Debut Pro Edition

Debut Pro Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 156 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.03
  • Total Downloads:
    1,208,812
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)

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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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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3 stars

"Out of Synch Recording"

March 21, 2014  |  By yankeepepper

 |  Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.82

Pros

1.82, easy interface; records live events well

Cons

Debut 1.82 seems to have problems recording in synch the video and audio from recorded presentations that are on Omnovia. Video can lag as much as 20 seconds behind the audio.

Summary

Better than nothing I suppose. At least I bought the license when it was discounted.

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4 stars

"Worked fine for me"

January 26, 2014  |  By RockyABQ

 |  Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.88

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

None. No, really, I can't think of any cons.

Summary

What more can I say?

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1 stars

"Just awful."

December 27, 2013  |  By CT-Rick

 |  Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.88

Pros

none noted

Cons

If you want to use system sound (versus mic) then you have to install another component which requires a reboot.

You cannot record a region, a basic necessity of screen recording. They have a tutorial (workaround, really) about how to accomplish this but it's far too difficult.

Last, when I uninstalled it I had a surprise reboot happen. No warning, just a reboot.

Summary

There must be better software out there.

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3 stars

"why do u do this on macs"

October 17, 2013  |  By GreenJohnnyPolo

 |  Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.82

Pros

good software and can use

Cons

macs can't pause or how

Summary

How do i pause on macs

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3 stars

"Not bad but easy video capture tool"

August 21, 2013  |  By Scottkate

 |  Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.82

Pros

Nice interface and multiple options

Cons

It's not completely free

Summary

Easy to record gameplay and make video demo

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.03
Version 2.03 may contain unspecified updates and bug fixes.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date November 03, 2014
Date Added November 03, 2014
Version 2.03
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.5MB
File Name debutsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,208,812
Downloads Last Week 864
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $59.95

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