Need a screen recorder software? Looking for a free desktop screen recording or screencast software? If yes, try CamStudio, an open source desktop screen recorder or video capture application. With the click of a button, the CamStudio can record the current screen and audio activity on a computer. It outputs the result in the form of AVI video files. CamStudio comes with its own Lossless Codec, which produces crystal clear results with smaller file size. And to make your video screen captures easy to stream, you can convert them into SWF files. For easy AVI to SWF conversion, this freeware screen recording software comes packed with a handy SWF Producer application.
CamStudio supports captions and video annotations. You can easily add high-quality screen captions and video annotation picture-in-picture over your desktop. There are several customization options. For example: video options, cursor options, audio options, enable autopan etc. Video customization options include codec selection, quality, set key frames every, capture frames every, playback rate, etc. You can hide/show cursor and pick custom cursors for the video capture.
In my opinion, CamStudio is a nice freeware, which does it job (screencast) pretty well. If you are looking for a tool to create video tutorials or other videos where desktop screen output is required, you should definitely try CamStudio. The program has small footprint and easy to install. Only minus point of this application is platform compatibility. CamStudio works only on Windows platform. So, users on other platform will be disappointed!
Operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8