Screencast & Video Tutorial Software

Videos are a fantastic way of explaining difficult techniques and processes. One of the most popular form of recording video tutorials is called screencasting.

A screencast is a video recording of your desktop. It usually includes audio narration and displays the author's webcam.

Screencast video tutorials are popular on video streaming services such as YouTube, however they have also found a home in online course platforms too.

This page lists some of the best screencasting recording software on the market.

BB FlashBack Express

BB FlashBack Express

A free screen recording application for Windows that lets you record your screen, audio, and webcam.

CamStudio

CamStudio

Free video streaming software for Windows that lets you record your audio and screen into AVI and SWF files.

Camtasia

Camtasia

Screen recording and video editing software that be used to create professional looking interactive videos. It is a popular choice with video bloggers. It is available for Windows for $299 and Mac for $99.

Ezvid

Ezvid

A free Windows-based screen recorder that can be used to capture games, desktops, browsers and more.

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic

A Java-based screen recording application that is available for Mac, Windows and Linux. The free version allows up to fifteen minutes of recording per upload, but the videos are watermarked. It only costs $15 per year to remove all recording restrictions and unlock many advanced features.

ScreenFlow

ScreenFlow

A Mac screen recording application that has many great video editing tools. It retails at $99.