ZD Soft
Screen Recorder

  • It can record what's happening on computer screen, as well as system audio, your voice and webcam images, save as HD videos, stream to internet, or broadcast via local network. You can use it to create software tutorials, capture online videos, record PC gameplays, publish live screencasts, share screen with colleagues/students and so on. Try it now for FREE!
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ZD Soft Screen Recorder

ZD Soft Screen Recorder

Version 10.1

ZD Soft Screen Recorder is lightweight, high performance and easy-to-use screen recording & broadcasting software for Windows. It’s highly optimized for both desktop screen capture and game screen capture in order to deliver the best screen recording & broadcasting experience. You almost could not feel any system lag when recording.

Download FREE version Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Fast Download

    Slim installation package

    Only 6.3 MB

  • CPU Usage

    Low CPU usage

    As low as 1%

  • HD Video

    Full / Ultra HD video

    Up to 3850x2160

  • Frame Rate

    Wide range of frame rate

    1fps ~ 120fps

  • Video Codec

    High compression ratio

    H.264 encoding

  • Recording Length

    Long duration recording

    Over 24 hours

What can ZD Soft Screen Recorder do?

  • Region Mode

    Capture a region

    You can capture a predefined region of screen. The area outside the region will be excluded. The region can follow your mouse cursor if you want it to.

  • Window Mode

    Capture a window

    You can capture a specified window or just the foreground window. The window position can be tracked automatically.

  • Full Mode

    Capture full screen

    You can capture the full screen of a specified monitor or the entire desktop. Multi-monitor system is supported.

  • Game Mode

    Capture game screen

    You can capture PC game screen in either windowed or full screen mode. It's highly optimized for DirectX and OpenGL based games.

  • Capture Webcam

    Capture webcam

    You can capture webcam video, or put a webcam overlay on a corner of your recording video, being face-to-face with your audience.

  • Smooth Transition

    Smooth moving effect

    You can change capture mode or move region freely while recording. The smooth moving effect will make your videos eye-catching.

  • Live Streaming

    Live screencasting

    You can publish live screencasts to internet video websites such as Twitch, YouTube and so on.

  • Screen Broadcasting

    Screen broadcasting

    You can share your screen with colleagues/students via local network. No risk of sending data to internet.

  • Screen Capture

    Take screenshots

    You can take screenshots of a predefined area of screen by hitting a hotkey, or automatically at intervals.

  • Mouse Cursor

    Mouse cursor effects

    You can apply some visual effects in video indicating the mouse cursor position or button state.

  • Watermark Logo

    Custom watermark

    You can embed your custom watermark in your screen recordings claiming the originality of your works.

  • Recording Timer

    Scheduled recording

    You can start/stop a recording at a pre-scheduled time, or limit the duration of a recording.

You can capture audio from









You can output these file formats

AVI Format


MP4 Format


FLV Format


MP3 Format


WAV Format


PNG Format


BMP Format


JPG Format


How To

A quick tool for creating a how-to video in minutes

If you want to show someone how to do something on a computer, you don't have to spend a lot of time to write step-by-step instructions any more. Just turn on ZD Soft Screen Recorder, do the things you want to show, everything happening on screen will be recorded into a video, no further editing is required. Send/Share the video to the ones you want to help, they can learn how you do that without missing any details.

Download Video

An easy tool for downloading online videos to your hard disk

Everyone more or less will watch online videos every day. You might want to download some videos you liked very much for future review without an internet connection. Some websites may offer the ability to download their online videos using their own apps, but some may not. Instead of installing a bunch of apps, there is a general way to do that easily - use ZD Soft Screen Recorder to capture the video from screen, just like a software VCR.


A powerful tool for recording PC gameplay footages

The graphics of PC games is getting more and more beautiful today. Some game scenes even look better than real movies. Have you ever wanted to share the beautiful game scenes or your cool gameplays with your friends on YouTube? ZD Soft Screen Recorder will help you with that. Unlike some other screen recording software which often gets black screens on DirectX or OpenGL games, ZD Soft Screen Recorder will work like a charm.

Live Streaming

A lightweight tool for streaming live screencasts to internet

Today online live video broadcasting is getting more and more popular. Live screen broadcasting, especially live game broadcasting, is the most important part of it. There are a few software tools can help people capture screen and broadcast to internet video websites such as Twitch, YouTube and etc. ZD Soft Screen Recorder is a good choice among them due to it's lightweight, easy-to-use and high performance on screen capture.

A convenient tool for sharing your screen with colleagues/students

Screen sharing is an interesting & useful feature that most IM software may have. It enables others to see what's happening on your screen remotely over the internet. That's cool! But most of them require internet connection so security, latency and video quality could be challenges. ZD Soft Screen Recorder enables you to broadcast your screen via local network from your own PC. No server is required. No risk of sending data to internet. Even no software needs to be installed on the viewer computers. What your viewers need is only a browser such as IE, Chrome, Firefox or Safari (Mac/iPad/iPod/iPhone compatible). This makes it easy to share your screen with colleagues/students in few clicks.

What else?

  • Record online meetings / chats / courses / lectures / webinars.
  • Convert a PPT presentation to AVI / MP4 / FLV format.
  • Take screenshot images in PNG / BMP / JPG formats.
  • Record audio separately in MP3 / WAV formats.
  • Can be used for analyzing software usability.
  • Can be used for tracing software bugs.

Is ZD Soft Screen Recorder really that good?

System requirements

  • CPU

    Intel/AMD 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU. The faster CPU the smoother recording experience.

  • RAM

    1 GB or more RAM depending on your OS. The newer Windows requires more RAM.

  • HDD

    10 MB free disk space for software installation. 1 GB or more for user video storage.

  • GPU

    NVIDIA/ATI/Intel graphics card / chip with 512 MB or more VRAM.

  • OS

    Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-bit / 64-bit).