software There are some times you just need to record everything that is happening in your desktop. You may need a short video for your class presentation, a tutorial or for business demonstrations. Here’s a great alternative from all the expensive commercial software which allows you to capture your desktop with ease. CamStudio lets you record all your desktop activity and export it into AVI or into SWF. Once you start using it and will have to do a software presentation, you won’t have to demo everything right on site – you will play it back from CamStudio.

Aside from recording your desktop activities, CamStudio can also record audio from your sound card. Depending on your computer’s settings, you can choose to capture all audio coming out of your computer’s speakers or sounds picked up by the microphone (=you can record your own narration while you demo something on your screen!).

It can convert those files into AVI or streaming flash videos. With CamStudio, you can now demonstrate any software, capture a streaming video, annotate presentations and make them into flash video files, record a computer’s problem to send to technical assistance team, and many more.

CamStudio is also equipped with Video Annotation feature that allows you to put screen captions right in your recordings. You can also record with a small movie of yourself with your webcam, “picture-in-picture” itover your desktop and add a personal touch when annotating those videos, making them more professional-looking than ever before.

Although AVI files might be very big in sizes, users of CamStudio don’t have to worry because CamStudio also comes with its own Lossless Codec that produces crystal clear results with a much smaller filesize compared with other more popular codecs, like Microsoft Video 1.

Licensed under the GNU General Public License, CamStudio is free to use, even if you’d use it for your commercial videos and products, and very easy. Select the region of your screen you want to record, hit the record button and voila – you are recording.

Related Links:
CamStudio’s Official Website
CamStudio on SourceForge
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