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Windows software for recording screen activity and mouse movement to create movies and interactive demos. Screencams are useful for creating training materials, software tutorials, presentations, and product demonstrations. Many of these screen recorders can also record audio from your computer speakers or a microphone, and some even include editing capabilities for enhancing your screen movies.
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CamStudio 2.0 Screen Recorder (Win)
"CamStudio is a simple, straightforward program to record screen activity to AVI or SWF format. And you can't beat the price; it's free."
Wink Tutorial and Presentation Creator (Win)
Wink is a free tool for creating animated tutorials and software demonstrations.
Camtasia Studio (Win)
TechSmith's Camtasia Studio is a powerful suite of integrated tools with everything you need to produce interactive screen demonstrations, video tutorials, and movies of any kind of desktop activity.
RoboDemo from eHelp (Win)
RoboDemo helps you create software demos, tutorials, and interactive training movies by recording screen activity. Even add interactivity with click boxes, input fields, and scoring.
HyperCam (Win)
Captures the action from your Windows screen and saves it to AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) movie file. Sound from your system microphone is also recorded. Supports text annotations, sound, and screen notes. US $30. Trial download available.
ACA Screen Recorder (Win)
"ACA Screen Recorder is powerful video capture software that records AVI movies directly from your Windows screen, for software presentations, software training, demos, tutorials, and fun!" US$30.
BB FlashBack (Win)
"BB FlashBack is a screen recorder. You press a record button on your PC, and carry on working. When you press stop, the software produces a movie of exactly what you did on your PC. Such movies can be saved in Flash, AVI or EXE format, e-mailed to other people, or added to websites."
Bulent's Screen Recorder (Win)
Screen Recorder captures images of the desktop, a window or a user specified region as an AVI file and BMP files. Or 'HandyCam' can be used to capture screen.
Capture (Win)
Capture will record all on-screen activity and compile as a Macromedia Flash Movie (SWF), complete with mouse movements and clicks.
Qarbon ViewletBuilder (Win/Mac/Sun/Linux)
(Formerly LeeLou) Create animated demos called 'viewlets' that can be played back in any java-enabled browser on any platform without plug-ins. The tool is free, and any viewlets you create display advertising banners.
Retrospection (Win)
Retrospection is a free software program which can be used to capture the computer display much like a VCR/DVR captures video. Retrospection is used to play back recorded activity for those “what did I do to cause this error” situations. Retrospection also supports creating AVI movie files so that information can be shared with others.
ScreenCorder (Win)
Record screen activity and output to AVI, animated GIF, and streaming WMV files. Shareware - $89 US.
ScreenWatch (Win)
Real time, full-motion screen recording for streaming playback over RealPlayer G2.
TurboDemo (Win)
Capture your screen to create your own demos, software simulations and tutorials.
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