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Bandicam Screen Recorder 4.6.2.1699


ProsCons

Capture options: You can choose to share your whole screen or only a specific portion, and it's easy to resize the window so that it shows only what you want it to. You can record in AVI or MP4 format, and there are presets that let you quickly adjust to a specific width or adjust for a YouTube-friendly recording. It will include any sounds that are playing while you record, too, so you can play your own soundtrack or capture the full sound effects if you're recording a game you're playing. There's also an option to capture straight screenshots, with four output options, including BMP, PNG, and JPG.

Easy to use: While there are advanced options and settings, if you don't want to mess around with these, Bandicam is preset to record in AVI format at 30 frames per second. It also detects your primary sound device and webcam (if you have one). When we went this route, the recording was of good quality, but it was also good when we made some minor tweaks of our own and changed to MP4 instead of AVI.

Two capture modes

Ability to resize the capture area

Supports lots of codecs and formats

Some features not available: We were happy to see a button to edit the recordings we'd made, but it turns out that that just leads to an option to purchase the publisher's editing tool, Bandicut. Some tools offer these as part of the package. In addition, the option to play the recordings just opened our default media player.

Videos may have lag problems

Whats New (version 4.6.2.1699)

- Improved the stability of the Intel Quick Sync Video encoder

- Bandicam had an audio/video sync issue or stopped working when using the Intel Quick Sync Video encoder on some computers

- The recording control bar in full screen mode will be hidden immediately when the recording is started

- The recording control bar in full screen mode will be shown when the recording is paused

- Improved the 'Select a recording area' function in Screen Recording Mode

- Added the "Always show control bar" option to the Fullscreen display selection menu

- Deleted the 480x268 and 480x360 options in the Rectangle on a screen selection menu

- Bugs fixe

- The mouse click sound effects didn't work in the mouse effect preview window under certain circumstances

- Afterimages were played in the recorded video when the chroma key preview function was used

- The 'Failed to initialize codec' error occurred when 192x128 or smaller resolution was selected and the AMD VCE/VCN HEVC encoder was used

- Other minor bugs have been fixed


Full Details
GENERAL
App NameBandicam Screen Recorder
SloganCapture DirectX or OpenGL gameplay, PC screen, Webcam, streaming video, and save it as AVI/MP4 file
PublisherBandicam
Publisher web sitehttps://www.bandicam.com/
Release DateMarch 19, 2020
Update Last 6 Month1 time(s)
UPDATE
Last Update On2020/08/08
Version4.6.2.1699
File Namebdcamsetup.exe
File Size18.77MB
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Main OSWindows
Compatible WithWindows XP/Vista/7/8/10
CATEGORY
CategoryVideo Software
SubcategoryVideo Capture Software
SEQURITY
VirusTotal FlagsNone
VirusTotal Scan LinkCheck Scan
DOWNLOAD INFORMATION
Total Downloads603833
Downloads Last 7 Days156
PRICE And Limits
Price$39
License ModelFree to try
Limitations10-minute videos with watermark

Bandicam Screen Recorder is the best Game, Video, and Screen recording software. Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for Windows that can capture anything on your PC screen as high-quality video. It  is the best Game, Video, and Desktop Screen recording software. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL/Vulkan graphic technologies. You can record WOW, Minecraft, iTunes, YouTube, PowerPoint, Webcam, Skype, Video chatting, Streaming video and the desktop screen without lagging.

Bandicam will help you carry out a game capture with high compression ratio, while keeping the video quality closer to the original work, and provides performance far superior to other screen capture software that provide similar functions. Bandicam compresses the video while recording and uses much lower CPU/GPU/RAM usage, and it fully supports the hardware accelerated h.264 encoder of Nvidia NVENC/CUDA, Intel Quick Sync video and AMD VCE which allow video to be recorded in high speed, with a high compression ratio and excellent quality. As a result, it has less lag and you can save your HDD and CPU. Bandicam displays FPS number in the corner of the screen while it is active in the ‘Game Recording’ mode. It also can record video at resolutions of up to 3840×2160 in high quality (2160P UHD video can be made) and your webcam stream will be simultaneously recorded and merged with the game / screen recording (Picture-in-Picture, Video-in-Video).

In addition, Bandicam supports mouse click effects and a real-time drawing function which allows users to draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording the computer screen. You can upload the recorded file to YouTube without converting because the recorded file size is much smaller than other software (1/5 ~ 1/20 video size). Bandicam supports AVI 2.0, the maximum file size is unlimited as long as the local Hard Disk has free space available (Over 24 hours recording can be possible). Furthermore, Bandicam can simply remove a background of a webcam and make a chroma key video in real-time while recording. When the Chroma Key and webcam overlay function are used in conjunction with microphone recording, Bandicam will become the ideal screen recorder for making video tutorials or let’s play videos.

Bandicam compresses the video while recording and uses much lower CPU/GPU/RAM usage, and it fully supports the hardware accelerated h.264 encoder of Nvidia NVENC/CUDA, Intel Quick Sync video and AMD APP which allow video to be recorded in high speed, with a high compression ratio and excellent quality. As a result, it has less lag and you can save your HDD and CPU.

Whether you’re an old pro at screen recordings or this is your first time out, Bandicam makes it easy to set up and start recording anything on your screen. Less experienced users will like that the default settings mean you can basically start recording in only a couple clicks.

Bandicam lets you change the number of frames per second, choose the video (MPEG-1, Xvid, and MJPEG) and audio (PCM and MPEG-1 Layer II) codecs, and use keyboard shortcuts. Videos are watermarked on the free version, but this is removed if you pay to register. If you are registered then you also gain access to the RGB24 with the MagicYUV Lossless codec by default.

In addition, Bandicam supports a real-time drawing function which allows users to draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording the computer screen. You can upload the recorded file to YouTube without converting because the recorded file size is much smaller than other software (1/5 ~ 1/20 video size).

So easy

As you can see, the interface is minimalist, so you shouldn’t encounter any issues when using it. But if you do have a problem, you should know that the developer provides full assistance on Bandicam’s site.

The tool supports AVI 2.0, the maximum file size is unlimited as long as the local Hard Disk has free space available (Over 24 hours recording can be possible). Furthermore, the app, when in desktop recording mode, supports the real-time highlighting of the mouse cursor and mouse click effects, a feature which competing software lacks. When these mouse effects are used in conjunction with simple microphone recording, the software offline installer for PC is the ideal screen recorder for making tutorials.

If you need to record your screen with a minimum of fuss, Bandicam makes the process easy and creates good quality recordings or screenshots. It’s not free, but the trial version will let you know if the price is right for your needs.

Furthermore, Bandicam, when in ‘Screen Recording’ mode, supports the real-time highlighting of the mouse cursor and mouse click effects, a feature which competing software lacks. When these mouse effects are used in conjunction with simple microphone recording, Bandicam is the ideal screen recorder for making tutorials.