If you do not require video (it does audio) to be captured concurrently (like you talking on video) with the screen recording you can use the free CamStudio to make the recording. You can also still use CamStudio if you don’t mind recording the video and then splicing it into the screen capture later. It will even do picture in picture if you prefer.
- Download CamStudio here
- Download the CamStudio Codec here
- Install them and then follow these instructions to create screen captures.
Depending on the codec you use, CamStudio will often save your video as a large uncompressed AVI file. This file can be imported into other video editing software as usual. If however, you would like to prepare it for upload to the Web as is, you will need to compress the AVI using a program called VirtualDub.
Here is how to compress the video using VirtualDub:
And here is an alternative description:
VirtualDub Compression – Watch the best video clips here
Other free screen recorders:
If you’ve got the budget to spend on slightly easier or more feature rich alternatives here are a few to take a look at: