Screencasting Tools Comparison

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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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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 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 Captivatehttp://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 14:23:17YesYesNoYesYesYesHTML5, MP4, EXE, SWF, PDFYesYes3.3 3 ratings4.0 1 rating4.3 3 ratings
Camtasia Studiohttp://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp8.0.22012-07-24Proprietary software299 USDEnglish, Français, Deutsch, Korean, Japanesehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA1-Hn3W042013-11-15 19:26:06YesYesNoYes 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 Prohttp://www.shinywhitebox.com/ishowu-hd/2.2.92012-03-14Proprietary software29.95 USD (and $59.95 PRO)Englishhttp://help.shinywhitebox.com/ishowu_hd/videos/2015-08-25 14:25:37NoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes YouTube, Blip.TV and Howcast built-inYesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Jinghttp://www.techsmith.com/jing/free/2.4.10231Proprietary software0 USD or 14.95$/year (pro version)Englishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZKhz0tSVII2012-08-16 17:56:54YesYesNo- webcam pro version onlyYesSWF, MPEG-4 AVC (pro version only)0 no rating0 no rating1.0 1 rating
Kruthttp://krut.sourceforge.net/0.9.3Open Source0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:54:08YesYesYesYes wavMOV, WAV0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Open Broadcaster Softwarehttps://obsproject.com/Open Source0 EUR2015-08-25 14:25:37Yes Beta & Beta Multiplatform- Beta Multiplatform- Beta MultiplatformYesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Qarbon Viewletbuilderhttp://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 10:50:28YesYesYes 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-matichttp://www.screencast-o-matic.com/2012-03-01Online Service0 USD or $12/year (pro version)Englishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqP4tomeSEI2012-03-16 21:36:11YesYesYesNoSWF, Windows media, quicktime0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ScreenFlowhttp://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm32011-10-03Proprietary software99 USDEnglish, Japanesehttp://youtu.be/IiS823pSiV42015-08-25 13:35:17NoYesNoYesYesYesQuickTime, Flash0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Screenpressohttp://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 15:48:00Yes- 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
VLChttps://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 09:26:59YesYesYesYesYesYes- VLMC BetaOuch !... Too many. see https://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.htmlYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ActivePresenterhttp://atomisystems.com3.62012-10-18Proprietary software0 USD - $349.95 - $449.95Englishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fm-1LZwC4M2015-03-20 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 FlashBackhttp://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack.aspx3.2.2.20962011-12-19Proprietary software0 USD - $199Englishhttp://youtu.be/eGPBR53Ws6U2012-03-16 00:33:29YesNoNoYesYesYes Pro VersionSWF, QuickTime, AVI, Windows Media Video, EXE0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Camstudiohttp://camstudio.org/2.6b r2942010-10-24Open Source0 USDEnglish, Françaishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiug3H3c4gk2015-03-20 14:39:50YesNoNoNoYesAVI, SWFYes to be placed while recordingYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYes0 no rating0 no rating2.8 4 ratings
DemoCreatorhttp://www.sameshow.com/demo-creator.html3.5.12011-01-27Proprietary software99.95 USDEnglishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa1qXJk_gdY2012-03-16 22:12:18YesNoNoNoYesYesYesAVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, FLV, SWF, EXENo0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Expression Encoder 4 Pro (with codecs)http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/EncoderPro_Overview.aspx2012-08-07 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
Frapshttp://www.fraps.com/3.4.72011-10-22Proprietary software29.95 EUREnglishhttp://www.fraps.com/faq.php2012-03-16 22:12:18YesNoNoYesYesYesNoAVI, H.264NoNoNoNoNoNo5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating
HyperCamhttp://www.hyperionics.com/hc/2.27.00Freeware0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:31:05YesNoNoYesAVI0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ScreenFlashhttp://unflash.com/2.52010-03-05Proprietary software50.63 EUREnglishhttp://unflash.com/help/how%20to%20record.swf2011-07-27 19:31:16YesNoNoYesYesYesSWF, AVI, GIF, EXE0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
TurboDemohttp://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 20:09:53YesNoNoNoYesYesAVI, EXE, GIF, PDF0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
UltraVnc screen recorderhttp://www.uvnc.com/screenrecorder/Open Source0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:54:08YesNoNo0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Webinariahttp://www.webinaria.com/2008-07-18Open Source0 USDEnglish2011-07-27 20:26:47YesNoNoYesYesYesAVI, FLV0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Winkhttp://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 22:11:00YesNoYesYesYesSWF, PDF, HTML, EXE, PostScript0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Xvidcaphttp://sourceforge.net/projects/xvidcap/files/1.1.72008-07-13Open Source0 USDEnglishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okww1ZakgEk2014-03-03 22:11:00NoNoYesYesYesNoAVI, MPEG, SWF, QuickTime0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating
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