Danner
11-18-2015, 05:31 AM
Can you be more specific on the "NVidia Experience"
How do you use it???
I cant figure it out??

Just noticed this, sorry for the late response. On your task bar right click on the Nvidia Icon and open "Nvidia Experience" then click on "shadow Play" I've tried a couple screen capture programs and this one shines as it has no noticeable performance hit.

Luc_Feri
11-18-2015, 07:40 AM
If software based slow down is a problem, I have an Hauppauge PVR Rocket hardware to record screencasts, I can recommend.