Screen Capture Software is a process of creating interactive demonstrations and software simulations. You take a series of screenshots of a running application. The software records your actions and instantly create a simulation or Screencast. The movies can be in a variety of formats like Standalone EXE, Macromedia Flash SWF, AVI format or the Windows Media Video (WMV) format or as streaming presentations from a website.

Commercial Products

Viewlet Builder(external link) creates interactive online presentations and demos in Flash.

Viewlet Cam(external link) records PC applications, PowerPoint presentations, animations, and video directly from your PC screen and generates Flash movies for use in demos, troubleshooting, training classes, and presentations.

Macromedia Captivate(external link) (formerly RoboDemo) automatically records all onscreen actions and instantly creates an interactive Flash simulation. Point and click to add text captions, narration, and e-learning interactions without any programming knowledge.

Camtasia Studio(external link) gives you the power to easily record your screen, PowerPoint presentations, voice, and Web camera video to create compelling video tutorials and training presentations for Web and CD-ROM delivery.

NOTE: Camtasia is currently at version 5 but TechSmith is allowing a free download and use of Camtasia v3.1. Download the free trial version(external link), go to Techsmith's promo page(external link) and fill out the form. In a few minutes, you'll receive a software key. Install the download and enter the key.

TurboDemo(external link) is supported on Microsoft-Windows, Macintosh, UNIX and Linux. Their projects can be exported to plain Text files, which are editable and can be imported back into TurboDemo.

BB FlashBack(external link) is the screen recorder that creates great movies quickly and easily. Perfect for software demonstrations,screencasting, presentations, tutorials and training.


Wink(external link)

CamStudio(external link) records activity from your screen and audio from a microphone into AVI video files and can also convert the AVIs into Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) using its built-in SWF Producer.

See list at http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005_05_08_labnol_archive.html(external link)

ScreenCasters(external link) An exhaustive review of screencasting software based on output quality, file size, ease of use, and other basic issues.

Tape Failure(external link) an online application for creating presentations.


What Is Screencasting(external link) by Jon Udell

What Is Screencasting? An Interview With Jon Udell(external link)

Screencast for Educators(external link)

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