Is there a better alternative to Camstudio that requires less system resources?

Boussakka March 14, 2011
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I need a program similar to Camstudio. It has to work well. I need to record, while I’m working in other program like Photoshop, without having low performance problems. Thank you!

  1. Boussakka
    March 24, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Mike & ha14
    thank you so much

  2. Anonymous
    March 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    It depends also on which frame per seconds you are filming.

    Windows Movie Maker
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314575

    BB FlashBack Express
    http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack_FreePlayer.aspx

    fraps
    http://www.fraps.com/

  3. Mike
    March 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    The only program I ever used was Hypercam http://hypercam.com/
    This was at Windows ME times and it did a good job.

    I think the best program today is Camtasia Studio but for $299 it is pretty expensive for non-professional use.
    http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/

    As for performance there will always be some decrease simply because a screen recording software does constant read&write operations on the RAM and Hard Drive.

    The only way to minimize this is to use DVI or VGA capture card where you go in with the final video signal or even use an external recorder or second computer with a Frame Grabber.