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What is Screen Recording?

Screen Recording is a video capture of your computer desktop. To use an analogy: if a screenshot is like using a camera to take a photo of your desktop, then a screen recording is like using a camcorder to record a video of your desktop.

For example, you can show a presentation in Acrobat Reader or PowerPoint and start recording the desktop while you narrate. As the recording continues, you can switch to your web browser to show a website that you want to highlight while you continue talking. You can then switch back to the presentation and so forth.

Adobe Presenter vs TechSmith Relay vs Ink2Go

CIT provides three screen recording options: Adobe Presenter, TechSmith Relay and Ink2Go. The comparison chart below shows the differences between the three.

Feature

Adobe Presenter (formerly Breeze)

TechSmith Relay

Ink2Go

Good forWindows users who are only using PowerPoint.Users who want simple, no-fuss recording.
  • Users who want annotation features.
  • Users who want their students to create screen recordings.

Create presentations in

Windows.

Windows & Mac.

Windows & Mac.

View presentations inWindows, Mac & Linux (using Flash Player).Windows, Mac & Linux.Windows, Mac & Linux.

Interface

A plugin which works within Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows.

A virtual camera that records what is shown on your computer's desktop.

A virtual camera that records what is shown on your computer's desktop.

Audio recording

Yes.
Record per slide.

Yes.
Record in one take. Can crop start and end.

Yes.
Record in one take.

Webcam recording

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

Recording area

The PowerPoint presentation as displayed.

Records full screen only.

Records full screen or selected area of desktop.

ResolutionN.A.Records your desktop at its current resolution.Records your desktop at its current resolution (if full screen) or selected area.

Multiple monitor support

N.A.

Yes.

No.

Extra tools

Insert interactive quizzes.

None.

Whiteboard. Annotation tools.

Upload mechanism

Publish to server when ready.

After recording, automatically uploads in the background whenever the computer on which you recorded is switched on.

After recording, the application uploads the video file.

Viewing

Flash-based web page, accessible from IVLE.

Video, stored on server, accessible from IVLE.

Video, stored on server, accessible from IVLE. Video file also available on the computer where you recorded the presentation.