Can you recommend screen-capture tool for creating video tutorial?

DrSunil Vaswani May 12, 2013
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Can you recommend screen-capture tool for creating video tutorial? With option to audio and screen activity as video, for Windows 7 OS and Chrome 27 browser for CQ42 Presario laptop.

  1. starvinmarvin
    May 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    We use a simple program called SMRecorder. It records both video and audio on screen. It can also record your webcam or your microphone, or both. There's a good description of how it works here: http://download.cnet.com/SMRecorder/3000-13633_4-75332290.html Also, should mention that it works smoothly even on our budget-price laptop which has a basic dual-core processor (2.0GHz) and only 3GB of memory. So, it should work well on any capable PC or laptop!

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

      seems good

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Do any of these programs have tool to highlight and/or magnify mouse-pointer movement in screen cast

  2. DrSunil Vaswani
    May 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks to all respondents

    Useful list built here

  3. Shawn Coffman
    May 22, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Jing is a very good application for recording video.
    http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-jing.html

    One thing about most screen recording software is that the end result is a file with some size.

    One lesser-known alternative to the big names is Screen2exe. This application can create screen recordings with audio and the end result is an exe file that is relatively small.
    http://www.screen-record.com/screen2exe.htm

    • Sunil
      May 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Does camstudio record audio and easy to use?

    • Shawn Coffman
      May 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Camstudio does support the recording of audio. The UI is relatively simple so it should be easy to use for recording and playback.

      Here is a link to the FAQ for Camstudio.
      http://camstudio.org/faq.htm

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:32 am

      On installing camstudio it asks for file named like - mvc100.dll

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Can the .exe video file in screen2exe be uploaded as video on facebook? If no, how to convert the .exe to facebook uploadable video format?

    • Shawn Coffman
      May 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      The MVC100.DLL is part of the VS2010 Redistributable. Normally, the install package will contain the necessary files or redirect to where to get the necessary files. The following links can be used to download the installer for the VS2010 SP1 redistributables.

      For Windows 32-bit:
      VC10 SP1 vcredist_x86.exe (32-bit)
      http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8328

      For Windows 64-bit:
      VC10 SP1 vcredist_x64.exe (64-bit)
      http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13523

    • Shawn Coffman
      May 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Facebook supports are large list of video formats. The video formats allowed on Facebook are
      3g2 (Mobile Video)
      3gp (Mobile Video)
      3gpp (Mobile Video)
      asf (Windows Media Video)
      avi (AVI Video)
      dat (MPEG Video)
      divx (DIVX Video)
      dv (DV Video)
      f4v (Flash Video)
      flv (Flash Video)
      m2ts (M2TS Video)
      m4v (MPEG-4 Video)
      mkv (Matroska Format)
      mod (MOD Video)
      mov (QuickTime Movie)
      mp4 (MPEG-4 Video)
      mpe (MPEG Video)
      mpeg (MPEG Video)
      mpeg4 (MPEG-4 Video)
      mpg (MPEG Video)
      mts (AVCHD Video)
      nsv (Nullsoft Video)
      ogm (Ogg Media Format)
      ogv (Ogg Video Format)
      qt (QuickTime Movie)
      tod (TOD Video)
      ts (MPEG Transport Stream)
      vob (DVD Video)
      wmv (Windows Media Video)

      Screen2Exe is a great application but the files being exe format will not allow for uploading/sharing on many sites.If uploading to Facebook is a requirement, I would recommend going with a different recorder, such as Jing or CamStudio.

  4. Hitesh Nair
    May 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Camtasia has a free one which is almost as better .. It's called Jing ..
    http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html?

    or get Camtasia for free from http://search.4shared.com/q/1/Camtasia%20studio?view=ls

    Best of luck

  5. Maksym Hoyda
    May 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Camtasia. Really fast, and you can edit the video from camtasia!

  6. yudics
    May 14, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Yess Camtasia Recorder is the best one that i know, for other similar programs like camtasia (a freeware), go to check this link : http://www.techbuzz.in/16-free-screen-capturing-software-alternative-for-camtasia.php

  7. Manide
    May 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Camtasia is the best software I ever tested. But you should try SnagIt, Camtasia's little brother. Or FastStone Capture - it only costs $19.95 (lifetime license).

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:33 am

      I understand. Can you recommend online apps for same

  8. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 13, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Check this link out, should be useful to you : http://mashable.com/2008/02/21/screencasting-video-tutorials/

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 14, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Checked

  9. Adil Farooq
    May 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Use Camstudio i have personally used it easy to use and a portable version is available at http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-portable-apps

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

      I installed Camstudio on Windows 7 but it asks for file named like mvc100.dll to run

  10. Oron Joffe
    May 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    As Erez says, Camtasia is the bees knees, but Jing (also from Techsminth) is an excellent alternative. It is free, and while editing is limited (or in fact non-existent for video material), you can do the editing in a separate package.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:35 am

      you mean jing can screen cast without webcam ( what you mentioned video editing )

    • null
      May 29, 2013 at 8:45 am

      Dr Sunil Vaswani, I was not referring to web cams since the question was about screen capture. To be clear, Jing supports screen capture (stills or video), but does not support webcams (it does support a microphone, however).
      What I meant by editing was editing the material "after" it had been captured. While you can crop and annotate images in Jing, you cannot edit video material.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks Oron for replying

  11. Chinmay Sarupria
    May 12, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Similar question was asked 4-5 days ago. I have posted 20 best screen recorders.
    Check them out.

    http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/can-you-recommend-a-great-screen-recorder/

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      If you had to recommend two with audio input to create video tutorial for displaying how to navigate to sections of a webpage which would you recommend?

  12. ha14
    May 12, 2013 at 10:39 am

    5 Free Screencasting Apps for Creating Video Tutorials
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-free-screencasting-apps-for-creating-video-tutorials/

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      If you had to recommend two free tools with audio input to create video tutorial for displaying how to navigate to sections of a webpage which would you recommend?

  13. Erez Zukerman
    May 12, 2013 at 10:19 am

    The gold standard is Camtasia: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html

    It does cost money, though (but it's well worth it).

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