20 Free Screen Recording Software – The Best Camtasia Alternatives
Camtasia is the premier software solution for recoring your desktop to create video tutorials, promotional videos, demo videos, etc. As with most premier solutions, Camtasia also comes with a premium price. However, there are some free alternatives to Camtasia that will allow you to create screen capture videos just as well.
Here are 20 of the best free Camtasia alternatives.
CamStudio is an open source solution able to record all screen and audio `activity on your computer and create industry standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).
Jing is from the makers of Camtasia and allows you to capture, record and share anything on your screen simply by selecting any window or region. Recording is limited to 5 minutes.
Wink is primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software and allows you to add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
- Free Screen Recorder
Free Screen Recorder captures screen activities and sounds to standard AVI video file.
DemoStudio is a GPL-licensed screen capture application that allows you to record video of anything on your screen, with no compromise between quality and file size.
- HyperCam 2
HyperCam 2 captures the action from your Windows screen and saves it to AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) movie file. Sound from your system microphone is also recorded.
- Freez Screen Video Capture
Freez Screen Video Capture is a screen-capture & screen-recording tool to record screen activities and sounds into standard AVI video files. You can record any part of the screen’s activities and the cursor’s movements, using a microphone to narrate your screen recordings. You can choose the output video’s compressor, quality, framerate, audio format, and volumn.
PC Magazine chose TipCam as one of the best software products in 2009. TipCam offers smart zooming that will follow your mouse. There are 2 versions, free and pro. The free version is water marked and isnt for commercial purposes.
- Expression Encoder
Expression Encoder 4 is a Microsoft product capable of advanced audio/video-encoding and live-broadcasting application. Screen capture is limited to 10 minutes at a time.
- AviScreen Classic
AviScreen is an application for capturing screen activity in the form of AVI video or bitmap images. Beside the usual options defining the capture area, AviScreen has a unique feature called “follow the cursor”. Using this mode you can produce a video or image of relatively small dimensions while covering all mouse activity over the whole screen area.
Browser based screen capture software that also stores the capture online. Free version is limited to 15 minutes of recording.
- BB FlashBack Express
BB FlashBack Express free screen recorder has an easy to use interface that makes it a breeze and has one-click upload to YouTube, Blip.tv, Viddler and Revver.
UltraVnc is based on Camstudio.
Webinaria is an open source and 100% free (no watermark or limitations) screen recording software.
GoView allows you to capture and instantly share your computer screen. Free while in beta.
ScreenCastle is a browser based screen capture software.
Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java that records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen.
Screenr is a web-based screen recorder that also shares.
ISU enables people to easily record, edit, and share screncasts.
- Capture Fox
Capture Fox Movie is a Firefox add-on and a handy tool to create tutorials about a software, a web site or anything that can be displayed on your computer. It records your screen frame by frame. You can also record your voice.
There you go. 20 of the best Camtasia alternatives.
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