video capture for presentations


What's the best video capture software for presentation on a windows machine (windows 7)?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Have you looked at Camtasia?  (TechSmith)
Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
I use Screencast-O-Matic.  It is free for videos less than 15 minutes in length, but it has a watermark.  For $15 per year, there is no limit on the length and no watermark.  They have a beta of the new version, which I would suggest.

The school where I teach uses Camtasia, but I cannot use it because we do not have a license for my computer lab.  I looked into getting another license, but had to wait a year due to budget.  I started looking into alternatives and came up with this one.  

I have been really impressed for the price.  You can upload to YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, and others.  It has a lot of editing options, including cutting, inserting, blur, and etc.  I have been using it for a little over a year now to record all of my lectures and uploading them YouTube.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Are you referring to a screen capture (edit) OR do you want to use your webcam?
Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
Screencast-O-Matic does both, if you get the paid version.  Also, you can hide and show the Webcam at any point through the video.

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