There are hundreds of screen recording software, and almost every software has a premium version. So, how do you know which one is for you? One way is to read reviews by users. Screencast-O-Matic is a multi-platform screen recorder. I have been using Screencast-O-Matic for over two years, and I have seen the software growing. In this post, we are exploring and reviewing Screencast-O-Matic, and see how you can benefit from it.
Table of contents
- Recording features
- Pausing and ending recording
- Video editor
- Video saving and compression
- iOS app
- Free vs paid
- Overall rating
- In conclusion
Screencast-O-Matic is available on Windows, macOS, Chromebook, and iOS. If you are using the free version, you don’t need the software. You can go to the website and click on launch recorder. The site will install an extension, and you are good to go. But, if you have one of the paid plans, then you need the software to edit the videos.
It is not available on Android, which would be a great platform to focus next to attract more users. The iPhone/iPad app has limited editing features, but enough to call itself a phone screen recorder.
Recording box or comes with a few options. Here is what is available:
- You can record screen, webcam, or both.
- Choose video size – the full-size records in 1080p while to record the specific part of the screen, you can select 720 or lower. The recording frame lets you move and adjust the size and location.
- Enable/disable narration.
Pausing and ending the recording
You can pause or stop the recording by clicking on the same record button. The pause screen displays finish recording, delete, editing options with continuous recording, and recording time. You can click on done anytime to finish the recording. One thing to cover is, sometimes, the recording tool disappears while recording, so you have to go to the software and click on pause recording.
This part is about Delux and Premier plan users. The video editor is one of the most comfortable video editors I have ever seen. The editor lacks the advanced video editing features, but it comes with the features which advanced video editors don’t have. Here is the list of the features available on desktop.
- Cut a video quickly
- Copy a part of video and paste
- Remove cursor or hide webcam
- Insert videos and images
- Narrate over a recorded video
- Add blur, text, outline, and highlight in a video.
- Change the speed of the recorded video
- Add transitions in the video.
- Adjust volume
- Change the resolution
- Add stock music (premium)
Another great feature worth mentioning is the quick selection tool, which allows you to select the last used tool.
Video saving and compression
So, what are the saving and compression options? The software offers below tools:
- Set video type
- Change destination folder
- Set video’s name before saving
- Add captions
- Adjust video quality
Even though the software doesn’t come with any compression feature, but an already encoded 400 MB video can be edited and saved into less than 100 MB without losing the quality.
The iOS app comes with a few options, including, record screen with the selfie camera, trim, crop, rotate, and adjust speed. If you have a paid subscription, then you can auto-transfer videos from iPhone/iPad to Video Editor.
Free vs paid
Let’s take a look at some of the differences between the Free, Delux and Premier plans. For all the features, check the official plans page.
The final part of Screencast-O-Matic review is the overall rating. The average rating for Screencast-O-Matic is 3.4. Screencast-O-Matic is cheaper than competitive screen recorders with several tools. The features like importing a video, editing an old video, and recording a scripted video make this software an all-rounder.
When I began using Screencast-O-Matic, it was software with a few features, but seeing this growing, I can say, I made the right decision. Anyway, here is the end of Screencast-O-Matic review. I hope the article helped. What do you think of Screencast-O-Matic? Do you use something else? Please share your thoughts in the comments section so that we can discuss more.