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I have tried using Camstudio to record a specific area on my desktop. But every time I select a particular region it seems to offset it by a certain amount.

I have tried Jing-It, which mostly works fine but only allows a time limit of 5 minutes and only outputs swf format.

I have tried webineria and AViscreen and several others mentioned here. But none of them seem to do their job properly.

I was wondering if anyone has a used a free screen recording software which:

  1. Outputs .avi videos
  2. Allows the user to select what area of the desktop he/she wants to record.
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Have you tried hypercam? Always worked for me – Simon Sheehan Aug 11 '12 at 3:42
    
Looks good. Let me try that out. – Sab Aug 11 '12 at 3:59
    
I'm not sure how well the new version is... I still use Hypercam 2 – Simon Sheehan Aug 11 '12 at 4:03

Mirillis Action! allows you to record exactly the area of your screen that you want. It costs $30 for a personal licence, but there's a free trial available.

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Where do I get it? What does it cost? What does it do differently? How do I use it? Please see: meta.superuser.com/questions/5329/… – Oliver Salzburg Aug 16 '12 at 10:12
    
mirillis.com/en/products/action.html Appears to be the link to what he's talking about. I don't know if the original poster was looking for something commercial or free... – killermist Aug 16 '12 at 12:53

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