What is the best screen capture tool for recording a tutorial / demo video?
A few years ago I had found a great screen capture tool and cannot recall what it was. Does anyone have any recommendations?
I have a PC and recently started using AVS4you . There is free and paid version. Seems fairly simple to use it.
Acethinker screen recorder is my favorite screen record tool, free and simple to use. I always use it to make screencast for my YouTube channel, works like a charm. It is a cloud based software to record computer screen without install any software on your PC. You might check it out.
May I suggest to try the screencast feature included in Quick Time? Once you have captured your tutorial you can edit it with iMovie and/or convert the video format and size with some converter (there are many for free in the Mac App Store). Mac OS X, itself, provides a feature to convert video files directly from the Finder.
Democast. Hands down. Close runner- up is Camtasia.
Screencast-O-Matic - simple to use and they offer a paid version as well as a free version (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/)
Great question Mary-Alice,
I'm quite happy with ScreenFlow (on a Mac) though the original files are a bit large for my liking.
Another choice I have worked with is Screenr - http://www.screenr.com/ - which is entirely web based.
With that said, it's what you do that matters mostly. I've been able to push ScreenFlow pretty far as a video editing tool.
I've always used Camtasia, found it a little counter-intuitive at first but it has really gotten much better over the years.
Camtasia works great for us. Very easy to use and can be added to powerpoint to make it even easier!
There are numerous out there, but I just started using Debut from NCH Software.
It seems to work pretty well & you have the option of screen capture or recording from your webcam.
Camtasia works wonderful on both Mac and Windows. Make sure to use a high resolution desktop/laptop screen to get quality output. Editing on Camtasia is very simple too.
Snagit from Tech Smith and Camtasia is the total solution with a price tag. Free tools are all over the place but won't cut it once your audience wants more. Don't forget sound quality!
There are a few that came to mind as I read your question. As previously mentioned, screenr.com and Camtasia from TechSmith. Also one I recently learned about from one of the marketing forums I frequent is www.screencast-o-matic.com. Hope these suggestions are of help.
For pure screen capture, you can use any number of the webinar tools... just webinar to yourself with capture on.
For presentations which include video, you might consider http://www.knowledgevision.com/
I use Snapz Pro X by Ambrosia (for Mac) to create videos from accessible Flash presentations as a default process and value add for our clients. The reason for this is so that they have the benefit of online access compliance with the Flash presentation and a video of it as well for their use.
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html used to be awesome, didn't use it for a long time though. Hope it helps!
For screen clips I use Evernote, they also have a mobile app. The other application is Greenshot. Either one should work for you.
the best one for me is Camtasia 2 . Camtasia works for both systems. I use it with Mac and works great.
Camtasia has both MAC & PC versions available. Here is a link that describes 7 alternative screen capture tools for your consideration: http://www.ezvid.com/top_5_free_camtasia_alternatives