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I need to create a video demo of my company's web application. Camtasia offers a feature that will "smooth" out the cursor movements in a screen recording. However, Camtasia is quite expensive, and I do not foresee using it often enough to justify expensing it.

I would like a free or very cheap piece of software for Windows that would allow me to achieve a similar professional effect. There are a few ways I could imagine this implemented:

  • An integrated screen recording software like Camtasia, with an automatic cursor smoothing feature.
  • Software for Windows that allows me to define the cursor's path and actions ahead of time. I could then do the actual recording with OBS.
  • The above, but as a Chrome or Firefox extension.

Other nice features could include:

  • Editing cursor paths as splines.
  • Pre-defining or smoothing out keyboard input as well.

I realize I could achieve a similar effect programmatically with AutoHotkey or Python, but I think a GUI based software package would be more suitable for this sort of one-off use case.

Does such an application exist?

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I've found a tutorial page for Windows tools that smooth out cursor movements, but your actual cursor motion is smoothed out (it doesn't just appear smooth in a screen recording). One of the programs is called SilkyShark. It's not precisely what you asked for, but I hope this helps

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