Screen Recorder Studio Free is an application that helps you record the activity on your screen. You can use it to make tutorials, save online videos that don't support being downloaded, or preserve any streaming video from various sources. In addition, the tool allows you to take screenshots of the image displayed on the desktop.
The program provides a simple and user-friendly interface that doesn't require advanced knowledge to manage it properly. In the Preferences window, you have the chance to configure custom shortcut keys for the most frequently used recording-related commands, as well as the time elapsed between the moment you enable the recording and the time the tool actually starts taking video captures. What is good about this utility is that you can select the screen monitor you want to record – this is a useful feature when working with multiple monitors and your wish is to record the activity of a particular screen. Similarly, you can choose a camera to render the captured image on your desktop and record its live video streaming.
The application offers three recording modes, which will let you capture the full screen, an opened window, or a desktop area that you have selected. To keep your desktop information covered, you can hide the icons or choose a solid color or an image as a background. Before enabling the recording, you can set the image size of the video capture and determine the audio input. Next, you can choose between two output formats – MP4 and MOV, which can be customized in terms of bit rate and frame rate. However, if some of the initial settings don't meet your needs, you can change them when the recording process ends. Therefore, the “Media Manage” mode allows you to preview and see the details of the video you have just saved, and it lets you output the recording into a different format with final adjustments of its resolution, bit rate, and frame rate. Furthermore, you have the ability to crop the displayed image and trim part of the video from within the program, thus saving you the time it takes to edit the video recording using additional programs. In addition, you can add text or image logos to it, which will confer a personal touch to your project.
In short, the application offers an easy and convenient solution to record your computer screen activity. The features it provides are quite good and comprehensive, but the free edition’s severe limitation to use the tool only four times makes you think of this program but as a trial version of a commercial app.
- Captures the full screen, selected areas, and active windows
- Can edit the video recording
- Supports adding logos
- Can record the audio of your computer
- Can record the cursor
- Takes screenshots
- The free version can be used only four times
- Screenshots are saved exclusively as PNG files