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Which software to use for editing (text overlay, more audio tracks, ...) the video after recording?

edited May 2014 in General Discussion
I'm new to CamStudio (and screen recording or video editing in general) and I have some basic questions.

I'm working with the current version of Camstudio and on Windows 7.

I want to create screencasts to show other people how to use special software. Recording in AVI format worked well and I managed to reduce file size with Handbrake.

What I'm missing yet is how to create text overlay (e. g. making a box with a "heading" appear or create a start screen which displays the title of the video, my name and the current date for example).
I tried Avidemux and handbrake, but did not find such a feature there.

Is there another free software, available for Windows (and ideally also MacOS X and Linux), which can do that?
I saw this thread here: but it seems, that Cinelerra and OpenShot are Linux-only.

Which software can I use?

Kind regards



  • edited May 2014
    I definitely can recommend Lightworks free version.

    But Windows Movie Maker Live will work fine for just doing titles. Download the Windows Live Essentials stuff here:

  • VSDC Free Film Editor seems to be getting high marks lately. I’ve downloaded it, but have yet to try it out, so I can’t report on how well it works, but the reviews seem to suggest that it has a wide range of features and capabilities.

  • edited May 2014

    Thanks for the tip. Here is the official website for them:

    I'll give it a look! They offer the editor free, but offer a paid-for level of tech support services.

  • thanks for your answers!
    I can not install Windows Live Essentials on my work PC, as it causes problems with some other software I need for my work.
    I'll try VSDC - however it is a pity that there is no free platform independent solution.
    Apparently, Camstudio is also Windows only :-(

    But thanks for the good software and the great support here!

    Kind regards

  • ElWood,

    Lightworks is multi-platform - OSX, Windows and Linux.

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