How To Do A Screen Capture?

How To Do A Screen Capture
How To Do A Screen Capture

How Can I Do A Screen Capture?

While there are as many ways to do a screen capture as there are ‘experts’ online, the one that I use and that’s very low cost is using the screen capture software Screencast-O-Matic.

Screen Capture Software Free

Not only it is low cost (as in free), the paid version comes in a lowly $18 dollars a year, which is a lot less than other screen capture products out there. It’s also very easy to use. As you can see from the snapshot below, it’s a simple matter of firing up the software and hitting the ‘Record button’ and getting yourself ready.

Once you do, you’re faced with your recording window. As the image below shows it’s a simple matter of picking your video source, audio source, and click the record button at the bottom. Once you do so, you’ll be face with a 3,2,1 countdown before the software starts capturing video.

Once your screen capture is finished, you can either hit the ‘Play’ button and replay the video, hit the ‘Done’ button and let the software process the video,  or click the trashcan to delete your recording and start all over again.

Comparing the Free And Paid Versions Of Screencast O Matic 

With the free version you get…

  • Gives 15 minute recording time
  • Screen and webcam recording
  • The ability to publish straight to YouTube
  • Save the video file.

With the paid version you get…

  • Watermark in the corner removed.
  • Make longer recordings
  • Draw and zoom on your videos
  • Publish to Google, Vimeo, Dropbox
  • And a screenshot tool.

Here’s an example of a screen recording I’ve done in the past with Screencast O Matic.

As you can see the results are pretty good.

If you’d like to know more about Screencast O Matic or want to pick up a free copy of the software, click here.

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