This program works as a video recorder that helps you to capture the activity of your computer screen. The sources of your recordings may be computer running applications, as well as webcam and microphone inputs.
The utility is plain simple and easy to use. The main window displays all major functions, so that you can enable them quickly. This way, you have the ability to take screencasts of the entire desktop image or of a selected area. You can select a specific part of the desktop appearance simply by clicking and dragging the mouse to encompass a rectangular screen area. The video recording may render computer sounds or the audio can be disabled, as you wish. The program provides eight different resolutions for saving the screencasts, so that you can choose the video quality that best suits your needs. Unfortunately, setting a custom resolution of your recording isn't possible.
The program allows you to pause, resume, and cancel the recording at any moment. The output video will be saved with a .mov extension at a location you specify. This is actually the only possible format, as other more popular file types, such as AVI or MP4, aren't supported.
In short, ScreencastMaker is a good video screen recorder that can be easily managed by both advanced users and complete beginners. It doesn't come with advanced features or complicated settings – therefore, taking a screencast with this tool is a hassle-free task.