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 Mac so I use Screenflow. Camtasisa works for Windows.
I used captivate...long time ago, but now there are better, cheaper choices- the term is called screencasting.
Now, I use the free online( no software to download) http://www.screenr.com/
Have fun with it-
* glad to see your using a video screencasting tool than powerpoint.
Like I said before...if I see a powerpoint presentation for anything , I walk! LOL no really I will walk out of the meeting.
Wink remains flexible for me to work out for tutorials. Guess this could enrich your work even more :)
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
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.
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html used to be awesome, didn't use it for a long time though. Hope it helps!
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.
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/
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.
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!
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.
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 great for us. Very easy to use and can be added to powerpoint to make it even easier!
I've always used Camtasia, found it a little counter-intuitive at first but it has really gotten much better over the years.
Thanks for the great suggestions. Looking forward to checking these out.
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.
Screencast-O-Matic - simple to use and they offer a paid version as well as a free version (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/)
Democast. Hands down. Close runner- up is Camtasia.