Top 5 Best Screen Recording Software On Windows 10

Since Janurary 14th 2020, Microsoft will not support Windows 7 anymore, meaning that if you’re still using Windows 7, it’s time to upgrade to Windows 10. In this article, I will share with you my recommended list of top 5 best screen recording software on Windows 10 which are decent for record what’s happening on your computer’s screen. These programs are way better than the Windows 10 built-in screen recorder.

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Top 5 Best Screen Recording Software For Windows 10 [2020 Updated]

1. Atomi ActivePresenter

On top of the list is Atomi ActivePresenter, an all-in-one screen recording software for Windows 10 (64 bit). It’s an intuitive, lightweight and powerful screen recording software you can use completely free with no watermark, or time limit on the output. ActivePresenter lets you record your computer screen in different mode i.e full screen, or a part of the screen, record your webcam, audio from microphone as well as system sound simultaneously. Added to that, it has load of video editing features you can use to cut out unwanted parts of your recording, add annotations, texts to the video easily.

If you’re looking for a free and powerful screen recording software for making online training videos, software demos, product operation tutorials, ActivePresenter is no doubt the best option to go. To learn more about ActivePresenter, watch my below video.

Pros

  • Totally free to use without watermark or time limit.
  • Easy to use and lightweight for low end pc/ laptop.
  • Has advance video and audio editing features for polishing your recording.
  • Load of annotations, shapes, arrows and animations.
  • Possible to record and customize mouse cursor.

Cons

  • Not good for recording high fps games.
  • Take longer time to export video after finish recording.

Price

  • Free version is available for non-commercial uses.
  • Standard version lifetime license: $199.
  • Professional version lifetime license: $399.
  • Special volume discount and educational license is available.

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2. VSDC Free Screen Recorder & Video Editor

Like ActivePresenter, VSDC free screen recorder & video editor is another great screen recording software you can download and install on your Windows 10 completely free of charge. VSDC lets you record your computer screen, webcam and audio from microphone and edit your recording with its free video editor no watermark and no time limit. Take a look at below tutorial video to learn how to record screen with VSDC.

Pros

  • Simple to use and lightweight.
  • Has advance video and audio editing features.
  • Possible annotate in real time when recording.
  • Edit and export up to 4K video without watermark or time limit.

Cons

  • Online support service is not fast.
  • Video rendering speed is slow in free version.

Price

  • Free version for everyone.
  • $19.99 pro version with some advance features.

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3. TechSmith Camtasia

Camtasia is a decent screen recording software for creating online training videos, how to tutorials and product demonstration videos. This program includes load of annotation presets, callouts, animations as well as video templates for training purposes. With Camtasia, you can record screen, record webcam, record audio, record mouse cursor, keyboard shortcut and polish your recording with above mentioned tools. Camtasia is easier to use than both ActivePresenter and VSDC I mentioned above. However, the price is a little bit expensive for personal use. Take a look at my tutorial for beginners to learn more about Camtasia down below:

Pros

  • Intuitive user interface and simple to use screen recorder.
  • Load of transition, annotations and animations for making training videos.
  • Built-in with video templates.
  • Smart and intuitive workflow.
  • Possible to edit your recording in multiple track timeline editor.

Cons

  • Video rendering speed is not very fast.
  • Heavy to run on low end laptop.

Price

  • $249 for lifetime license.

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4. OBS STUDIO

OBS STUDIO or Open Broadcaster Software Studio is a free and open source screen recording software and live streaming platform which you can download and use completely free of charge on your Windows 10. If you want to record and stream your game-play, OBS STUDIO is no doubt the best option to go. With OBS Studio, you can record screen, record audio, capture screenshot, remove chroma key, add your commentary to your live videos and so many things more. All in all, it’s great to use for gaming channel. Watch my below tutorial for beginners about OBS Studio:

Pros

  • Completely free to use.
  • Possible to record full screen and live stream.
  • Possible to record high fps games.

Cons

  • No technical support as it’s an open source program.
  • Some times the program crashes.

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5. Wondershare Filmora

Wondershare Filmora is an easy to use video editor which includes a high quality screen recorder inside the program. It’s similar to TechSmith Camtasia I mentioned above. With Filmora, you can also record screen, record audio, your webcam, mouse cursor as well as edit your recording with its video editor. To learn more about Wondershare Filmora, watch my below tutorial video for beginners:

Pros

  • Lightweight and simple to use.
  • Has load of video and audio editing features.
  • Load of preset titles, video effect and advance tools.
  • Fast video rendering speed.

Cons

  • Annotations and callouts are not easy to control like professional training programs.

Price

  • $59.99 lifetime license.

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