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:
    2.05
  • Total Downloads:
    1,226,063
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 14, 2015
  • 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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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 161 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 44
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.05
Updated Interface, ability to record on screen movements.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date December 03, 0014
Date Added January 14, 2015
Version 2.05
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.5MB
File Name debutsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,226,063
Downloads Last Week 1,110
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $59.95

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