Get the job done with what you have as a starting point.

Screen Capture Video

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OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)

  • Free Download:
  • Super quick
  • No editing
  • Can live stream
  • Saves automatically to a directory you set-up
  • YouTube videos can help you learn it

OBS Studio Tutorial 2018 (Make Your Streams Look Pro)

Quicktime Player

  • basic screen recording
  • no editing or effects built in
  • free and easy to use for quick recordings


Camtasia logo
  • Nice editing and callout features
  • Easy to use editor
  • Decent processing speed
  • $334.66 CAD


Screencast-O-Matic logo
  • Free with limited features
  • Basic recording workflow
  • Draw & Zoom Tool (while recording)
  • Editing (clean up your mistakes)
  • Saving your work (local vs web)
  • Keyboard shortcuts

On-Camera Video

Adobe Premiere

  • Works well on PC and Mac
  • Keeps improving
  • Laura loves it
  • relatively expensive yearly subscription
  • feature rich but steep learning curve

Davinci Resolve

  • powerful suite that includes video and sound editors, visual effects and color correction in one tool
  • free version available that has 95% functionality of paid version
  • paid version is only $400 to own indefinitely, free upgrades
  • feature rich but steep learning curve

Other recommendations include

  • Lumafusion for ios devices.
  • iMovie included with every Mac computer.
  • PowerDirector for Android.
  • Splice for editing on an iPhone. Good for simple editing.
  • Quick by GoPro good for montages. Has editable templates.
  • Hitfilm a super powerful free video and effects editor that allows you to pay for modules as you need new features.