Hi everyone! I have a major problem when I run CamStudio (a free screen/audio recording program). While in the process of the recording, these thick bands of bright colors flash across my screen. Sometimes one single color might even cover the entire screen. I’ve tried recording with it 3 times, and each time this happened. I had to reboot my computer, and I had difficulty doing even that. I finally uninstalled it from my computer, thinking it was definitely a risk to keep it, considering it might permanently damage my computer. At the same time, I can’t find a good free screen/audio recording software otherwise, and people keep suggesting I use CamStudio. Does anyone know what’s wrong with either it or my computer? My operating system is Windows 7, and I’m running this on a Toshiba Satellite L555 (a laptop). Help would be appreciated as soon as possible. Thanks in advance!

The flashing band of colors is the dimensions in which you’re recording in CamStudio, you can choose to record fullscreen, or a selected area as you were doing. You can also have panning features in CamStudio, but no zooming features. You can add thoughs features in a video editor such as Blender, Jahshaka, Wax 2.0, or Cinelerra.

So don’t be so scared when you see that it’s part of the program, to identify what you’re recording.

No, I don’t think it is; it’s like this: (0:12 - 0:26)

I thought you were just talking about the corners. That’s a f**ked up glitch bro, idk why that happend. Did you record it to the CamStudio developers???

You should take a look at TipCam then it’s another free desktop screen recording application, plus it has zooming, and panning effects, but the one flaw it has is the watermark on the free version.

Another good one for windows is BB Flashback Express.

I personally use CamStudio (on Windows), and gtkrecordmydesktop (on Linux)

Another very nice desktop screen recorder is ScreenR, it’s actually a web based desktop screen recorder, and in my opinion it’s the best.

I’ll look into the CamStudio glitch though, and see why it’s like that. I can’t guarantee that I’ll find the problem, but I’ll try, but when using CamStudio for screencasting I recommend recording the full screen, and then using a video editor for the zooming, and panning features, it makes it look much better, and more professional, additionally I want you to view my old tutorial on Recording Your Desktop and head down so you can change the options to record your video in HD, or HQ. (That way you can get the best results for screencasting)

NOTE: The tutorial is very old, I’m not sure if I’m gonna redo it or not, I most likely will I just need to find a good free one for Mac OS 10, but seeing as how I don’t have a Mac I’ll need to talk to someone who does, and maybe they can be featured in the video as well.