Screen Recording Programs

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  1. AdamZ

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    I am looking to create some tutorials for my staff where I can record what is happening on my computer screen specifically how to use certain programs that we use in our practice. Someone recommended "camtasia" to me. It seems good but a bit expensive about $250.00 per user ( most of the online reviews I've read agree) There are certainly free ones out there but I am leery of installing a free program ( and what ever unwelcome stuff that may come with it) on my firm's computer system. Does anyone have any recommendations for a screen recording program that is good and a bit more moderately priced? Oh We use a Windows system. Thanks
     
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    I've used it. It works as advertised.
     
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    There's also VLC. Set "Capture Mode" to "Desktop."

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    https://obsproject.com/

    I use this one at work, does the trick and a lot more than I will ever be able to figure out.
     
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    I've been using "Screencast-o-Matic" for several years for building videos for an online course.

    It is WAY simpler than Camtasia, and I've found it easy to use. Took about 10 minutes to get a feel for it. I use it on Windows 10.

    It has the kind of editing features I need (edit out the "ummmm's", overwrite/replace a section with a second take, overlay simple text or images, import a video from somewhere else and narrate it, replace just the video or just the audio, etc. etc.) without a billion advanced features I don't need.

    https://screencast-o-matic.com/

    Edit: It's subscription-based, but pretty cheap. There's a free version, but the recordings are limited to 15 minutes and not all features are available. But you can test-drive.
     
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    Can you use it to monitor what your staff are wasting their work hours on?
     
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    I've had good results with Bandicam.
    https://www.bandicam.com

    $39 for a lifetime license and it can do things like record your PC sound output + Microphone sound input and mix them into one audio channel.
     
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    Zoom.

    Have a video conference with yourself while sharing screen. Can narrate as you go along. Will record screen and voice. Free. Zoom.us.
     
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    You said you are leery of free software, but I'll mentions these two anyway in case they help someone else.

    iSpring FreeCam.
    I've used iSpring for a few years. If you look at any of my equipment videos on YouTube, that's the result.The one downside is that it seems to use a lot of resources, which somethings makes it difficult to record things like the G1000 emulator, particularly in dual-screen mode. That's when I cam across the second one only a month or so ago..

    Apowersoft Screen Recorder.
    A little fuky in one respect. It's quasi online. It has a small app you download which operates through a browser. Not very Chrome-compatible, so I set up a dediated link to FireFox. But other than that, I've been pretty satisfied with the results.

    Both are very easy to use.
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I have Windows 10 so may need nothing more. I’ll check it out.
     
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