A few situations when CamStudio can be helpful are creating tutorials, providing data for technical support in case you are dealing with a problem, creating movies with techniques you have discovered on your favorite applications or producing video-based information products.
Besides simply recording the image on the screen and the sounds, CamStudio offers a few advanced options which make your work easier. Some of these features are: adding screen captions to your recordings, adding a picture-in-picture webcam movie of yourself, choosing custom cursors, choosing certain areas from the screen for recording, adjusting video quality and so on.
Effects you can add are system time stamps, Xnote time stamps, captions, and watermarks.
Because it has its own built-in lossless codec, CamStudio is able to produce high-quality results at a small file size.
Moreover, CamStudio is easy to use due to its intuitive interface. Its simple toolbar allows you to start or stop recording, to change the recording mode and to toggle the view. Audio options are easy to change, too; you can control the microphone, the speakers and the audio and video synchronization options.
CamStudio is an excellent solution for creating AVI or SWF movies using the image on the screen of your computer. This application lets you control almost every aspect of video creation without needing a large amount of system resources or advanced computer skills.
Moreover, it can convert your video into SWFs (Streaming Flash Videos), which are suitable for Internet applications.