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Madza
Madza

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What do you use to record the screen?

Whether it is a YouTube tutorial, video presentation for colleagues or a screencast for other purpose, once in a while in the developer workflow you might need to record your screen.

I've mainly worked just with Free Cam and ShareX in the past.
What's your favorite tool to record the screen?

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Chris Bongers

OBS or Loom, depending on if it needs editing

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bimlas

Because OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) can even record live chat, it’s perfect for recording video conferences so you can take notes later.

If supported by your desktop environment, you can even assign a keyboard shortcut to start recording immediately with the latest settings.

obs --startrecording --minimize-to-tray
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ZDev1Official

Woah thanks!

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Radu-Alexandru B • Edited on

Hello, after quarantine came into our lives, I've spent like one whole week in finding a good screen recorder to share my demos/project to my teachers... and the best 2 I've found for Windows are:

  • Flashback Express Recorder when I need to make a video as professional as possible (with multiple options such as extern + intern audio record and FPS adjusting and Cropping and switching between monitors and many more)
  • ScreenRec when I need to record something AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, like in 5 seconds without needing to prepare, just crop like a screenshot an area in your desktop, hit record, hit stop and BAM, ALL DONE in a good quality... Of course it doesn't have as many options as FlashBack but it's fast, good and reliable.

Have a good day!

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Shaiju T • Edited on

I like OBS and ShareX features , but Do you know how to make below video effects, like with all Video Introduction image, Title Text, Colorful Captions, Transition effects etc

Or can we show the effects using a PPT ?

youtube.com/watch?v=2ReR1YJrNOM

Is there a free Software to Edit Video like above , to make it look professional ?

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Shaiju T

@madza , Do you any free software as i asked above ?

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Madza Author

One of the best and the feature rich software would be After Effects, it's paid, tho.
Here are some alternatives, some of them are free.

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JoΓ£o

I use OBS as most of the people in here.

I've recently come across gifcap that allows you to record GIFs from your browser super quickly - and it's open source!

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Adam Davis

Mac has a built-in screen recorder with Shift+Cmd+5 so that's what I use. I use iMovie for any minor edits that need to be done.

I rarely work with video, so pre-installed apps with limited feature sets work just fine for me.

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Yogi

Just press Windows + G if you are a Windows 10 user!

You will poped up with inbuilt Xbox screen recorder, and their quality is Insane.

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Natalie Martin

OBS is easiest to use when I just want any kind of screen recording, however if I'm trying to get a high quality cropped recording for making things like GIFs, I tend to use ffmpeg and make it so it only records the small part of the screen I want.

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eddex

ScreenToGif is perfect if you want a simple, standalone screen recorder that can export to different video and image formats as well as PSD. It also has a build in editor and is really easy to use.

For longer videos I use OBS.

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Richard Lewis

So I've tried a lot when I was a Dev Advocate but I've settled on using Microsoft Teams in a meeting by myself and recording that way. You can do the same with zoom as well. It's low tech and just works for my needs of recording my voice and screen as I got through steps or discuss a topic.

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Ryan Collins

OBS, and then Davinci Resolv if any editing needs to be done. Some things that graphics and titles can be done live in OBS instead of in Post. The results are usually good enough to save you time in editing.

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Kyle Martin

I personally like utilizing my elgato HD60s and the Xsplit software (may be called something else as I haven't used it in over a year). StreamlabsOBS and OBS are free equivalent software. But that's for streaming or video recording. As for screen sharing I don't. Never had a need. I would assume Skype, or something similar, would be good enough.

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Andrew Baisden

I use Quicktime it does the job. If I wanted something even more advanced then I would try something else.

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Vishnu Dileesh

Kazam and StreamYard

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Joel Rozen

I used to just use QuickTime, but have since switched to Loom and love it.

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John Kazer

Screencastify, a chrome/edge extension. Sync with my Drive account for instant sharing.

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