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Computer owners make use of a variety of tools to explain an application’s interface or to describe a computer problem that they are facing. The most common tool that is used to do this is a screenshot. You can take a screenshot of whatever it is that you want to explain or get help with; the image can act as a quick resource for its recipients to refer to.

But in some situations when you need to leave no room for confusion, you make use of screencasts. These are basically recordings of the application activity being done on your screen. If you would like to record screencasts on your PC, you should check out an app called VidShot Capturer.

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VidShot Capturer is a freeware desktop application for Windows computers. This app helps its users record screencasts in a very simple way. The application offers a straightforward window in which you select the option to record the entire visible desktop, a specific region on your screen, or a particular application window. You also set the name of the output AVI screencast and its saving location.

Optionally, you can modify the frame rate of the AVI that is set at a value of 10 by default. Once you begin the recording process you can press the F9 key to stop the recording; a balloon notification showing this appears in the System Tray.

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  • A user-friendly desktop application.
  • Compatible with computers running Windows.
  • Lets you record screencasts.
  • Can record entire desktop.
  • Can record the region of desktop you specify.
  • Can record particular application windows.
  • Output video format of screencasts is AVI.
  • Similar tools: Rylstim Screen Recorder, CaptureFox, ShowMeWhatsWrong, Screenr, ScreenJelly, ScreenToaster, FreeScreenCast, uTIPu and Screencast-O-Matic.

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  1. Keith Swartz
    April 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    This sounds to good to be true! Thanks, you have done it again! Keep these articles coming!