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Debut Pro Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 165 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (None); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review


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.


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.


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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5 stars

"I Love It!"

September 26, 2015  |  By Monkeybomb365

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.16


*Is great for "Lets Plays"
*Easy to use
*Easy UI Interface
*Friendly Customer Support


*Cannot preview game when paused

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2 stars


September 17, 2015

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.16


Great for screen recording, especially for doing "Lets Play" Recordings.


Freezes constantly. Worked for a few seconds then freezes and NEVER records anything else after after 3 seconds. Its infuriating, especially when you have a brand new computer with little software on it and a program like this runs into problems.

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5 stars

"It has what i need."

July 12, 2015

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.16


very easy and understandable to use
has hot key for starting and stop


if recording for a few continuously the videos seem lagging abit sometimes the audio can be out of sync. It will be fixed after rebooting the windows. It just means i have to do it again. Could be my pc problem tho.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.16
Updated Interface, ability to record on screen movements
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date July 06, 0015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 2.16
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.5MB
File Name debutsetup.exe
Total Downloads 1,256,110
Downloads Last Week 776
License Model Free to try
Limitations None
Price $59.95

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