Saturday, December 29, 2012

ActivePresenter – Easy to use Screencasting Tool

For long have been using and suggesting CamStudio, an open source and free screen capturing and recording software for Windows machines. A recent project of mine needed more features than what CamStudio could offer and there I was bingle(ing) (using Bing and Google) the web, when I stumbled upon ActivePresenter from Atomi Systems.


ActivePresenter is a feature rich screen recording software than help in creating interactive screencasts and SCORM-compliant e-learning content.




Few of the many features of the ActivePresenter are

1. Obviously Capture and Record (Images and Full motion video)

2. Annotation

3. Audio/Video Editing with options like pan/zoom

4. Exporting to high quality video formats including AVI, WebM etc

5. Transition Effects

6. Narration, Spotlight, Blur, cursor path etc.



imageThis software comes packaged in a 37 MB install file and has three editions, including one being free with most of the features available and needed for day to day use by many.


One thing I could not find was Video Capture from WebCam. Over all a very feature rich and very impressive screen capturing/screen casting program that had replaced CamStudio on my Windows 8 machine.


Below are few screenshots of the options from the tool






A highly recommended software for e-learning content development which is also SCROM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) compliant.


Hope this tool is of good help to you. Thank you for your time.


Important Links:

Support, Demo, Tutorials etc -

Features -

Comparison of Editions -

Download -

More on SCROM -

CamStudio –

1 comment:

  1. My Screen Recorder is a better screen recording software. It records your screen and audio from the speakers or your voice from the microphone - or both simultaneously. The recordings are clear and look great when played back on your PC or uploaded to YouTube. It will record directly to standard compressed format that works with any video editor or any tool, no conversion required.


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