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Bandicam Screen Recorder

$39
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.3.1114
  • Total Downloads:
    476,406
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 11, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-minute videos with watermark); $39.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Whether you're an old pro at screen recordings or this is your first time out, Bandicam makes it easy to set up and start recording anything on your screen. Less experienced users will like that the default settings mean you can basically start recording in only a couple clicks.

Pros

Capture options: You can choose to share your whole screen or only a specific portion, and it's easy to resize the window so that it shows only what you want it to. You can record in AVI or MP4 format, and there are presets that let you quickly adjust to a specific width or adjust for a YouTube-friendly recording. It will include any sounds that are playing while you record, too, so you can play your own soundtrack or capture the full sound effects if you're recording a game you're playing. There's also an option to capture straight screenshots, with four output options, including BMP, PNG, and JPG.

Easy to use: While there are advanced options and settings, if you don't want to mess around with these, Bandicam is preset to record in AVI format at 30 frames per second. It also detects your primary sound device and webcam (if you have one). When we went this route, the recording was of good quality, but it was also good when we made some minor tweaks of our own and changed to MP4 instead of AVI.

Cons

Some features not available: We were happy to see a button to edit the recordings we'd made, but it turns out that that just leads to an option to purchase the publisher's editing tool, Bandicut. Some tools offer these as part of the package. In addition, the option to play the recordings just opened our default media player.

Bottom Line

If you need to record your screen with a minimum of fuss, Bandicam makes the process easy and creates good quality recordings or screenshots. It's not free, but the trial version will let you know if the price is right for your needs.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Bandicam 2.1.2.740.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Way Too buggy"

August 28, 2016  |  By maqqy101

2016-08-28 20:11:06  |  By maqqy101

 |  Version: Bandicam Screen Recorder 3.2.1.1107

Pros

When it decides to record, it's great! Paid for version had high quality videos with no logo. Fairly straight-forward to use.

Cons

Constantly refuses to work for no easily visible reason
Takes hours to weeks to get it working again
Forum, FAQs, and Support are NO help
Is most definitely not worth paying for

Summary

I had absolutely no issues with the free version. It was lower quality, and there was a giant logo, but it was free. However, the moment I gave them money, the thing continuously broke down and refused to function. The only reply I could get from support was it must be something with my computer, yet no other recording program has ever given me a single issue.

In short: Use free version, download a bootleg, or look elsewhere.

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5 stars

"VERY impressed by BANDICAM's recording quality and..."

August 11, 2016  |  By John K Carter

2016-08-11 23:45:10  |  By John K Carter

 |  Version: Bandicam 3.1.1.1073

Pros

For a long time I've been searching for good screen capture software that would allow me to play games I play while recording without drastically reducing gaming quality.

One day, a friend of mine suggested that I check-out Bandicam so I downloaded the free version and tried it on Overwatch, Skyrim and Minecraft and was VERY impressed by BANDICAM's recording quality and features.

It has never let me down and I can now record not only my gameplay but also computer screen and webcam.

Cons

- It doesn't support live streaming to Twitch.
- The www.Bandicam.com watermark at the top of the page on the free version.

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1 stars

"This software SUCKS"

October 13, 2015  |  By David Liggins

2015-10-13 23:41:21  |  By David Liggins

 |  Version: Bandicam Screen Recorder 2.3.3.860

Pros

NONE. This piece of Software SUCKS.

Cons

I've spent ALL day trying to record things WITHOUT lag. You'd think with a 3.2ghz 6 core CPU and a GeForce 750 GPU it'd work, but NO! I DO NOT recommend this to ANYONE. **** you Bandicam, **** you.

Summary

**** you.

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3 stars

"Worked great for a while, but lousy tech support"

February 14, 2015  |  By CatherineMcClarey

2015-02-14 03:46:55  |  By CatherineMcClarey

 |  Version: Bandicam 2.1.2.740

Pros

Easier to set up & use than Camstudio; works great with newer games (and very old games). Paid version eliminates the recording time limit & watermark; also qualifies owner for "competitive upgrade" discount if you later switch to another publisher's paid-version screen recording software.

