Debut Pro Edition

Debut Pro Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 161 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.13
  • Total Downloads:
    1,233,732
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,670
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Debut Pro Edition is NCH's shareware video capture tool. It boasts a logical layout with easy-to-grasp controls, an extensive Web-based user manual, and the ability to capture video from your desktop, webcam, or video card.

Pros

Easy to use: Debut Pro Edition eschews dark gray themes typical of video software in favor of a plain but refreshingly logical layout with player controls and important settings and options right up front. Toolbar labels like Device, Screen, Schedule, and Recordings clearly describe their functions.

Screen capture: The software launched with our desktop displayed in its preview window, including cursor motion, and other onscreen activity. We merely had to choose our options to start recording immediately.

Options: Each format has its own Encoder Options panel with audio and video settings such as compression level, sample rate, and bit rate. The Video Options include aspect ratio, time-lapse, frame rate, and frame capture.

Effects: We could add watermarks, text captions, and color and video effects.

Cons

Play/view: Debut Pro Edition automatically downloads and installs extra software to play videos. Awkwardly, the video display window and the Find and play dialog wouldn't minimize. You can use another player, but you shouldn't have to.

Bottom Line

Overall, Debut Pro Edition performs well and is easy to use. Whether it performs better than similarly capable freeware in your system is what the trial will tell.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Debut Pro Edition 2.02.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Unnecessary Software Restrictions"

March 16, 2015  |  By Fox_Rox

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.05

Pros

The software works OK. I had no problems with it.

Cons

I discovered too late that you are only allowed to install it twice in a 12 month period. I reinstall my OS more often than that. I asked for a key without that restriction or a refund instead of re-activation and they refused to give me either one.

Summary

I could not find a disclosure about the software installation limit on their web site. Had there been a clearly published notice about the 2 installation limit in 12 months I never would have purchased this product. I cannot recommend buying something that imposes restrictions like this.

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3 stars

"Good, but..."

March 13, 2015

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.05

Pros

Seems to be very intuitive and is easy to use. I liked the UI and the fact that I could choose from multiple video formats.

Cons

Doesn't work well to record full screen games, primarily because hotkeys don't function while the game is active. I tried starting the recording with the game minimized, but the recording ended when I maximized the window.

Summary

This looks to be a great program for recording webcam videos or anything that takes place inside of a window. However, I downloaded it to use with a full screen games and it doesn't work for that.

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5 stars

"Great program for recording webinars for future review"

March 10, 2015  |  By debrowling

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.05

Pros

Reasonably priced
Can capture screen or any part thereof
Can capture sound from webcam or computer audio

Cons

Was a little clunky to get the audio recording setting set up correctly, but worked well after setup.

Summary

Excellent program, highly recommended. A little clunky with audio set-up, but well worth the small amount of time required to set-up as it works like a charm! I use this program to record webinars I attend so that I don't have to take profuse notes, and can review the material at any time later.

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5 stars

"Great program for capturing various inputs"

February 26, 2015  |  By Doumr

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.05

Pros

ACTUALY WORKING
Free
Easy to use
Can also capture screen (beside other inputs)
Works with all windows versions
Reasonable size (no 300MB program)

Cons

There are no cons what so ever.

Summary

I highly recommand this program. Tried bunch of products with same functionality, but this one is only one which actualy works properly (some doesnt support Win7 and newer, others didn't realy captured anything).

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5 stars

"works perfect"

January 11, 2015  |  By TechAbility

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.03

Pros

easy to use, high quality picture desktop capture and picks up the sound of the speakers or mic. Has a demo to make sure it will work for you.

Cons

not free but that's too be expected it's a quality product and wasn't rubbish like the free ones on the net.

Summary

The bad reviews were by people with no clue about computers. 5 stars from me.

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2 stars

"Free/Home use crippled beyond reason."

September 09, 2014

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.02

Pros

Records pretty well during trial.
Offers to launch player right after recording.

Cons

Actually only a trial. Free mode won't allow recording from webcam.
No mention of any of this on the website that I could find. No indication of the differences between license levels.

Summary

I did like the app to start with, but before I could really get into it far (12 short recording sessions/takes from my laptop), it locked out recording as a "trial" mode had expired. No indications of what is crippled and what works. -=Uninistall=-

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5 stars

"DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

June 25, 2014  |  By bobdowson

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.00

Pros

Easy of use. With little back ground in video capture I was able to record high quality on screen video.
And I've found great discount here:
www.best-software-discounts.com/debut.htm

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"Best software ever!!"

June 05, 2014  |  By scrapingqkdy

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 1.94

Pros

Works as advertised.

Cons

Seriously! None .D

Summary

Here, i really want to express my appreciation to all of workers for creating

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2 stars

"Good app but."

April 12, 2014  |  By RenatoT

 |  Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.88

Pros

It's a good application.

Cons

After a while it start, even you tell that is a home use, to ask a serial to continue to work.. where this application is free for home use only. So you'll can't record the video.

Summary

Very annoying...

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2 stars

"Shaky video"

April 03, 2014  |  By miles444

 |  Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.88

Pros

Sound works great; easy to use

Cons

I captured 55 minutes worth of a TV show and throughout the entire show, it had a delay every 2 seconds or so. Hard to view. I tried this on two different computers, the 2nd being a high-end media computer.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.13
Updated Interface, ability to record on screen movements.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date March 31, 0015
Date Added April 16, 2015
Version 2.13
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.55MB
File Name debutsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,233,732
Downloads Last Week 1,670
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $59.95

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