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  • 1.0 stars

    "Shabby Demo"

    November 17, 2012  |   By silverwolf636

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    Can't say. Didn't have enough time to try it

    Cons

    I d/l the free Pro and it let me capture one video. I didn't have enough time to judge anything.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DOES NOT WORK"

    October 13, 2012  |   By dtm351

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    Nothing pro to say.

    Cons

    The only con I can give is that it is the ultimate con; absolutely useless.

    Summary

    I tried recording three different items in three different recording formats from different sources on two different days and the best I could get was choppy (as in one frame per second maybe) video. I use NCH Wavepad with great satisfaction so I have to say the company knows how to make something decent, just not this product. The only good thing I can say is that it was trial software and didn't cost anything.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good, but not great for gaming"

    September 22, 2012  |   By gameplayer2014

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Integrated NCH software
    Good for tuts.

    Cons

    Very laggy
    Paying for it screws everything up.
    Weird corner display fail

    Summary

    Its worth a try. DO NOT PAY FOR IT.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Thoughtless Design"

    July 8, 2012  |   By brainout

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    1.Well-meaning suite of products, installation is easy.
    2. Attempts to integrate the nch suite of products.
    3. Gamma and other editor-like options are available for screen capture, including a very limited caption option.
    4. Wide range of codecs.

    Cons

    1. Won't allow you to set fps rate.
    2. Won't 'remember' the encoding or other options you set, even during the same session. So it's as if you have no options. After you finish selecting options it still defaults to H264 and PCM.
    3. Preview screen is thumbnail, useless. Icons and other program-feature screen space is way too large, takes up way too much space.
    4. Kafka-esque interface, picture within picture, very disconcerting.

    Summary

    Whoever programmed this nch suite might know something about the technicalities, but has no sense of interface size, function, provisions, and didn't think out the design. Not at all intuitive. This program, like VideoPad, needs a 'mother' to properly design the interface with SMALL icons, a DETACHABLE preview window you can zoom to fullscreen, since if you are recording fullscreen, you'll need to SEE it fullscreen, for proper editing,captions, and other adjustments. All video editing software suffers from the lack of a BIG ENOUGH preview screen, which effectively disables the program's utility, especially for instructional videomaking which requires a full screen in 1280 x 1024 resolution (or similar specs).

    Updated on Jul 8, 2012

    Elaboration: I complain only about the interface and somewhat crazy text overlay functions in these programs. The programmer is otherwise skilled. Here's how to fix the interface:

    1. Make Preview Window FLOATING, so user can widen it as big as computer screen.
    2. Make Text overlay options useful. Example: Video Pad's moving text goes too fast, allows no control, can't type multiple lines. (AVS4YOU has good text overlay options, emulate that. AVS4YOU suffers also from no floating Preview Window.)
    3. PLEASE don't use so much screen space with big menus, icons, dialogue boxes.But if you make Preview Window float, you needn't reprogram the foregoing to a smaller size.

    GIST: When a video rendering program's menus, timeline, options are all connected (no floating windows), it becomes impossible to edit or view the video properly, esp if recorded fullscreen, or HD with TEXT. A company that makes a floating Preview Window, will capture the market! It could be YOU, nch software...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It Works, Sort of..."

    April 1, 2012  |   By JPKirkpatrick

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    Easy to install;
    Easy to configure; (sort of)
    Easy to Use.

    Cons

    A little confusing at first;
    Captured sound is muddled;

    Summary

    Debut Video Recording Software does pretty much what it says that it will do, capture video being displayed on your computer screen! It is easy to use, starts up quickly and is easy to terminate and save your file.
    The problem that I had with it is that no matter what configuration I had used for the captured audio, it sounded like it was being recorded underwater using a sono-mike, really muffled.
    I'll keep playing with it to see if I can get it cleared up, as it does seem to have an easy interface to capture video...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Clock Cycles, re-register, re-purchase"

    March 26, 2012  |   By cnetchuck44

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    This package seems to work fine--when it DOES work.

