Screen Capture and Video Editing
Screen Capture Applications
- Camtasia – Camtasia allows you to capture and edit screen video with audio. Camtasia is available for both Mac and Windows.
Free Screen Capture Applications
- Snip for Windows by Microsoft – This is an easy-to-use screen capture program. You can save as a .png or .mp4.
- Jing for Macintosh and Windows – Jing by TechSmith allows you to capture videos that are five minutes or less.
- CamStudio for Windows – CamStudio is an open source screen capture application for Windows that creates AVI files that it can save to Flash videos (SWF files). Please note that if you are creating videos for the iPad that the iPad does not support Flash videos.
- ScreenHunter 7 – for Windows – ScreenHunter 7 is free and captures AVI files that you can save to Flash videos (SWF). It’s features are limited though, including you cannot capture sound and voice. To enable more features, outlined on this comparison chart, you would need to purchase the Pro version.
Video Editing and Still Image Creation Apps
- iMovie for Macintosh, iPad, and iPhone – iMovie lets you import and edit video.
- Windows Photos app – create and edit videos.
- Adobe Premiere Elements 2019 for Windows – Premiere Elements lets you import and edit digital video.
- VideoPad for Macintosh
- Pinnacle VideoSpin for Windows – VideoSpin lets you edit video and audio and supports the following video formats: AVI (DV AVI), MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX and WMV.
UD Capture – UD Capture is an automatic classroom recording system that captures the display of the device you connect to the data projector and your voice. If your class or event is held in a classroom equipped with UD Capture, you can schedule UD Capture by submitting an online form. UD Capture is free for numbered and lettered courses. Rates for other projects also are available.
- Canvas – If you are teaching a class or have a special project, you can request a course or project site on Canvas, UD’s course management system, that allows you to upload and store videos. UD Capture services have recently been expanded, allowing to to view your UD Capture recordings in your Canvas course.
- Screencast.com – Screencast.com offers free and annual plans. Screencast can store popular video formats including Flash, WMV, and MOV.
- UD Capture site – Class videos for the current semester are stored on the UD Capture site. For access after a class has ended, contact Academic Technology Services.
- OET – If you are conducting a research study, it may be appropriate for you to store your video on the Office Educational Technology’s human subjects server. Please contact OET-Help to find out more.
- External hard drive – If you choose to store your videos on an external hard drive, please make sure that you have a backup system in place such as Time Machine (Macintosh) or Windows Backup. The Office of Educational Technology can work with you to configure a back up solution.
If you want to record your screen, along with your voice, you will need the following:
- a screen capture application
- a microphone (if not integrated in your computer)
- and a separate web cam or integrated camera (if not integrated in your computer)
Screen Capture Application
If your videos will be over five minutes in length, it is recommended that you purchase Camtasia or a similar robust screen capture application that has features to support your video capture and editing needs.
You can choose a USB microphone that will plug into the USB port of your computer or you can choose a USB headset with an attached microphone. Logitech offers headsets with microphones. A stand alone microphone that is popular for recording because of its clarity is Blue Microphones Yeti.
If you want to capture video of yourself or of an object, you also will need a USB webcam. Logitech offers a variety of video products, including web cams.
If you have questions regarding specific products to purchase, contact OET.
Free Video Players
- VLC – VLC supports most file formats, including WMV, MPEG, MP4, MP3, and AVI.
- RealPlayer – RealPlayer’s supported formats include AVI, MP4, and MP3.
Free Video File Format Conversion
- Zamzar – convert video and other file formats up to 100 MB. If your file is more than 100 MB, you’ll need a basic or pro account.
Comparison between SnagIt and Camtasia by TechSmith