Dream Video Capture Software in 2017

Diana Joan

Nov 09, 2017 05:38 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Videos are the main entertainment way for most users, we can enjoy the carious videos on TV, PC, samrtphones. When you are watching the wonderful movies which only can watch online, do you want to capture the nice video moment or clips? Video capture software can record the video for you. When you are playing the wonderful 3D game or the 4K game, do you want to record the videos and share the game clips with friends? Or upload the game to Youtube, Facebook or other game discussion app for sharing? Video capture software can record the perfect game video when you are playing the game.

There are many video capture software on the market? Which one do you like? Movavi? Camtasia, Adobe Presenter or others? When you choose one reliable video capture tool, you may care the supported OS? you may care the output video formats? Or you may care the usage is easy or not? From these factors, we have chosen out the top 5 best video capture software for you, some are for Windwos, some are for Mac, some are easy to do, some are professional, final decision is up to you.

Top 1. Video Cpature Software - Movavi

Supported OS: Windows and Mac

Video Formats: 3GPP (.3gp), 3GPP2 (.3g2), Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Matroska (.mkv), MPEG-4 (.mp4), Flash (.flv, .swf), WebM (.webm), etc.

Audio Formats: AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA


  1. You can capture the videos on Movavi
  2. With the editing tools, you also can edit the videos for better

Cons: Can’t upload the finished videos to sharing sites from within the program’s interface directly.

Quick Guide: Capture the Video with Movavi

1. Open the Movavi Screen Capture Studio

2. Import the video to Movavi Screen Capture Studio, you can do:

  1. Importing Video from AVCHD Cameras
  2. Capturing Video from Webcams, TV Tuners and VHS Players
  3. Capturing Videos from Screen

3. You can click the Open in Editor button after capturing video from your screen and edit the video to your desired effects.

4. Click Start to save your movie.

movavi screen capture

Top 2. Video Cpature Software -  Camtasia

Supported OS: Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 10 (Required: 64 Bit versions only), macOS 10.10 or later Quartz Extreme

Video Formats: MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI, etc

Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, WMA, etc.


  • records on multiple video and audio tracks.
  • upload your videos to Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, or Screencast.com.
  • free app available to record videos on mobile devices.

Cons: demo of full software is only free for 30 days

Quick Guide: Capture the Video with Camtasia

1. To start a recording, click the Record button at the top of the tools panel.

2. Import the video you want to capture. Camtasia makes it easy to record your screen or import your own video and audio files (MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI, etc.).

3. The multi-track timeline expands to fit all your projects. Split clips into two, remove portions of a clip, or delete one entirely. You can also add music, photos, narration, and more.

4. You also can upload your videos to Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, or Screencast.com.

5. Click Start Recording to begin.

  1. You canpPress “F10” to stop a recording, or “F9” to pause/resume a recording.
  2. You can press “CMD+OPTION+2” to stop a recording, or “CMD+SHIFT+2” to pause/resume a recording.

camtasia video capture

Top 3. Video Cpature Software -  Adobe Presenter

Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, etc.

Video Formats: MP4 and more.

Audio Formats: MP3 and more.


  • Provides you the detailed workflow.
  • Projects take minutes to finish, it’s fast.

Cons:  Cannot capture music directly with this software

Quick Guide: Capture the Video with Adobe Presenter

1. Click the Adobe Presenter ribbon in Microsoft PowerPoint, and click Record Video.

2. Open the required application, and then launch Adobe Presenter Video Express (Start > All Programs > Adobe Presenter Video Express)

  1. Click RESUME to resume recording or click the DONE to end recording, provide project name and edit the video.
  2. Click DISCARD to cancel recording and remove recorded contents. 

3. Click DONE when you have completed recording the content.

adobe presenter video capture

Top 4. Video Cpature Software -  SmartPixel

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8

Video Formats: FLV, AVI, MP4, and animated GIF output

Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, RM, OGG, FLAC, WAV. etc.


  • Excellent on-screen help
  • Supports hotkey
  • Great interface and easy to use


  • Wants to install directly into C:\SmartPixel instead of C:\Program Files\SmartPixel
  • Cannot highlight mouse cursor or clicks
  • Automatically kills videos less than 10 seconds in length; there is no option to disable this behavior

smartpixel video capture

Top 5. Video Cpature Software -  Snagit

Supported OS: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2016, or macOS High Sierra (10.13), Sierra (10.12), or El Capitan (10.11)

Video Formats:  AVI, MP4

Audio Formats: MP3

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Only provides minimal video-editing tools.

Quick Guide: Capture the Video with Snagit

1. Go out and buy Snagit or download the 30-day trial for free.

2. Open the web-page, word document or any other thing you want to snag

3. Click the "Snagit" button at the top of the screen, in your menu bar.

Tip: You can adjust the selection so the right portion of the screen is highlighted.

4. Press record to start the recording. Wait for the countdown and then complete whatever your desired actions are on the screen.

snagit video capture

Every video capture software only can otuput the limited video formats, sometimes, you want to get other video formats which the video captue can't output. how to do? Some video capture can't allow you to share the video to Youtube, Facebook, how to do edit the video to Youtube best supported vide formats?

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You can get thses video editing benefits:

  1. Cut/Trim/Extract Video Segments without Quality Loss
  2. Split Large Video into Small Parts
  3. Change Video Output Aspect Ratio

You can share the video at will

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  3. Upload AVCHD MTS/M2TS to YouTube

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