1. CamtasiaCamtasia is an expensive yet remarkable tool for screen recording. For starters, it helps the user to record whatever they wish from the screen and other external output devices. Then they can perform edits, mixing and other enhancements to design a video like a pro.
The interface of the software is designed with a studio-like layout so that even a novice can learn and adapt quickly to the screen recording and editing process and make a masterpiece of their own. Also, many visual effects can be enabled such as the "green screen" whereby the user can insert himself into the video.
You can also start screen casting by turning on your webcam. Camtasia will add that as a different track separately. Cut and patch of videos appear flawless so that you can create a perfect video from many broken pieces. And the original footage is saved so that you can go back to it whenever you wish.
You can take a tutorial session to remove all your doubts and to explore the various functionalities. And you can split the clip into two using a single click and remove mistakes quickly. The split clips will later be stitched together. There are options for both open and closed captioning. Camtasia is designed for professional users, and there is only a one-month trial version. After than you can buy it at $99. The Camtasia Studio, which is the perfect package, costs $299.
2. ScreenflowScreenflow is yet another software designed to incorporate the needs of professionals. Screenflow has a simple interface that is capable of doing complex functions. The users won't feel any clutter in the menu and functionalities that it offers. You have the option to record video from your Mac's screen, iPod touch, iPhone and iPad using a lightning connector.
3. Snapz Pro XSnapz Pro is very effective for taking tutorials and training videos as it can capture a particular part of your screen leaving behind the rest. It has a simple interface and has only the most important functionalities that are needed to get your job done. And with a "live preview" option, you can see which region gets captured beforehand and decide to make changes accordingly.
Everyone knows VLC as a tool for playing videos. But there is are so many things VLC can do such as play 3D videos, record directly from webcam, act as YouTube downloader and much more! Here we will see how VLC player can be used to record an on-screen action.
There are a few features such as to customize the audio input device that is capturing, adjusting the frame rate for videos and focusing well with the mouse. Yes, your list of reasons to like VLC just got bigger.
5. SnagitSnagit is from the developers of Camtasia. It is also designed for professional users but cheaper and apparently less powerful than Camtasia. Despite that, Snagit still has a lot of winning features that would make you grab it. You can add annotations to videos, screenshots and comment over them for designing tutorial videos.
So the next time you want a capture or recording, much time can be saved by not making custom changes and adjustments in the Settings. The Pro version costs $49.95.
6. QuickcastQuickcast is an app that you can get from the App Store for free. It can be used in your Mac for screen recordings. With Quickcast, you can get screenshots and video recordings easily. There is a 5-minute time limit. So you can get only 5-minute videos at once. To get longer videos, you will have to merge them using some other app.
7. OBSOBS is a free and open source tool for video capturing. It has a lot of functions, so much that no other free tool can provide. But it is not very easy to work upon for an average user. There are many features that you can use but too few tutorials and forums that tell you how to do it.
Using Screencast-o-Matic, you can record videos online. If you want a standalone app, you can download the free version. Videos with a length of up to 15 minutes can be created using this. You can select the size of the screen. Recordings can be done from the display or the camera input.