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Need an awesome (and free) video capture/screen recording tool? Try BB FlashBack Express.

I am sure most of you have seen the videos that I have begun to incorporate in some of my reviews; for those videos I used a video capture tool called Debut. For the longest time Debut has been my favorite video capture tool – it is simple to use and gets the job done. However recently I was introduced to a different software called BB FlashBack. BB FlashBack is a professional video capture/screen recording tool like Debut; however I found BB FlashBack to be very nice and it is quickly replacing Debut as my video capture tool of choice. So I thought I should share the wealth. :D

A little background before I delve into why I find BB FlashBack to be a very nice video capture tool: BB FlashBack comes in three versions – Express, Standard and Pro. Express is the free version, Standard costs $89 and Pro costs $225. True BB FlashBack Express is a bit stripped down when compared to Standard or Pro but it still has very nice features and is extremely easy to use. The version that is the topic of this post is Express.

So why exactly have I taken a liking to BB FlashBack Express? Because with BB FlashBack Express you can:

Here is a quick video created by the developer to demonstrate how to record videos with BB FlashBack:

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To view the video click above. If you have JavaScript disabled you will not be able to view the video by clicking above so instead click here [2].

The video is actually of BB FlashBack Professional so towards the end of the tutorial you will see it mention how you can “edit videos” with BB FlashBack. In the Express version the video editing features are disabled so ignore the part of the video that talks about video editing; everything before the part where the video editing is mentioned still applies though.

In Express after you record a video and open it in BB FlashBack Player you won’t be able to edit a video but you can:

Overall, all things considered, BB FlashBack Express is an excellent video capturing software. Yes it has a few annoyances…

…But it is still a great free video capture tool. If you agree with me you can download BB FlashBack Express from the following links:

Version reviewed: v2.6.0 Build 1103 [4]

Supported OS: Windows 2000 and higher

BB FlashBack Express homepage [5] [direct download [6]]

Thanks Junn [7]!