Best Screencast Tools?

Oct 18, 2013

9 Replies

We are using adobe connect and I love it. The only downside I've noticed is that not all of our fonts are supported when we load a powerpoint directly into the connect meeting. The work around for this, of course, is to either share desktop and show the powerpoint that way, or publish the deck as a pdf file and then load the pdf to the connect meeting.

Steve Flowers

Replay is great. If you're on a Mac you really can't beat Screenflow.

Two other tools that I really like are (a tool from team Articulate that's available in a Pro version) and (what looks like the recording technology at the heart of Screenr). These are pretty lightweight and offer quite a few options for tools that don't require desktop installation. 

Chrisanna  Hibbitts

Hi Matt,

I am now using Replay and it feels very similar to the screen record option in Storyline, but operates as a separate entity and with a few more editing features. What I love about it is how simple it is to use, and because I use Storyline, I was already familiar with many of the functions. Plus, you can't beat the free online support in forums such as this one!  

I can share with you that although I'm still learning the ins & outs of Replay, what I've found so far is pretty basic and the tool doesn't seem to employ many advanced editing options, such as blurring the screen like you mentioned... you can import stationary images, but only within the same track as the recording, so it will simply fade in or fade out on the same track as your base recording... whereas other tools such as the super-advanced Camtasia Studio (aprox $300) or even the pro version of Screencast-o-matic (monthly membership fee) have more editing options, which include options to blur the screen and have images come in on alternate tracks simultaneously with the main recorded vocal or webcam track. I think the tool you choose simply depends on your preference, your end-user and how advanced you want your screencast to be. Hope this helps!

Ron Starc

My Screen Recorder Pro will work better for you. It is an excellent screencasting tool. Records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone - or both simultaneously. The recordings are clear and look great when played back on your PC or uploaded to YouTube. It will record directly to AVI, WMV, MP4, or FLV. Just perfect for creating tutorials, demos, and presentations. Plus, java is not required and there are no limits on recording length. Also, the recordings play back on any device.

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