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vishjtf
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Hi,

I'm looking for your help at this software and wondering does it do the following:

1. Record my screen to do power point video's?
2. Record videos?
3. is it simple and easy to use?
4. Can i save the files and upload them onto handbrake for online storage?
5. Do the files get stored on my computer?

Sorry I'm not the best with technical stuff...

Appreciate your help and feedback, be great to see some examples of some screen flow's you have done?

Kind Regards
Vishal :
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No. But you can Google for one. There are several that are free to use. Win 10, i7
CubbyHouseFilms
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Hi Vishal

Microsoft have a screen capture program that's free:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18974

Happy editing
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vishjtf
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I really really appreciate your feedback....the only thing is the files are huge when i've used free screen recording software in the past and because I'll be uploading these to a membership site would it be better to get a paid one?

What do you think?

I'm open to your views.

Once again appreciate your feedback....i guess i can just get the video's edited by someone else?
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vishjtf wrote: I really really appreciate your feedback....the only thing is the files are huge when i've used free screen recording software in the past and because I'll be uploading these to a membership site would it be better to get a paid one?

What do you think?

I'm open to your views.

Once again appreciate your feedback....i guess i can just get the video's edited by someone else?

If you are going to be using screen capture software all the time, a good paid one is worth the money.

This one is currently the best of the best.
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html

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vishjtf
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Yes i have heard of camtasia thank you for the response.

I don't really want to spend that much as i won't use it that much, but i do want a good one similar simple, easy to use and effective for the PC, not on mac yet.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks :
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Cyberlink Youcam 5 screen-records. It's not very fancy, I wish it had a faster frame-rate, but it is competent.

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Hi,
A forum member on the Xara designer forum recommended FastStone capture to me and it is only 20 dollars Canadian..I found it good.
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Hi vishjtf -

Many of the screen recorders export (save) their files in AVI format. That's one of the reasons for the larger file size.

Like Carl, I use Camtasia Studio. It saves in AVI format too. Typically, a 3 minute recording set at 1280x720 30fps is about 50-60MB. I use Camtasia's default compression settings.

There are some that have options to export in different formats, like this http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/bbflashbackexpress/compareeditions.aspx

I agree with Carl about Camtasia's spot in the pecking order. It can be quite resource hungry, depending on the settings used. I spent months investigating which software did what & how well - tried dozens of freebies, some of which are excellent for the price (!), but decided on Camtasia Studio in the end.

There are many from which to choose http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/10-free-screen-recording-softwares-for-creating-attractive-screencasts/

Cheers - Tony
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