Every now and then we watch a video tutorial on the internet and wonder how the people in those tutorial videos record their computer screen. Well, they actually use a screen recording software that records their computer activity and their voice/webcam. Dozens of such softwares exist on the internet, some being paid while others are free. Most of the free recorders have restrictions on how many minutes of video you can record or there comes an annoying watermark at one of the corners. Paid recorders always come with exclusive features such as the ability to edit your recorded video in the recording software itself or to publish your video directly on social media. Morover, paid softwares have dozens of pre-made effects that can be edited and used as desired. We have listed some of the best screen capture softwares below :
Top 3 Screen Recording Softwares
Camtasia is one of the best screen recording softwares of all time. It is used by most professionals. It records the screen in high resolution and you choose to record the entire screen or just a specific portion of you screen. In addition, it has dozens of pre made customizable titles, annotations, effects, etc. If you watch tutorial videos frequently, chances are you’ve already seen a video that was recorded and edited in camtasia. Camtasia gets updated every year.
- Easy to use. Beginner friendly
- Can be used to produce high engaging webinars, presentations, etc
- FREE 30 Day Trial
- Available on PC/MAC
- Highly Expensive. Even the basic single user license costs $249.
ScreenFlow comes second in our list of the best screen recording softwares. It comes with powerful video editing tools using which you can add pro touches to your videos with transitions, text animations, video animations, freehand annotations, multi-channel audio and more. In addition, you can directly publish your videos to one of a handful of popular content hosting sites like Imgur, Wistia, Youtube, Vimeo and more! According to the company’s website, ScreenFlow has the best screen recording available – even on retina displays.
- Built in Stock Media Library
- iOS Recording
- Easy to Learn, Easy to Use
- Annoying limitations on FREE Trial version.
- Available only on MAC
- Access to the stock media library is $60 per year
3. OBS Studio
OBS Studio is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Getting started with OBS studio is as simple as downloading and installing it. Create scenes made up of multiple sources including window captures, images, text, browser windows, webcams, capture cards and more.
- Available on all platforms: Windows, Mac & Linux.
- Absolutely free cost
- Simple and easy to use
- Lacks a few frequently used features.