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Debut Pro Edition

$59.95
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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 168 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.26
  • Total Downloads:
    1,282,182
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 13, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited functionality); $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

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

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

    3.2

    out of 168 votes

    • 5 star 52
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 18
    • 1 star 45
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5 stars

"I've been using it for years and it has never failed me"

March 02, 2016

2016-03-02 03:15:08

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.26

Pros

It does exactly what it is supposed to do

Cons

Long videos take a very long time to save and freezes up the computer

Summary

There has been very slight hiccups, and I have tried many programs like this but none can compare. I don't even write reviews. I hate it. But I love Debut more than I hate writing this stuff. So there, first and last review ever. Good Luck

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5 stars

"Thank You A Very Good Video Recorder [Smile]"

November 23, 2015  |  By alijamal14

2015-11-23 21:32:51  |  By alijamal14

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.16

Pros

Shortcut Keys
Fading
In App View
Free

Cons

I Haven't Found Any Thank You

Summary

Thank You

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5 stars

"This software is AMAZING I use it all the time!!!"

November 16, 2015

2015-11-16 15:16:39

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.16

Pros

Very Simple to use. Dose have a free version for non commercial use. Records in many different formats.

Cons

I honest do not have any issues with this software. There is nothing out there better.

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5 stars

"I Love It!"

September 26, 2015  |  By Monkeybomb365

2015-09-26 22:11:52  |  By Monkeybomb365

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.16

Pros

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

Cons

*Cannot preview game when paused

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2 stars

"UNBELIEVEABLE"

September 17, 2015

2015-09-17 19:12:02

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.16

Pros

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

Cons

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

2015-07-12 12:43:41

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.16

Pros

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

Cons

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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1 stars

"Impossible to get refund"

June 27, 2015  |  By haimsny

2015-06-27 22:51:43  |  By haimsny

 |  Version: Debut Pro Edition 2.13

Pros

None. (see below)

Cons

I purchased this product to capture streaming videos that were not downloadable. First, the defaults, both for frame rate and audio source, were not proper for this activity. I managed to correct the audio so that it captured from the speakers, but I was unable to find a frame rate that didn't give a choppy picture and sound track. Frequently, the sound and picture weren't in synch.
I looked on their site to find the refund request and it is non-existent. When I sent them a technical support message requesting the refund, I was sent a message that my request would be answered after they answered all of the requests from people who had purchased a support contract. Two weeks have gone bye and I still haven't had a non-automated response.

Summary

Don't purchase anything from them as their stated refund policy is NOT implemented.

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1 stars

"Unnecessary Software Restrictions"

March 16, 2015  |  By Fox_Rox

2015-03-16 13:24:19  |  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

2015-03-13 12:09:17

 |  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

2015-03-10 04:53:38  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.26
Version 2.26 adds updated interface, ability to record on screen movements.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date December 30, 2015
Date Added January 13, 2016
Version 2.26
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.54MB
File Name debutsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,282,182
Downloads Last Week 522
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality
Price $59.95

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