|Tool Logo||Tool Name||More Info||Operating System||Price||Capture Screen||Webcam Recording||Capture Audio||Capture System Audio||Capture Video Games||No Watermark||Hot Key Controls||Recording Session Limit||Timeline Editing||Adjust Audio||Pan & Zoom||Add Media||Drawing Tool||Add Annotations||Video Output Formats||Audio Output Formats||Internet Upload (eg: YouTube)||FAQ or Knowledgebase||Tutorials||Phone Support||Email Support||Live Chat||MISC|
|Camtasia||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||Windows/Mac||Win: $299.00/Mac: $99||Yes||None||5||1||Yes|
|Sony Vegas Pro||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||Windows 7 or later||$599||Yes||None||10+||2+||Yes|
|Debut Video Capture||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||Windows/Mac||$50||Yes||None||6||1||Yes|
|Movavi: Screen Capture Studio||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||Windows/Mac||$49.95||Yes||None||11, MP4 MOV WMA +8 more||6, MP3, WAV, WMA +3 more||Yes||Record games w/ Movavi Game Capture for WIndows|
|OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)||Visit Site||Windows/Mac/Linux||Free||Yes||None||6, MP4 FLV MOV +3 more||1, MP4||No||Not easy to get started with but it is very good for game recording.|
|Snagit||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||Windows/Mac||$49.95||Yes||None||1||0||Yes|
|Jing||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||Windows/Mac||Free/Pro: $14.95/yr||Yes||Free & Pro: 5 Minutes||2, Free: SWF Pro: MP4||0||Yes, YouTube in Pro Only|
|Screencast-o-Matic Pro||Visit Site||Windows/Mac/Linux||$12/yr||Only Windows Vista or later||None||2, AVI/MP4||0||Yes|
|Bandicam Free||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||Windows||Free||Yes||10 Minutes||2, AVI/MP4||1, WAV (w/ Paid version)||Yes||Timeline editing with Bandicut|
|Screencast-o-Matic Free||Visit Site||Windows/Mac/Linux||Free||No||15 Minutes||2, AVI/MP4||0||Yes|
|Ezvid||See Review||Windows||Free||Yes||Buggy at 5 minutes||1||0||Yes||Not recommended|
You are in a great position if you are looking for a good screen recorder on the Windows platform. There are plenty of free options but they will have their limitations especially if you want to add notes to the screen like while you we’re recording you forgot a detail that you think your audience needs to know. Instead of having to record that video all over again you can simply add a note on the screen called a ‘callout’ to let them know and the problem is solved. Another important feature is timeline editing. This will allow you to cut out parts of your screen recording and then insert a clip in the middle or just remove that part that you did not feel was necessary for the final production. Whether you are running Windows 7, 8 or 10 you will fine plenty of amazing software options for your screen recording.
Camstudio: I did not include this software on any of the lists because when I downloaded and installed it my antivirus notified me that it has a trojan virus in the file and sent it straight to quarantine. I’ve had my computer destroyed before and it is never worth it.