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PCHand Screen Capture Recorder Suite Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — PCHand Screen Capture Recorder Suite

With CHand Screen Capture Recorder Suite you can easily capture and record anything you see on the screen.
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 227 (49%) 234 (51%) 86 comments

PCHand Screen Capture Recorder Suite was available as a giveaway on February 25, 2010!

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PCHand Screen Capture Recorder Suite, which is your best partner for desktop screen capturing and recording, includes PCHand Screen Capture and PCHand Screen Recorder.

With this splendid suite, you can easily capture and record anything you see on the screen. PCHand Screen Capture helps to capture screen and optimize with built-in editor and save as images, while PCHand Screen Recorder is for recording screen and create demonstration video along with audio.

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Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 (x32/x64); 1.0 GHz processor or above; 512 MB of RAM; 25 MB HD Space


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Image editor doesn't work on my Windows 7 64bit

Oh well, was a nice program...

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@ # 82

Hi CU,

It seems that your having problems with the image editor loading, too. If your output is set to load on the image editor and the image editor is not working as it should, you will see nothing. A tell tale of this is when you click the taskbar icon it wont work.

Reply   |   Comment by Francis  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

haven't tried the screen recorder but the scrolling page capture is not nearly as good as the last freeware version of faststone capture
(5.3, http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page4.html#FastStone%20Capture ) as it's touchy to get started and stops part way down the page under win2ksp4.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Fubar #55, Thanks for the info. And your comprehensive comments.
Always worth coming back for. I appreciate it.

o b

Reply   |   Comment by oliviab  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

So far I am NOT Impressed. I tried using the screen capture. Only thing that worked smoothly --It came up fine. Then from then on couldn't figure out how to use it --Choose an area, the selection flashed and poof it was gone. Looked for the image, since there was no prompt for where to save it. When I located their folder the message said the folder was empty. The icon in the task bar does NOT respond to any clicks, left or right. Tried bringing it up from 'All Programs' -- just got a message that it was already running, but I can't get to it! FastStone icon is located right next to this icon in the taskbar, so I clicked on FastStone and NO PROBLEM --it came up immediately, did the selection and save it to where I chose --no muss, no fuss. I'm thinking that I may be able to get to it when I re-boot, so I MIGHT give it another try whenever I decided to re-boot, but all of this should really be unnecessary. It shouldn't be that un-accessible, NONE of any other screen captures work were you couldn't access them.

Reply   |   Comment by CU  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

At first run this seems to be a very usable utility on my Win 7/64 system. I installed and configured it without incident. I will be testing it extensively between now and the March 20th deadline for buying the "regular version" cheaply. Right now, though, it certainly looks like a worthy candidate for my $20... although I'm not entirely clear what the "full" or "regular" version does that the GAOTD version doesn't!

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I get the audio to work well with a video recording by changing the settings under the Audio Tab: 11,025 kHz, mono, 8-bit; then click Choose Compressed Format button, change Format to MPEG Layer-3. The default settings did not record audio with the video.

Reply   |   Comment by Will  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Installed on WinXP and on the Screen Recorder cannot see the text / captions associated with the options (e.g. Full Screen), the screen capture tool is OK. Also, unless I am wrong, the Screen Recorder tool cannot further edit the video file e.g. for adding my custom comments, so I guess I need to get yet another tool to make this happen which in turn means the tool is inferior/incomplete.

Reply   |   Comment by Arthur  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thanks Giovanni (King Of Freebies)!
For Post #47

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

BTW, the trick to capturing a scroll window is to not touch the mouse while it's working. Scroll to the top of the window you want to capture, left-click and don;t move the mouse. It will scroll the entire length of the window and pop-open the editor. From that point on you can touch the mouse again...

Reply   |   Comment by TheBigOldDog  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

The scrolling windows Capture is excellent! The ability to add callouts, arrows and text easily is fantastic. This is the best GOTD yet for me. Thanks! I'll definitely help spread the word about great, functional, easy to use apps like that!

Reply   |   Comment by TheBigOldDog  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thanks GOTD for this. I've been playing around with this for the last hour and haven't noticed any problems yet.
The only thing i did notice is that the screen recording process can take up alot of space quickly. I recorded the screen in .AVI format for only about 3 minutes, yet the output file was 130 megs.
There are options for other formats, so i tried .FLV and it was fairly large also... about 100 megs.
Which means if someone was to use screen recorder for about a half hour, you would use over 1 gig. not much these days,just something to keep in mind.
Thanks yet again GOTD and PCHand folks. Do we say thanks often enough for the favor the creators of these programs do for us in kindly letting us have/try their software for free?
I think alot of people here at GOTD really do appreciate what you all do for us.
I know i do.

