Πέμπτη, 20 Ιανουαρίου 2011

Recording Computer Videos...

Recording your computer's screen may be useful sometimes, as you may want to upload a video on youtube, about an error probably or whatever.
The problem is that you don't know how to do it.

Well, there are quite a few programs that do this, you can google it, but I will give a review about the ones I use.

The first one is "Camtasia Studio 7", and the other one I use is "FRAPS".


Camtasia Studio 7

I recently installed this to my computer, it has been a week or so, but I have been using the older version (v.6) for quite a long time.

These are the pros and cons that I believe it has.
PROS
  • Lightweight. I can't remember having much lag while using it. (Comparing to other recording programs)
  • Bugless. It doesn't crash even on old computers.
  • Comes with other handy programs for editing, making a dvd menu, a player...
  • Zoom-n-Pan (Google it cause there is no space for explaining here).
  • It exports to many formats.
  • Fast to use, just 3 clicks and it can start recording.
CONS
  • It won't record games. (Luckly we have fraps for that.)
  • There is no version for linux. (That is sensible. There are diffrent codecs for linux and much more.)
  • It is quite expensive to buy and it would be waste of money if you are going to use it once a month.

Fraps

Fraps is a well known program for recording games.
These are the pros and cons that I believe it has.
PROS
  • Easy to record. A simple button and the record starts. The same button and you are done.
  • Screenshots.
  • It records games.
  • Records sound.
CONS
  • FPS cost in games.
  • Really huge files if the settings aren't correct. (I had this problem as I run 1680x1050 and the file is an avi)
  • It "exports" only AVI files.

In addition, these programs have other abilities not mentioned here.

P.S. Now that I have camtasia installed on my computer, I will make some video tutorials...