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Record instruction video with free & easy tool

janhoedt used Ask the Experts™

I'd need a really easy, simple & free tool to record (simple edit) an instruction video.
I'm not a video expert, so would need to be plain & easy.

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do you want to record your voice and record the steps on the screen to do this?

if so, you may want to consider this free tool:
Free Cam
Free Tool for Creating Screencasts

Easily create screencasts, edit recorded videos, and upload to YouTube. No watermark or time limits.
Record Your Screen
Free Cam provides a full set of features for creating professional video lessons and e-Learning presentations.
Select a recording area
You can make a recording of your entire screen, a selected area of the screen, or a single window.
Record your voice over
To make your video lesson more informative, you can easily record a voice over with your microphone.
Record system sounds
You can record the sounds of your programs and applications or add some background music to your video.
Highlight your mouse
To emphasize important details and steps, highlight your mouse cursor and turn on mouse click sounds.
i've never used this - i use the paid version of AVS Video Editor
David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

Far better to use a cheap paid product.

Camtasia - for Windows.

ScreenFlow - for Macs.