Screencasting Tools Comparison

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2015-04-15 15:48:00

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 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 CaptivateYes software799 USD - 1165,20 €English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano 14:23:17YesNoYesYesYesHTML5, MP4, EXE, SWF, PDFYesYes3.3 3 ratings4.0 1 rating4.3 3 ratings
Camtasia StudioYes software299 USDEnglish, Français, Deutsch, Korean, Japanese 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 ProYes software29.95 USD (and $59.95 PRO)English 22:14:45NoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes YouTube, Blip.TV and Howcast built-inYesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
JingYes software0 USD or 14.95$/year (pro version)English 17:56:54YesNo- webcam pro version onlyYesSWF, MPEG-4 AVC (pro version only)0 no rating0 no rating1.0 1 rating
KrutYes Source0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:54:08YesYesYes wavMOV, WAV0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Open Broadcaster SoftwareYes Source0 EUR2014-10-15 09:29:56- Beta- Coming soonYesYes0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Qarbon ViewletbuilderYes software399 USD - $599English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Turkish 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-maticYes Service0 USD or $12/year (pro version)English 21:36:11YesYesNoSWF, Windows media, quicktime0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ScreenFlowYes software99 USDEnglish, Japanese 00:42:28NoNoYesYesQuickTime, Flash0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Screenpresso- Only for iOS (.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 15:48:00YesYesYesMP4, WMW, OGV, WEBM- Annotation only on screen captYesYesYesYes- on free tool- on screen captureYes and area etc...0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
VLCYes (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 09:26:59YesYesYesYesYes- VLMC BetaOuch !... Too many. see no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ActivePresenterNohttp://atomisystems.com3.62012-10-18Proprietary software0 USD - $349.95 - $449.95English 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 FlashBackNo software0 USD - $199English 00:33:29YesNoYesYesYes Pro VersionSWF, QuickTime, AVI, Windows Media Video, EXE0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
CamstudioNo r2942010-10-24Open Source0 USDEnglish, Français 14:39:50YesNoNoYesAVI, SWFYes to be placed while recordingYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYes0 no rating0 no rating2.8 4 ratings
DemoCreatorNo software99.95 USDEnglish 22:12:18YesNoNoYesYesYesAVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, FLV, SWF, EXENo0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Expression Encoder 4 Pro (with codecs)No 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
FrapsNo software29.95 EUREnglish 22:12:18YesNoYesYesYesNoAVI, H.264NoNoNoNoNoNo5.0 1 rating0 no rating0 no rating
HyperCamNo USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:31:05YesNoYesAVI0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
ScreenFlashNo software50.63 EUREnglish 19:31:16YesNoYesYesYesSWF, AVI, GIF, EXE0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
TurboDemoNo software199 USDEnglish 20:09:53YesNoNoYesYesAVI, EXE, GIF, PDF0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
UltraVnc screen recorderNo Source0 USDEnglish2012-08-07 21:54:08YesNo0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
WebinariaNo Source0 USDEnglish2011-07-27 20:26:47YesNoYesYesYesAVI, FLV0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
WinkNo USDEnglish, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano Danish, Serbian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified/Traditional Chinese 22:11:00YesYesYesYesSWF, PDF, HTML, EXE, PostScript0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
XvidcapNo Source0 USDEnglish 22:11:00NoYesYesYesNoAVI, MPEG, SWF, QuickTime0 no rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating
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