WM Recorder Bundle, is a software package that will provide you with four applications at one price. The Bundle includes the WM Recorder, the WM Capture, the WM Splitter and the WM Converter. Although they will be downloaded as four separate apps, they work hand in hand to capture, edit and share your screen captures. We spent the majority of our time working with the WM Capture because that's the one that video-captures anything on your screen. This video capture software was the easy to set up and use; however, it falls short of #1 because it doesn’t provide the quality or the options that we found through Snagit and CamVerce.
Offering each of the recording tools we were searching for, WM Recorder Bundle makes it possible for users to record videos from the internet as well as anything that appears on their screen. The software has scheduled recording capabilities and records in real time audio and video. As we were testing the recording features for quality, ease and function we found that although the WM Capture has the resources to video-capture anything on your screen, quality seemed subpar. After video-capturing films or movies from the internet we watched them and felt the quality was decent and acceptable. We felt it was still an excellent choice for video capture software; however, after capturing the computer screen of someone typing in Notepad, we found the playback had poor quality and we couldn’t read what was being typed. We decided we would still download this software for the recording features and focus only on recording videos with it.
There are several editing options available through the WM Recorder Bundle. The video capture software package has the ability to cut and splice the video and split and join audio and video files. Videos can be resized and converted to a number of different file types. Although the editing options are limited, the application continues to deliver ease-of-use throughout the process of your project and you will not be disappointed by the results.
We really appreciated the ease and the design of the products in the WM Recorder Bundle. Without prior experience we were able to download the software, open and begin using the product. After downloading and opening WM Capture, we tested the features by recording a YouTube video that was playing on our computer screen. The application captured the video and the sound on our first try. As we continued using WM Capture we were able to begin changing features and creating a custom area size for recording. Each feature and option is clearly labeled through the application opening window.
The application opens with a small window that remains open for the capture, edit and play of the video screen capture. This window controls the start and stop of each recording, playing a video and opening a captured file from the past. The “Get Window” allows users to select an area for recording. The square markers located on the upper-left and lower-right hand corner of the selected area makes it possible for users to customize the area size and make it larger or smaller.
If you need to change a specific function or feature you can do so through selecting the “Settings” button on the opening window. By clicking on the button, you will open a window that has each setting for the application listed. With one simple click you can turn on/off options and features and customize your recordings to fit your needs. This software provided the ease and the capabilities we were hoping to find in video capture software.
Providing excellent customer support to their users, representatives are knowledgeable and prepared to help. We sent an email to customer support regarding the product and within 24 hours received a response regarding our inquiry. We were able to communicate with the representative via email until we felt our concern was resolved. They did a great job answering our questions and were very precise, making sure to provide an answer for each question or comment that we made. Through the interaction we had with the WM (Windows Media) team, we believe their customers are in good hands.
There are a number of other options provided to assist users in learning, using and making the most of the software. Through the “Support” link found on their website, users are taken to the support page which provides information on each product. In addition they offer a user's guide, how-to videos, troubleshooting and product updates. As you scroll further down the window you will find Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and contact information for customer service, sales and product-specific customer support teams. Although we found the product very user-friendly we read through the help and support information provided on the website and found it very useful and became more versed in the product.
If you come across a problem while using a product from the WM Recorder Bundle, there is a quick help link located on the application opening window. The link, a blue circle with a white question mark inside, is located in the lower right-hand corner. Clicking on this help link will direct you to the User Guide on their website. If you are unable to find the answer you're searching for, the proper webpage is already opened in front of you, and you can conveniently send an email to their support team.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the ease of the WM Recorder Bundle. Although the quality was slightly less than what we wanted, we felt the ease overruled and made this one of our top choices for video screen capture software. The video capture software bundle offers each of the recording and editing tools that we were searching for, making this package an excellent choice for anyone.
Offers a large variety of tools and features for video capture and edits.
Features and tools are downloaded through four software packages.
A well designed application that can perform most video capture tasks.