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GBIC >> Software Reviews >> Screen Recorders
Screen Recorders      (July 2007)

Screen Recorders create a video file of all actions taken on a computer screen. Such files are typically used to create demonstration/training aides. Audio capture is typically included in the applications, along with limited video editing.

Review Results
This review is in work. Until the review is complete, I suggest the following application for your screen recorder needs:

  • CamStudio
    CamStudio is a freeware tool which captures all screen/audio activity as AVI or Streaming Flash (SWF) files. It's very simple to use.

Screen Recorder Features
These are the minimum features that I expect from a screen recorder. Each of the candidate programs will be ranked against how well they implement the following features. As the review continues, the list of features may change.

  1. Full screen/windows/selectable area
  2. Audio capture
  3. Cursor inclusion/removal
  4. Multiple output formats
  5. Text/voice/paint annotation
  6. Date/time stamp
  7. Simulate mouse click sound
  8. Replay options

Candidate Programs
These are the programs included in this review.

FreewareCommercial
  1. Abra Personal Edition
  2. AutoScreenRecorder
  3. AviScreen Classic
  4. CamStudio
  5. Debut
  6. Freez Screen Video Capture
  7. oRipa Screen Recorder
  8. ScreenRip32
  9. SlickScreen
  10. Taksi
  11. vnc2swf
  12. Wink
  1. !Quick Screen Capture $25
  2. 1st Screen Recorder & Video Capture $30
  3. 321Sfot Screen Video Recorder $30
  4. ACA Screen Recorder $30
  5. Abba Video Recording Studio $199
  6. Abra Professional Edition $99
  7. AimOne Screen Recoder $40
  8. ALLCapture $129
  9. AtPresent Recorder Pro $40
  10. Automatic Screen Recorder & Monitor $26
  11. AutoScreenRecorder Pro $50
  12. BB FlashBack $199
  13. BB FlashBack Express $40
  14. Bulent's Screen Recorder $40
  15. CamStudio Pro $30
  16. Camtasia Studio $40
  17. Capture Professional $39
  18. Capturelib Screen Recorder $35
  19. CaptureWizPro $30
  20. Desktop Screen Recorder $20
  21. Desktop Video Recorder $50
  22. EZ Screen Recorder $40
  23. FrontCam $30
  24. GoldLeo Screen Recoder $25
  25. Huelix ScreenPlay $40
  26. HyperCam $40
  27. Instant Demo $299
  28. ISU (I Show You) $30
  29. liteCam $19
  30. My Screen Recorder $40
  31. Screen Recorder $40
  32. Screen Recorder Gold $30
  33. ScreenFlash $169
  34. Screen Miner $29
  35. Screen Recorder Pro $60
  36. Screen Video Recorder $25
  37. ScreenCorder $329
  38. Screen Video Recorder $25
  39. Super Screen Recorder $50
  40. Webcam and Screen Recorder $20
  41. WinCam2000 Professsional Edition $149
  42. ZD Soft Screen Recorder $39

User Feedback & Suggestions
I welcome any suggestions on other screen recorder programs that should be considered, or suggestions on how better to review the selected programs.