Choosing video capturing software
Joe: “Help! I need to make a movie to show how our new software program works!”
Susan: “No worries, Joe. There are numerous software programs out there that let you record your mouse clicks and even create interactive “try it yourself” activities!”
Here are three video capturing software applications that I like:
- Adobe Captivate 4: costs about $800
- TechSmith’s Camtasia: costs about $400
- HyperCam: A much cheaper (and less robust) program that folks are liking: costs about $40
The quick review:
I much prefer Captivate, as the editing capabilities are far superior to any other product I’ve used. But, Camtasia is easiest to grasp for a new learner. The HyperCams and CamStudios of the world really are not sufficient for enterprise application. But, hey, can you beat forty bucks?
Now, I’m curious as to your experiences and preferences with screen capturing software…
3 thoughts on “Choosing video capturing software”
Thanks, Domenick, for the cool referral to screencapturer. I’m enjoying the ease of use and quality output.
You guys rocked the AZmotour!
These are good ones Susan. Lately I’ve been using a free tool called Screen Capturer: http://www.screencapturer.com/ – it’s a no frills screen capture and recording utility that does a really nice job.
My 2 cents:
Captivate is superior. Camtasia is okay. CamStudio (free) is simple, but surprisingly useful. If you have the cash, go for Captivate.