Reply   |   Comment by wrench  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hello everyone,

a tip for spelling errors : search for the file captureENG.xml and then edit it with any text editor !
Since there is no option to change for another language within the application, I guess you can translate it yourself to any language as long as you save the file to exactly the same name, e.g. "captureENG.xml".

As for me, no problem installing and registering under Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

Reply   |   Comment by stait08  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Like others have said here, I can't get PCHand-Screen Capture to capture the entire scrolling window. I've been testing it on this very GOTD webpage and it always captures the same size image 995 x 6210 pixels and it always stops at message number 28. Well not always. Sometimes it only captures what I see.. no scrolling, even though it's still set for Scrolling Window. Compare that image size with what I captured with IE7-Pro using the same webpage - 1003 x 12004 pixels. PCHand- Screen Capture has some nice features, but it seems to have a limit on the size of the capture of a scrolling webpage. The program also stopped being able to capture a scrolling window at all. I re-installed it and it started working again, but of course I can't do that after today. For those who say it works.. check the size of the captured image.. of whatever window. Is it larger than 995 x 6210 pixels? It only works in Internet Explorer, but IE7-Pro is much faster with the capture, too.
-- GeneB

Reply   |   Comment by GeneB  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Downloaded, installed and runs fine on Win XP SP2. I like these programs! Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

when i capture and image and then go to the toolbar and click on any file heading (e.g. "File", "Edit" etc.) the scoll down list is empty and then my mouse pointer disappears. it works because when you hover over a tab the tab highlights, but the pointer can't be seen.


Reply   |   Comment by alex  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Works great for online webinar. If only I had a way to start it at a certain time to record the meetings that I'm busy for.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

unable to get screenrecorder_setup.exe despite several efforts. The downloaded zip files contain only 2 files viz:Activiate and read me.will some one please guide and advise how to download the screenrecorder_setup.exe .Please advise well in time so that I can dowload the file within the time.

Reply   |   Comment by padasalgi  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

ran the .exe files and activate.exe afterwards. (using admin mode in vista) it "Successfully activated" and sent me to giveaway site, but i did not receive any registration info (e.g. reg.#, etc.) is registration automatic?

Reply   |   Comment by agsvs88  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed OK But activation says giveaway period expired even though showing 11 hours 49 mins left. Just gone 8PM GMT UK based PC.Please help.

Reply   |   Comment by Spikey  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Can't say I'm overly impressed. DLed, installed & activated OK (both, XP SP2) but program operation leaves a bit to be desired.

The Screen Recorder window is cut off on the right side half way thru the options(?) icon. I can't access help or the minimize and close buttons. I was forced to use Alt-F4 to quit the program.

The Screen Capture program has a few bugs. According to the popup window, the freehand capture region is captured when you release the left mouse button. Not so! All it did was rubber band the mouse and started drawing again if I held the left button down. Right clicking discarded anything captured so that whole operation is useless.

The scrolling window capture didn't. Only got a fraction of the window.

The captures that did work sent me to an edit window that I had to close in order to return to the capture window. So much for the so-called serial capture and edit later feature.

Other than the freehand and scrolling windows, the other capture modes worked fine. Mostly. When I tried the Add Caption mode everything disappeared after the capture - the image, the editor and the program. Task manager said it was still running and I did find an icon in the system tray but nothing would resurrect the app. Had to kill it with Task Manger.

I think I'll just stick with MWsnap (freeware): http://www.mirekw.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Art Kns  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Does not capture scrolling windows on Win7 x64. Tried clicking on scroll bar as suggested by Francis (#53), doesn't work.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackstickman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Screenshot Editor consistently crashes on my win 7 Ultimate 32. No error message, just la-la land.

Looks sort of like Screenpresso freeware, except Screenpresso works

Reply   |   Comment by blue  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

This doesn't capture audio through the video stream. You'd need to place a microphone up against your speakers to capture sound. Thumbs down!

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

works great on my Win7 64 Bit, no problems records everything fine. I was a little disappointed when i tried recording my self playing a game all i got was a black screen.. i guess its not that kind of software. But other than that very use full software!

