We all know that recording and uploading videos to Youtube, and other video sites is a great way to promote your website. While a lot of us would love to create videos and provide our readers with more content; buying professional screen capturing software can definitely be a budget breaker. But what if I told you it didn’t have to be?
I recently came across a program called LiteCam HD. It’s not only affordable, but also pretty easy to use. Below you can find my review/thoughts on LiteCam HD!
What is LiteCam HD?
LiteCam HD is a simple screen capturing program that allows you to easily record 1080p videos. It not only allows you to do basic screen recording, but you can also record games or just plain audio. So, whether you’re looking to record a tutorial for your blog or record a play-through for your personal channel you’re good to go! You can even display your webcam while you’re recording videos for an even more professional effect thanks to LiteCam HD’s “Picture in Picture” feature.
What are my thoughts?
I’m pretty happy that I came across LiteCam HD, because Camtasia is too expensive and CamStudio just looks terrible to me.
When I first started using LiteCam I was extremely impressed by how good it looked. They seem to be going with a very minimal design which looks great, and doesn’t have that “bloaty” feeling that other programs do. While I’m not looking at the GUI often, I think its important for it to look good when I am!
Besides their design, you get a great piece of software for a great price. LiteCam HD pretty much does everything you need to do to make great little videos on youtube. This software even includes a little trimmer to edit out the sections you’ve made mistakes on. For only $29 you get a featured packed program that can actually hold up against high end software like Camtasia.
LiteCam HD offers all the things I need to make HD videos for my subscribers!
There’s a couple of features in LiteCam HD that can be used to spice up your video. While my video style is pretty boring and bland, I thought it was pretty neat that Litecam HD offered a little drawing tool for when you’re recording videos. So, now if you ever need to explain something really quick or need to point out something really quick then you can just use the drawing tool. Or you can just use it to doodle.
One of my other favorite features is the option to put your logo in videos. This allows me to have a more professional feeling video while also giving it a watermark of sorts so other people can’t use it.
While most of the stuff in LiteCam HD is awesome, there is one thing that I absolutely hate. When you’re recording a video in LiteCam HD a handy yet very distracting black bar gets placed on the right hand side which covers the clock and gets recorded into the video. Now, I can understand its purpose while you’re making a video, but there is no reason for it to be recorded into the rendered video.
If there was one thing that I could change about LiteCam HD, then it would be to remove this bar.
What to Expect?
I’m not an expert Youtuber, and I’ve only recently began to make Youtube videos. Still, LiteCam HD makes it easy for a beginner to start making videos.
When you first start up LiteCam HD, you are presented with a drag and drop type interface that you can move around, and use to select the area you would like to capture. At the top of this interface you will see the normal Maximize/Unmaximize icons on the right, and you will see a menu and settings icon on the left. In this small menu you can change the recording mode, size of the recording box, Frames per second options, audio device options, mouse options and PIP options.
Pretty much all of the necessary settings people would need to access before recording a video is presented on startup. So, there’s no need to jump through a large settings menus.
But if you ever need to jump into the settings menu, then you’re presented with one that is well formatted and pretty self explanatory. Besides normal video settings you will also find the option to add a logo at certain positions in your video, add a title to your video, or add some credits to your video.
If you ever feel lost and you’re not sure what you should be looking for, then hover any icon in the settings menu for a description.
After you’ve got everything set up how you want it, recording the video is pretty easy. All you have to do to start recording is press the big old record button, and when you want to stop you just have to press F10. Pretty simple.
If you’re looking for a simple screen capturing program that doesn’t break the bank, then LiteCam HD is the way to go. For only thirty dollars you get a pretty handy program that can be used for a lot of things! Screencasts, tutorials, video games, and whatever else you can think of!
If you’re interested in learning more about LiteCam then check out their website!