If you’re looking for a free screen recorder, you have many choices, whether it’s creating a presentation for your business, or recording your latest gaming session for YouTube or Twitch, there’s a free program for you. Coming up, I’ll count down the top five best free screen recorders to capture high quality video of what is happening on your computer. Let’s get start
Software Number 5. Screenrec – This program is packed full of tools that are useful for businesses, well intended for business use could also use this program for other purposes. In addition to the screen recorder, you could capture screenshots with annotation tools included to point out important information, your recordings are saved to a dedicated encrypted Cloud account, which is useful to easily manage company training videos and other presentations. One downside is that the file storage has limit of two gigabytes. If you want more, you’ll need to upgrade. In addition to the cloud storage, your recordings and screenshots can also be saved to your computer recordings are saved as an mp4 and screenshots are saved as a PNG file. At this time, screen rec is only available for Windows, but support, Mac and Linux coming soon.
Software Number 4. AMD relive – If your PC has an AMD Radeon graphics card there read that software may already be installed the features are similar to Shadowplay for recording and broadcasting live, but unlike Shadowplay relive does not support OpenGL games at this time.
Software Number 3. Tinytake – Tinytake is an easy to use screen recorder and capture program that lets you save files to your computer and offers two gigabytes of cloud storage to save your work annotation tools are also included to mark up your videos and screenshots, can be free basic plan for tiny take, they don’t have watermarks, which is a positive, but the reporting limit is five minutes with premium features locked behind a paywall another screen recording option many people use is ice cream screen or. It’s very similar to tiny tag, and that it’s simple to use with various annotation tools in the free version of ice cream screen recorder. The time limit for recordings is five minutes, the output options are limited, and they slap their watermark on recordings unless you upgrade, due to the restrictions, most of you will probably be better off choosing one from our top five, and using tiny tape or ice cream screen recorder. So let’s move on to the top two.
Software Number 2. Flashback Express – flashback Express is a Windows only program I highly recommend for those people just starting out learning how to use screen recording software. Not only is it easy to use. It lets you adjust the frames per second, capture any part of your screen and uploading directly to YouTube is a breeze. What’s nice about flashback expressed, is that there are no nasty watermarks added and no time limits on your recordings. If you upgrade to flashback Pro, they give you additional features, including the ability to edit your own videos, but if you already have a video editor that you use, there should be no need to upgrade. They also have another program designed for gamers called FB x in a prior video on this channel, a couple years back, at that time, FB X was completely free with no restrictions. While they still have a free plan with most of the features included you now must upgrade to the pro plan, remove the SPX watermark, if you’re a serious gamer, you may want to consider upgrading, especially if you plan to stream to twitch mixer.
Software Number 1. OBS Studio – Taking the top spot OBS Studio once again takes the crown as the best free screen recorder. It’s what I use for more than 90% of the videos on this channel. Not only is it open source and completely free. It’s available for the three major platforms, Windows, Mac and Linux. There are no for watermarks time limits or ads, and includes a ton of features for HD recording or streaming. It’s especially great if you have multiple monitors allow you to switch between different scenes with ease. OBS won’t be for everyone. It has a high learning curve, the interface can be confusing, and many become frustrated just going through the process to set it up. If you’re just getting started using OBS. We also created a beginner’s guide for this program as well, that might be able to help you out. You should also be with that OBS is resource intensive, but it’s not recommended on older or low spec computers. In addition to what is listed on their system requirements page, I’d recommend a PC with a dual or quad core processor, and at least four gigabytes of RAM. So if your computer can handle it, and you can make it past the setup process, you’ll find that there is no better screen recording software than OBS Studio.