Reply   |   Comment by rick  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Worthless for a multi-screen system!

Reply   |   Comment by Nunja Business  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed and ran perfectly on windows 7 Ultimate 7600 x64 Thanks GAOTD and thanks PCHand Software.

@ #10 cancunhans The reason you are getting the message "Register Global Hotkey (Print Screen) failed" is because you are already running a program that is using the default hotkey, what you have to do is change the conflicting hotkey to something else in one of the programs that is using it.
Hope this helps

Reply   |   Comment by Barry Gray  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I recorded video, XPsp3, but was unable to get any sound recorded. For those of you who were successful, what settings do you use?

Reply   |   Comment by purdue1  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

FF Abduction add-on (for images)

Reply   |   Comment by Tn365  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I tried recording 1 lap of a race sim game (gtr evo) and i chose the wmv format. The result was terrible. I presume this software is only for capturing low cpu usage programs.

I always use the standard windows screen capture(print screen, open paint, paste it in.) so i dont really need another screen capture.

I'll try recording the screen in a smaller format to test if its better.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I downloaded and installed on XP-SP2 and recorder a YouTube video with sound with NO trouble.
Tried the same on Vista but could NOT record sound.
In Vista I am using LINE NOT line in as there is no EXTERNAL device connected to Line in jack.

Does anyone know if this will record a gotomeeting webinar?

Reply   |   Comment by storageman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

While this isn't the total disaster that the aborted giveaway was, the code quality isn't very good. #8, oliviab, the installer just dumps this into the same folder as the previous version, leaving the previous shortcuts and adding this version's (i.e., low quality installer). Still has rampant, egregious spelling errors. Changes the Access Control List for its Program Files folder so that it can improperly write to it (what good is Vista UAC when Microsoft lets installers do absolutely anything, and without any prompts?)

Neither the screen recorder nor the screen capture support multiple monitors. Both caused bizarre display problems on my PC (no other capture/recorder program does that). The screen recorder reported several errors and the output file was corrupted.

People have mentioned some alternatives. For screen video recording and editing, the commercial BSR Screen Recorder and Movie Lab are very good. There are tons of screen capture utilities; for basic high-quality captures on Vista and Windows 7, I like the commercial NTWind WinSnap. For annotation (presently not so good for capture) there's the commercial MicroInvention CrossGL SnapDraw and the free FastStone Image Viewer (Edit, Draw Board).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

PROBLEM- Can someone please help-

I tried to video-capture a screen saver (*.scr). It gives a black (blank) screen.

It captures wallpaper quite nicely, in fact, I see this program one of the best.

Any help will be appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by drvajra  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

For those who are having problems with the "scrolling window" try clicking the scroll bar.

If you want to capture the whole window, just put the scroll bar on the highest/starting part of the page/window, left-click the scroll bar then the program will automatically scroll down on its own until it reaches the last part of the page/window.

I still haven't solved the problem about the image editor not loading though.

Reply   |   Comment by Francis  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

For J Smith :

You should download the application again and install it, if this can't help then you should clean your registry error using CCleaner or else there is program crash with others application installed in your pc.

Reply   |   Comment by Mbah_Google  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Pretty good, aside from some spelling mistakes.
Exit is "Exist"
"organizep pofile" is another example (from the popup tooltip at the far right it is correct, but in the file menu, it is spelled this way.)
and theres "aotu save".

Spell check would be a good idea, especially when not using your native language.
Otherwise, people look down on you. Even if its a good software, they will think its not just because of that.

Reply   |   Comment by Toris  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I was having trouble registering . Then I close both programs and reopened them. This time when I clicked on help - register a box said I was register aready, but also gave the activation code, so I clicked on register again and now I know it is OK. Hope this helps someone.

Reply   |   Comment by Eileen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

My initial impressions were favourable. Both programs were easy and quick to install on Windows XP SP3. The GUI designs are good - simple, easy to use, and offering plenty of configuration options.

However, that's as far as my favourable impressions went. I tried capturing three videos running on another media player, using three different settings, after Googling for advice on formats (the program offers little guidance on which to choose). I was trying to achieve maximum quality output. The first couple of attempts looked rather grainy and had appreciable sync delays between video and audio.

