ZD Soft Screen Recorder is a powerful and versatile screen capture software using which you can record your PC screen into a video file or take screenshots of the screen and save them into image files. It can be used to create how-to videos for YouTube, to capture any computer activity, record a webinar/meeting or Skype session, and to record game play.
It is available both as an installer and as a portable program. When you launch Screen Recorder, it displays a small window from where you can pick a quick configuration based on the intended use – create how-to video, record webinar or meeting, record PC gameplay etc. Afterwards, it places a small control window near the notification area from where you can control all aspects of the program.
From the Screen Recorder control window, you can start or stop the recording of the screen. You can also use the hotkey F8 to start the screen recording. From the same place you can choose to take the screenshots. For both the screenshots and the screen recording, you have to specify which region of the screen is to be captured or whether you want to capture the full-screen.
You can choose the source of sound to be recorded – system sound, microphone, line-in etc. You can choose whether you want to capture the webcam stream. You have the options to include the mouse-cursor movement in the captured screen activity. There are so many other advanced options such as text-to-speech narration, including mouse cursor effects, annotation tools and more.
The recorded videos can be saved in a number of formats, for example, MP4, FLV and AVI. You can also set the framerate, resolution and the quality of the video. You can also add your logo in the resulting videos which is a great tool for YouTubers.
ZD Soft Screen Recorder offers all the tools that you would want in a screen recording software. It can be used to record screen activity and take screenshots easily. But it is not a free software, it is available only in a 30-day trial version. The trial version adds a watermark in the captured screenshots or recorded videos.
You can download ZD Soft Screen Recorder from https://www.zdsoft.com/screen-recorder.html.