Bandicam Screen recorder for Windows

Fernando Ortega

Review: Screen recording software that captures high-quality videos and gameplay with low CPU usage and small file size.

Shareware video recording software download, reviewed by Fernando Ortega
Record desktop activity, gaming and working sessions - Screenshot of Bandicam
Record video when you play games - Screenshot of Bandicam
Screen Recorder, Screencast, Camtasia alternative - Screenshot of Bandicam
Recording their gaming skills - Screenshot of Bandicam
DirectX - Screenshot of Bandicam
OpenGL - Screenshot of Bandicam
Change the number of frames per second - Screenshot of Bandicam
Easily capture screenshots - Screenshot of Bandicam
The interface is minimalist - Screenshot of Bandicam
Resize the area manually - Screenshot of Bandicam

Screen video recording software which can record a defined area.

Bandicam is a video and screen capturing utility designed especially for video gamers and YouTube LPers. It allows users to record areas of your screen on programs using DirectX and OpenGL graphics acceleration.

The main function of Bandicam is to grab what you see on your screen, but this shareware program goes a little bit further by offering high compression ratios for your saved videos, perfect for uploading to sites like YouTube. It tries to maintain the quality of the recorded video while producing acceptable file sizes.

This capture program is known for being able to record videos from World of Warcraft, Minecraft, Terraria and other games running on Windows. Without using its support for DirectX programs, Bandicam can also record what is being viewed on your PC monitor from virtually every type of Windows program.

This software also supports frame rate control (under the FPS tab) and can even add the FPS to the end video. Dubbed as a Fraps alternative, able to compress videos, capture game-play and can record videos in high definition.

Features of Bandicam

  • Integrates with YouTube and iTunes.
  • AVI: Record video in AVI format.
  • Audio: Record audio from your computer's microphone and speakers.
  • Compression: Video files can be compressed to a much smaller size.
  • Drawing: Draw and outline on your video or screenshot.
  • FPS: Set custom frame rates up to 120 fps.
  • Hardware Acceleration: Utilize hardware acceleration to improve performance.
  • Hotkeys: Use hotkeys to control the recording process.
  • MP4: Record video in MP4 format.
  • Mouse Effects: Add mouse click effects and animations.
  • Recording: Capture any area of your computer screen.
  • Scheduled Recording: Set Bandicam to start and stop recording at any time.
  • Upload: Automatically upload recordings to YouTube.
  • Video: High quality video recording.
  • Watermark: Add a watermark to your recordings.
  • Webcam: Record yourself and your screen simultaneously.

Compatibility and License

This download is licensed as shareware for the Windows operating system from video capture software and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after an unspecified number of days). The Bandicam demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the full version of this software.

What version of Windows can Bandicam run on?

Bandicam can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It's only available as a 64-bit download.

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Bandicam has been picked by our editors as very good.
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