Screencasting Software Comparison

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A handout prepared for the class "Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials" sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, October 18, 2009

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Screencasting Software Comparison

  1. 1. Screencast Software Comparison Minimum Download Time Editing Options Quizzes File Online Publishing Price Requirements Limit Formats Storage Options Screencast-O-Matic Web browser No 15 Add notes to create No .mov Yes Screencast-o-matic.com; Free http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ with Java min. bookmarks within the YouTube HD, DIY screencast Screen Jelly Web browser No 3 min. None No Can’t Yes Twitter, E-mail, Free http://screenjelly.com/ with Java download Facebook, other social file media ScreenToaster Web browser No 5 min. Webcam video, subtitles, No .mov, .swf Yes Screentoaster.com, Free http://www.screentoaster.com/ with Java export as .wav to edit in YouTube, embed code, other software DIY Jing (TechSmith) Mac OS X or Yes 5 min. None, but can edit .swf file No .swf 2 GB Screencast.com, direct Free http://www.jingproject.com/ Windows XP with Camtasia Studio ftp, embed code, DIY Jing Pro (TechSmith) Mac OS X or Yes 5 min. As for Jing, plus webcam No MPEG-4 2GB As for Jing plus YouTube $14.95 / http://www.jingproject.com/ Windows XP video (requires Mac OSX and better compatibility year Leopard) with Facebook, Vimeo, Viddler CamStudio Windows 95, Yes N/A Webcam video; No post- No .avi, .swf No DIY Free and http://camstudio.org/ 2000, XP recording editing Open capabilities but can prepare Source annotations ahead Camtasia Studio 6 (TechSmith) Windows XP or Yes N/A Editing along a continuous Yes .wmv, .mov, No Screencast.com, $299 http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp Vista* timeline; zoom and pan .m4v, .avi, customize for YouTube features and more or iPod, DIY Captivate 4 (Adobe) Windows XP or Yes N/A Extensive editing options Yes .swf; No Customize for YouTube $799 http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/ Vista done through a series of integration or iPod, DIY clips with courseware *Camtasia for Mac is now available http://www.techsmith.com/camtasiamac/ - features are not equivalent to Camtasia Studio. Last updated 10.11.09 Alison Aldrich, NN/LM PNR

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