There are many reasons for wanting to record what's happening on your screen – everything from giving tutorials to recording your performance in games. While Windows 10 makes it easy to capture static screengrabs using the Snipping Tool or Snip & Sketch, capturing moving action is rather more difficult (unless you count using the recording option found in the Game Bar, but this is a little limited.
Enter EaseUS RecExperts which offers a huge range of options to cater for all your screen recording needs. You can capture your entire desktop if you need to record all of the on-screen action, or you can limit things to a specific window – so you can capture video calls, for instance. You also have the option of specifying a particular region of your desktop to capture if you prefer. It is possible to record with or without sound as you prefer, and the program also includes the ability to record footage from you webcam as well as recording gaming sessions.
When you record gaming footage, you can choose the framerate at which you would like top record – anything from 24 to 60 FPS. If you opt to record from your webcam, a neat floating bubble is used to show you what is being captured. You have the option of recording webcam footage on its own, or including it as an overlay when recording your desktop.
Whatever you are recording, you can a wide range of file formats to choose from when it comes to saving footage. All of the popular video formats are available – AVI, MP4 and the like – as well as VOB and even animated GIF. You can also tweak codec settings, resolution and framerate to enable you to balance video quality and file size according to your needs.
EaseUS RecExperts includes a basic video editing tool that can be used to trim recordings so you can remove unnecessary footage from the beginning and end. You can also add watermark overlays and titles screen, and adjust playback speed. If you find that your videos are larger than you want, you have the option of compressing them. EaseUS RecExperts lets you share your videos to a number of online video platforms – including YouTube and Vimeo – from within the software, which is a great option for vloggers.
The program includes numerous options to customise the look of your recording. When you're recording your desktop, you can choose whether the cursor should be included, and what it should look like if it does. This is helpful if you are recording a tutorial and want to be able to point things out to viewers. To help with starting, pausing and finishing recordings, you can define hotkeys for quick keyboard access.
Another neat feature of the program is the task scheduler which can be used to automatically start recordings at a specified date and time. You can also opt to have recordings stopped after a certain amount of time, or when filesize reaches a limit you specify. In addition to this, you can opt to have the program close down when the auto-stop option is enabled, or choose to put your computer into sleep mode or shut down completely
There's a free trial available for the software, but then you'll need to purchase a licence – and there are several options here. You can pay on a monthly basis ($19.95 per month, currently reduced to $11.97), or on an annual basis ($39.95 per year, currently reduced to $23.97). Alternatively, you can pay a one-off fee of $69.95 to get lifetimes updates.
EaseUS RecExperts is not the only screen recording tool on the market, but it is certainly one of the best. Its blend of features and ease of use mean that it stands head and shoulders above its rivals.