NCH Debut Video Capture Professional – is an application that allows you to record video either from a local camera or a network one. You can also use it to capture the screen activity and save the recordings in the most popular video formats.
The interface is pretty intuitive, with all the features nicely organized in the main window. You need to setup the video camera before running the app, otherwise it will automatically switch to the screen recording tool.
There are multiple options placed right in the main window, including the format you wish to choose, such as AVI, MP4, 3GP, FLV, MOV or ASF.
In addition, you can play a little bit with encoder options and change video and sound compressors, but there’s also a setting to edit the output file.
You thus get multiple configurations that include choosing the final video resolution and the framerate, and you also have the power to enable time-lapse and capture one frame at a user defined interval.
Of course, the application can also be controlled via hotkeys, so you won’t have to open the application while recording to pause or stop the video.
There are numerous settings concerning the devices, the output, the hotkeys, or the snapshots so, among other things, you also have the power to highlight the mouse cursor, limit the recording time to a user defined value, run the application at Windows startup, disable the Aero screen effects and many more yet.
Everything worked very smooth during our test, but a minor slowdown in performance on slower computers my be noticed.
To sum up, Debut Video Capture Software is one of the best apps of its kind and in case you wish to record screen activity either for tutorials or just for fun, this could be the right pick.
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