Interesting Video Capture program

Last Update: December 22, 2014

Hello new member here at WA have a hard time finding good program to make the tutorial video for the website. My blog is about the Training with Flight Simulator, so I was looking for the program to capture the screen when I played on the flight Simulator. Well the first two programs that I found in the internet did not work as good as what they described. So at the end I deleted them all.

And here I came across one comment in the Games forum which talked about the choice of programs to record Minecraft, and he seemed to be pleased with. With the new information from this folk I installed the program which name is EZVID into my PC, it needed a time to finish this since the program is a bit sizable. However it is done without any problem and I discovered that there are many feature that no other program can offer. You need time to get acquaint with its features which are more like a video editor, however the bundle that is included are more than what I expect. And here you can try for free.

Ezvid

However this might not be a type of the program you are looking for but I hope it can be one of the solution for others. If there are any problem in using this program I would be appreciated a feedback from anyone here who had tried it before. Thanks

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welshy Premium
Going off the video, it's probably the best free piece of software I've seen. Is there some kind of catch?
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Tinnakon Premium
Yes the ad banner at the bottom will always be there. : )
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welshy Premium
Sounds like a good deal, banner ad for free software.
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WKnoepp Premium
Thanks for this. I'm a complete klutz when it comes to making videos and I know I need to learn how.
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Tinnakon Premium
I am not expert in this if you find some problem please let me know.
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lincolnquick Premium
I haven't heard of this one before. Like stn67, I use screencast-o-matic. The nice thing about it that you don't have to download any software on your PC-it can all be done through the webpage.

There's a free and paid version. The free version limits video storage online to 15 minutes, doesn't have any editor tools (but you can download the video to your PC and edit with another free program), but it does add a watermark on the video (not very professional looking).

The paid version is only $15 / year with all the extras and 60 hours of online storage with an HD option. (Even using standard setting with full-screen capture,YouTube considers it to be HD at 720p, but you can go 1080p). Easy to use full-screen mode or by region. Start and stop with the REC button or ALT+P on your keyboard for Windows.

You can edit the video from the website, download it, and post it directly to sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and many others. I love it. Simple, easy, and powerful.

Note: this program requires Java to run--either online or the downloaded version. Most new PCs don't have Java pre-installed--or the version you have is out-of-date and that's a big security issue.

Java has fallen out of favor recently (I'm a computer programmer and Java was one of my favorite programming languages years ago). If you don't have the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) installed, you'll need it to use the program. I noticed the website detects this and can automatically download Java for you, but it's the old version, version 7 (current is 8.something). Further, if you download Java from the maker's website, Oracle, or Java.com, the installer wants you to download freeware junk like toolbars and such.

For installing Java along with many other popular free and open-source programs, check out www.ninite.com. Just check off which programs you want (be careful and don't get everything!) as well as programs you already know you have installed.

With Ninite.com, a very small downloader file is created that you can either run or save (I recommend saving it for later), and when you open it, it automatically downloads and installs the latest version of the program, the correct language for your PC (if available, US English is available for all), whether or not you need the 32-bit or 64-bit, and "Accept" or "Continue" buttons behind-the-scenes and says "NO" to all the add-ons that you don't want or need. If the program is already installed, it updates it!

I love Ninite. I also use it to download and update Gimp (a free and powerful image editing program alternative to Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements) and FileZilla, a free FTP client.

Back to screencast o matic--here's the url:

http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/

***make sure you type in "matic" at the end, not "magic"--that's a spam website that my PC detected and blocked as possibly downloading harmful viruses or malware automatically.
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Tinnakon Premium
Thanks for your information. It is very clear.
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lincolnquick Premium
Your welcome.

I watched the video on ezVid and it looks great. I went to the website and downloaded it. Haven't used it yet, but it does appear to be free (it's listed as freeware).

Do you have to pay to unlock any features? Is this a trial? Are there any major limitations or watermarks?
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Tinnakon Premium
I have not got into all features it said but most of the functions is working without any limitation, even the advanced feature are still working well.
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Dgegegegwg Premium
I don't really think I'm going to need screen capture for my videos, but this program has a ridiculous amount of features for a free app!
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AndyJ Premium
GREAT stuff Tinnakon....thanks for passing it along.
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stn67 Premium
I practise my video Whit screencastomagic
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Tinnakon Premium
..Yes screencastomatic is OK.
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stn67 Premium
It's not a Pro tool but Good to practise whit
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