Free Screen recording for YouTube can be a headache if you are using an unprofessional screen recording software.
The good applications cost money or add a watermark to your video file, the bad ones take too many resources or lack in functions
Same goes for video editing.
There is a solution but it comes after investigating too many options but here we have it – the ultimate package for semiprofessional video capture and editing
First we need a capture application (please note, in this article we are not covering camera+screen recording, this is possible but will be covered separately) in this video we are using another tool: screen-cast-o-matic as you can see from the watermark, this is done in order to showcase the recording app and by thus proving a point that good things are do not come free)
The capture application is called VSDC, you can download it from here: http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download
It has 3 components: capturing screen, capturing web cam and video editing software. We are going to ignore the webcam and editing software – they are not that good except for the screen capturing app which is quite fantastic.
The app is called VSDC screen capture and you will see it in your start menu.
The video editing can be done for free by using the non-commercial version of VidePad by NCH software, you can download it from here: http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/ or directly from here:
download the free version here. Note that the free version download is located in the middle of the page and not related to the main download button (it just is)
The editor is really great, it is a nonlinear interface which has tons of features. The first month you will be able to use all features of this application but after 30 days your export formats will be limited to YouTube and AVI files which means that no real functionality has disappeared
Video pad allows you to paste screenshots directly into from clipboard and this give us the option to edit the video on the fly. It includes tons of features for video effects and audio enhancements.
Very much recommended!