Cons

When I had problems getting the paid version of Bandicam to record gameplay video from Heroes Chronicles (which used Direct X, but an earlier version than that used by current games), Bandicam tech support was slow to respond and ultimately gave up on me without resolving the problem I was having. I had to restart the "Let's Play" series I was on with Camstudio, until I found a different paid screen recording software program (BB Flashback) which worked better for me.

Summary

Definitely try the free version first; if it works well with the games you wish to record gameplay video of, then spring for the paid version. Be advised that older Direct X games may not "play nice" with Bandicam, though, and you may want to also (or instead) download one of Bandicam's competitors to record gameplay video from those games with.

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1 stars

"Bandicam is the worst."

December 12, 2014  |  By derikgw

2014-12-12 20:26:30  |  By derikgw

 |  Version: Bandicam 2.1.1.731

Pros

Can't think of anything.

Cons

Will not record without recording background noise from somewhere, even if you turn off all audio input. The sound is horrible.

Summary

Bandicam is the worst recording product I have ever used in the last 10 years.

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5 stars

"Excellent free software."

March 03, 2014  |  By smithpd1

2014-03-03 01:05:57  |  By smithpd1

 |  Version: Bandicam 1.9.4.504

Pros

Bandicam was the only video recorder I tried that could record a a certain cut scene video that was playing in a game. Others I tried had severe stuttering. The ones that failed were AutoScreenRecorder, Screencast-O-matic, CamStudio, and Fraps.

File sizes are very small. 7 MB for a 4 minute recording compared with 250 MB for 30 seconds in Fraps!

Can accelerate calculations using Cuda if your card is Cuda capable.

Cons

None that I noticed.

Summary

Get it now.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work at all."

February 24, 2014  |  By blukeNJ

2014-02-24 08:06:17  |  By blukeNJ

 |  Version: Bandicam 1.9.3.492

Pros

None, wouldn't record at all.

Cons

See one line summary...

Summary

Installed, record button grayed out. Save time, keep looking.

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

February 12, 2014  |  By UdderAppreciation

2014-02-12 22:38:20  |  By UdderAppreciation

 |  Version: Bandicam 1.9.3.492

Pros

No lag. Easy to use. Great quality output.

Cons

No complaints.

Summary

I downloaded from the Bandicam website. No spyware or adware.
Better than any of the other screen recorders I've tried including Fraps, CamStudio,ZD Soft Screen Recorder

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5 stars

"Simple to use and does it all"

September 30, 2013  |  By bsweeney67

2013-09-30 19:13:22  |  By bsweeney67

 |  Version: Bandicam 1.9.0.396

Pros

Small footprint, easy to use, records images or video with sound

Cons

Can't really think of anything except if you expect simplicity on the level of Iphone apps forget it, you won't find that here but if you are looking for something that simple you probably aren't the type to be downloading and installing a program like this let alone actually use software like this.

Summary

This program is excellent and it's free, so what are you waiting for?... start installing already!

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5 stars

"Amazing!!!"

July 24, 2013  |  By themeparkmad1techie

2013-07-24 12:14:22  |  By themeparkmad1techie

 |  Version: Bandicam 1.8.9.371

Pros

Best Screen recorder i've used

Cons

NONE that I can think of

Summary

well worth the download also if you like this try bandizip it can open rar files and is better than winrar because the free trial doesn't expire after 40 days.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.3.1114
  • Bandicam will not hook Windows Store Apps by default.
  • Improved the hooking compatibility with Origin.
  • Added the "Windows Store Apps (UWP)" option.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.
General
Publisher Bandisoft
Publisher web site http://www.bandisoft.com
Release Date September 09, 2016
Date Added September 11, 2016
Version 3.2.3.1114
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.79MB
File Name bdcamsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 476,406
Downloads Last Week 321
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-minute videos with watermark
Price $39

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