Best FREE Screen Recorder / Capture Software of 2018

Best FREE Screen Recorder / Capture Software of 2018

September 12, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


what’s up guys map from Fillmore here so
I know many of you like to record your favorite movies game shows using your
computer screen well I’m one of them and I’m gonna show you the best free spirit
quarters that you can use to do exactly that later I’ll show you our new product
release film or screen which is a paid alternative and has a built-in video
editor and allows you to record up to 120 frames per second you can try it
free by clicking on the link here or in the description box below and if you’re
new here go ahead and leave us a comment below
enjoy the community so I’m gonna give you five seconds to do that well I take
a sip of coffee alright let’s get started so first up we have OBS which is
open broadcaster software the great thing about open broadcaster software is
that it’s completely free like absolutely completely free there is no
paid version of the software now OBS might not be the best looking screen
recording software out there but it gets the job done when I first opened it up I
had a moment of shock wondering how do I make this thing work don’t worry to do a basic screen
recording it is quite simple and a quick google or youtube search will provide
you with an answer pretty quickly one minor issue that I have with OBS is that
the first time I used it and clicked on start recording I wasn’t actually sure
whether it was recording or not I was expecting some sort of red dot to appear
somewhere on the interface the only way to tell if your screen is recording is
to make sure the timer is counting next to the record text in the bottom right
however OBS does allow you to set a custom frame rate up to 60 frames per
second you can create your own custom hotkeys for starting and stopping your
screen recording there are no watermarks or recording time limitations and OBS
works on Windows Linux and Mac if you are tech savvy and feel comfortable
adjusting your screen recording settings then OBS is a solid option as a screen
recorder and next we’re going to check out flashback Express flashback Express is another popular
screen recording software when you first open it up you will be greeted by an
easy-to-use interface you will have three options to choose from when
setting up your screen recording the screen sound webcam and then there’s the
record button it doesn’t get much easier than that if you want to change more
advanced settings of your screen recording and you can always go into the
tools option and adjust your settings flashback Express also doesn’t have any
time limit for recording and it won’t put a watermark on your exported video
technically flashback Express has a video editor but it only has a few
options like adding a crop or changing the mouse cursor highlights if you want
to do things like edit the frames add sound and text then you’ll have to
upgrade to the pro version one of the downsides is that you can only export to
a WMV file this file format will work on PCs but odds are you will have trouble
opening it up on a Mac computer you could always convert the file from a WMV
to something like an mp4 otherwise you will need to upgrade to the pro version
to be able to export to other types of file formats if you want an easy to use
screen recorder that will get you started quickly then flashback Express
is an excellent choice next we’re going to check out I scream scream recorder right off the bat I can tell you that my
favorite thing about ice cream screen recorder is that you can draw add shapes
and icons while you are recording this is a handy feature if you’re creating a
tutorial and want to draw attention to a specific area on the screen aside from
that it functions very similar to flashback Express and is easy to use
there’s the added tool of being able to capture screenshots as well there’s two
major downsides to ice cream screen recorder the free version only allows
you to record up to five minutes so if you plan on recording something longer
than that then you’ll have to stop your recording of five minutes and then start
a new one you also can only export videos in that WebM file format odds are
if you want to share this video or edit it then it’s best to convert it to
another commonly used file format like mp4 if you’re looking for a screen
recorder to do short tutorials or explainer videos then this software will
get the job done coming at you next is tiny tape one thing I noticed about
using tiny tape is that it’s fast it loads quickly there was no lagging and
when I clicked on a button everything happened instantly the interface is
super simple as well and easy to understand there’s only a few buttons
you can click on I also love the fact that it exports your videos as an mp4 so
this makes sharing them between Mac and Windows computers much easier you also
have the option to connect your YouTube account and directly upload it to
YouTube one annoying feature that bugged me was that there was no option to tell
the screen recorder to record your full screen every time I initiated the screen
recorder I would have to drag the mouse over the area that I wanted to record
tiny snake also has a time limit of 5 minutes for screen recordings so again
you’ll have to stop and start a new recording if you plan on screen
recording for longer than 5 minutes there’s also no video editing features
when you finish your screen recording it will automatically load the video
editing software but you can’t do anything with it unless you pay it
upgrade to the pro version all you can do is export your video so it’s a bit
like walking through the gift shop at the end of a tour if you plan on doing a
screen recording and not adding any annotations and tiny tape becomes an
excellent option and next let’s check out the more screen which is a paid
alternative and offers a few extra features and last but
not least is film or screen one of the great features that you don’t find on
any of the other software’s I just talked about is the fact that you can
record up to 120 frames per second now this is great for recording your
gameplay footage or just avoiding any leg and having a nice smooth screen
recording other great features is it has a nice clean user interface you can have
a webcam recording at the same time when you’re recording the screen and there’s
a built-in video editor where you can add in annotations and elements and
icons and all that type of fun stuff so if you don’t mind paying the 20 bucks
and I highly recommend you check off the more screen as well and those are the
best free screen recorders thanks so much for watching don’t forget to
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