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Best Screen Recording Software for Windows

Update: 11-15-16 Drag & Drop Chart added further down on this page.
Tool LogoTool NameMore InfoOperating SystemPriceCapture ScreenWebcam RecordingCapture AudioCapture System AudioCapture Video GamesNo WatermarkHot Key ControlsRecording Session LimitTimeline EditingAdjust AudioPan & ZoomAdd MediaDrawing ToolAdd AnnotationsVideo Output FormatsAudio Output FormatsInternet Upload (eg: YouTube)FAQ or KnowledgebaseTutorialsPhone SupportEmail SupportLive ChatMISC
CamtasiaVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/MacWin: $299.00/Mac: $99YesNone51Yes
Sony Vegas ProVisit Site
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Windows 7 or later$599YesNone10+2+Yes
Debut Video CaptureVisit Site
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Windows/Mac$50YesNone61Yes
Movavi: Screen Capture StudioVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$49.95YesNone11, MP4 MOV WMA +8 more6, MP3, WAV, WMA +3 moreYesRecord games w/ Movavi Game Capture for WIndows
OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)Visit Site
Windows/Mac/LinuxFreeYesNone6, MP4 FLV MOV +3 more1, MP4NoNot easy to get started with but it is very good for game recording.
SnagitVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$49.95YesNone10Yes
JingVisit Site
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Windows/MacFree/Pro: $14.95/yrYesFree & Pro: 5 Minutes2, Free: SWF Pro: MP40Yes, YouTube in Pro Only
Screencast-o-Matic ProVisit Site
Windows/Mac/Linux$12/yrOnly Windows Vista or laterNone2, AVI/MP40Yes
Bandicam FreeVisit Site
Special Offers
WindowsFreeYes10 Minutes2, AVI/MP41, WAV (w/ Paid version)YesTimeline editing with Bandicut
Screencast-o-Matic FreeVisit Site
Windows/Mac/LinuxFreeNo15 Minutes2, AVI/MP40Yes
EzvidVisit Site
WindowsFreeYesBuggy at 5 minutes10YesNot 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.

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Tool LogoTool NameMore InfoOperating SystemPriceCapture ScreenWebcam RecordingCapture AudioCapture System AudioCapture Video GamesNo WatermarkHot Key ControlsRecording Session LimitTimeline EditingAdjust AudioPan & ZoomAdd MediaDrawing ToolAdd AnnotationsVideo Output FormatsAudio Output FormatsInternet Upload (eg: YouTube)FAQ or KnowledgebaseTutorialsPhone SupportEmail SupportLive ChatMISC

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CamtasiaVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/MacWin: $299.00/Mac: $99YesNone51Yes
Sony Vegas ProVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows 7 or later$599YesNone10+2+Yes
Debut Video CaptureVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$50YesNone61Yes
Movavi: Screen Capture StudioVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$49.95YesNone11, MP4 MOV WMA +8 more6, MP3, WAV, WMA +3 moreYesRecord games w/ Movavi Game Capture for WIndows
OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)Visit Site
Windows/Mac/LinuxFreeYesNone6, MP4 FLV MOV +3 more1, MP4NoNot easy to get started with but it is very good for game recording.
SnagitVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$49.95YesNone10Yes
JingVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/MacFree/Pro: $14.95/yrYesFree & Pro: 5 Minutes2, Free: SWF Pro: MP40Yes, YouTube in Pro Only
Screencast-o-Matic ProVisit Site
Windows/Mac/Linux$12/yrOnly Windows Vista or laterNone2, AVI/MP40Yes
Bandicam FreeVisit Site
Special Offers
WindowsFreeYes10 Minutes2, AVI/MP41, WAV (w/ Paid version)YesTimeline editing with Bandicut
Screencast-o-Matic FreeVisit Site
Windows/Mac/LinuxFreeNo15 Minutes2, AVI/MP40Yes
EzvidVisit Site
WindowsFreeYesBuggy at 5 minutes10YesNot recommended
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