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Hi guys,

I want to do some videos / presentations and need to capture what is happening on-screen, along with sound. What software do you recommend ? Is there any free, open-source software capable of doing it or if I want something with quality I'll have to pay ? I tried Active Presenter, which seems like a really nice program that allows you to edit what you captured and then export to multiple formats. The problem is I can't trust it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, for no apparent reason (I always run the program with administrator privileges, but it doesn't make a difference), and you only find out it didn't capture anything in the end. It also annoyingly displays a "Preparing captured slides..." window in the middle of the screen that stays on top of every other program / window you are using until it has finished preparing the slides.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Bandicam is probably the cheapest that i can think of. $30??

Camtasia studio will capture and edit but it costs $200 or $300.

If you go with bandicam the initial video settings are very compresses, so make sure to set that up before you record.

Fraps won't record your desktop, just video/video games.
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MSI Afterburner is free (but not open source). It is capable of capturing audio/video from the desktop as well as other applications (including games of course). It can even compress the captured video on the fly in the motion jpeg and RTV1 formats.

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Bandicam is probably the cheapest that i can think of. $30??
Camtasia studio will capture and edit but it costs $200 or $300.
If you go with bandicam the initial video settings are very compresses, so make sure to set that up before you record.
Fraps won't record your desktop, just video/video games.

You can record the desktop in vista and 7 I think.

EDIT: When you're running aero, it runs on directX which allows fraps to capture it. That's my understanding anyway.
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You can record the desktop in vista and 7 I think.
EDIT: When you're running aero, it runs on directX which allows fraps to capture it. That's my understanding anyway.[/quote]

With windows 7 you can only use snip it to do a screen shot, not video. Vista doesn't have this tool, unless it is an update they did after 7 came out. I only used vista when it was the only option, so idk if they updated it or not.

I am running a new version of fraps with aero and i am not able to record my screen. If it is possible to record something, the fps box will show up in the corner and it wont on a desktop. Can anyone else confirm or deny fraps recording the desktop?
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You can record the desktop in vista and 7 I think.
EDIT: When you're running aero, it runs on directX which allows fraps to capture it. That's my understanding anyway.[/quote]
With windows 7 you can only use snip it to do a screen shot, not video. Vista doesn't have this tool, unless it is an update they did after 7 came out. I only used vista when it was the only option, so idk if they updated it or not.
I am running a new version of fraps with aero and i am not able to record my screen. If it is possible to record something, the fps box will show up in the corner and it wont on a desktop. Can anyone else confirm or deny fraps recording the desktop?



Why not just use MSI Afterburner? It's hard coded to not show the fps counter for the desktop but it captures videos from the desktop quite nicely. I've abandoned fraps since AB is so much more convenient for me.

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You can try SnagIt 10. We use that in our consulting.
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