I am looking for screen capture software to record Minecraft videos for YouTube.

I need a software that fulfills the following criteria:

  1. Is lightweight and won't slow down my game
  2. Free
  3. Works with Windows 10
  4. Records audio from a headset and from desktop
  5. No watermark

2 Answers 2


Take a look at Open Broadcaster Software
From their website:

  • High performance real time video/audio capturing and mixing, with unlimited scenes you can switch between seamlessly via custom transitions.
  • Intuitive audio mixer with per-source filters such as noise gate, noise suppression, and gain. Take full control with VST plugin support.
  • Filters for video sources such as image masking, color correction, chroma/color keying, and more.
  • Powerful and easy to use configuration options. Add new Sources, duplicate existing ones, and adjust their properties effortlessly.
  • Streamlined Settings panel for quickly configuring your broadcasts and recordings. Switch between different profiles with ease.
  • Light and dark themes available to fit your environment.

The best lightweight screen capturing software is Camstudio as it is only 11 Mb.

  • Record from your screen
  • Open source
  • Add annotations / audio supported
  • Save video in any video format (quality is adjustable/frame rates)
  • Screen capturing modes (fullscreen, part)

Also check the OBS Studio and FlashBack Express. These two softwares got more features than the lightweight Camstudio. You would be able to do a professional job.

  • Audio mixer
  • Streamlined settings panel for quickly configuring your broadcasts
  • Various plugins
  • Customizable profiles with customized settings
  • Sub region (the screen capturing area is customizable)

But there is this thing that you should note:

  • Scene transitions are hard cut. It is not much nice.

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