Top Screen Recording Software for Windows 10


Recording the Windows desktop screen doesn't have to be hard. There are many apps for you to choose from and many of them are free to download. Each app has some pros and cons and choosing the right one is a bit daunting task. In this article we are going to take a look at some of the screen recording apps that you can use on Windows 10.

Many windows users record the desktop and share videos on YouTube. Screen recorder can also be used for recording Tutorial videos that you can share with the students. There are many other use cases of screen recording applications. Depending on which app you choose to use for recording, the output will be different. Most of the apps give different output based on the codec installed and the frame rate set by the user. If you decide to record the Windows 10 desktop then you should checkout some of these apps.

Camtasia


For Windows and Mac Users this software seems to be the only quality option. Other premium programs lack in many small features and output formats. Camtasia however adds new feature and improvements with each product release. The video output generated by this program is of top notch quality. You can choose from mp4, avi and other formats that suits Youtube and other online video hosting sites. The software is priced moderately for the features that it offers. I'd say if you have the money and require quality recording app for your project then go with Camtasia.

Snagit


Another product from TechSmith but suitable for taking screenshot. It can be used to record videos and the output can be rendered into GIF format. This way you can use the app for making short video images to host on blog. If you want those explainer GIF images for your blog tutorial then this is the software that you need. The app is paid and is worth every money that you put into it.

BlueBerry FlashBack Express Recorder

BBExpress Recorder does everything that Camtasia can do and more. However when it comes to the output, you may not find this application giving you the quality output. I'd say this application is worth checking out if you can't afford Camtasia. It can highlight mouse actions and even record the mouse click sound. So for the explanatory videos you may find the BBExpress recorder effective. In terms of usage, you can use hotkeys and other features as per your workflow and get more control over the software.

Camstudio


Though the app lacks in many features and the export options, it gets the job done. Output quality is not impressive either. For professional YouTube screen-casts and other technical how-to videos, it may not produce the quality output. It is free to download and use for even commercial use. Most of the YouTube users who can't afford paid products often use this recorder.

ActivePresenter

The app has some of the attractive features which are good to use in corporate presentations. You can use this app to take screenshot and record videos. You can add voiceover, callouts and messages on the screen. This app has both free and premium version available. I'd say the free version is worth checking out for simple desktop recording.

Jing

This app from Techsmith is free of cost and exports the output into SWF format. This format can be hosted on the web for replay. The app is capable of taking the input for around 5 minutes. And it also keeps the watermark at the bottom. Though the output is not worth hosting on YouTube, it can be useful for making videos that you wish to host on blogs.

Webinaria

This app creates background recording instance on your desktop. And the output is then later rendered and even hosted online. The quality of screencast is very good and worth using for online tutorial screencasts. The limitations of app exists due to the fact that it can't let you control on callouts, audio and other elements. So if you don't want to install any heavy app on your computer then using Webinaria is one good option.

Rylstim Screen Recorder

This app gives you more control over codec, frame rate and the resolution. In turn settings over this also gives more control over the output that you get from the app. At the end of recording it can immediately create the output for you. It takes time if the recording is done for longer hours. The app is free to download and you can also use the portable version if you use public computers often.

TinyTake

This app is free to download and use. However the app has limitations like recording of upto 5 minutes only. You can store the videos on cloud for upto 2GB of file size. If you wish to remove such limitations then you have to subscribe to premium editions. The output of the app is not that clear and high quality. It however just gets the job done for those who want to use small app to record desktop.

SRecorder


This is another small app that allows you to capture desktop for video or screenshot. It can save the output in multiple formats. You can also share the video right from the program itself. You can also use the cloud storage feature and store the videos. Quality of the output video is good enough for casual usage however it requires specific set of codecs in order to improve upon quality. It is free to download and use so I'd say it is worth trying.

Conclusion

If you decide to choose the free programs for screen recording then you may find some limitations. Most of the limitations are related to exporting the file format, resolution and high definition output. Most of the free programs are limited with their features as premium features require licenses for the file formats. And some feature require more development hours. So unless your work is related to more professional usage then the free programs can be used with minimal set of features.


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