ScreenRec is a free screenshot software that can be used to seize videos. Intrigued by the truth that it has a non-public sharing characteristic, I made a decision to present it a spin.
The program is available in an internet installer, that downloads about 105MB value of information. It is put in within the following folder: C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataLocalStreamingVideoProviderScreenRec_app
Going by the various information within the folder which might be named Qt5, it seems to be written utilizing the Qt5 framework.
When ScreenRec is operating, you will notice a widget on the best aspect of the display screen. Click on the pin-icon to stay it or unpin it to make it barely smaller in dimension and disguise the icons. Use the primary icon (picture digicam) to seize the display screen content material. The program will immediate you to attract a field to pick out the realm of the display screen that you simply want to save.
When you are taking a display screen seize, it’s displayed within the built-in editor. The editor has a sidebar with choices that you could be use so as to add arrows, rectangles, textual content bubbles or plain textual content to annotate your picture. The buttons on the backside of the editor window permit you to share the picture, copy it to the clipboard, reserve it to the native drive or delete it. Screenshots can solely be saved within the PNG format.
The video seize choice is fairly related, draw a field to seize the content material inside it. ScreenRec can be utilized to file something, video streams, the desktop, video games, and many others. When you cease the video recording course of, a preview window shows the saved media. The video participant resembles YouTube’s participant interface. You can use it play the video, alter the quantity, playback fee and swap to full display screen mode. ScreenRec doesn’t come with a built-in video editor. Use the buttons on the backside to share, save or delete the video. SreenRec saves videos within the MP4 format.
A 3rd manner of capturing media is to make use of the keyboard shortcut Alt + S. This is barely completely different, i.e., first you choose the realm to seize the content material from, and then click on on the screenshot or video recording button to avoid wasting the corresponding media. Right-click the tray icon to entry a menu that has choices to seize screenshot, file video, open the gallery or view the settings web page of this system.
Images and Videos that you simply seize may be seen from the ScreenRec Gallery which you’ll entry from the tray menu or the widget. The captured media is accessible within the gallery, even if you happen to did not reserve it instantly.
The Settings window has an choice for toggling the microphone choice, which you should use to file your voice. You could allow the “Record System Audio” choice to seize the audio out of your pc’s sound card/output. “Record in HD” setting when toggled makes ScreenRec save the videos in a greater high quality.
The greatest downside in this system is that it has a 5-minute time restrict for recording videos. This can solely be eliminated by making a free account with the service. Registering for an account supplies you with 2GB of cloud storage. You can save captured pictures and videos regionally (in your pc), however ScreenRec will pester you by displaying the sign-up display screen each single time. Thankfully, there’s a repair for this. Head to the settings and disable the choice that is labeled “Instant share hyperlink”. No extra annoying join screens.
Sharing the media
ScreenRec doesn’t add the media to its cloud service by default. You’ll want to enroll in a free account must you need to allow media sharing. You can join utilizing your electronic mail deal with, or use your Google, Facebook or Twitter account to take action. According to the official documentation, ScreenRec makes use of the StreamingVideoProvider platform and encrypts media utilizing a 128-bit AES algorithm.
Uploaded media may be shared utilizing hyperlinks, which your contact can view of their internet browser.
Cloud Service – To use or to not use?
When I logged into this system, the settings web page mentioned the account has the Pro Plan and that it’s a free grace interval. A bullet checklist on the web page mentions that the next options are a part of the Pro Plan: Unlimited Recordings, Private Share Links, Record in HD, No Watermark, Personal and Commercial Use. It is fairly apparent that the ScreenRec cloud might be a freemium service.
However, I could not discover a strategy to login to the ScreenRec account immediately from the browser, or even to reset the password from the appliance. There isn’t any strategy to management the media viewing settings.
Deleting a screenshot or video from the gallery deletes it from the cloud. I came upon to this by chance once I tried deleting the media after logging out of this system, solely to see a notification that mentioned “Deletion might be achieved when again on-line”. And once I logged again into this system, they have been deleted from the gallery.
But is the media deleted from the cloud as nicely? The solely strategy to take a look at this was to make a picture shareable, open it within the browser, delete it from the gallery and attempt accessing it once more.
The URL not loaded the picture, which suggests it needs to be deleted on the server as nicely. I suppose that is a reduction, as we do have some management over the content material.
But, the shortage of a correct dashboard implies that the cloud storage implementation in this system appears to be poor, and till then this system is finest used offline.
ScreenRec is an honest screenshot and video recording program. The 5-minute time restrict doesn’t make any sense contemplating this system can save media regionally. The obligatory push in the direction of making the consumer join a free account to unlock options may have been prevented.