Screen Recorder By Animotica is currently free on Windows Store. This is a dedicated app that records your desktop screens normally for $9.99 USD. Similar to OBS this native Windows app allows you to configure which screen you want to record, whether you want to add a webcam or include a microphone as your voice-over audio input along the way.
The app is well built, supports Light and Dark theme.
You have few controls over the details of video settings, including frame rates, and audio bitrates. I’m not exactly sure how’s it’s compressing the video, but the video quality here should be similar to the video’s bitrate you are seeing from other apps.
If you have a webcam and wish to include yourself in the video it has preset around the four corners of the desktop. You can also adjust the size of the webcam and additional tweaks to include borders around the bounding box.
If you wish to record your voice, there are audio settings that allows you to pick the source.
Lastly, it has some handy use for how your mouse cursor would appear in the video. You have a few different options, you can have it appear as what you normally see, or hide it, or have highlights around the pointer. I’d say this cursor setting makes this app worthwhile for any screencast recordings.
If you were not able to snap the app in time, just reminder that Windows 10 has built-in ways to record screen capture videos. All you need to do is press Windows + R. This is previously referred to as Xbox Game Bar. Regardless of what it’s called now or what it will be renamed in the future. Microsoft has been adding features to this shortcut from each release. If you are looking for a truly native solution. This will be a great option.
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