Movavi Screen Recorder Review And Where To Download

Movavi screen recorder review: a powerful, lightweight screen recorder for video streaming, webinar recording and video calls.

Movavi screen capture software

Our review

Movavi screen recorder is one of the most simple to use software for recording desktop computer to create high quality raw footage and transform it into interactive tutorial videos with a user friendly interface and simple editing features.


  • Simple to use, intuitive user interface.
  • Being optimized for recording video and audio for streaming, webinar and video calls.
  • Record full screen, customized area or specific Windows or application.
  • Built-in basic video editing tools.
  • Adding effects, transitions and captions to recorded videos.
  • Advanced editing tools: Chroma key, video stabilization and slow motion are available in this software.
  • Cut out unwanted parts from any video
  • Save recordings to watch on a computer or mobile device
  • Replay captured videos at any time
  • Capture short clips from websites
  • Save movies and TV series
  • Record video chats with your friends and family
  • Extract music from video, record online radio
  • Cut out ads and other unwanted content
  • Support multiple languages.
  • Small size to download.
  • Customized hotkey.
  • Record mouse cursor, keystroke.
  • Scheduling recording time.
  • Save videos into MP4, AVI, GIF or MP3.


  • Trial period is only 7 days.
  • Watermark on recorded video.
  • Recording limitation at 120 second in trial verson.
  • Lacking of drawing tools.

Platform: Windows, Mac

Download size: ~49.2 MB.

Try Movavi Screen Recorder for Windows here

Try Movavi screen recorder for Mac here

Latest Version: 9.0 Released: August 11th

Our Reviewed date: October 18th 2017

Rating: 8/10.

Category: Screen Recorder

We have to admit that Movavi screen recorder is absolutely a good choice for users who need a simple to use, professional recording software for daily work.

How to record screen with Movavi Screen Recorder

This is a short tutorial for you to learn how easy it is to record screen with Movavi Screen Recorder.

1. Install the Screen Recorder for Windows or Mac

Open the file you’ve downloaded to launch the setup program. Movavi Screen Recorder will run automatically after the quick installation. You will see the interface similar to the picture at the beginning of this article.

2. Set the Capture Parameters

Start by selecting the capture area: place the cursor over the application window you are going to capture and click the left mouse button. You can also draw the capture frame over the target part of your screen by holding the left mouse button and dragging the cursor across the screen. After doing this, you’ll also be able to pick a size preset from the Capture Arealist in the program interface. Now choose the type of audio device you’ll be using for capturing sounds by clicking the appropriate icon(s) – speaker and/or microphone – in the middle of the window. Make sure the icon you want is green. Both inputs can be used simultaneously or individually.


You can also choose to highlight the mouse cursor or show keyboard actions; to do this, expand the Capture menu and select Keystroke Recording or Cursor Effects to configure these options. If you want to specify the duration of the capture process, click the alarm clock icon above the REC button and set the capture timer.


3. Record Your Desktop Video

Click REC or press F10 to start capturing your video. To finish, use Stop or F10. If necessary, click Pauseor press F9 to take a break. Click Cancel if you want to stop recording without saving. To take a screenshot, press F8. The video you captured will be automatically saved in MKV format and open in a preview window.

Movavi-Record desktop screen in Windows 7

4. Edit and Convert Your Video (Optional)

In the preview window, you can trim off unwanted footage from the recorded video. To do this, drag the marker to the starting point of the unwanted segment and cut it off with the scissors tool, then mark the ending of that segment in the same way. Left-click on it and press the trash can to remove the segment from your video. To save any changes you’ve made and convert the screen video to a different format click the Save As button in the bottom right corner of the interface.


In the export dialog that opens, select the format you want. The last step is to click Save, then sit back and enjoy the results.

Movavi-screen-recorder-Save video

Use Movavi Screen Recorder as a fast and reliable tool to record screens in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac and capture cam chats, sounds, images and anything you like with ease!

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Publisher’s description

Movavi Screen Recorder:the Ultimate Screen Recorder for Windows

Movavi Screen Recorder is lightweight yet powerful video recording software that helps you capture streaming video and music from websites, save Skype calls and program activity, and much more.


  • Record webinars, online tutorials, and other educational videos
  • Cut out unwanted parts from any video
  • Save recordings to watch on a computer or mobile device
  • Replay captured videos at any time


  • Capture short clips from websites
  • Save movies and TV series
  • Record video chats with your friends and family
  • Extract music from video, record online radio
  • Cut out ads and other unwanted content


  • Show screen activities to colleagues: take screenshots in a single click and illustrate them with arrows, frames, and captions
  • Use screenshots and screen videos to demonstrate bugs and errors
  • Save Skype conversations with colleagues and business partners
  • Record online job interviews
Video Formats Supported Codecs
3GPP (.3gp), 3GPP2 (.3g2) H.263, H.264, MPEG-4
Audio Video Interleave (.avi) H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG
Flash (.flv, .swf) FLV1, H.264
Matroska (.mkv) H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG, Theora, VP9
MPEG-4 (.mp4) MPEG-4, H.264
OGV – Ogg Video (.ogv) Theora
QuickTime (.mov) H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG
WebM (.webm) VP8, VP9
WMV – Windows Media Video (.wmv) WMV V8
Audio Formats Supported Codecs
AAC – Advanced Audio Coding (.aac) AAC
FLAC – Free Lossless Audio Codec (.flac) FLAC
MP3 – MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer III (.mp3) MP3
OGG – Ogg Audio (.ogg) Vorbis
WAV – Waveform Audio File Format (.wav) PCM
WMA – Windows Media Audio (.wma) WMA 9
Image Formats
BMP (.bmp), DPX (.dpx), JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .jif), PBM (.pbm), PCX (.pcx), PGM (.pgm, .pnm), PNG (.png),
PPM (.ppm), TGA (.tga), TIFF (.tiff, .tif), XBM (.xbm)

Bottom line

If you are looking for a professional screen recorder for making tutorial video, product demonstration or recording Skype Calls, Webinar then Movavi screen recorder is a great choice. The price you need to pay after trial period is also very competitive: $39 for personal and $59.95 for business.

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