14 August 2018

Review Of Movavi Screen Capture Studio In 2018

Overview of Movavi Screen Capture Studio


Movavi Screen Capture Studio is a 2-in-1 suite which includes a powerful screen recorder and a simple to use video editor. It is developed by Movavi, established in 2004. The company produces a wide range of multimedia programs such as video editor, video converter, screen recorder and so on. This suite, Movavi Screen Capture Studio has two main parts i.e Screen Recorder & Video Editor. It is not a free program though you can download and try it for free within 7 days as trial. Noticeable that the output will be watermarked and you are limited to 120 seconds recording only.

Movavi Screen Capture Studio is available for Windows 10, 8x, Windows 7, Vista and XP as well as macOS X 10.7 or higher. Movavi Screen Capture Studio 9 is the latest version of this software. 

Movavi Screen Capture Studio lifetime license for 1 PC is $59.95 which is considerable cheap in comparison with other similar video editing suite on the market. However, this price is for personal license only. With personal license, you can only produce videos for non-commercial purposes. The business license is designed for commercial use in business environment cost $99.95 lifetime per 1 PC. What's in the box?
Movavi Screen Capture Studio Pricing Plan

Movavi Screen Capture Studio Key Features

  • Record and edit screen video: apps, live streams, webinars
  • Grab sound from speakers and microphone
  • Capture webcam output
  • Capture and edit screenshots
  • No watermarks
  • Unlimited recording time
  • Create complete clips, even movies from your footage
  • Add animated titles and special effects
  • Share videos on YouTube
  • Optimize clips for smartphone and TV viewing
After carefully reviewing this complete suite, we can say that it is one of the most simple to use video editing suite on the market. When you open the program, there are 4 options to go: Recording screen - Editing video - Record Audio - Record Webcam. Depends on your needs, you can start by recording your computer screen or jump in the video editor. All 4 options have intuitive interface and easy to navigate features. That helps a lot when you have no prior experience with the suite.
Movavi Screen Capture Studio Starting Interface

As normal, we spent more than 20 hours testing every feature in this suite to find out its Pros and Cons. Here is our thought about Movavi Screen Capture Studio:

Movavi Screen Capture Studio PROS


  • First off, the suite offers a smart workflow for those of you who want to create video content whether from screencasting or editing raw footage which is captured via your smartphone or DSLR. To produce video from screencasting, you can choose Record screen at the interface. The program will redirect you to Movavi's screen recording tools which include all necessary tools such as record full screen, fixed area with or without webcam, audio from the microphone. Once you finish recording, you can choose to SAVE AS the file or Open Video Editor to continue. In my opinion, this is a smart way you can time with your simple project.

  • Secondly, Movavi Screen Capture Studio is one of few professional video editing suite that can work on low-end laptops/desktops. We all know that recording and editing video is a hard work. Normally, it requires high-end computers with separate GPU to get things done quickly. But when we test Movavi Screen Capture Studio on low-specs laptops, it works just fine. 

  • Thirdly, Movavi has been very active on either their website and YouTube to publish useful tutorials, tips and tricks so that new users can easily follow up with the updates of the program. They do have a live support channel to answer your question promptly.

 Okay! That's the good. And here's the bad.

Movavi Screen Capture Studio CONS

  • 7 days free trial is too short for careful evaluation of a video editing suite. It's fine to simple cut, crop some clips, add texts, filters to the video and hit export. That's a simple project and we can do it within minutes. How about a 25-45 minutes promotional videos? We need a lot more time to finish the work, right? That is not to mentioned in free trial version, you can only export the video in 2 minutes (120 seconds) with the watermark.
  • Movavi email support service is not as fast as we expected. When we send an email to technical support center, we do expect to get response as fast as possible, right? In my case, after two days, I haven't got reply for a simple question yet. How about Live Chat? It's fast enough but not as useful as we expected too.
  • The built-in screen recorder lacks of some features that screencast video creators may want such as record a locked application, record software simulation.

Is Movavi Screen Capture Studio Worth It?  

The answer depends on your needs. If you are involving in making YouTube videos such as how-to tutorials, promotional videos, marketing videos or short music video clips, it's worth! If you have nothing to do with the video editor, all you need is to record the screen and upload, then it's not! There are many other great free options to go out there such as OBS Studio, ActivePresenter or VSDC.

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