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Full Review Movavi Screen Recorder

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9.8

Overview

Movavi Limited was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Saint Louis, USA. The tech company develops and sells easily accessible and user-friendly software for Windows and Macintosh systems. The small start-up company began with two products and three people. Movavi Limited now has over 100 employees and offers 14 products.

The Movavi screen recorder is a beginner-friendly and easy-to-use program, with which anyone can record their screen content without long familiarisation periods. The software can be downloaded free of charge and in only a few seconds from the developer’s website. Users benefit from a user interface in various languages, high-quality recordings, and cyberspeed processing.

The Movavi support is available to users via email and live chat. The customer support staff speak English and German and are always friendly and eager to help. The Movavi screen recorder works on Windows and Macintosh systems. The software is available in an individual version or as part of the Movavi Screen Capture Studio.

Performance data - Movavi Screen Recorder

FeatureValue
Recording options 10/10
Post-processing 9/10
Image quality 9/10
Export function 10/10
Compatibility N/A
User-friendly 10/10
Advantages
  • High-quality screen recordings
  • Easy to operate
  • Download for free
Disadvantages
  • Few setting options for experienced users
  • No telephone support

Prices and conditions

Recorder
No discount
$35.28
BEST OFFER
Bundle
$70.58
33%
$47.05

Overview

Movavi Limited was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Saint Louis, USA. The tech company develops and sells easily accessible and user-friendly software for Windows and Macintosh systems. The small start-up company began with two products and three people. Movavi Limited now has over 100 employees and offers 14 products.

The Movavi screen recorder is a beginner-friendly and easy-to-use program, with which anyone can record their screen content without long familiarisation periods. The software can be downloaded free of charge and in only a few seconds from the developer’s website. Users benefit from a user interface in various languages, high-quality recordings, and cyberspeed processing.

The Movavi support is available to users via email and live chat. The customer support staff speak English and German and are always friendly and eager to help. The Movavi screen recorder works on Windows and Macintosh systems. The software is available in an individual version or as part of the Movavi Screen Capture Studio.

Installation & set-up

The screen recorder can be downloaded for free and has a clearly designed user interface. Useful tutorials and tips appear after the program launches. Users can either record a new video immediately or import an existing media file into the software. The Movavi screen recorder supports the video formats AVI, MOV, and MP4 including the most important codecs. The software also supports the popular audio format MP3 and the image formats JPG, BMP, PNG, and GIF. Thanks to the integrated preview function, existing video recordings can be played back directly in the screen recorder.

The software has a perfect file manager and operation is learned quickly. Users can either record their entire screen content or select a suitable recording area using the software. Additionally, recordings with or without audio (via a microphone) or via a connected webcam are possible. In addition to the different, easily selectable resolution options in the menu, users can also set their own recording area as well as make all important configurations in just a few clicks.

Record and save videos and screenshots

The screen recorder from Movavi is very well suited for beginners and less experienced users as it offers intuitive and easy-to-learn operation. The program is neither cluttered nor extensive, and offers users all the important functions needed for screen recording. Among other things, different resolutions up to a maximum 1.920 x 1.080 pixels and individual audio and webcam settings are possible. Handy screenshots of the screen content can also be created via the menu.

A screen recording can either be started directly via the menu or planned beforehand. If users decide on the second option, they can set a custom start time and a suitable end time. The software automatically begins with the screen recording based on the settings. With manual recordings, users have three seconds before the recording starts. The recording can be paused or stopped via the menu or the keyboard. The recording can subsequently be saved in a suitable format. The videos can be played back directly with the screen recorder or trimmed if required.

Special additional features

Under “Effects” in the screen recorder, users can set whether keystrokes should be recorded or cursor effects of the mouse should be included. There are no other effects apart from these, and this isn’t really surprising since this is “only” a combination of a recording and a play-back program. It is possible for users to edit their screen recordings directly without having to use a different software provider.

In addition to the screen recorder that can be downloaded for free, Movavi also offers the fee-based Movavi Screen Capture Studio.

This consists of the tried-and-tested screen recorder and the comprehensive video editor. With this program, users can edit their recorded videos, add numerous effects, and change them individually. Users can use the menu to access a large selection of effects, sounds, transitions, fonts, screens, intros, and outros. The quality of the screen recordings can be improved and edited for different purposes with the Movavi Screen Capture Studio.

Usability, compatibility & support

Users can save the video in different formats once they are happy with the screen recording. The available formats are MP4, AVI, MOV, and MKV. If users make a screenshot using the Movavi Screen Recorder, they can save it in a GIF format. Audio can be saved as MP3 files. To export the recording, users simply have to click on “Save as” and select a suitable format. All the settings of the respective formats can be customised by clicking on the gear icon. Among other things, users can adjust the speed here or improve the quality of the recordings. Exporting the recording only takes a few moments. The duration depends on the computer hardware.

though the Movavi Screen Recorder is “only” a recording tool, the software has several additional functions. The program creates high-resolution screenshots and high-quality audio recordings. Recording audio from different sources at once is also possible. This makes it easy for users to, for example, record their voice and background music together. Recorded videos can be exported, modified, and played back. Users can share and upload their videos including descriptions and tags to YouTube via the menu. The screen recorder runs on Windows and Macintosh computers. A free download is available for both operating systems. The software comes with modest hardware requirements and runs on older computers with Windows XP or Vista as well. The software only requires a 1 GHz processor and at least 2 GB of RAM for current operating systems. It only takes up 2 GB of space on your hard drive.

DeviceMovavi Screen Recorder
WindowsWindows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10
Mac OSMac OS X 10.7 or higher
Linux
iOS
Android
Windows Phone
Blackberry
DD-WRT router
Kindle
Gaming consoles

The screen recorder has a simple design and focuses on the essential. It can be operated without a familiarisation period. Users have access to a comprehensive online manual and can find answers to all the important questions via the menu. Support can be reached the support team on working days (from 12:00 to 18:00) via live chat or per email.

Summary

The Movavi Screen Recorder is an impressive recording tool for beginners and has several handy additional functions. The software runs on Windows and Macintosh computers and can be downloaded for free and tested for 7 days. Users can record their screen content including audio without losses, edit the video, and save it in a suitable format. Basic editing functions and effects are also available. The screen recorder makes it simple to upload recorded videos directly onto YouTube. If the available functions aren’t enough, a practical alternative is the Movavi Screen Capture Studio. Users can purchase the screen recorder including a comprehensive video editor at a fair price.

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