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Top five CamStudio alternatives

Last updated on June 15, 2015 by Simona Evans
CamStudio logoNowadays, people can learn more detailed and accurate information from the tutorial videos or demonstration videos with the help of screen recorders. Among various screen recorders, CamStudio is one of the most popular and famous screen recorders, it provides the possibilities of easy-to-use and handy flash publisher. However, sometimes CamStudio fails short in converting to other formats, editing the screen or uploading the video to social network.

Therefore, it’s necessary to find some CamStudio alternatives and you can check the briefings of these tools as follows:

1. Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro
This application is also powerful as CamStudio, while their differences lie in the fact that Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro supports more functions in recording.

Besides ordinary recording mode, Apowersoft Screen Recorder allows the users to create schedule recording task, which makes the program to work automatically based on your previous setting. During the process of recording, the highlighting marks and embedded text box are available for the users to edit the screen. In addition, Apowerfot Screen Recorder Pro supports directly uploading to YouTube and editing the video with built-in editor, with this built-in editor, you are allowed to convert to various formats, trim the video and adjust the image effect.

Best CamStudio alternative

2. BandiCam
The second choice is Bandicam, which also works well in recording as another program like CamStudio. Since Bandicam has equipped with advanced hardware accelerator and encoder, it allows the users to record the game, music, video, webcam and any other activities happening on the screen in Mp4 or AVI with HD quality. There’s a setback of the program which requires you to pay attention that the user should customize max recording time before recording, otherwise the program would cease recording in 10 minutes. You can also record audio along with it or separately in WAV format.


3. Hypercam
Hypercam, the third CamStudio alternative, supports recording game video, demonstration video tutorial or skype audio calls in formats of AVI, MWV or ASF. The users could trim the video after they have finished recording through the built-in video editor. This program is also able to upload the video to YouTube like the first alternative suggested above.


4. Jing
Jing is a screen recorder dedicating in capturing and recording the users’ activities on screen. The images or videos recorded this way can be shared all over the web quickly and easily. You can select the full screen or customize the region for recording. When recording is completed, the recorded video would be saved in SWF, which takes little storage.


5. Screencast-O-Matic
Screencast-O-Matic is a handy tool for the people who like to record or capture the screen. With it, the users can record the video in Mp4, AVI, and WMV. What’s more, Screencast-O-Matic allows the users to save the video as GIF which is capable of expressing the captured activity in a more vivid style. Plus, uploading the video to YouTube is also available.


Features comparing
You can check for the comparison list of each CamStudio alternatives evaluated against several standards. You can take reference from the following evaluation criteria which including their general features:

• Evaluation criteria 1: installation
Installation Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro Bandicam Hypercam Jing Screencast-O-Matic
Need to download and install ok ok ok ok ok
Charge or free Need to pay Need to purchase to remove watermark 21 days free trial Need to purchase to remove time limit Free
Storage of the latest version 76.7MB 37.3MB 23.7MB 10.7MB 28.1MB
Score 4 6 5 5 8
It seems that Screencasr-O-Matic takes the least storage among these CamStudio alternatives.

• Evaluation criteria 2: recording limit in time and watermark
Installation recording limit in time and watermark Bandicam Hypercam Jing Screencast-O-Matic
Recording time limit No limit No limit No limit 5 mins 15 mins
Watermark No watermark Contains watermark No watermark No watermark Contains watermark
Score 10 7 10 5 6
Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro and trial Hypercam are superior to other alternatives when it comes to time limit in recording and watermark.

• Evaluation criteria 3: built-in video editor
Built-in video editor Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro Bandicam Hypercam Jing Screencast-O-Matic
Format converter Available N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
Video editor Available N.A. Available N.A. Available
Supported formats avi, mp4, wmv, flv, swf, mkv, 3gp avi, mp4 avi, wmv, asf swf avi, mp4, gif
Video trimming Available N.A. Available N.A. N.A.
Image effect editing available N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
Score 8 4 6 3 5
When it comes to built-in editor, Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro is the most outstanding choice from other program like CamStudio. The various supported formats and strengthen video editor could turn the video to any form you prefer.

• Evaluation criteria 4: smart recording function
Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro Bandicam Hypercam Jing Screencast-O-Matic
Smart recording functions Schedule task, screen highlighting, uploading DirectX recording mode Screen annotation, uploading N.A. Save video as gif, uploading
Score 6 4 4 0 4
Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro Bandicam Hypercam Jing Screencast-O-Matic
Average score 7 5.25 6.25 3.25 5.75
The smart recording functions are the specialty of each screen recorder, which cater for different requirements of the users. This criterion may offer you some reference in choosing screen recorder.

Although, all of thoses five CamStudio alternatives perform great in recording, Apowersoft Screen Recorder is the most advicable. When viewing all the alternatives’ functions at comprehensive aspect we can see Apowersoft Screen Recorder features the most and the best practical functions over the others’, especially its powerful video editor and smart recording functions which enables you to record a video with your own style. I hope the socres I marked for each alternatives in this analysis are constructive to you.

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