Screen Recorder, Screencast, Camtasia alternative

Bandicam is a program that lets you capture what's happening on your computer screen as a video or image. It’s an excellent alternative to Camtasia.

Capture videos and images

With Bandicam, gamers are capable of recording their gaming skills in high resolution, up to 2560x1600, and then sharing the videos directly on YouTube in 720p or 1080p.

The software works with games and software using DirectX and OpenGL for graphics such as Skyrim, Minecraft and World of Warcraft.

Bandicam lets you change the number of frames per second, choose the video (MPEG-1, Xvid, and MJPEG) and audio (PCM and MPEG-1 Layer II) codecs, and use keyboard shortcuts. Videos are watermarked on the free version, but this is removed if you pay to register. If you are registered then you also gain access to the RGB24 with the MagicYUV Lossless codec by default.

With Bandicam, you can also easily capture screenshots and save them as BMP, PNG, or JPG. You can also program the screenshots at regular intervals.

Easy as 123!

As you can see, the interface is minimalist, so you shouldn’t encounter any issues when using it. But if you do have a problem, you should know that the developer provides full assistance on Bandicam’s site.

To capture videos or images, you only need to define the options mentioned above (quality, framerate, codecs) and the area you want to capture. Bandicam also lets you resize the area manually, or choose from the predefined formats (from 320x240 to 1280x720, and between 4:3 and 16:9).

A good alternative to FRAPS

Although FRAPS is more popular, Bandicam is just as good, and will help you immortalize your favorite gaming moments. And, of course, it can also be very useful for creating screencasts and making tutorials.

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Bandicam is a high quality Game Recorder, Video Capture, and Screen Recording Software.

Bandicam Screen Recorder is the best Game, Video, and Screen recording software.

You can record WOW, Minecraft, iTunes, YouTube, PowerPoint, Webcam, Skype, Video chatting, Streaming video and the desktop screen without lagging.

Bandicam compresses the video while recording and uses much lower CPU/GPU/RAM usage, and it fully supports the hardware accelerated h.264 encoder of Nvidia NVENC/CUDA, Intel Quick Sync video and AMD APP which allow video to be recorded in high speed, with a high compression ratio and excellent quality. As a result, it has less lag and you can save your HDD and CPU.

Bandicam displays FPS number in the corner of the screen while it is active in the 'Game Recording' mode. It also can record video at resolutions of up to 3840x2160 in high quality (2160P UHD video can be made) and your webcam stream will be simultaneously recorded and merged with the game / screen recording (Picture-in-Picture, Video-in-Video).

In addition, Bandicam supports a real-time drawing function which allows users to draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording the computer screen.

You can upload the recorded file to YouTube without converting because the recorded file size is much smaller than other software (1/5 ~ 1/20 video size).

Bandicam supports AVI 2.0, the maximum file size is unlimited as long as the local Hard Disk has free space available (Over 24 hours recording can be possible).

Furthermore, Bandicam, when in 'Screen Recording' mode, supports the real-time highlighting of the mouse cursor and mouse click effects, a feature which competing software lacks. When these mouse effects are used in conjunction with simple microphone recording, Bandicam is the ideal screen recorder for making tutorials.


  • Two capture modes
  • Ability to resize the capture area
  • Supports lots of codecs and formats


  • Videos may have lag problems

Older versions

User reviews about Bandicam Screen Recorder

  • Ropez Chloe

    by Ropez Chloe

    I've been recording the online lecture using Bandicam. I'm very satisfying with simple interface and video quality. Also, they gave me the feedback w More

  • Jason Bourne

    by Jason Bourne

    Bandicam helps me by especially when I record streaming videos in the internet. We all know that there are sometimes restrictions to some videos at Yo More

  • Awais jutt

    by Awais jutt

    this is very best of all because it help to record game very easily

  • Addictive Bricks

    by Addictive Bricks

    Bandicam Screen Recorder seems really simple to use and the free version allows you to test most of the functions like recording game play. The softwa More

  • 성태 김

    by 성태 김

    It's a free version, but i thought i wanted to use it for a fee!!

  • Hwsm

    by Hwsm

    Bandicam is so useful to make a video when i edit a my videoit was very satisfactory to me.


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