Anyone use the free CamStudio software?

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Quick question for those who use CamStudio- what is the max record time for a screen capture that one can do with this free software? I want to buy Camtasia (after Christmas) but I need to be able to go longer than the 5 mins that Jing allows for screen captures. Ideas?
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    I don't remember any time limitation with it. For sure I recorded about half hour without any issues.
    • Profile picture of the author sellerscompanion
      So I guess I am wondering why one would buy Camtasia if CamStudio does similar things? Or am I missing something that Camtasia does that is special?
    • Profile picture of the author bizwebstart
      I would seriously look at buying Camtasia as the free version I have always found to be a bit buggy. Like Istvan says - not aware of a time restraint

      Regards
  • Profile picture of the author MichaelAppleton
    Although an investment is needed I would highly recommend Camtasia, well worth the money and a second to none bit of software.

    I have never used CamStudio but interesting to hear any reviews aswell.

    Might give it a go tomorrow.
  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Obviously, Camstudio has way less features and does only the basics... You can downlaod the 30 days free trial for Camtasia and compare them for yourself.
  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    I use camstudio and I don't think there is a time limit. God knows, I can ramble on and on in my videos so you can record for quite some time if not forever.

    I have no idea what the benefits of camtasia would be but I have never needed more than what camstudio offers. I am just doing basic "how to" types of videos and that seems to work fine.

    Lee
    • Profile picture of the author brendan301
      Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

      I use camstudio and I don't think there is a time limit. God knows, I can ramble on and on in my videos so you can record for quite some time if not forever.

      I have no idea what the benefits of camtasia would be but I have never needed more than what camstudio offers. I am just doing basic "how to" types of videos and that seems to work fine.

      Lee
      same here, i've done videos over 30 minutes long. however i've noticed that when I save them to avi format they're huge.

      i do plan on investing in camtasia early 2011. but for right now camstudio's working out for me.
  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
    I've used many screen recorders, except for camstasia, which I did not want to shell out the money for something that can be done for less.

    What I have found so far to be the best, is BB FlashBack Screen Recorder - Compare Editions

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