Last updated: 12 June 2020 | Reading time: 4.5 minutes | Watching time: 20 seconds
Whether it’s a game recording or just a tutorial video, an excellent screen recorder can boost the processing time. There are outstanding screen recorders for Windows and macOS computers, but the ideal one is all you need to get the stuff done. The blog post sees both Screencast-O-Matic and Loom and finds the ultimate tool. It is the ultimate Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom comparison.
Table of contents
- Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom
- Wrap up
One of the tools featured on Advance Market Analytics for its huge market cap, the freemium software is available for Windows, macOS, Chromecast and both the mobile OSs. The software comes with most of the screen recording tools you need. The mobile apps offer syncing with the desktop editor in the paid subscriptions.
The tool supports both screen and webcam recording at the same time, and if you are using the free version, then the extension on Chrome is all you need to record.
The software comes in two premium categories; Solo and Teams. Solo offers two options; Deluxe and Premier. The price for both is $1.65 and $4 per month, respectively. You pay annually for both the plans. The team plans have the same title, and they come with team focused tools.
The cost for Team Deluxe plan is $9.5 for a team of 10 members and for it’s $17.5 for Team Premier plan. The more members are included, the better the savings. The video editor tool is available in both, so you will have to download the setup to edit videos. The comparison of both the tools is covered in the Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom section 👇.
Let’s take a look at all the tools the software offers:
- Cut video
- Copy a part
- Remove cursor
- Hide webcam
- Insert media
- Narrate over a video
- Add blur, text, outline, and highlight in a video
- Change playback speed
- Add transitions
- Adjust volume
- Change the resolution
- Add music
The cloud-based screen recorder is focused on macOS because the macOS version comes with extended features. The software saves recordings online, so the software is not recommended if you have a limited data plan. The free software does not limit the recording time, but the maximum quality it supports is 720p in the free version. Like Screencast-O-Matic, Loom also comes as the desktop as and an extension to record videos.
The website offers some tools for recorded videos, including share, download, and video speed. The major downside of Loom is that the Mac version offers more features than the Windows version. You don’t get computer audio, 4K recording, and custom recording dimensions on the Windows platform.
Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom
Comparing the video size is a bit tricky as elements such as colours, audio level, and graphics mater. Another issue is that Loom free only supports recording at 720p, but Screencast-O-Matic supports 1080p. On 720p, Screencast-O-Matic does not record the full screen.
Considering the above issue, I went ahead, and the results surprised me. I recorded Chrome’s new tab with muted sound for 24 seconds in both. The video recorded on 720p on Loom occupied 17.6MB, whereas the same length video recorded on 1080p on Screencast-O-Matic took only 3.4MB.
As it has already been discussed that Loom does not offer to record computer audio on Windows PC, the game recording was not promising. The below video compares the gameplay of GTA V. The first ten seconds are recorded in Screencast-O-Matic, and the last ten seconds are recorded in Loom.
The table compares the free versions of both the tools.
|Screencast-O-Matic||✔ 1080p recording
✔ Sharing tools
✔ Narration recording
✔ 30 music tracks
✔ Trim recordings
✔ Zoom in during recordings
|❌ 15 minutes max recording
❌ Computer audio
❌ No video editing
❌ No drawing during recording
|Loom||✔ No recording limit
✔ Trim videos
|❌ Access to the last 25 videos
❌ No drawing while recording
❌ No 1080p recording
❌ Custom dimensions
Here is the comparison of premium tools both offer:
|Screencast-O-Matic||Video editor 👆
Computer audio (requires macOS 10.12 or later)
Draw during recording
Access to all the videos
Draw during recording
Custom dimensions (only Mac)
Being a YouTuber allows me to test different screen recording tools. After using both, I could quickly write a comparison like this, and after reading this post, you would know that Screencast-O-Matic is the ideal choice for now. Loom is new and does not offer many features on Windows.
Thanks for reading the Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom blog post. I hope the text helped. Which one are you going to use? Please share your views in the comments down below so other users can decide easily.
Madhsudhan is a professional software engineer. He has been writing about Android and PC for over two years.