These days recording screen activities have become quite a popular way of blogging and doing presentations. The screen recorders act just like the print screen function but the difference is that it continuously records all your on screen activities just like a camcorder or digital camera.
These softwares can also be useful when you want to create screen casts for software usage instructions or a video to report a bug that occurred in a software.
There are many screen recording softwares available for you to record the screen activities, here are few of the best screen recorders that will allow you to create videos and presentation from your activities and which are free to use.
CamStudio Open Source
CamStudio is a open source software that allows you to record your screen activities and create AVI videos out of it, it also includes a built-in SWF producer that allows you to create bandwidth friendly flash videos.
In addition to that CamStudio allows you to add high-quality sound to the video and also create picture-in-picture videos by using your webcam videos.
This is one great software that you should definitely have to record your screen activities and create videos out of it.
Free Screen Recorder
Free Screen Recorder is another screen recording software that can be used to capture screen activities into a AVI video file. Free screen recorder records every moment including mouse cursor movements, typing etc.
You can also record voice from the microphone which makes it easier to add your own commentary while the video is being recorded.
Freez Screen Recorder
Freez Screen Recorder allows you to record videos and also pause them. Like all the other softwares you can record any region of the screen or activities in a particular window in addition to recording all the activities of the full screen.
It also supports voice recording from the microphone, videotape or Internet.
AutoScreenRecorder allows you to create AVI files by recording screen activities. You can record the mouse pointer, a rectangle area or choose to record activities taking place in a application window. You can also choose to record the full screen for activities.
You can also choose to buy a full fledged version of AutoScreenRecorder which adds in more features to the software like generating flash video files and recording voice and sound in the video.
If you are looking for softwares to create demo videos and presentations or even plan to start video blogging, these tools are quite handy. Not only are they completely free to use but also add more utility to your computer life.
If you think there are better options please do share it with other readers using the comments form. I am definitely looking to try out more alternatives.