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Free Screen Video Capture tool

Free screen video Capture toolFree Screen Video is a screen recording tool from Topviewsoft which can record the activities on your screen and sounds into AVI, DivX or MPEG4 video files. This tool has very simple and an easy to use interface and many advanced options to go through. You can record any part of the screen to be recorded along with mouse movements and sounds using a microphone to narrate the screen recordings. You can also choose the output video compressor or format (such as Microsoft Video 1, MPEG-4, DivX), quality, frame rate and also the output format for  audio (such as PCM, ADPCM, MP3, OGG).

I have already mentioned about a free screen capture tool for Linux, but this one is for Windows operating system.

The major advantage of this software is that it is licensed freeware for windows and can be used without any restrictions. This simple application very useful to record simple video tutorials.

Free screen video capture tool - simple user interface

As you can see, the application interface is very simple and it is showing the information regarding the video and audio that it is going to capture. This include format in which the video will be captured, its quality and frames per second, the audio format for audio being recorded, its sampling rate etc. The main window also displays quick access hot-keys to start, pause or stop the recording. All these options can be customized from the Recording Options Window which appear while pressing the Options button in the Main window.

Free screen Video Capture tool options

The Recording Options window provides option to configure the region to capture the video, the format of recording the video, the format for recording audio and options to customize the hot-keys.

The audio format and video format is further configurable based on the output video format you choose (This option is not available for some options). This include the compression ratio of the video and audio recording, its sampling rate etc.

Free screen video capture tool video compression options

This screenshot shows advanced compression options for Microsoft Video format.

Free screen video capture tool audio compression options

This screenshot shows advanced audio recording options.

This advanced options enables adjustment of the quality of the video and audio recorded to any extend. This tool is very helpful in creating interactive video tutorials and  how to  videos showing your screen.

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