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I want to record video tutorials but I can't get the program to capture my screen with high quality, and not just that, when I try to edit it in After Effects scaling and positioning the fonts and window seem pixelized and doesn't look sharp. Thanks!

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What are you using currently?

I use Camtasia Studio and it works pretty well, I can record portions of the screen or the entire screen with the native screen resolution [1280x800].

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+1 Using Camtasia Studio here too. Sharp and clear. –  K3N Nov 6 '12 at 10:20
    
@tecfreak I use total recorder, is there any free soft? –  Daler Madaminov Nov 6 '12 at 11:35

There are a lot of screen recording software, for example:

  1. CamStudio (free)
  2. Screenpresso (free/paid versions)
  3. Movavi Screen Capture Studio ($49.95)
  4. Camtasia Studio ($299.00)
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I use ActivePresenter. The best free screen recorder I've known. It contains everything you need to make a professional screencast.

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If you're using Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution, I'd recommend recordmydesktop. You can install it in Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install recordmydesktop

Afterwards, run it from a terminal, using the desired filename as an argument:

recordmydesktop tutorial23.ogv

Stop recording by pressing Ctrl + C in the terminal.

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If you have a Mac, give ScreenFlow a try. It offers lossless screen recording which can be exported for use in Premiere or other NLE's and it's inbuilt editing is pretty good too for quick edits.

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