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 –

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