At a recent WebWorks.com Open House, a discussion about good tools for capturing computer screens came up and I recalled that I had actually done quite a bit of research and experimentation with these types of tools. I also had put together a short write-up on my company’s internal wiki about the topic. Now I realize that others might find this information useful, so I have made it available on our main wiki site. wiki.webworks.com.
In a nutshell, here were my findings.
Best in Class for:
Static Screen Capture
- TechSmith’s: Snag It
Dynamic Screen Capture (category 1)
- Blue Berry’s: FlashBack
Category 1: focuses on routine training and recording tasks where there are minimum requirements for modifying the resulting output
Dynamic Screen Capture (category 2)
- TechSmith’s: Camtasia
Category 2: focuses on special applications requiring post editing, scaling, and the remixing of audio and video
Light-weight Static and Dynamic Screen Capture
- From the TechSmith folks: Jing