Movavi Screen Recorder Studio is easily one of the best video capture software packages available today. Its wide range of recording, editing and production tools make it the ideal screen recording program for both casual and professional users, and it isn’t too expensive for either audience. You can use it to capture your entire desktop or a specific region, application, or window. It’s also great for recording streamed video, video games, video VoIP calls, and more. It even records the screens of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
Movavi Screen Recorder Studio is the only program in our lineup to have every recording and capture tool you could want. You can use these capturing tools to record anything that happens on your computer, whether it’s an application, game, a Skype call, streaming video… it does it all.
When you launch this screen recorder, the welcome screen has three options: Capture Screen, Record Audio, and Edit Video. If you’re using Movavi Screen Recorder Studio for the first time, tutorials pop up to help you get started. These tutorials are invaluable to the novice because they show you how to get the most out of your software. You can turn the pop-up off or simply skip the tutorials.
When you select the Capture Screen option, you can choose to record your entire screen, a custom portion of it, or a specific window or application. Recording is possible at 1080p (Full HD) at 60fps. You also have the option to capture your system’s audio so your audience can hear what’s going on. Additionally, you can record your voice through a microphone. You can even do both at the same time. The multiple options allow you to record exactly what you want from multiple sources, and this saves a lot of time and energy during the editing phase. It’s a streamer’s delight. It goes without saying that you can also snap static screenshots.
The Record Audio feature is exactly what it sounds like: you can record your system’s audio or sound through a microphone (or other external sound device) without any video attached. This is useful for recording narrations and other voice work. Separately recorded audio clips also give you more control over the sound of more complex projects. It’s also good for recording audio-only projects like podcasts or audiobooks.
You can control what you’re recording either through the onscreen interface or with hotkeys, which are keyboard shortcuts that allow you to quickly start, stop and pause recordings with a simple keystroke. Hotkeys are quicker than using your mouse, plus you don’t capture unnecessary cursor movement. If you’re completely new to this kind of thing, check out Debut Video Capture software, which is especially easy for beginners.
This screen recorder offers the most comprehensive array of editing tools we’ve seen. If the tools were sold as a separate application, it would give even the best video editing programs a run for its money. This is in stark contrast to most of the video recorder software we reviewed, in which the editing features are limited to trimming unwanted footage and adding text – and some have no editing tools at all. Movavi Screen Recorder Studio goes far beyond the basics.
This software allows you to pan and zoom across your footage to highlight important aspects of your screen. You can also fine-tune and enhance your audio, something only one other application on our lineup allows you to do. Additionally, you can add media that’s on your computer to your project – outside video and sounds can easily be dropped in and edited just like the content you capture from your screen.
The editor also has a number of video and audio-enhancement tools. You can add effects, filters, transitions, titles, captions and more. You also get some advanced tools, such as the chroma key (green screen), slow motion and video stabilization. These features are generally found in stand-alone video-editing applications; none of the other programs we reviewed have these tools.