Did you ever want to record a how-to video
to show someone how to use some software?

Screen recording software enables you to capture whatever you are doing on your computer screen then save it as a video file and upload it to YouTube.

Let’s begin with 4 FREE screen recording tools:

1. Screencast-o-matic

This is screen recording software that you don’t even have to download to your computer. You can just up for an account and then start recording your computer screen. If you want more advanced features such as creating longer videos then you can upgrade for $15.00 a year.

2. Ezvid

Ezvid is a wiki and screen recorder that you can download to your windows computer. The features include..screen recording, speech synthesis and fast YouTube upload.

3. Camstudio

Camstudio records screen activity from the Windows desktop into standard AVI movie files. It’s an ideal tool for creating software demonstrations and active presentations.

4. Quicktime
For a quick cost-free solution Apple’s Quick Time application is great for screen recordings from your apple computer. After launching the application just select file-new screen recording. When the recording window appears, just select the drop down to choose your microphone.

You can also record video beyond the desktop by using MACs isight camera or an external video camera. Just choose file-new movie recording.

Let’s take a look at the paid solutions:

5. Snagit 12

Whether you’re looking to capture images, color values, video games or video clips, Snagit screen capture software has a number of tools that can help. It’s available for PC and MAC users. You can download the free version and try it for 15 days or you can purchase a copy for yourself for $49.95.

6. Camtasia Studio (PC)

Camtasia lets you record a video of what’s on your computer screen. You can use it to make lessons, tutorials and product demos. It works for both PC and MAC. This video editing tool allows you to add animations and effects to create compelling videos. You can download a free trial or purchase the full version for $99.00.

7. Screenflow (MAC)

This is screen casting and video editing software for Macpreneurs. I almost use it daily to capture video and audio from my computer or my iPhone. I then edit the captured video to add highlights, add transitions, text and other video effects to create a high quality video. You can download a free trial or purchase your own copy for only $99.00.

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So what’s the best screen recording software?
If I want to record a quick video and send it to a friend I use Screencast-o-matic. I can just log in to my account, record the video, save it online and then send the link to my friend.

I use Quicktime if I want to record my iPhone screen. I simply plug the phone into my MAC computer then begin recording the screen.

I primarily use Screenflow for recording longer videos. I can easily edit the videos by adding text, music, call-outs and transitions. After I’ve finished editing the video I can simply upload to YouTube.

Which is your screen recorder of choice?
Let me know in the comments below..

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