In my previous posts I have described my favorite solutions for screen recording(Screen recording – screencast – part I and Screen recording – screencast – part II). Applications are free, just have to create an account. They have some limitations, but for the basic screen recording and image editing, they will work perfectly.
This time I will describe some paid/professional and easy-to-use programs. When we are talking about professional image/video editing, we have to say that there are many applications for this purpose. Most of them are very expensive, but they give lot of tools for image/video editing.

If you need a professional editing tool you can buy Adobe packets, but if you need a less complex solution try TechSmith’s products: Camtasia Studio and Snagit.
If you love Screencast, you will love these programs, too. There is a 15 day trial period, so you can try it and if you like the programs, you can buy them later.

Snagit:

Very similar to Jing, but there are many other useful tools.
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It is very simple to start the recording, just click on the big red button and select the region. After the region was selected you can choose to take an image or to record a video. There is a very useful section in the middle, here you can choose the proper screen size, just enter the needed size and hit enter.
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Editor: after the image/video was recorded it will be opened in Editor. The editor is easy for use and it has many useful screen-capture features. In the new version there is an added video-trimming tool. As in the free version, the share is also available and you can upload media to YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox….
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The recorded video can be edited directly in Snagit or you can share it with Camtastia. Also you can easily set up the application

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There are the TechSmith’s Fuse Android and iOS apps (both free). With these you can export images from your phone or tablet to a desktop running Snagit.
PROS: many useful tools, easy for use, easy to share recorded video/image
CONS: pricey

Camtasia Studio:

This application is a full profile video editor/producer. This program is the most popular choice, it can be easily used as education/information video tool. TechSmith has added the multi-track interface to the version 8. With this you can easily import videos from other sources, including MP4, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MOV, SWF, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WAV, MP3, WMA….
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The application can be downloaded as trial(15 days), like the Snagit, so you can try this program in trial period without limitation.
It is very easy for use and after a very short time you will use it like a professional. The interface is simple and very easy for navigation, options are placed to the correct positions.
You can easily add themes, special effects, transitions or add several audio/video tracks and play them in the same time.
PROS: multi-track video/audio editing, higher quality screen action capture
CONS: recording live from a DV camera is not supported jet, pricey

With this post I have finished my Screen recording posts and as a conclusion I can say that the Jing(free version) can do the job for many users, but if you need more functions, more tools/options, you have to try Snagit/Camtasia.

    One Response to “Screen recording – screencast – part III”

  1. sarin says:

    My Screen Recorder is a better screen recording software. It records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone – or both simultaneously. The recordings are clear and look great when played back on your PC or uploaded to YouTube. It will record directly to standard compressed format that works with any video editor or any tool, no conversion required.

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