What are the best screen recorders for PC without time limit and watermark?

Screen recorders are useful for game streaming or for educational purposes. Most of them have watermarks or time limits imposed though. Here are a few screen recorders for PC without those restrictions as was asked by Jim Forrest.

asked by Jim Forrest
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10 solutions
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    #1Filmora scrn

    Filmora scrn

    Filmora scrn is a screen recording software with no watermark that allows users to record from computer and webcam simultaneously, adjust cursor size, add annotations, and export to various formats.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $59.99- Free trial available

    Tang Jiang
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "What's so cool about Filmora is that the available fps setting when I record my games onscreen. I can set it from 15fps up to 120fps and speed up some parts of my gameplay. "
  2. 13

    #2Open Broadcaster Software

    Open Broadcaster Software

    Open Broadcaster Software, also known as OBS, is one of the best screen recorders and live streaming software. It supports YouTube, Mixer, and Twitch platforms. It is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Ken Gong
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "OBS has a range of plugins which I use all the time for streaming my live games. It will take some getting used to before someone new to OBS gets comfortable on the program. But it's the software that most gamers use for livestreaming so it's worth learning too."
  3. 10

    #3Ezvid

    Ezvid

    Ezvid is a free screen recorder for Windows. You can use it to record, edit, annotate and upload directly to YouTube all within the app. It also instant slideshow maker as well as facecam and voice synthesis features.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Judy Adams
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "One of the best no doubt about that! My boss uses this when making her course for Udemy. This has no watermarks and free. We can even easily post our screen records on YouTube."

DID YOU KNOW?

The first videotape recorders released back in 1951? Ampex Corporation was behind it with Charles Ginsburg and his research team. Film was the primary medium in the early days of video recording? Magnetic tape was an alternative but it was already used for sound though. TV signal carried large amounts of information and the was a need for a better medium for it. Videotape cassettes then arrived in 1976 by both JVC and Panasonic. Digital camera technology was further developed. Sony then demoed the Mavica, a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera in 1981.

Kodak released the DC40 that helped introduce digital photography to the public. Since then, Digital SLR and mirrorless cameras have poured out in the market. They produce high-quality images and record videos as well. Video streaming has become quite popular nowadays. You only need your smartphone camera and some apps to record videos and share them online. What if you want to record what on your screen then? This is where screen recorders come in. There are plenty of screen recorders for PCs as well as smartphones. Some come without time limits or watermarks. Some you need to pay a small price for. Regardless, recording, whether live or on-screen, has neven been easier.

  1. 10

    #4Camstudio

    Camstudio

    CamStudio is a free and open-source screen recorder for Windows systems. It renders videos in AVI format or converts them into Flash Video as well embedded in SWF formats. More features and format support are coming in future updates.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Simon Wu
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "Tried installing this but Norton warned me this might contain virus. Also, other reviews say Camstudio contains virus. I don't want my computer to have virus so I went to remove this program from my computer, as adviced by Norton."
  2. 8

    #5Monosnap

    Monosnap

    Monosnap allows you to capture full screen, part of the screen, or a selected window and draw on it or hide part of the image. The software is free and is available for Windows and Mac systems or as a browser extension for Google Chrome.

    Software

    Mac, Windows, Chrome Browser Extension

    Free- Varies by plan

    Huang Cai
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "This app would have been good if this enables fullscreen recording. This works fine doing very basic screen recording. Exportable to MP4 format which is very useful."
  3. 7

    #6ActivePresenter

    ActivePresenter

    ActivePresenter is a free screen recorder software without time limit and watermark. It is applicable to Windows 7, 8, 10 and MacOS X. It can be converted into any video format like AVI, MP4, MKV, and WebM. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Sun Kong
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "ActivePresenter is an easy to use screen recording software that doesn't use time limits or watermarks. It works with many versions of Windows and MacOS, as well as different video formats."
  4. 6

    #7Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder

    Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder

    Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder is a free online screen recorder without time limit and watermark. It converts the video file and uploads it to YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Vimeo. 

    Websites

    Free

    Cheshta Das
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I love this screen recorder! It works very well! A lot of my friends have it and love it too!"
  5. 4

    #8VSDC Free Screen Recorder

    VSDC Free Screen Recorder

    VSDC Free Screen Recorder is a software screen recorder that has no time limit and watermark. The video file can be saved in different formats like MP4 and AVI. It can also record sound and voice from different devices. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Lori Jordan
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "This recorder works great."
  6. 3

    #9Loom

    Loom
    Loom is a minimalistic recorder that captures your screen, mic and even, if you want, the front-facing camera (a good option if you want to be a YouTuber). Oh, and unlimited recording time.
    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Kimberly Obrien
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "Easy and great to use! I'm liking this plugin so far because this is useful for my business. I can record as long as I want because there's no time limit."
  7. 1

    #10ScreenFlow

    ScreenFlow

    ScreenFlow is a software for Mac which allows users to take screen recordings as well as edit recorded videos. The software also offers a free trial for those who want to get a feel for its layout and convenience.

    Software

    Mac

    Varies by plan

    Crystal Barnett
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "Useful for my Mac computer! Lets me choose which part of my screen I want to capture for recording. The interface is really simple and pretty straightforward. Beginners won't get confused using this for the first time. Awesome software!!"

Summary

Best What are the best screen recorders for PC without time limit and watermark
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Filmora scrnSoftware 14 Paid
2Open Broadcaster SoftwareSoftware 13 Free
3EzvidSoftware 10 Free
4CamstudioSoftware 10 Free
5MonosnapSoftware 8 Free
6ActivePresenterSoftware 7 Free
7Apowersoft Free Online Screen RecorderWebsites 6 Free
8VSDC Free Screen RecorderSoftware 4 Free
9LoomSoftware 3 Free
10ScreenFlowSoftware 1 Paid
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