Screencasting Tools Comparison

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2014-06-18 08:17:14

Comparison of Screen recording softwares to create screencasts (capture screen as videos). It is useful to make video tutorials, demo or presentation of a new online service, startup...

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ActivePresenterAdobe CaptivateBB FlashBackCamstudioCamtasia StudioDemoCreatorExpression Encoder 4 Pro (with codecs)FrapsHyperCamiShowU HD ProJingKrutQarbon ViewletbuilderScreencast-o-maticScreenFlashScreenFlowScreenrTipCamTurboDemoUltraVnc screen recorderWebinariaWindows Media EncoderWinkXvidcap
Websitehttp://atomisystems.comhttp://www.adobe.com/fr/products/captivate/http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack.aspxhttp://camstudio.org/http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asphttp://www.sameshow.com/demo-creator.htmlhttp://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/EncoderPro_Overview.aspxhttp://www.fraps.com/http://www.hyperionics.com/hc/http://www.shinywhitebox.com/ishowu-hd/http://www.techsmith.com/jing/free/http://krut.sourceforge.net/http://www.qarbon.com/presentation-software/viewletbuilder/http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/http://unflash.com/http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htmhttp://www.screenr.com/http://www.utipu.com/http://www.turbodemo.com/eng/index.phphttp://www.uvnc.com/screenrecorder/http://www.webinaria.com/http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/windows-mediahttp://www.debugmode.com/wink/http://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/
Latest version3.66.03.2.2.20962.6b r2948.0.23.5.13.4.72.27.002.2.92.4.102310.9.37.3.142.5321.1.7
Release date2012-10-182012-06-152011-12-192010-10-242012-07-242011-01-272011-10-222012-03-142013-02-082012-03-012010-03-052011-10-032008-07-182008-07-142008-07-13
DistributionProprietary softwareProprietary softwareProprietary softwareOpen SourceProprietary softwareProprietary softwareProprietary softwareFreewareProprietary softwareProprietary softwareOpen SourceProprietary softwareOnline ServiceProprietary softwareProprietary softwareOnline ServiceProprietary softwareProprietary softwareOpen SourceOpen SourceFreewareOpen Source
Price0 USD - $349.95 - $449.95799 USD0 USD - $1990 USD299 USD99.95 USD29.95 EUR0 USD29.95 USD (and $59.95 PRO)0 USD or 14.95$/year (pro version)0 USD399 USD - $5990 USD or $12/year (pro version)50.63 EUR99 USD0 USD , $19/mo, $49/mo, $99/mo, $289/mo0 USD - $99199 USD0 USD0 USD0 USD0 USD
LanguagesEnglishEnglish, Français, Español, Deutsch, ItalianoEnglishEnglish, FrançaisEnglish, Français, Deutsch, Korean, JapaneseEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, TurkishEnglishEnglishEnglish, JapaneseEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano Danish, Serbian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified/Traditional ChineseEnglish
Tutorialhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fm-1LZwC4Mhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ8EiJIh7Wwhttp://youtu.be/eGPBR53Ws6Uhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiug3H3c4gkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA1-Hn3W04http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa1qXJk_gdYhttp://www.fraps.com/faq.phphttp://help.shinywhitebox.com/ishowu_hd/videos/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZKhz0tSVIIhttp://www.qarbon.com/help/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqP4tomeSEIhttp://unflash.com/help/how%20to%20record.swfhttp://youtu.be/IiS823pSiV4http://business.screenr.com/how-it-works/http://www.balesio.com/demos/demo.php?file=/demos/eng/td-inaction-680x590.swf&w=680&h=590&lang=en&gatp=turbodemo/eng/index-banner-demohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kZCaSzDrIMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okww1ZakgEk
Last update2012-11-05 10:09:332012-11-05 10:09:332012-03-16 00:33:292012-08-07 22:17:562013-11-15 19:26:062012-03-16 22:12:182012-08-07 22:17:562012-03-16 22:12:182012-08-07 21:31:052012-03-16 22:14:452012-08-16 17:56:542012-08-07 21:54:082013-03-08 10:50:282012-03-16 21:36:112011-07-27 19:31:162012-03-16 00:42:282012-08-07 22:26:472012-08-07 21:54:082011-07-27 20:09:532012-08-07 21:54:082011-07-27 20:26:472012-08-07 21:57:122014-03-03 22:11:002014-03-03 22:11:00
Platforms
WindowsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNo
Mac OSNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
LinuxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes ViewletBuilder 4YesNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Features
Webcam recordingNoYesYesNoYes With PCNoYesYes- webcam pro version onlyYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYes
Record microphone audioYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Record system audioYesYesYesYesYesYes wav
Video EditingYesYesYes Pro VersionYes For pros, lots of features.YesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNo
Type of generated filesAVI, MP4, WMV, WebM, FLV, HTML, PDF, JPEG, PNG, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, AJAX, and SWFSWFSWF, QuickTime, AVI, Windows Media Video, EXEAVI, SWFH.264, Windows Media, AVI, SWF, FLVAVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, FLV, SWF, EXEVC-1, WMA, H.264, AAC, Smooth Streaming (VC-1 & H.264), Live Smooth Streaming (VC-1 & H.264)AVI, H.264AVISWF, MPEG-4 AVC (pro version only)MOV, WAVFlash SWF, MP4, FLV, AICC and SCORM compliant packages, HTML, PDF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, EXE, VVL, ZIPSWF, Windows media, quicktimeSWF, AVI, GIF, EXEQuickTime, FlashAVI, EXE, GIF, PDFAVI, FLVSWF, PDF, HTML, EXE, PostScriptAVI, MPEG, SWF, QuickTime
Other features
Screen annotationsYes to be placed while recordingYes
Pause/ResumeYesYesYesYesYesYes
Follow MouseYesYesNoYesYes
Mouse highlightingYesYesYes
Custom presetsYesNoNoYesYes
Custom backgroundsYesNoYesYes
Upload to webNoYes YouTube, Blip.TV and Howcast built-inYes YouTube, Facebook, ViewletCentral, FTP
Embed watermarksYesNoYesYes
Record KeystrokesYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
ZoomingYesNoYes
Pen or highlighter toolNoYes
PanningYesYesYes
Record fullscreenYes
Your reviews
Images quality rating5.0 2 ratings3.3 3 ratings0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Sound quality rating4.0 1 rating4.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating3.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Overall rating5.0 4 ratings4.3 3 ratings0 no rating3.3 3 ratings4.3 3 ratings0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating1.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating
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