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FlashBack Express

By Blueberry Software Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of FlashBack Express

  • Produce engaging short clips, demos, presentations, and tutorials via enhanced screen, webcam, and sound recordings
  • Last updated on 08/10/20
  • There has been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 27, 2013

If you'd like to be able to whip up short videos and post them online but don't quite know where to start, Blueberry's BB FlashBack Express might be the tool for you. It records your screen activity, with sound, and posts finished videos to YouTube and other sites. BB FlashBack Express lets you create instructional videos that record every onscreen step, or narrate a slideshow or series of clips to create your own documentaries and short films. It's designed to be as easy to use as possible without sacrificing the capabilities you're looking for. It's a "best-of" version of Blueberry's FlashBack Standard and Pro tools, offering basic but most-needed features such as recording screen and Webcam images and computer and microphone sounds and saving flies in AVI or FLV format. BB FlashBack Express is freeware that comes with a 30-day evaluation period and free registration. That's a bit different, but it lets you try the tool without sharing info. until you're ready, so we approve.

BB FlashBack Express installed two icons on our desktop; one for BB Flashback Express Player and another for BB FlashBack Express Recorder, a simplified tool for quick recording. The Recorder is fully integrated with the Player but can run simultaneously or separately, as we learned when we opened both. FlashBack Express opened with a browser-style user interface with reassuring toolbar entries like Upload to YouTube and Export, but better still was the Welcome screen with large buttons labeled "Record your screen" and "Open a recordings," opposite a series of Getting Started tutorials and a link to the program's Help Manual. The FlashBack Express Recorder is the tool that lets you quickly decide which region of your screen to record and whether to record sound or Webcam activity.

But new users could do a lot worse than simply clicking the Record button and letting the program's wizards tell you what to do (that's a wizard's job, after all). Our quick test video proved the point: Many free screen recorders are more basic than BB FlashBack Express, but very few are so easy to use yet so capable.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.45.0.4591

  • Improved audio quality in exports.
  • Improved handling of FlashBack Connect accounts for site licence users.
  • Made the style of the 'Add Files' window in the batch exporter consistent with the rest of FlashBack.
  • Now shows how much of the monthly bandwidth quota in FlashBack Connect has been used.
  • Fixed a problem that could result in unsynchronised audio and video.
  • Fix: after discarding a recording and opting to record again with the same settings, recording did not immediately restart.
  • Added the option to ignore warnings about Windows DPI issues that require a restart.
  • Fix: Zoom effects could be moved to an incorrect position on saving the movie.
  • Added the option to extend a Zoom effect to the end of the movie.
  • Improved help with licences.
  • Fix: Recorder windows could appear on a different monitor to the one displaying the main Recorder window.
  • Fix: Recorder dialogs: Fullscreen, Select Region and Select Window improved for PCs using high Windows scaling.
  • Fix: a zoom effect could be created with Titles.
  • Fix: operation of the Player volume slider improved for PCs using high Windows scaling.

General

Release August 10, 2020
Date Added August 10, 2020
Version 5.45.0.4591

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 149,805
Downloads Last Week 496
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Developer's Description

FlashBack Express is a FREE screen recording application for creating compact, high quality AVI and Flash movies with sound. Includes one-click uploading of movies to Flashback Connect, YouTube, Blip.tv and Revver. Based on the acclaimed FlashBack screen recorder. FlashBack Express is perfect for producing web-based movies for Web communities like YouTube. With this in mind, the program includes one-click uploading of movies to YouTube, Blip.tv and Revver, the ability to record and play webcam footage as picture-in-picture video, and a Vista capture driver that enables high performance recording in Windows Vista. An easy-to-use interface makes it easy to record spoken commentary while recording the screen, or to add a soundtrack or webcam footage. Any portion of the screen can be selected for recording (full desktop, a window, or a region). It can even review your recording frame-by-frame with the VCR-like movie player. And when the recording is finished, the software is able to output to WMV or Flash. FlashBack Express has full Media Player style playback controls and gives total control over exported sound and video quality. Because FlashBack Express records only screen changes, it is possible to make fantastic quality movies, but at a tiny file size. This allows users to record the full screen at high frame rates for smooth, professional-looking results. Thumbnail navigation makes working with larger movies no problem.