CamStudio is a nifty little tool for capturing video on your PC. It is hosted at SourceForge.net, is open source, and free for the downloading. This tool allows capturing the full screen, a region, or a fixed region (which is a region you set explicitly). CamStudio offers many features that are rare among the freeware video apps out there, including screen and video annotations, the ability to use a bunch of different compressions, record/not record audio, allows custom cursor options, and even ships with a AVI to flash converter for your video pleasure. There are several decent screen recorders out there, but none I have seen that offer superior quality for free, that even runs quite well on older hardware. CamStudio is lightweight, quick and dirty, yet has many robust features that will greatly enhance the quality of your video arsenal. If you want to see a good example of what you can do with CamStudio, I used it to make the videos on the Word 2007 Video Review post this morning.
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