As you know, free screen recorder can do a lot of work, not only creating screencast video but also many other application such as: tutorial video, product demonstration video and marketing advertisement for your products, software and services.
Today, I gonna show you 5 tips to get a good free screen recorder that you should know to avoid wasting your time in free software.
Tip 1: Search for “best free screen recorder” and read reviews from trust source
While you’re typing “best free screen recorder” or “free screen recorder”, there are million of result out there. These results can make you confused. However, take a look at the review from trusted sources only. For example, Toptenreviews, Pcmag or elearningsupporter. I found out that these website write honest reviews about screen recording software. Writers from these site concentrate more on Users than selling products.
Regardless it is free screen recorder, you need to read carefully what the publisher write about their product, including product description and privacy. You should know if you can use their product for commercial or not as well as any limitation on free product to avoid wasting your time later.
Tip 3: Always Scan the download package before you start downloading
There are many way to scan the packages, for example, using a free anti-virus software or a registered one. It is really important to know the package contain anything that can harm your computer or not. I always use this tool from google to check any download file. Access it here https://www.virustotal.com/#/home/upload
Tip 4: Read the question carefully during the installation procedure.
Some users, even me, ignore the question from publisher during the installation procedure because we want to save some seconds of the installation time. It is really Risky! Remember to check all the information before you check the box “Agree”. Click “agree” all may be dangerous for your computer and cause unexpected changes in the systems that you don’t want to.
Tip 5: Measure your computer performance before and after installing the software
You don’t need to be professional in computer technology to know if there is some problem with your computer after the installation. You can recognize the problem right after the installation finish.
If you don’t know where to find a good free screen recorder, take a look at our recent post about Top 5 Free Screen Recorder Of The Year here!
How to start creating a screencast in 3 steps?
I will take Activepresenter as 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.
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