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HyperCam

CNET 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 User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.4 stars

    out of 290 votes

    • 5 star: 118
    • 4 star: 52
    • 3 star: 24
    • 2 star: 19
    • 1 star: 77
  • Current version:

    2.6 stars

    out of 23 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 12
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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT INSTALL! BUNDLED WITH MALWARE!"

    May 13, 2013  |   By McClain142

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    None
    10characters

    Cons

    MALWARE
    10characters

    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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  • 5.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great for training tutorials"

    October 18, 2012  |   By darothwell

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    Easy to install and use.

    Cons

    May need to convert video file type to reduce size and increase compatibility. Any Video Converter is great for that purpose - mpeg4 is a good file type choice.

    Summary

    Great, free, product.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs unwanted Software (SweetIM) when told not to"

    September 12, 2012  |   By rmontrose

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    Captures screen video.

    Cons

    During installation, even if you tell it not to install the "Sweet IM" program, toolbars, etc. it installs them. It takes a lot of manual work to remove all this crap ware.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "It works, BUT...!"

    September 11, 2012  |   By llfomac

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    Works. Fast and easy. Minimal fussing with settings.

    Cons

    It installs MALWARE (IMHO) in the form of Intelibar in more places than you can imagine!

    Summary

    If you install it, plan on extensive cleanup session to get rid of Malware Intelibar - which hijacks browsers in many ways. Easy but annoying to get rid of everywhere, especially in Chrome.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "CNET/Download.com is a sellout"

    August 29, 2012  |   By Tenn-Wiskey

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    None, Nothing

    Cons

    ADWARE!!!!

    Summary

    Contains adware no matter what you don't want installed yes it's bundled. CNET/Download.com used to display on it's home page No Adware, No Spyware, or Viruses. The mighty dollar sure done away with that statement. Make sure when you download and install from CNET/Download.com you scan your computer. I'm putting this review on the other HyperCam Download it to contains Adware. Thanks for nothing CNET/Download.com Sell Out.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Comes packed with unwanted addons to browsers"

    August 29, 2012  |   By vinceDV

    Version: HyperCam 2.27

    Pros

    Uh... Pros????

    Cons

    It doesn't record webcam video as promised
    The installer ask if it is ok to install some extra's. Even wenn unchecked, a lot of stuff was installed, llike extra bars in my browsers. It changed the default search engine for my brosers and changed the startpage. These are the things that make the internet such an unpleasent place from time to time.

    Summary

    Please install this, if you are up to a lot of changes made to your computer. And if you don't mind to install software that doesn't even do what it promises.

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