CamStudio at a GlanceCamStudio is a compact little program with some nice features tucked away to maximize its allure. Installation is a breeze. However, when you launch CamStudio, a private product upgrade is offered that has not been verified by SourceForge. You’ll have to decide if you want to take a chance on CamStudio’s private upgrade or not. Yet, once you launch CamStudio, you’ll find several helpful features to make your screen recording journey quite enjoyable. For example, controls to record an entire screen or a portion of it, sound options, and the ability to add comments to videos and screen captures. CamStudio and its codec are released under GPL license.
Product DetailsHere is a detailed breakdown of CamStudio’s features:
- Records your screen and audio to AVI files
- Converts AVI into Flash
- Highlights your cursor path for clarity
- Automatically pans
- Records with sound
- Lets you add text comments to videos
|CamStudio lets you create training tutorials and has a nice selection of video styling features.||CamStudio outputs only to AVI with a conversion to Flash.|
- Version: 2.7.2
- Date added: October 19, 2013
- Operating system: Windows
CamStudio records screen and audio activity on your computer to create AVI video files and turns them into bandwidth-friendly, streaming Flash videos (SWF). CamStudio also lets you add screen captions or video annotations to your recordings through anti-aliased images, or by producing a Webcam movie of yourself (screen in screen) on your desktop. And CamStudio comes with its own lossless codec that produces crystal clear results with a much smaller filesize compared some popular codecs, like Microsoft Video 1. Additional options include cursor controls, the ability to record an entire screen or a portion of it, and selections for output quality. Best of all, CamStudio is easy to use and navigate, plus it includes a built-in Help file.
Official release builds: http://p.sf.net/camstudio/stable
Source Tree: http://p.sf.net/camstudio/mercurial
Patches sent to the dev mailing list.
Consider joining the CamStudio project by emailing one of the admins.
- Record your screen and audio to AVI files
- Convert AVI into Flash
- Highlight the cursor path
- Automatically pan
- Record with sound
- Add text comments to videos
This program may be a good screen recorder. However this installer is malware! Stay Away!
This program will install multiple viruses and malware. Stay away!! Even if you click do not change my default browser or search engine on the install it still changes it.
What a lousy install experience. Tries to install no less than 3 pieces of ad-ware, of which 2 were browser hijackers. Another tried to set up an executable that stated to slowly and steadily increase cpu usage till it maxed out. You'll probably want to look at something else. Or take the time to carefully avoid installing the crapware. Look for CamStudio v2.7.2 r326 Setup.exe, it should be a little over 11MB in size and is crapware free. If you can't find that anywhere just search for and get CamStudio2.7r316-Setup.exe, also trashware free too! I completely abhor this nonsense and go to great lengths to avoid it. If I can't I don't use the software. Let it rot in hell along with anyone that does these things. Some good tools to help with managing and removing installers that do spyware are, RollBack RX, Nirsoft, Sysinternals, and of course a Virtual Machine. Then there's VMware and Sandboxie. Make use of them! Also, the drop-down Help option doesn't point to the Help.chm file, it instead points incorrectly to help.htm.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD! ADWARE AND SPYWARE PRESENT. The software itself doesnt even work on my windows 8 machine, the ADWARE however does work. Don't waste your time. Download something different.
Full with virus and adware. It was a good program but it has been hacked and stuck full with harmfull software, avoid it like the plague!