Broadcaster Studio Pro
Broadcaster Studio Pro is a powerful tool that helps you record and broadcast video streams or screen activity.
While also being able to play and record webcam content, Broadcaster Studio Pro gives you the power to capture any video playing on your screen, no matter if it's loaded in Internet Explorer or any other application.
The application lets you pick the window to record, while at the same time it provides an easy to configure solution for recording the whole screen activity.
The interface is easy to navigate and shows the main features right in the main window, so you can play webcam, record stream, capture video on your screen, broadcast a file and access the program options.
The “Video Capture” utility lets you select the area to record, which can be a region of the screen, a specific window or the entire screen. On the other hand, the program also gives you the power to play videos and images and broadcast content online, with dedicated options to set and configure the video capture device.
It's highly recommended to have a look at the settings screen as well, as Broadcaster Studio Pro sports multiple options concerning the screen capture process, video resizing, hotkeys and the default image.
You can for example track mouse position when capturing, capture window transparently, set hotkeys for starting and stopping screen capture or automatically resize video to a given resolution.
Broadcaster Studio Pro works without a flaw on any Windows workstation and it even gives you the chance to use your webcam on multiple instant messengers at the same time, including Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.
Overall, Broadcaster Studio Pro is clearly a top software solution and the fact that it's highly customizable makes it appropriate for both beginners and more experienced users.