Screencasting Tools Comparison

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2014-10-15 09:29:56

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)FastStone CaptureFrapsHyperCamiShowU HD ProJingKrutOpen Broadcaster SoftwareQarbon ViewletbuilderScreencast-o-maticScreenFlashScreenFlowScreenpressoScreenrTipCamTurboDemoUltraVnc screen recorderVLCWebinariaWindows 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.faststone.org/http://www.fraps.com/http://www.hyperionics.com/hc/http://www.shinywhitebox.com/ishowu-hd/http://www.techsmith.com/jing/free/http://krut.sourceforge.net/https://obsproject.com/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.screenpresso.com/fr/http://www.screenr.com/http://www.utipu.com/http://www.turbodemo.com/eng/index.phphttp://www.uvnc.com/screenrecorder/https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.fr.htmlhttp://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 r2948.0.23.5.17.93.4.72.27.002.2.92.4.102310.9.37.3.142.531.5.2.0 (.NET4)2.1.5 (win)21.1.7
Release date2012-10-182012-06-152011-12-192010-10-242012-07-242011-01-272004-12-232011-10-222012-03-142013-02-082012-03-012010-03-052011-10-032012-02-112008-07-182008-07-142008-07-13
DistributionProprietary softwareProprietary softwareProprietary softwareOpen SourceProprietary softwareProprietary softwareProprietary softwareProprietary softwareFreewareProprietary softwareProprietary softwareOpen SourceOpen SourceProprietary softwareOnline ServiceProprietary softwareProprietary softwareFreewareOnline ServiceProprietary softwareProprietary softwareOpen SourceOpen SourceOpen SourceFreewareOpen Source
Price0 USD - $349.95 - $449.95799 USD0 USD - $1990 USD299 USD99.95 USD19.95 USD one month test old version free but no video29.95 EUR0 USD29.95 USD (and $59.95 PRO)0 USD or 14.95$/year (pro version)0 USD0 EUR399 USD - $5990 USD or $12/year (pro version)50.63 EUR99 USD0 EUR (PRO 28.89 € - SITE 1190 €)0 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, JapaneseEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, TurkishEnglishEnglishEnglish, Japanese19 langues : Anglais Français Allemand Espagnol Japonais Russe Chinois simplifié Chinois traditionnel Turc Georgien Portuguais Brésilien Arabe Italien Ukrainien Polonais Danois Hongrois FlamandEnglishEnglishEnglishan ar ast be bn_IN bs ca cs cy da de de_LU el en en_GB es et fa fr gd gl gu he hi hr hu is it ja km kn ko ky lt lv ml mr my nb nl or pl pt pt_BR ro ru si sk sl sr sv te th tr tt uk ur vi wa zh zh_TWEnglishEnglish, 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.ordi-netfr.com/faststonecapture.phphttp://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://www.screenpresso.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ScreenpressoHelp_fr.pdfhttp://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://blog.nicolargo.com/2008/09/screencast-facile-avec-vlc-media-player.htmlhttp://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 22:17:562014-10-15 09:21:402012-03-16 22:12:182012-08-07 21:31:052012-03-16 22:14:452012-08-16 17:56:542012-08-07 21:54:082014-10-15 09:29:562013-03-08 10:50:282012-03-16 21:36:112011-07-27 19:31:162012-03-16 00:42:282014-10-15 09:26:592012-08-07 22:26:472012-08-07 21:54:082011-07-27 20:09:532012-08-07 21:54:082014-10-15 09:26:592011-07-27 20:26:472012-08-07 21:57:122014-03-03 22:11:002014-03-03 22:11:00
Platforms
WindowsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes- BetaYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Mac OSNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNo
LinuxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes- Coming soonYes ViewletBuilder 4YesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYes
Features
Webcam recordingNoYesYesNoYes With PCNoNoYesYes- webcam pro version onlyYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Record microphone audioYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Record system audioYesYesYesYesYesYes wavYesYes
Video EditingYesYesYes Pro VersionYes For pros, lots of features.YesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYes- VLMC BetaYesNo
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)saves images in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIFF and PDF formats. Built-in screen recorder saves videos in WMV (Windows Media Video) format.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, FlashMP4, WMW, OGV, WEBMAVI, EXE, GIF, PDFOuch !... Too many. see https://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.htmlAVI, FLVSWF, PDF, HTML, EXE, PostScriptAVI, MPEG, SWF, QuickTime
Other features
Screen annotationsYes to be placed while recordingYesYes- Annotation only on screen capt
Pause/ResumeYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Follow MouseYesYesYesNoYesYes
Mouse highlightingYesYesYesYes
Custom presetsYesNoYesNoYesYesYes
Custom backgroundsYesNoYesYesYes
Upload to webNoYes YouTube, Blip.TV and Howcast built-inYes YouTube, Facebook, ViewletCentral, FTPYes
Embed watermarksYesNoYesYes- on free tool
Record KeystrokesYesYesNoNoNoYesYes
ZoomingYesNoYes
Pen or highlighter toolNoYesYes- on screen capture
PanningYesYesYes
Record fullscreenYes and areaYesYes and area etc...Yes
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