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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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Mac OSWebsiteLatest versionRelease dateDistributionPriceLanguagesTutorialLast updatePlatformsWindowsLinuxFeaturesWebcam 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 Capturehttp://www.faststone.org/7.92004-12-23Proprietary software19.95 USD one month test old version free but no videoEnglishhttp://www.ordi-netfr.com/faststonecapture.php2014-10-15 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
Screenrhttp://www.screenr.com/Online Service0 USD , $19/mo, $49/mo, $99/mo, $289/moEnglishhttp://business.screenr.com/how-it-works/2015-02-05 12:06:10YesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no ratinghttp://twitter.com/screenr
TipCamhttp://www.utipu.com/Proprietary software0 USD - $992012-08-07 21:54:080 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Windows Media Encoderhttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/windows-media2012-08-07 21:57:120 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Adobe CaptivateYeshttp://www.adobe.com/fr/products/captivate/6.02012-06-15Proprietary software799 USD - 1165,20 €English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italianohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ8EiJIh7Ww2015-03-20 14:23:17YesNoYesYesYesHTML5, MP4, EXE, SWF, PDFYesYes3.3 3 ratings4.0 1 rating4.3 3 ratings
Camtasia StudioYeshttp://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp8.0.22012-07-24Proprietary software299 USDEnglish, Français, Deutsch, Korean, Japanesehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA1-Hn3W042013-11-15 19:26:06YesNoYes 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 ProYeshttp://www.shinywhitebox.com/ishowu-hd/2.2.92012-03-14Proprietary software29.95 USD (and $59.95 PRO)Englishhttp://help.shinywhitebox.com/ishowu_hd/videos/2012-03-16 22:14:45NoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes YouTube, Blip.TV and Howcast built-inYesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
JingYeshttp://www.techsmith.com/jing/free/2.4.10231Proprietary software0 USD or 14.95$/year (pro version)Englishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZKhz0tSVII2012-08-16 17:56:54YesNo- webcam pro version onlyYesSWF, MPEG-4 AVC (pro version only)0 no rating0 no rating1.0 1 rating
KrutYeshttp://krut.sourceforge.net/0.9.3Open Source0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:54:08YesYesYes wavMOV, WAV0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Open Broadcaster SoftwareYeshttps://obsproject.com/Open Source0 EUR2014-10-15 09:29:56- Beta- Coming soonYesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Qarbon ViewletbuilderYeshttp://www.qarbon.com/presentation-software/viewletbuilder/7.3.142013-02-08Proprietary software399 USD - $599English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Turkishhttp://www.qarbon.com/help/2013-03-08 10:50:28YesYes 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-maticYeshttp://www.screencast-o-matic.com/2012-03-01Online Service0 USD or $12/year (pro version)Englishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqP4tomeSEI2012-03-16 21:36:11YesYesNoSWF, Windows media, quicktime0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ScreenFlowYeshttp://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm32011-10-03Proprietary software99 USDEnglish, Japanesehttp://youtu.be/IiS823pSiV42012-03-16 00:42:28NoNoYesYesQuickTime, Flash0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Screenpresso- Only for iOShttp://www.screenpresso.com/fr/1.5.2.0 (.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 Flamandhttp://www.screenpresso.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ScreenpressoHelp_fr.pdf2015-04-15 15:48:00YesYesYesMP4, WMW, OGV, WEBM- Annotation only on screen captYesYesYesYes- on free tool- on screen captureYes and area etc...0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
VLCYeshttps://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.fr.html2.1.5 (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_TWhttp://blog.nicolargo.com/2008/09/screencast-facile-avec-vlc-media-player.html2014-10-15 09:26:59YesYesYesYesYes- VLMC BetaOuch !... Too many. see https://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.htmlYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ActivePresenterNohttp://atomisystems.com3.62012-10-18Proprietary software0 USD - $349.95 - $449.95Englishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fm-1LZwC4M2015-03-20 14:39:50YesNoNoYesYesYesAVI, 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 FlashBackNohttp://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack.aspx3.2.2.20962011-12-19Proprietary software0 USD - $199Englishhttp://youtu.be/eGPBR53Ws6U2012-03-16 00:33:29YesNoYesYesYes Pro VersionSWF, QuickTime, AVI, Windows Media Video, EXE0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
CamstudioNohttp://camstudio.org/2.6b r2942010-10-24Open Source0 USDEnglish, Françaishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiug3H3c4gk2015-03-20 14:39:50YesNoNoYesAVI, SWFYes to be placed while recordingYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYes0 no rating0 no rating2.8 4 ratings
DemoCreatorNohttp://www.sameshow.com/demo-creator.html3.5.12011-01-27Proprietary software99.95 USDEnglishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa1qXJk_gdY2012-03-16 22:12:18YesNoNoYesYesYesAVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, FLV, SWF, EXENo0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Expression Encoder 4 Pro (with codecs)Nohttp://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/EncoderPro_Overview.aspx2012-08-07 22:17:56YesNoVC-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
FrapsNohttp://www.fraps.com/3.4.72011-10-22Proprietary software29.95 EUREnglishhttp://www.fraps.com/faq.php2012-03-16 22:12:18YesNoYesYesYesNoAVI, H.264NoNoNoNoNoNo5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating
HyperCamNohttp://www.hyperionics.com/hc/2.27.00Freeware0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:31:05YesNoYesAVI0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ScreenFlashNohttp://unflash.com/2.52010-03-05Proprietary software50.63 EUREnglishhttp://unflash.com/help/how%20to%20record.swf2011-07-27 19:31:16YesNoYesYesYesSWF, AVI, GIF, EXE0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
TurboDemoNohttp://www.turbodemo.com/eng/index.phpProprietary software199 USDEnglishhttp://www.balesio.com/demos/demo.php?file=/demos/eng/td-inaction-680x590.swf&w=680&h=590&lang=en&gatp=turbodemo/eng/index-banner-demo2011-07-27 20:09:53YesNoNoYesYesAVI, EXE, GIF, PDF0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
UltraVnc screen recorderNohttp://www.uvnc.com/screenrecorder/Open Source0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:54:08YesNo0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
WebinariaNohttp://www.webinaria.com/2008-07-18Open Source0 USDEnglish2011-07-27 20:26:47YesNoYesYesYesAVI, FLV0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
WinkNohttp://www.debugmode.com/wink/22008-07-14Freeware0 USDEnglish, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano Danish, Serbian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified/Traditional Chinesehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kZCaSzDrIM2014-03-03 22:11:00YesYesYesYesSWF, PDF, HTML, EXE, PostScript0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
XvidcapNohttp://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/1.1.72008-07-13Open Source0 USDEnglishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okww1ZakgEk2014-03-03 22:11:00NoYesYesYesNoAVI, MPEG, SWF, QuickTime0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating
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