HyperCam

Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 291 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.29.01
File Size:
2.88MB
Date Added:
June 29, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
3,616,059
Downloads Last Week:
1,745
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

HyperCam 2 is a free software program that gives you a way to capture your screen in AVI video, showing cursor movement and every task accomplished on your desktop.

The interface is a little advanced for a novice computer user. Its overall look is a little crowded and therefore not as easy to navigate as we would hope. Its basic functions are at least easy to use, though it produced video of variable quality. We tested how it would function with a YouTube video capture and Select Window resulted in a delayed and out-of-sync recording. Select Region had good quality, but both options had very poor volume level. There are certain features, such as in the AVI File options, that are meant for more advanced users, which again doesn't make this a good choice for novice users.

We experienced a glitch while trying to install this program and had to restart the installation process to get it to work. There was also a toolbar installation option during the process, which was set up to make it easy to accidentally install it. Fortunately, uninstalling HyperCam 2 is easier than installing it. While it seems like a stable program, there are too many downsides to it for us to recommend it to anyone, even a more advanced user.

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  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 291 votes

    • 5 star: 118
    • 4 star: 52
    • 3 star: 24
    • 2 star: 19
    • 1 star: 78
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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't Save"

    May 31, 2014   |   By andrew.ribeiro.5015

    Version: HyperCam 2.29.00

    Pros

    Records as it should

    Cons

    Does not save when I choose to save it unless it is in the saving folder

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  • 4 stars

    "Works as it Should"

    January 21, 2014   |   By Crypt_210

    Version: HyperCam 2.14.02

    Pros

    free easy to use easy to setup(may require you to look at video or two)
    easy on the CPU and RAM allows hd recording with 1920x1080 resolution easy hotkeys sound works fine. and video is done and rendered the second you stop recording

    Cons

    cannot record games that run in full screen mode only in windowed full screen.
    no face cam option either from what i know.

    Summary

    all in all one of the best free recording software's i have ever used i would recommend this first over all others.

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  • 4 stars

    "It does what it advertised"

    October 30, 2013   |   By gunnerb47

    Version: HyperCam 2.28.01

    Pros

    Free, easy to set up.

    Cons

    records blank screen, had to add Miso so screen would stay active but everything crashed when hard drive filled up.
    It runs a lot smother on Win 8 then XP pro.

    Summary

    It could use a screen saver and monitor pkg from not shutting down. Should be able to have a timer to make sure that there is no crash

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  • 4 stars

    "Simple And Straight"

    September 28, 2013   |   By herrysmith926

    Version: HyperCam 2.28.01

    Pros

    Using this software I captured my all actions and sound from any part of Windows desktop and also has the option to convert them into AVI movie files. Compatible for all Windows version.

    Cons

    You can convert video only in AVI format.

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  • 1 stars

    "This is malware"

    September 14, 2013   |   By weegee2899

    Version: HyperCam 2.28.01

    Pros

    There are no pros.

    Cons

    According to WOT services, it contains adware/spyware/malware.

    Summary

    Do not download.

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  • 1 stars

    "MALWARE! Do not install."

    June 28, 2013   |   By RolandRackham

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    None. The HyperCam software never got installed.

    Cons

    Installs junkware from SweetPacks w/o permission.
    Changes homepages w/o permission.
    Junkware can't be removed easily.

    Summary

    During installation, it offers to install a junkware applications. I pressed "do not accept" and it installed the junkware, changed my homepage to sweet packs on both Firefox and IE (Chrome was spared because I use a portable version). The uninstall process is semi-successful but I still wasted half an hour going into the various programs and resetting homepages, and fixing the registry.

    Note to C/Net: This is starting to happen a lot lately with Download.com programs. Quality Control has gone down the drain. Odd since this such an easy problem to fix.

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  • 1 stars

    "MALWARE!!!!"

    June 12, 2013   |   By garrett214

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    NOOOOOOONE

    Cons

    MALWARE!!!!

    Summary

    This program comes packed with win32.malware.gen!

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  • 1 stars

    "DO NOT INSTALL! BUNDLED WITH MALWARE!"

    May 13, 2013   |   By McClain142

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    None
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    Cons

    MALWARE
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    Summary

    Despite carefully clicking around the toobar "options," I still ended up with unwanted extensions added to every browser, and a malicious DLL file that thankfully my antivirus caught immediately. If you installed this version, please run antivirus and search your computer for "foodbuzz."

    PLEASE REMOVE!

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome Recorder"

    January 14, 2013   |   By dewey7z7

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    Fairly easy to use. Captures just about everything & anything: youtube, webinars, streaming media, etc. Latest version 2.27 doesn't even have the watermark anymore. Great recorder for the price: free.

    Cons

    No complaints. Just make sure you untick requests to put toolbars & adware to avoid malware junk. Sometimes audio and video are out of sync, but that can be adjusted one way or the other.

    Summary

    I've used hypercam for years with no issues. However on this latest re-install ( PC reformatted to remove nasty viruses) I had no sound, just like the other comments. After searching the forums high & low, finally figured it out: my recorder level was set too low, and my speakers volume was too low. Dble click the speaker icon (by clock icon,righthand corner taskbar): Volume Control > Options > Properties. You should see radio buttons for 'Playback' and 'Recorder'. Click 'Recorder' and make sure volume bar is set adequately. If still no sound, lots of tips on the tech forums, espec. hyperionics ( hypercam) forum.

    The volume setting on your speakers affects how loud you can record. After upgrading to some good stereo speakers, I can fully control the quality and loudness of the recording via those stereo speakers. A graphic equalizer can also help fine-tune audio quality.

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  • 3 stars

    "Works as well as Screencast SMRecorder or CamStudio"

    November 27, 2012   |   By Bob-0

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    Has more control than Screencast-O-Matic.
    It DOES NOT install spyware or toolbars. If you are too stupid to uncheck the toolbar option plus the additional software option on the following screen then you deserve to be plagued by them.

    Cons

    Audio didn't record for my video (Dell Optiplex with Realtek audio), but neither did Screencast, SMRecorder or CamStudio so it must be my PC. Interface is not as slick as the others but effective.

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