Making a video of your desktop can sometimes get you out of a lot of work for something. If you want to make a tutorial or a video to show how to do something particular, there can never be a better way to show how it is done exactly through a video tutorial. Many of you may or may not know that you can make videos of your desktop with voice or sound. Below are some of the software that actually allows you to do that.
There are free and premium softwares that actually make the difference in the sense of the features and functionalities.
Aviscreen is a free software which allows you to video your desktop. You can enable or disable the follow cursor mode. It produces AVI format video and Bitmap images while capturing. You can define the capture area by putting the ratio in the capture area box.
You can also compress the video if you want to. There’s a Short-cut button to refresh the screen if the software gets slow for some reasons. One of the drawbacks of this software is that it can’t record audio. So if you want your voice in it, this is not the option you are looking for. However you can use this software to make a written tutorial or video.
CamStudio not only allows you record your desktop but also voice and music. It also lets you select particular region, custom cursor and more. The file format that it creates is AVI and you can also export it to you SWF player.
This custom desktop video screening software has one of the best editing features. You can split your videos into pieces to rearrange your presentation. You can put texts between clips to make it more understandable. It has a gaming mode using which you can record your games.
It has some music clips that you can use in your video. Your voice can also be added as a music file after you’re done with capturing the video. Now, the drawback is that you can’t export the video from the application. However, you can upload it to the YouTube using its built-in feature and then download it from there. So you might have to create a channel in YouTube to have the videos to yourself. This is some what of a deal breaker and we cannot understand why they would make such a great program so limited.
Interestingly you don’t have to install any software whatsoever for making videos. You can just go to their website and capture the desktop video using their site’s functionality. The video range is 5 minutes at maximum. You’ll need to register an account where all your videos will be stored. From there you’ll be able to easily share them on any online sites. Talk about convenience!
This free software has all the basic functionality of capturing videos with audio. It produces an FLV file aftercapturing. You have the option to upload it to Freescreencast.com for free which can then save some of your drive’s space. Best of all, it doesn\’t stop you from uploading for any video resolution or size.
Though most of the tasks can be handled with the free products, some of us might have interest in premium products with extended features. Bandicam is one of the premium screen video software. They have options for single and multiple PC license.
We could not possibly end this article without Camtasia. Camtasia is a paid desktop recorder but it is very user friendly and powerful. You can record your desktop, zoom, show mouse clicks, record voice, sound and much more. Camtasia is definitely our favorite tool when it comes to recording desktops.