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Introduction: A Powerful Alternative to Camstudio

By Tony Moton

July 24, 2018

When you plan to create a video tutorial for a software or want to record online meetings on PC,  CamStudio may come to your mind. It is really a useful software, but there are still some complaints from users.

"CamStudio can't capture some gradients properly sometimes, so I am looking for a CamStudio alternative."

"You had better not record large videos with CamStudio when some other resource-intensive task is running."

"A bundle of malware is attached to CamStudio. Know any alternatives like CamStudio?"

Many CamStudio users are looking for a powerful CamStudio alternative to record their videos. As you may not know which one is the best, so I will introduce a powerful alternative to CamStudio: TuneFab Screen Recorder to you.


Part 1. CamStudio VS. CamStudio Alternative

What is CamStudio?

CamStudio, released by RenderSoft software, is an open-source screen recorder for Microsoft Windows. You can record all screen and audio activity on your computer, create industry-standard AVI video files and add text comments to videos with CamStudio. Besides, its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). CamStudio is written in C++, but CamStudio 3 will be developed in C#. However, someone has complained that CamStudio has distributed malware and harmful viruses via the installer.

What is CamStudio Alternative?

Though CamStudio can record all screen and audio activity, it can only output to AVI and FLV. If you want to output to other formats, then why not use a CamStudio alternative which has similar functions with CamStudio?

Now, I highly recommend you a powerful CamStudio alternative: TuneFab Screen Recorder. It is a professional screen-capturing and audio-recording tool that can help you record online videos and games, make video tutorials, take the screenshot, etc. Besides, there are 5 output formats for your to select including MP4, WMV, M4V, WMA and AAC.

Part 2. How to Record Your Own Video with TuneFab Screen Recorder

As a powerful CamStudio alternative, TuneFab Screen Recorder can record videos with a few steps as below.

Step 1. Download and Register TuneFab Screen Recorder

To download this functional program, just click on the button below. Then install it on your computer.

Open the program, then you will see a pop-up window which shows you the differences between the registered version and trial version. As you can see, if you use a trial version, you could only save the first two 3 minutes of the converted files. Therefore, to save the whole files, you need to register the program.

How to register?

First, you need to click on "Purchase" button at the bottom right corner to purchase. Then you will receive an email with activation code. Next click on "Register" button, enter the activation code and email address, click on "Unlock" button. Finally, you can enjoy using the registered version.


Step 2. Select Recording Area on the Computer

As TuneFab Screen Recorder is both video recorder and audio recorder, to record screen, you need to click on "Video Recorder" option on the interface. Then you will see an interface as below, you need to adjust the recording area before recording by clicking the "V" button. There are multiple options to select, like "Full screen" and "Custom".

Select Video Recorder

Step 3. Select Recording Inputs

When you record video conference or Skype chat, you need to press the button on both "System sound" and "Microphone" to enable the checkmarks. To avoid the noise around you while recording, you had better select "System Audio" and turn off "Microphone".

Select Recording Inputs

Step 4. Change Setting

Change Location of Output Files, Output File Format and Screenshots: Just click on the "More Settings" button and choose "Output", then you can change the output folder as well as the output file format as you like.

Reset Hotkeys: If you select full screen as recording area, then you need to operate by pressing hotkeys. In the setting menu, you can reset the hotkeys by clicking "Hotkeys".

Output Settings

Step 5. Record the Desktop Screen

When the settings are done, you can open a window that you want to record, then click on the "REC" button to start recording. To stop recording, press hotkeys or click on the "stop" button, then you can preview the recorded video. At last, don't forget to click on "Save" on the lower right corner to save the files.

Preview Recorded Video

Part 3. Tips for Free CamStudio Alternatives

As you need to pay for the registered version of TuneFab Screen Recorder, here are some free CamStudio alternatives for your reference.

1. EzVid

EzVid can be used to create videos for YouTube, Facebook and other user-generated content websites. It can upload video, demo and tutorial to YouTube directly, but it needs DirectX 9.0 or higher and only supports the Windows platform now.

EzVid Interface

2. Webinaria

Webinaria allows you to create Flash recordings of your desktop activity and record audio from your presentation, but it only supports generating video into FLV format.

Webinaria Interface

3. FFsplit

FFsplit is a good software especially for capturing game screencast, but its interface is out-fashioned and there are no pause button shows.

FFsplit Interface

As you can see, the 3 free CamStudio alternatives have disadvantages. To have a better experience for recording videos, it would be better to use TuneFab Screen Recorder. Besides, it is also a powerful audio recorder. Therefore, please feel free to share TuneFab Screen Recorder with your friends.

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