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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 29 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.0.1227
  • Total Downloads:
    507,163
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 26, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-minute videos with watermark); $39.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    16.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,311
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4.0.1227
  • Bandicam is now able to add numbers to highlight steps of video tutorials.
  • Bandicam is now able to draw arrows with customized colors and sizes.
  • Improved the real-time drawing function.
  • Added a new size preset (1920x1080) on the rectangle window.
  • Separated the FPS position hotkey and the FPS show/hide hotkey.
  • Improved the writing efficiency of PCM audio data with the .avi container.

Bugs fixed:

  • RGB24 codec resulted in quality loss in the registered version.
  • External codec which supports RGB input such as MagicYUV, Lagarith, x264 resulted in quality loss.
  • Bandicam crashed when the smallest size was selected and the H264(CPU) codec was used in Screen Recording Mode.
  • Other minor bugs fixed.
General
Publisher Bandicam
Publisher web site https://www.bandicam.com/
Release Date April 26, 2017
Date Added April 26, 2017
Version 3.4.0.1227
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 16.24MB
File Name bdcamsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 507,163
Downloads Last Week 1,311
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-minute videos with watermark
Price $39

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