Recently, one of my friend recommended a very good free screencasting software to me. After giving it a try, I had to admitted that this is an wonderful tool to make screencast videos. It doesn’t matter you are beginners or professionals since it is really easy to use. ActivePresenter can run on many platforms such as Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and new operating system of Apple macOs 10. It allows users to record video and audio from computer’s screen to create tutorial videos, how-to videos, product demonstration, software simulation or interactive learning lessons.
You can record your computer in full screen, customized area in full motion, high quality videos as well as recording locked applications, web browser. Added to that, recording microphone & speakers (external audio device) and system sound is also a strong point of ActivePresenter. The video is recorded with the lossless codec to ensure the highest quality (100%) in the overall editing process. H264, MPEG-1,2 lossy codecs are also available.
Added to that, ActivePresenter provide many video editing tools even in their free version that help users edit audio and video instantly without quality loss. Supported operations includes: cut, delete, crop, join, split, blur, change volume, insert freeze frame, spotlight, highlight and more interactive annotation, quizzes also available. You can create polished and high quality screencast by it’s style effects.
Finally, your edited videos can be export to popular video formats including AVI, FLV, WMV, WebM, MP4 or Html5 simulation that can run on any modern web browser and device. These features are important for users who want to create interactive elearning lessons (a purpose of screencast software).
- Free version for personal and none commercial use only. (Same features with standard version)
- Standard Edition which is mostly used for Screencast: $149 per license.
- Professional edition which we are talking about: $299 per license.
How to start creating a screencast in 3 steps with ActivePresenter?
This is an example to guide you through how to create a screencast for Free.
Step 1: Visit Atomi website and download ActivePresenter to your computer. The download package is very light and you can easily install it on your computer. After the installation finished, a shortcut of the software will appear on your screen. Now you can start creating your screencast. The interface appears as per blow picture.
Step 2: Start creating your screencast by choosing New Project. Choose one of 4 recording modes. It will open a new Recording set up Windows as you can see in below picture. Click Red button on the right to start your screencast or look at more setting on floating bar or more setting in “very small arrow at the left corner”
Step 3: When you finish recording, you can open your screencast and edit it with amazing features. The output format is set default to appj file. After editing, you can save the videos in any output format file you want such as: MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, WebM, MKV or PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Adobe PDF, HTML.
Example of a screencast created by ActivePresenter
For more visual, take a look at these tutorial videos which you can easily access to Atomi’ Youtube channels.
If you are hunting for a free, professional screencasting software, take a look at ActivePresenter and share with me your experience. Remember to follow us to receive more valuable post notifications in the future.
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