    Cons

    About 6 months after I installed this, it started crashing--I got a pop-up telling me there was an update. Then, the program started using about 10-20% of my clock cycles--WHILE IT WAS NOT EVEN RUNNING--it took me a while to track down the process. So I uninstalled this product, re-installed, and it will NOT take my registration code numbers: it says that I'm using an older copy--it's only 8 months OLD!

    Summary

    If you want to re-purchase this software every 6-8 months, have 'sneak-ware' install itself when you intstall THIS product, watch your cpu temp go up due to excessive load while not even running this, and you enjoy mediocre video editing, then by all means--this product is for you!
    I have not contacted NCH about any of this--they get feedback statistics from their product--they know better.

    Updated on Mar 26, 2012

    [UPDATE]
    I've just managed to find the original copy on my network, and have re-installed this program. I entered the original registration codes back in, and now the program seems 'back to normal'--I dare not update this software and risk going through all that nonsense again.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "unacceptable. Changes search bar, adds unwanted browser"

    March 4, 2012  |   By loftsdowntownla

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    Sadly the video functions work in a useful manner. This is way less important than the fact that you lose browser functionality, and the software makes several changes to one's browser that can take hours to correct. Who knows what other changes and problems this software makes.

    Cons

    Changes browser search functions. Adds unwanted tools such as facesmooch etc.

    Summary

    Dont do it unless you dont mind having your browswer changed and a bunch of junk installed on your computer.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Sort of worked, sort of didn't"

    February 20, 2012  |   By Reverend_Deb

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    Accurate detected all USB and the one built in camera

    Cons

    No instructions I could find, opens browser to their page after each use (big no-no with me), missed firewire camera, crashes when I try to limit file sizes and have it create new ones automatically afterwards, did not find any claimed scheduling for video

    Summary

    I expect any demo program I evaluate to be fully functional. I was looking for capture software that could work with any of my cameras, do a date and time overlay, and then save the files in one hour chunks to an external hard drive.

    Much of the functionality reported in this review simply could not be found. Whether this is due to the lack of a manual, or the demo version was neutered, I don't know.

    The software sort of functioned. Breaking up the video into one hour chunks simply caused the program to crash. This function is required, as an 11 hour video would simply be far too large to deal with. It also failed to detect my Sony digital camera, connected by firewire. It did identify the two USB cameras (Logitech and HP) as well as the built in one by Dell. Unlike many FREE software products, this one relies on third party software (supplied by the camera manufacturer) to adjust camera settings.

    Given what is out there for free, and how superior those products work (I am one of those rare types that actually will contribute to the developer on those), I simply could not justify the unusually high price NCH demands for this application.

    Sorry NCH, the previous version was much better.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Another great product from Nch!!!!!"

    February 14, 2012  |   By Bluefuzion

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    Easy of use. With little back ground in video capture I was able to record high quality on screen video. For the price it is well worth it.

    Cons

    It doesn't cook me dinner. :)

    Summary

    I used it with Win7 64bit, 4gb of ram, Amd Quad Core processor and on board video card. Had no problems. Recomend that you use the video editor from NCH(when installing it will give you the option to include it).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great!"

    February 5, 2012  |   By Lynn06

    Version: Debut Video Capture Software Professional 1.64

    Pros

    I downloaded the FREE version, not the trial version, since I only wanted software to capture the video and audio from some instructional videos on the internet. If I use it for anything else it will be to make a few instructional videos for my office. So...for my simple needs it gets an A+++. The included tutorial is good although I had to play with the software a few minutes 'cause it didn't work quite the same as in the tutorials but I suppose it will be different on everyone's computer. Be sure to tick off your selections in the File/Options menu. I have Windows 7, 64 bit and no issues. I have not tried to use it with my webcam nor have I tried the scheduling. If you want something really simple to do just plain video/audio capture by all means try the free version and be sure to watch the tutorial (in the edit menu). I couldn't be happier. And what's better than free?

    Cons

    I haven't used it enough to find any.

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