Bandicam 2.4

A program for capturing images and video from your screen
4.4  (207 votes)
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Bandicam is one of those programs you call the old reliable. It's a great tool for the task of capturing images and video from your screen, especially handy with games. It's a tool may "let's players" on YouTube use, and for good reason.

Bandicam has a comprehensible, if a bit complex, interface made in dark colors and providing quick access to various functions and two main modes of screen capture. The first mode is called "Screen recording". It lets users capture anything that is presented on the screen (or any part of it specifically selected for capture). This mode is useful when recording activity on your desktop or in most utilitary applications. The second mode is called "Game Recording" and is created specifically to work with applications using DirectX or OpenGL, mostly games. This mode is great for capturing in-engine game videos, since it gives Bandicam better compatibility than a standard screen capture application. When recording a DirectX/OpenGL program, Bandicam displays frames per second, while in the "Screen Recording" mode it doesn't by default. Recorded videos can be saved in several formats and definitions up to 3840×2160.

Bandicam is fast and stable. There are very few freeze or synchronization breaks in recorded videos, and even those that are present are likely caused by weak hardware. It can capture images and video from games, desktop apps and various services, including Skype chats, YouTube, iTunes, etc. It's a very functional tool that's well worth the money. The only thing it requires is a little practice.

James Lynch
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Review summary


  • Useful capture modes.
  • Great compatibility range.
  • HD recording


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