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Bandicam Screen Recorder

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"Best Game, Video, Screen Recording Software"

Winner Best software in 2014 - Screen Capturing.


Bandicam is a great game recording, desktop screen capture, and video capture program that works even with low grade computers that don't have a lot of CPU power or RAM. It doesn't take up a lot of system resources, and that's good for everyone. Both AVI2.0 and OpenDML extensions are supported, and that means that clips can be an unlimited size and length as long as the hard disk space is there to support them. There's even OpenGL support in the latest version, along with some other improvements. 

Bandicam works great whether you're making screencasts, tutorials, or recording game footage. You'll also find that the recorded footage file size is smaller than other programs, which further saves more hard disk space and resources. 


The Bandicam video recording software doesn't come bundled with any adware or spyware. You get a clean installation of the software with nothing else to worry about. Also, the file size of bandicam is quite small and appealing, so even people with limited hard disk resources will be able to use it. This software is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows 2003, XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. 

This is a shareware file, but you can also purchase the full version for a fair price after you try it out. 


With Bandicam, you can record in one of two options:

Rectangle On A Screen Mode: This allows you to record screen footage for things like Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint and is the ideal option for presentations. You can record your desktop and PC screen. 

DirectX/Open GL Window Mode: This is the most appropriate recording option for games like Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty, Minecraft, RuneScape, and more. With this recording option, you get higher quality and is the maximum recording quality the program has to offer. 

The look of the interface is pretty basic, and it doesn't come with any graphics to make the program look pretty. Basically, you learn how to use the program to record and that's pretty much it. There's no "eye candy" associated with this program at all. And, as long as you read the help files and view the tutorials, you should have no problem getting this program to work for you, even as a beginner. 


  • Easy On System Resources - Great Recording Capability - Small File Output Size
  • Works With Low Grade Computers So Nearly Everyone Can Use It
  • Supports AVI 2.0 OpenDML Extensions So Video Clip Size Can Be Unlimited
  • Works With Lots Of Operating Systems - Multiple OS Support
  • Also Records Sound!


  • Very Basic Recording Functionality - It's Either Good Enough For You Or It Isn't


CamStudio is a great program for beginners because it's so easy to use. It's great for recording demos and screencasts, but you're limited to AVI and SWF file formats. If file format limitations aren't an issue for you, this is a great alternative to Bandicam that can get the job done.

Jing video recording software is kind of like CamStudio and Bandicam, but the interface is different. With Jing, you can take still image snapshots or full motion video of your desktop to record presentations or pitch ideas to co-workers. Jing makes it easy to get the hang of file recording, so have no fear!


Bandicam is a really good option for people that don't have a very fast or beefy PC. It works even with low-grade systems and takes up very little resources. It works with a wide variety of operating systems, learning how to use the program is easy, and you get a great "bang for your buck" if you purchase the full version. Bandicam also records high quality sound, so people who play video games will like it a lot. It's also an appropriate software for recording Excel and Powerpoint presentations too. All in all, this is a great piece of software with a fair full-version price tag.

Winner Best software in 2014 - Screen Capturing.

Reviewed by Sam Kenwick

Requirements: Windows 11/10/8/7 (64-bit)

What's new in this version: 1. Added the video rotation feature in the webcam overlay menu. 2. Added the video rotation feature in Device Recording Mode. 3. You can now re-select the recording area by pressing the right mouse button while selecting the screen recording area.

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