How to Choose a Good Screen Recording Software

Nowadays there are lots of different screen recording software available for you to choose from. But while all will allow you to record videos from your screen – there are often significant differences between them.

If you want to choose a good software, you should try to find one that fits your needs. More specifically, there are a few areas that you should look at:

  • Ease of use

Some screen recorders are definitely easier to use than others, which makes them much more beginner-friendly. Take a look at the user interface, watch video guides, and maybe even take advantage of the free trial to figure out how easy the software is – and whether or not it is a good fit.

  • Recording options

The typical recording options in screen recording software will include options to adjust the recording area, and possibly a toggle for microphone recording. Apart from that however some software may include other options such as webcam capture and overlay, volume controls for audio sources, frame rate settings, automated recording features, and so on.

Keep in mind that more options is not necessarily better, and it may complicate things – especially if you don’t have a need for those options in the first place.

  • Editing features

Some screen recordings have editing features – and a few even include a full-fledged editor of their own. If you have your own editing software you may not require these features at all however.

In general some basic editing features can come in handy however, especially options to trim videos or crop them.

  • Output formats

Although often overlooked, the output formats that the software supports can be very important. At a minimum it should support the more commonly-used formats – especially MP4 (with H.264).

Aside from that you should look for support for any other formats you may require for specific uses, such as MPEG-2 for DVD, or HEVC to conserve storage space.

  • Technical assistance

As a rule you should always check that the screen recording software you’re looking at has some form of technical assistance – just in case. While you may not run into any difficulties, it is important that if you do you are able to get help in a timely manner.

Checking that the developer or customer support team is responsive on social media, forums or other channels is a very good step to take.

If you are looking for a good screen recorder you could check out Movavi Screen Recorder Studio. Not only is it a versatile screen recorder but it is user-friendly and has a built-in editor that you can use to cut and join videos, enhance the video quality, add background music, and more.

By scrutinizing each of the areas described above, it should be relatively easy to find a good screen recorder. More importantly because it will fit your needs, you should be able to find one that you’re able to use without any issues and fulfills all of your expectations neatly.

Author: Dexter Sinistri

Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.