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Screenshot recording programs

  1. May 10, 2017 #1
    What are easy-to use screenshot recording programs? I would like to upload my project to internet for my instructor check it. I am not familiar with this. What would you advise me? Have you ever tried these:

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    Icecream screen recorder
    Ezvid video maker
    Atomi Active Presenter
    Screen Presso
    Bandicam Screen Recorder

    Thank you.
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  3. May 10, 2017 #2


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    How about just Alt-PrintScreen and paste it into Paint, save as JPG?
  4. May 10, 2017 #3
    This might be but I was asking about video recording so does not word "recording" itself imply that this would be video recording?

    Thank you.
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  5. May 10, 2017 #4


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    You asked about "screenshots." To me, "screenshots" implies [still or stationary] images, not video.
  6. May 11, 2017 #5
    Are they classified as "screen recorder"?

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  7. May 11, 2017 #6
    I've used both Ezvid and Bandicam. The free versions have some considerable limitations, but can still do the job fine of screen recording.
  8. May 11, 2017 #7
    How is CamStudio?

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  9. May 11, 2017 #8
    Might I confuse screenshot with screensnap?

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  10. May 11, 2017 #9
    Camstudio is a more robust program that is very popular, not sure if they have a decent free version. Screenshot is a static image. Are you looking to record video of your screen?
  11. May 11, 2017 #10
    Yes, and looking for correct terms.

    Thank you.
  12. May 11, 2017 #11
    Screencast or simply video screen capture
  13. May 11, 2017 #12


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    Some video streams that come to your computer are not meant for free download. You need to pay for some of them if you want to download a copy. Are you looking to record videos of those types of video feeds?
  14. May 11, 2017 #13
    Do you mean downloading videos to watch? If so, the answer is no. I just want to make a video record of my screen and upload it to internet.

    Thank you.
  15. May 11, 2017 #14
    Fraps seems to be the standard for recording video game sessions, as seen on Youtube's "let's play ..." videos. One reason is the ability to record video which uses DirectX. A demo version is available.

    "Screenshot" implies a snapshot. It can be of a static screen or a still from a video.

    Fraps refers to itself as "real-time video capture."

    CamStudio says "Free Desktop Recorder Streaming Video Software."

    I've used CamStudio to record some instructional videos. In these videos I showed some slides made using Beamer while I narrated. Both audio and video were recorded. It was adequate for this purpose.
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  16. May 11, 2017 #15

    You may also need some audio processing software. Audacity is good.

    I used MS Movie Maker to put some audio and video clips together. It was simple and easy to use. But that was on my Vista machine. Now I have my new Windows 10 machine and it's not installed. Apparently you may be able to download it from MS. Maybe someone on PF has used a free and good alternative to Movie Maker?
    Last edited: May 11, 2017
  17. May 12, 2017 #16


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    Here's some stuff I found, Aufbauwerk 2045...

    If you are talking about Windows Movie Maker ...?


    Oh, I almost forgot, I found a nice helper, too...[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR] lol

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  18. May 12, 2017 #17
    Thanks @OCR. To quote Dr. McCoy: "I know engineers. They love to change things."
  19. May 28, 2017 #18
    I have installed camstudio. It's free but I don't understand interface. After choosing record, there is a small square. What will I do with it?
    Thank you.
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