Top 5 Screen Recorders For Windows (Free Software)


This is TJ and in this video I want to show
you 5 programs that I like to use for making screencasts, video recordings of my computer
screen and audio recordings through my microphone. These are ones that I use when I’m doing a
screen cast on windows. I’m using windows 8 on my laptop right now. It can also work in wondows 7 and windows
XP. If you want to find some for Mac OS or for
linux I have some other videos you can watch. You can find information for that at my website
TJFree.com. All of these are completely free to download
and use. All of them would be great for doing exactly
what I’m doing now, recording a video to put up on YouTube or to teach someone. Do a tutorial. Any of these would be a great choice. And Open Broadcaster Software is the one that
i’m actually using to make this video. so this first one we’ll look at is Cam Studio. This is the one that I used to use exclusively
for my YouTube videos. I’ve used this quite a bit and it’s a great
piece of software. I’ll just click record here, well first i’ll
go region, full screen, record. Okay, so now i’m recording this is a sample
of what recording under Cam Studio looks like. Now I’ll just go and we’ll stop this recording. okay so I’ve stopped recording with Cam Studio. Open Broadcaster i’m still using right now. So this is what it looks like, this is an
example of the recording of Open Broadcaster. Open Broadcaster Software is great for streaming
live video to the internet. so if you want to do a live broadcast, a lot
of people use it for gaming, live broadcast of their gaming, or recording to a file of
computer games. This next one, Krut, is a little more rudimentary,
not so pretty and not as user friendly either. But it works. So i’ll do a test video, my screen resolution
is 1366 by 768, so i’ll just set that and then we’ll do recording. Okay, so I’m recording right now, this is
a recording using Krut. This is what the screen cast would look like,
so i’ll stop now, and that was Krut. This next one is easy vid and this one is
not open source, it’s just freeware, and I think you can pay to unlock more features
for it. If you’re not very familiar with video codex
and some of the different settings of video and audio this might be your best bet. It’s very easy to use, user friendly. You just download it and away you go. So I’m going to start a new project right
now on EZ vid, we’ll just call it new. And then you can actually put keywords and
tag your video and down here at the bottom you can upload it directly to YouTube when
you’re done recording it. So i’ll just do a test recording right now. I’ll just start capture now. And then you can also do some things. It let’s you draw, so I can draw on the video
I can do these different little things. I can just draw too I think. It’s the only one that I know of that has
the tools, I don’t think the rest of these have drawing tools on the screen like that. Then I’ll stop this. You can also do some editing down here right
in the video. One thing is it’s not really easy to get to
the video source, You can’t really save to a file, so you have to upload it to YouTube,
which is one thing I don’t like about EZ vid. And this last one, VLC Media Player, is just
a media player but it has the ability to capture video from your desktop. It can also capture from a TV if you have
digital TV input. Or if you have a video capture card. And it can also capture from a webcam. You have to go to this desktop, say you want
to capture form desktop. I’m, going to set frames per second to 15. If I click play right now it’ll just show
my desktop, but it’s not recording it anywhere. So what I have to do is go stream, maybe i’ll
do a separate video about this one too. I’ll just show you real quick. So you go Open, you go down to desktop, frames
per second up to 15 then you click here, go to stream, then click next, file, add, browse. And this is where you’re going to save the
video to and what you’re going to call the video. Next, your encoding I just keep it at H 264
and MP3. Then click stream and your video will start. SO this is now streaming the video capture. If I push stop, that’ll make a 7 second video. Alright, well, that’s it, so if you want to
do some screen casting anyone of these would be a great choice for you. Like I said, I favor Open Broadcaster and
Cam Studio, in that order. But hopefully this video was informative for
you. Check out some of my other one’s. I have some videos on actual video editing
and how to splice all this stuff together if you do use different ones or you want to
put pictures in or some audio editing, stuff like that. Be sure to check that out, and we’ll catch
you next time.

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