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Hi, in a couple days I am reinstalling windows 7 and I want a free (legally) screen recorder. That allows me to zoom in and out while recording and has decent quality. If it has a recording windows that's big I want to be able to be minimize it without issues. That's why I hate camstudio because it isn't very good on win7.

asked Apr 08 '11 at 09:26

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No one knows of such software?

(Apr 08 '11 at 17:30) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

After I lost interest with CamStudio I replaced it with BB Flashback Express 2 Recorder, which is also a free program. I have found that the captured screen video at a resolution of 1920 x 1200 is much clearer and the video places back noticeably smoother than CamStudio.

BB FlashBack Express 2 Recorder can be found at: http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/bbflashback/compareeditions.aspx

By the way, there are three versions: express, standard, and pro. The express version is the free version.

For my purposes BB FlashBack Express 2 Recorder is the most superior and free alternative to CamStudio, depending upon what your additional needs are, two other ones worth mentioning are:
[1] Debut Video Capture Software, which is a free program that allows the user to capture video from a webcam or other connected camera and it allows the user to record their screen or take a screenshot. http://www.nchsoftware.com/capture/index.html

[2] Wink, which is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.

answered Apr 09 '11 at 12:06

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Greg De Santis

edited Apr 09 '11 at 15:03

Agreed BB Flashback is the cheapest and greatest screen recorder that meets your needs.

(Jul 06 '12 at 10:00) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

Check this out. There is a free one that you can record for up to ten minutes. I use it. There is a paid version if you want more than ten minutes.

Microsoft Expression Encoder: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Encoder4_Overview.aspx

answered Apr 08 '11 at 17:39

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Looks cool.

(Apr 08 '11 at 20:52) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

There is Jing by Techsmith, the makers of Camtasia Studio and Snagit. There is also Microsoft expression Encoder.

answered Jun 27 '11 at 03:18

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The only downside to Jing is that it has a 5 minute limit. If you want to record longer, you have to pay.

(Jun 27 '11 at 15:16) PCLinux7 PCLinux7's gravatar image

There is a free version of bandi cam that has really good quality but has a water mark and cost $30

answered Jul 06 '12 at 16:58

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