Video Capture Software Review

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Why Video Capture Software?

For a variety of reasons, people decide to capture video footage from their computer screen to a hard drive for use at another time. Some people want to record a video to have on hand when the internet is not available; record a presentation to post or use at a later date; create a tutorial that can be posted online and watched by viewers everywhere; or perhaps you are one are looking into video capture software for one of the countless other possibilities.

With the video capture software applications that we tested, we found a number of features and tools that will allow you to edit or enhance any video capture process. After capturing and editing your video you can easily post the video on a website, a blog or on YouTube to share with people who have common interests. Video capture software is a great way to advance the knowledge in your field or share touching moments with friends and family. With the affordability, the ease and the possibilities that video screen capture offers, we found it has a little something for everyone.

To learn more about video capture software, we invite you to view our learning center for articles on video capture software. You will also be able to read reviews on today’s top products: CamVerce, Debut Video Capture Software and Snagit.

What to Look for in Video Capture Software

It's likely that you have certain features and tools in mind that you want your video screen capture software to provide. With the countless possibilities of results, we have narrowed the categories down to four topics, which we used to rate each product.

Recording Tools
This rating criterion helped us get to know how well each application was able to capture video from your computer screen. We took into account what the software could record, the quality, the speed, the file saving options and the audio recording.

Editing Tools
The score that come from this criterion made us aware of what the software could do beyond simple video screen capture. We looked into features such as: adding text, voice or callouts to the video after recording, altering the file size, cutting frames and restoring the video to a seamless production and learning which app does it best.

Help & Support
Through this criterion we looked into each company’s customer support system and the help consumers receive. We looked at tutorials, frequently asked questions, contact information, response time and company profiles to find out which company offered the most dependable help and support.

Ease of Use
After downloading video capture software, performing video capture, editing the recordings and testing different tools, we judged the simplicity of each application and how user-friendly it was. We focus on finding a software application that provides a number of options but is still easy to navigate and use, so it will appeal to anyone.

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Rank #1#2#3#4#5#6
10-9  Excellent
8-6    Good
5-4    Average
3-2    Poor
1-0    Bad
CamVerce Debut Video Capture Software Snagit WM Recorder Bundle Sonne Screen Video Capture Easy Screen Capture Video
CamVerce Debut Video Capture Software Snagit WM Recorder Bundle Sonne Screen Video Capture Easy Screen Capture Video
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Lowest Price
Visit CamVerce 1.8
$99.95
Visit Debut Video Capture Software Pro
$39.95
Visit Snagit 10
$44.95
Visit WM Recorder Bundle 14
$79.95
Visit Sonne Screen Video Capture
$17.99
Visit Easy Screen Capture Video 2
$19.95
Ratings
9.30
8.75
8.38
8.38
7.57
7.38
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
9.38
8.75
10.00
9.38
10.00
7.50
10.00
7.50
8.75
6.25
10.00
9.38
10.00
7.50
6.88
8.75
7.50
6.88
7.50
8.75
6.88
6.88
7.50
8.75
 
Recording Tools
Real Time Recording
Streaming Audio Recording
Records from Online Sources
Records from Desktop Sources
Mouse Cursor Capture
Scheduled Recording
 
  
Conversion Abilities
Convert Files to AVI
Convert Files to WMV
 
  
Convert Files to ASF
    
Convert Files to MOV
    
Convert Files to DOC
  
  
Convert Files to PPT
  
  
Convert Files to EXE
     
Convert Files to HTML
     
Convert Files to SWF
     
Convert Files to FLV  
 
  
Editing Tools
Resize
Cursor Effects
   
Cut
  
  
Splice
  
  
Split Video & Audio Files
  
  
Join Video & Audio Files
  
  
Callouts
    
Clean-up Audio
     
Save Video Frame As An Image  
   
Focus Attention  
    
Zoom in  
    
Convert Audio Files to MP3    
  
Convert Audio Files to WMA    
  
Convert Audio Files to WAV    
  
Help & Support
Tutorials
Download Software
Online Support
Boxed Software
  
Manual
 
Phone Support   Available Upon Purchase
   
User Forums  
  
System Requirements
Windows 8  
Windows 7
  
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OSX  
   
Hard Disk Space 128 MB   60 MB 25 M   
RAM 256 MB or Vista 1 GB   512 MB 256K 64 MB