When talking of popular and easy-to-use screen grabbing apps for Android, ShootMe is one such name that emerges as a standout contender. Initially launched with an intention to capture mere static snapshots of your Android’s screen, ShootMe was later updated with the feature of screencasting and video capturing too. Sadly, the end product offered by ShootMe’s screencast recorder isn’t as good in quality as one would expect. ScreenCast & Recorder on the other hand, offers the same screencasting and video capturing functionality but with better output and greater customizability. ScreenCast & Recorder captures your device’s on-screen activities and saves them in MPEG-4 file format. You can find, play, share, rename and delete all your ‘screencasts’ from within the app’s built-in gallery.
The concept of screencasting and video capturing is something that is often needed by users who wish to grab more than just a frame or two of their screens for various purposes. Capturing could be intended for sharing the demo video of your newly tested app with your colleagues or to show your friends what your newly installed custom ROM looks like. A video clip of a problem you’re facing with your device is perhaps the simplest way to convey your message to whoever may want to help you fix the issue. ScreenCast & Recorder comes handy in all the aforementioned cases. Once installed, launch the app and tap the button on its homescreen to start recording. The app displays a status icon in the notification bar as soon as recording commences.
Done with your recording? Just head over to the app’s gallery and find all your captured stuff in there. As of this writing, the ScreenCast and Recorder captures videos without sound. However, for users who intend to capture video only, ScreenCast & Recorder can prove to be more than just useful. We had a chance to test the app on our Samsung Galaxy S and we must say that we were impressed with the results. Apart from capturing the simple animations of the custom ROM’s user interface, ScreenCast & Recorder managed to record remarkably smooth screencasts of different apps and games (with all animations and effects).
On the settings front, you can easily adjust your video capture preferences as you like. The app lets you select between normal resolution or high resolution, specify video orientation, determine the frames per second and specify a default filename for all your captures. Captured videos can easily be shared with friends.
You would also find a benchmark tab within the app which is meant to determine the Encoding Score on your particular device based upon various parameters such as recording length, memory usage, total number of frames and most importantly, frames per second (FPS).
While the free version of ScreenCast & Recorder lets you capture video clips of just 30 seconds, the paid version is ‘free’ from any such limitations and that too at a price of $2.99 only.
Note: As of now, ScreenCast & Recorder works with rooted devices only. Don’t have root access to your device? Learn how to root your Android device.