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What Is It?

"CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)."

— CamStudio's Website 2011-10-19



  • © 2011 CamStudio.org

Open Source


Supported Languages

  • English

Supported Platforms

  • Microsoft Windows XP or higher


  • None for v2.0


  • Version 2.0: as of 2011/10/31
  • Beta Version 2.6: as of 2011/10/31


  • Free


  • Can add high-quality, anti-aliased (no jagged edges) screen captions to your recordings in seconds
  • Ability to personalize your videos by including a webcam movie of yourself
  • Comes with Lossless Codec that produces crystal clear results with a much smaller file size
  • Choose to use custom cursors, to record the whole screen or just a section of it and can reduce or increase the quality of the recording
Pros Cons
  • Easy to use
  • Options for audio and video recording styles
  • Drag or type in size
  • Good "how to" videos
  • Poor interface
  • Too much messing around with codecs
  • File size is too large for recordings
  • Prone to bugs and crashes
  • Can't edit video directly in the program