Programs for recording videos

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Camtasia Studio (Windows and Mac)

Let's start this guide dedicated to what are the programs to record videos talking about Camtasia Studio. It is probably the best-in-class software available for Windows and Mac. It allows you to create flawless recordings of the computer screen, allowing the user to choose which area of ​​the desktop or window to include in the videos.

Once recording is complete, movies can be edited with a powerful internal editor packed with effects and editing features and exported to various formats / resolutions. The software is paid but a free trial version is available that allows you to test all its features for a period of 30 days.



To connect to the program's website and immediately download (and possibly also purchase) Camtasia Studio on your computer click here.

Debut Video Capture (Windows and Mac)

Debut Video Capture is one of the most complete video recording programs out there. It is available for both Windows and Mac and allows you to record video in real time using your computer webcam, capture desktop screencasts, record audio commentary and create live streaming broadcasts of the content you are recording.

Recordings can be customized in size and portions of the screen to be captured, text, audio effects and much more can be added. The program is paid but a free trial version is available that allows you to test all its features for a period of 30 days. To connect to the program's website and immediately download (and possibly also purchase) Debut Video Capture on your computer click here.

AvaCam (Windows)

AvaCam is a small free application designed to manage and use the PC webcam in the best way. It allows you to record videos in real time, take pictures at regular intervals and transform your computer webcam into a video surveillance tool capable of monitoring the surrounding environment and detecting even the least obvious movements.



It also allows remote monitoring (via the Internet), works in full screen and supports the simultaneous use of multiple webcams or video capture devices. Its user interface is very simple and easy for everyone to use… no video surveillance or IT security experts are needed. To connect to the program's website and immediately download AcaCam to your computer click here.

Easy Webcam Recording (Windows)

As suggerisce il suo nome, Easy WebCam Recording is a small free program that allows you to record videos using the webcam connected to your computer. It doesn't have a very accurate user interface, and therefore it may not be as immediate as other similar solutions, but it has a lot of features.

It even allows you to transform the webcam into a video surveillance tool and save recordings, as well as on the hard disk on your computer, on online servers via FTP. Furthermore, it is able to automatically recognize movements in the surrounding environment. It's for Windows only and it's free. To connect to the program's website and immediately download Easy WebCam Recording to your computer, click here.

Screenpresso (Windows)

Screen taken is another among the programs to record video that deserves to be included in an article of this type. It is a professional software that allows you to shoot a movie of the PC screen having various advanced options available. In fact, it allows the user to select which portion of the screen to film and allows you to edit the videos obtained through a convenient internal editor full of functions and special filters.


The software is also available in a free basic version which has several limitations compared to the full paid version, such as the inability to record HD videos, add watermarks to recorded videos and add text to videos shared online. To connect to the program's website and immediately download (and possibly also purchase) Screenpresso on your computer, click here.


FastStone Screen Capture (Windows)

FastStone Screen Capture is a software commonly known as a tool for capturing screenshots on a PC but in reality it also includes some very useful functions through which it is possible to make desktop recordings in a simple but at the same time satisfying way. The software allows you to create movies in Windows Media format. After recording them, you can also make changes to the videos, such as adding animations and effects, using the convenient internal editor.

FastStone Screen Capture is usable only and exclusively on Windows and is paid. However, a free trial version is available that allows you to try all the software's functions for a period of 30 days. The software is also available in a no-install variant, perfect for anyone who doesn't want or can't install new software on their computer. To connect to the program's website and download (and possibly also purchase) FastStone Screen Capture on your computer click here.

Windows Live Movie Maker (Windows)

Windows Live Movie Maker is the video editing program developed by Microsoft and one of the most famous software of the category in the world. It allows you to record video from the PC webcam and to import the videos recorded on digital cameras, smartphones and other electronic devices connected to the computer. The imported videos can be edited, exported and published online (on YouTube and Facebook) with just a few clicks.


Windows Live Movie Maker is part of the free software suite Windows Live Essentials which is no longer officially supported by Microsoft but can still be downloaded from sites outside the company. To download Windows Movie Maker in your language, linked to this page, then click on the item cityn and later on blue button. Then, put the check mark next to the text displayed in the center of the screen and click on blue button located below to start the Windows Essentials download. For more info you can also consult my guide on the subject.


iMovie (Mac)

Does it really need any introduction? iMovie is the macOS application for basic video editing. It is a program produced and made available directly by Apple capable of perfectly combining an extremely intuitive user interface with a set of advanced features and special effects. It therefore allows you to create videos full of transition effects, soundtracks, captions and so on. There is also a whole series of predefined styles that can be used for the radiation of themed montages.

iMovie is available only and exclusively for macOS and is pre-installed on most Macs currently on the market. Eventually, it is also available as a separate application downloadable from the Mac App Store at no cost. To allow users to edit videos and make changes on the go, Apple has also made available a version of iMovie for iPhone and iPad. You can then start using iMovie by accessing the folder folder Applications of your Mac or, if it is not pre-installed, you can download it to your computer by clicking here.

Screen Flow (Mac)

As for the Mac universe only, Screen Flow is definitely a great video recording program to consider. Although intended for more professional users, it is very easy to use even by those who find themselves having to deal with a software of this type for the first time ever. It allows you to record the Mac desktop and possibly also what is captured by the computer's webcam.

The recorded videos can then be edited using the appropriate editor attached to the program using the many tools available. The program supports all popular video file formats and allows you to choose from an equally wide range of output formats. Note that this is a resource available only and exclusively for Mac and for a fee. However, the program can be tried at no cost for a trial period of 30 days. To connect to the program's website and immediately download (and possibly also purchase) Screen Flow on your computer click here.

Final Cut Pro (Mac)

Final Cut Pro is one of the programs for editing character videos most popular professional for macOS. Like iMovie, even in this case it is a product from Apple itself and offers a wide range of tools to edit and above all to edit videos particularly suitable for a wide professional such as support for multi-scratch editing of movies in 4K.

The program, it is good to keep in mind, is a paid resource (and the purchase price is also quite high!) But it is possible to test its operation for a trial period of 30 days. To connect to the section of the Apple website dedicated to the program and immediately download Final Cut Pro on your Mac, click here.

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