So far, not very remarkable. Here's the interesting bit: my third recording attempt led within seconds to a Windows crash with a blue screen error. The blue screen announced that Windows had shut down to prevent damage to my system, and warned me to uninstall any recently installed hardware or software. The blue screen of death! Wow, I haven't seen that for a long time. Takes me back to the days of Windows 98.

Ok, so the initial graininess and syncing problems would not be a big deal, if I had the confidence to experiment further with the program. But a blue screen error, on a well-maintained, stable version of XP Pro, with plenty of free memory, and no other applications running at the same time? No way. Far too risky. I uninstalled immediately. At least I can say that the two programs went away quickly and politely, without leaving any registry traces.

I would be very interested to hear from the developers how much testing was conducted on the screen recorder program before it was released.

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

I forgot to add that I installed in Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 Professional 32 bit; no issues as of yet on either system. One stupid little note is that you need to keep the recording window maximized. I had minimized it during the test and got a recording of my desktop ;)

Reply   |   Comment by FlamingoNut  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Very good SW that does what it claims!!

THUMBS UP even though RAM and CPU usage is too high for my tastes...LOL!


- FAST STONE CAPTURE 5.3, best free screen capture/screenshot tool out there that captures anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web-pages. It also has innovative features such as floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, text annotation, resizing, printing, cropping, emailing.


- SCREENJELLY, a free online service that allows you to record your screen activity with your voice and then spread it via Twitter or email. VERY COOL!!



Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (King of Freebies...LOL!)  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

This is going to sound stupid, but I successfully activated both programs yet I cannot find them on my computer. Running a search just yielded the temp files. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I have the same questions people already posted.
Why nobody helps?
Where are the developers to anwer to our questions??
Please it's only one day, help us and answer the questions, thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by pipi  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I decided to give it a try and love it. I did a video capture of a live webcam of an Eagles Nest (NBG) and it worked flawlessly. Thanks GAOTD...

Reply   |   Comment by FlamingoNut  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

This program works very well. Records streaming video perfectly. The sound is not very good, but might be something to adjust on my computer.

The capturing part works perfect too. I really like the free hand selection tool and the "comment" possibilities too.

The tool is absolutely recommendable.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

The Activate application will not run, the error is "Failed to Connect Please Try Again Later". I run Vista, I tried to run it as administrator, I get the same error either way. I also unibstalled and tried it rg=the second time. ANyone else having this problem, and what can I do to get it registered.

Reply   |   Comment by J Smith  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Just installed on XP pro. Both registered/activated successfully.

Launched CAPTURE and selected the SCROLLING WINDOW option. This worked and the included Image Editore launched with the captured pic inside it.

However, these problems occurred:-

1) I had a dialogue box of another piece of software showing at the time, which was forward of the window I was capturing. It captured this dialogue box also over the window I was capturing was part of the captured image) - even though it was the only the window I was capturing which was outlined in red.

2) I decided to have another go. I removed the dialogue box, selected SCROLLING WINDOW and clicked capture. This time, the edit part of the software DID NOT launch so couldn't see if I had a successful capture.

The CAPTURE icon was still showing in the taskbar. Niether Left clicking or Right clicking, nor double clicking did anything so I pressed CTRL + ALT + DELETE and killed the ScreenCapture.exe process. I noticed then that there were 3 processes of ImageEditor.exe running also - so I killed them all.

I have just had another go and after capturing the ImageEditor does NOT launch.

Getting a little fed up now. Shall wait a little longer before un-installing in case some other GAOTD users have found an answer. Not looking good. Haven't tested the SCREEN RECORDER yet - don't know if I can be bothered.

Reply   |   Comment by TC  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

I have tried several ways to get the scrolling capture to work. each time i only get the visible screen. I choose scrolling window and click capture. then no matter how much or how little of the active window i outline in red it will not capture anything off the scrolled screen. Am i doing something wrong or does this feature just not work.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

If you're using Win7 and have no need to try to capture screen video, the Win7 applet Snipping Tool works just fine.

Reply   |   Comment by drkenb  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Excellent, This is the one we were waiting for, two programs for the price of 'none'! Screen and Video with Audio capture. Easy install. Immediate activation. No problems. Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Aidee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Last time, I started to download it, it wasnt all there. It stopped during my download! So, it is still on my computer somewhere. If I download this, will it overwrite what I already have?? Or, do I have to remove the remnants of it on here?? I found out that it had been discontinued because there was something wrong wit the program. How do we know that this will be safe to download this time?? Burned once....burned, etc...

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
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