Screencasting Tools Comparison

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2015-10-21 06:03:17

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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WebsiteLatest versionRelease dateDistributionPriceLanguagesTutorialLast updatePlatformsWindowsMac OSLinuxFeaturesWebcam recordingRecord microphone audioRecord system audioVideo EditingType of generated filesOther featuresScreen annotationsPause/ResumeFollow MouseMouse highlightingCustom presetsCustom backgroundsUpload to webEmbed watermarksRecord KeystrokesZoomingPen or highlighter toolPanningRecord fullscreenYour reviewsImages quality ratingSound quality ratingOverall ratingTwitter
FastStone Capture software19.95 USD one month test old version free but no videoEnglish 09:21:40YesNoYesYessaves images in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIFF and PDF formats. Built-in screen recorder saves videos in WMV (Windows Media Video) format.YesYesYesYesYesYes and area0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Screenr Service0 USD , $19/mo, $49/mo, $99/mo, $289/moEnglish 12:06:10YesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
TipCam software0 USD - $992012-08-07 21:54:080 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Windows Media Encoder 21:57:120 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Adobe Captivate software799 USD - 1165,20 €English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano 14:23:17YesYesNoYesYesYesHTML5, MP4, EXE, SWF, PDFYesYes3.3 3 ratings4.0 1 rating4.3 3 ratings
Camtasia Studio software299 USDEnglish, Français, Deutsch, Korean, Japanese 19:26:06YesYesNoYes With PCYesYesYes For pros, lots of features.H.264, Windows Media, AVI, SWF, FLVYes5.0 1 rating3.0 1 rating4.3 3 ratings
iShowU HD Pro software29.95 USD (and $59.95 PRO)English 14:25:37NoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes YouTube, Blip.TV and Howcast built-inYesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Jing software0 USD or 14.95$/year (pro version)English 17:56:54YesYesNo- webcam pro version onlyYesSWF, MPEG-4 AVC (pro version only)0 no rating0 no rating1.0 1 rating
Krut Source0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:54:08YesYesYesYes wavMOV, WAV0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Open Broadcaster Software Source0 EUR2015-08-25 14:25:37Yes Beta & Beta Multiplatform- Beta Multiplatform- Beta MultiplatformYesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Qarbon Viewletbuilder software399 USD - $599English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Turkish 10:50:28YesYesYes ViewletBuilder 4YesYesYesFlash SWF, MP4, FLV, AICC and SCORM compliant packages, HTML, PDF, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, EXE, VVL, ZIPYesYesYesYesYesYesYes YouTube, Facebook, ViewletCentral, FTPYesYesYesYesYesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Screencast-o-matic Service0 USD or $12/year (pro version)English 21:36:11YesYesYesNoSWF, Windows media, quicktime0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ScreenFlow software99 USDEnglish, Japanese 13:35:17NoYesNoYesYesYesQuickTime, Flash0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Screenpresso (.NET4)2012-02-11Freeware0 EUR (PRO 28.89 € - SITE 1190 €)19 langues : Anglais Français Allemand Espagnol Japonais Russe Chinois simplifié Chinois traditionnel Turc Georgien Portuguais Brésilien Arabe Italien Ukrainien Polonais Danois Hongrois Flamand 15:48:00Yes- Only for iOSYesYesMP4, WMW, OGV, WEBM- Annotation only on screen captYesYesYesYes- on free tool- on screen captureYes and area etc...0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
VLC (win)Open Sourcean 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_TW 09:26:59YesYesYesYesYesYes- VLMC BetaOuch !... Too many. see no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ActivePresenterhttp://atomisystems.com52012-10-18Proprietary software0 USD - $349.95 - $449.95English 14:39:50YesNoNoNoYesYesYesAVI, MP4, WMV, WebM, FLV, HTML, PDF, JPEG, PNG, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, AJAX, and SWFYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes5.0 2 ratings4.0 1 rating5.0 4 ratings
BB FlashBack software0 USD - $199English 00:33:29YesNoNoYesYesYes Pro VersionSWF, QuickTime, AVI, Windows Media Video, EXE0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Camstudio Source0 USDEnglish, Français 14:39:50YesNoNoNoYesAVI, SWFYes to be placed while recordingYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYes0 no rating0 no rating2.8 4 ratings
DemoCreator software99.95 USDEnglish 22:12:18YesNoNoNoYesYesYesAVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, FLV, SWF, EXENo0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Expression Encoder 4 Pro (with codecs) 22:17:56YesNoNoVC-1, WMA, H.264, AAC, Smooth Streaming (VC-1 & H.264), Live Smooth Streaming (VC-1 & H.264)0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Fraps software29.95 EUREnglish 22:12:18YesNoNoYesYesYesNoAVI, H.264NoNoNoNoNoNo5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating
HyperCam USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:31:05YesNoNoYesAVI0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ScreenFlash software50.63 EUREnglish 19:31:16YesNoNoYesYesYesSWF, AVI, GIF, EXE0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
TurboDemo software199 USDEnglish 20:09:53YesNoNoNoYesYesAVI, EXE, GIF, PDF0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
UltraVnc screen recorder Source0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:54:08YesNoNo0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Webinaria Source0 USDEnglish2011-07-27 20:26:47YesNoNoYesYesYesAVI, FLV0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Wink USDEnglish, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano Danish, Serbian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified/Traditional Chinese 22:11:00YesNoYesYesYesSWF, PDF, HTML, EXE, PostScript0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Xvidcap Source0 USDEnglish 22:11:00NoNoYesYesYesNoAVI, MPEG, SWF, QuickTime0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating
SmartPixelhttp://www.smartpixel.com4.02015-09-24Proprietary software15.9 USDEnglish 06:03:17YesNoNoYesYesYesYesAVI, MPEG,MP4,FLVYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
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