People have been asking me “Grandma, what software do you use to make your wonderful and entertaining and shockingly useful tutorials?” Okay, I may have embellished that a little. But I have your answer – it’s the fabulous and free CamStudio.
I like CamStudio because you can put the webcam video into the screen capture so people can see my lovely face. People like to get to know you. Then all I do is use the free Windows Movie Maker to edit the screen capture – trim off the ends, add a title. It’s not hard and it’s free.
Now there are other screen capture products out there that are very nice – Camtasia is fantastic. But it’s also $300. It has some snazzy editing features and has a nice zoom feature so you can see the details on the screen. But I did have some problems with the webcam insertion on their most recent release of Camtasia. The nice thing is that they do have a 30-day free trial so you can test it out.
So if you want to record your screen, try CamStudio – it’s handy and free!