Video Capture Software?


#1

The manual suggests two options, VLC and Screencastify. I was attempting to try them both out for ease of use but there is a bug in VLC 2.2.4 right now (crashes on desktop stream) so that put a damper on that test.

Has anyone tried both and found one “better” than another when considering features and ease of use? Or if there is some other package out there.


#2

Hi there, I have been using screencastify now for over a year, and think it’s pretty nice. The thing I like best is the posibility to grab only one tab, this is pretty good since I almost always have a few tabs open. Also, it features the posibility to automatically upload your video to youtube, which is handy.

I use the free version, which has its limitations, mainly:

  • Screencastify logo in the upper corner
  • Files are webm format, which may not be possible to use in all video editing software (does not work with my Premiere 5)
  • A 10 minutes limit on the recording time.

So, the 20$ might be worth it. At the end of the day, its super easy to install (lives as a plugin in your chrome) and to use.

If you’re on a mac you can always use Quicktime, but that will record your full screen. There might be a few other options out there, but trust me, Screencastify is gold.


#3

Ive never had any joy with the VLC method, I’ve been using Quicktime Player… had great experience so far, for the video data i find this is the best option for me anyway.


#4

Thanks for the feedback Teaguey.

I take it that is QuickTime PRO not the basic QuickTime (Windows 10)… or am I missing something?

I’m on Windows rather than Mac at this stage, -it may be the case on Mac that QuickTime comes as “PRO”, on Windows you only get the basic unless you upgrade/register…
It seems that there are “free” upgrades to PRO even for Windows, but I’m a wee bit leary when upgrades are free, as support may be minimal.

At this stage it does sound like Screencastify is worth a try. Mainly for its simplicity and when I do want to do need a bit more 20 bucks won’t break the bank.

Cheers


#5

Oh ya, now that’s what I’m talking about! Screencastify is just a Chrome extension, so virtually no install, so easy to use it’s almost a crime. And desktop or just a tab recording.
Double that gold medal.

One more thing off my list preparing for my Trident delivery.

Thanks


#6

Quite possibly, i am currently using my macbook pro but another thing you can try is using VLC to record your screen this gives the instructions, probably the screencastify is better and $20 is not too much but if you can do it free why not… http://www.howtogeek.com/205742/how-to-record-your-windows-mac-linux-android-or-ios-screen/


#7

A while ago I did a fair amount of research into screen recording and came across ‘Open Broadcaster Software’. At the time I did not have much luck with it, however I just downloaded the latest release and within 5 min had it working perfectly. One benefit over screencastify is that it is entirely free and does not produce watermarks on the recordings.

Note, I am using Windows 10, although they have releases for Mac, Windows and Linux.


#8

I would like to record my iPhone videos and games onto my computer at the same time. So that I can enjoy to watch them on big display. That is amazing! Also, if you want to know how to record your iPhone screen onto your PC or Mac, I will share my experience and solutions with you.


#9

No special feeling for these two programs actually. However, don’t use QuickTime. From my own experience, it is terrible and cannot record my system audio directly. Afterwards, I use Joyoshare screen recorder for mac, which can well satisfy me, especially after comparison.