What are the best webcam recording and editing software?

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    #1Screencastify

    Screencastify

    Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension that enables users to record everything going on in one of their browser tabs or on their whole PC desktop. It records professional quality videos which can also be shared on YouTube.

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Scott Day
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Screencastify is an easy way to capture your whole desktop, browser tabs and/ or webcam. You don't need complicated screencasting software this will work well for you, if you need this type of service. "
  2. 16

    #2Loom

    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

    Angélica Castillo
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "I needed something that would allow me to quickly record myself and screen while on my computer. I love how easy it was for me to do this with Loom. "
  3. 13

    #3Camstudio

    Camstudio

    CamStudio is a free and open source app screen recorder which can record all audio and screen activity on a Windows computer. Recorded screens are available for download as SWF and AVI formats only.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Leonardo Ventura
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I learned to use the many tools available in this package. It's so easy to learn and then to realize that it was free just tops it all off."
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    #4Debut Video Capture Software

    Debut Video Capture Software

    Debut Video Capture Software allows you to record videos from a webcam, external devices, from your computer screen or any streaming video available. It also offers a wide range of tools to edit and save your videos and supports all major video formats.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- $40

    Marilyn Schultz
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Debut Video Capture Software is perfect for new and experienced users. There is a free version that works well, and also a paid version that has many added features. I love this program and recommend it to anyone wondering if they should use it. "
  2. 7

    #5FlashBack Express

    FlashBack Express
    Schedule recording is the main attraction of this app. You can start capturing your screen at a certain time or even when you open a particular program. FlashBack Express is free to use but you need to ask the developer for a registration key
    Software

    Windows

    Free- pro version available

    Thomas Cox
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "FlashBack Express is designed or businesses and the lifetime license is very reasonable. If you are just going to use it for your experience and fun, you may want to look for other options which are free even though the the price is also very affordable for non-business use. It is not free as advertised."
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    #6Screencast-O-Matic

    Screencast-O-Matic

    Screencast-O-Matic is a free screen recorder which is used by many educators as a tool for creating instructive demos or tutorials on PC. Users can also add narration using a microphone.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Wayne Davidson
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Works well for what I need. I dislike the price tag, but it is nice that it has a refer a friend feature in order to get it for free. Not that I have any friends that would help me with this, but hey, it's something. Captures my screen quite well and allows me to save it in all the most popular media formats. It also allows me to auto-upload a screencast to my youtube channel as well, which saves a bit of time. Not amazing, but it's pretty good."
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    #7Rylstim Screen Recorder

    Rylstim Screen Recorder
    Rylstim Screen Recorder is a perfect tool if you want to make a simple recording: select codec, frame rate and storage location and the app will record until you say so. It is also available in portable version.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Arthur Johnson
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Pretty easy to use tool for both the desktops and on the go with your phone. A little more features on the desktop version."
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    #8FilmSlesh

    FilmSlesh
    FilmSesh is a platform that enables you to quickly create, share and track video recordings on a SaaS platform. You'll see who viewed your videos and also see the videos that your team has shared. You need to sign up with your Google account
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Edward Cooper
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "I'm a director. I'm no Steven Speilberg, I'm Tim Burton, if you must know, but that''s not important right now. Filmflesh is the best and most recent product that I've been using all my adult life. I've made so many good time recordings and little movies with his sucker. I took my adult son to an aquarium and took a movie of him looking at a sting ray. I later edited part of it out when he told me to take off my wedding ring because I'd never been there for his mother who recently died. I'll miss her forever. This is a top notch product."
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    #9Open Broadcaster Software

    Open Broadcaster Software
    Open Broadcaster Software, also known as OBS, is a free and open-source program for video recording and live streaming. It supports YouTube, Mixer, and Twitch platforms. It is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Larry Fuller
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "OBS is probably the most well known webcam recording software known to the internet. It's been around for a long time so that makes it tried and true. I'd check it out first before trying other software."

Summary

Best What are the best webcam recording and editing software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ScreencastifySoftware 21 Free
2LoomSoftware 16 Free
3CamstudioSoftware 13 Free
4Debut Video Capture SoftwareSoftware 10 Free
5FlashBack ExpressSoftware 7 Free
6Screencast-O-MaticSoftware 6 Free
7Rylstim Screen RecorderSoftware 3 Free
8FilmSleshSoftware 1 Free
9Open Broadcaster SoftwareSoftware 0 Free
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