Debut Video Capture Software
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|Operating system||Windows XP and later|
Mac OS X 10.4.4 and later
|Available in||English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese|
|Type||video screen capture|
In order to provide users with additional capabilities often required for video editing and presentation, Debut integrates with other software developed by NCH Software such as - VideoPad Video Editor and Movie Maker, Prism Video Converter and Express Burn CD and DVD Burner.
- Main Toolbar consists of options to select the capture method, schedule a recording, find and play recordings, and the ability to configure settings such as frame rate, hot-keys, output destination and format and many more.
- Recording Controls consists of options such as record, pause, stop, sound output, snapshot and the selection window that highlights the area marked for recording such as full screen, a selected area on the screen etc.
- Record As Section allows you configure the output format, encoder options, video options and the ability to add text captions, video effects, watermark and select the area of the screen for recording.
- Preview Area is very large and displays the preview of what is being recorded.
Debut can record video from an external recording device, computer screen, webcam and even streaming video. Toms Guide reviewed Debut as a "one-stop recording tool" as it combines two applications - screen recording and video capture from webcams and external inputs.
- User friendly, clean and easy to navigate interface with a logical layout.
- Ability to capture streaming video, a selection or all of a computer screen, webcam or video from an external device.
- Video format support includes AVI, MP4, 3GP, FLV, MOV, LLV, WMV, ASF and many more.
- Support for advanced features like time lapse video recording, add captions and text overlays, optionally record cursor motion, adjust colour and video effects prior to recording, and adjust resolution, frame rate and size.
- Recording options include ability to record both video and audio, or just video alone, and the option to record audio from multiple inputs simultaneously.
Controversy and Criticism
NCH Software in the past had an option to download Ask and Chrome Toolbars when downloading any of their applications. These download options were checked by default, and generated malware warnings from companies like McAfee and Norton. NCH software unbundled these toolbars in July 2015, and are now certified safe by anti-virus companies like Norton and McAfee.
A class action law suit was filed against NCH Software in April 2016 relating to security vulnerabilities in the 2015 version of the program. The case was later dismissed.
- http://www.nchsoftware.com/capture/versions.html Debut Video Capture Versions - NCH Software
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