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Movavi Screen Capture Studio Review

Movavi Screen Capture Studio Review

by September 5, 2015

Movavi Screen Capture Studio Review.

You are an inveterate PC gamer and you want to record your considerable achievements and share them with your friends? You are a software developer and you want to explain the main features of the program to your clients? You are a teacher and you want to create a video tutorial for your pupils? You are…, shortly speaking, there are a lot of reasons why you need the program Movavi Screen Capture Studio. With the help of the program you can capture everything on the computer screen, and not only capture but effectively edit the created video using an in-built video editor application.

Download and Installation

The trial version of the program can be downloaded from the official Movavi website; it is about 115 MB in size. You have the possibility to try the program for 7 days only, but it has several restrictions such as a trial watermark, limited capture time, etc.

Currently the program supports 11 interface languages- German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian and Chinese.

The installation procedure is very easy and standard. Only three simple steps are required for the program’s install after selecting the desired language, i.e. all you need is to accept the terms of the license agreement, choose the installation location and create shortcuts. That is all. The program will be installed in minutes according to your selected preferences.


Installation 2

Installation 3

Installation 7

The Interface of the Program

Movavi Screen Capture Studio includes two superb applications- Screen Capture Studio and Video Editor which can be accessed through a so called Launcher. This launcher provides an easy and convenient way to enter the main tools of  program, i.e. Capture Studio, Record Audio and Edit Video.

Main Interface

The user interface of Movavi Screen Capture Studio consists of three small parts- Capture Area (with the help of it you have the possibility to select the desired area to capture), Audio (where you can configure audio options, i.e. audio output and microphone) and Options (it allows you to customize some additional settings of the program, for example, cursor effects, highlight color, and so on).

Screen Capture interface

The main window of Movavi Video Editor is divided into several parts. At the top there are five menu bar drop-down buttons which serve for performing common actions, for example, you can open, save or edit video projects, etc.

The central part of the user interface is divided into two panes- there is a Playback area on the left (through it you can preview your video projects) and Tab contents on the right (it offers different commands for adding media files, 3D videos, etc.).

Below the Tab contents you can see six functional buttons with the help of which you can import media, add different effects and fades to the videos, etc.

At the bottom of the window there is a Toolbar (it contains various tools for video editing, for example, video splitting or stabilization, etc.) on the one hand, and Editing area (for organizing your video projects; it offers two viewing modes- Timeline mode and Storyboard mode).

Main interface

The Main Features of the Program

Movavi Screen Capture Studio offers a lot of advanced possibilities to capture anything-online videos, screens, etc. All you need for achieving the superb results is just three easy steps- Capture Video, Edit Video and Save or Import Video.

Capture– Movavi Screen Capture Studio offers advanced and reliable possibilities for screen capturing and allows you to have full control over each performed step, i.e. you have the possibility to configure every parameter of the program before, during and after the capture.

Before starting recording the screen, the program allows you to select the desired options and configurations. First of all you have to define that area of the screen which you want to be captured; you can do that both manually (i.e. by selecting the desired width and height) or automatically (i.e. using those parameters and dimensions which the program offers, for example, Full screen, Standard or Widescreen).

Secondly, you have to enable the system sound and microphone if you want to record sound.

And, thirdly, you can apply some visual effects to you capture. Movavi Screen Capture Studio allows you to highlight the cursor (by selecting the desired size) and clicks (by selecting the desired color) on the one hand and add sound to the mouse click (by selecting the default sound or adding it from the computer; the program supports the following audio formats- WAV, MP3, AIFF and AU).

That is all; after configuring all desired options and parameters, simply click on the Record button and the video capture will start.

Capture parameters


Cursor options

In addition, the program also allows you to schedule the capture by defining timing options, for example, you can stop the capture after 10 minutes, and so on.

In the settings menu you can configure some preferences, i.e. the directory for saving videos and screenshots, keyboard shortcuts, video codec (for example, H. 264), maximum capture frame rate (from 15 through 60), output frame size (for example, Full size, ½ size, 320 x 240, and so on) and audio quality (for example, stereo 16-bit, etc.).

If you have got a relatively modern computer, you can enable SuperSpeed conversion and Intel hardware acceleration.

With the help of Movavi Screen Capture Studio you have the possibility to take screenshots, too. The screenshots can be saved in three image formats- PNG, BMP and JPG.

Settings 1

Settings 2

After finishing the capture, the new window will open and offer you to save the created capture. The program offers a lot of different formats for file saving, for example, General video (i.e. AVI, FLV, MP4, etc.), Online video (i.e. YouTube, MySpace, Vimeo, etc.) and many others. You have also the possibility to save created projects for different devices such as Amazon Kindle, Apple, Google Nexus, etc.

In the settings menu you can configure some video and audio output settings, for example, codec, frame size, resize quality, bitrate type, etc.

In addition, you have the possibility to add created projects to iTunes library and upload them to the well-known social media and file sharing websites such as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

General video

Online Video


Edit – Movavi Screen Capture Studio allows you not only to capture screen, but also it offers easy to use and powerful possibilities for video editing. All you need is to add created captures and start editing them.

With the help of the program you can split video into two or several parts, record sound from any recording devices (simply select the recording device and source on the one hand and adjust the preferred volume), add a watermark image (additionally, you can specify the duration, alignment and opacity of watermark), change volume (using a special slider and adjusting the desired volume percentage), configure playback speed, apply slow motion effect (by specifying its duration, method, quality and motion blur), stabilize the video quality (by applying some stabilization settings and filters, for example, rotation, horizontal panning, image matching quality, etc. Applied stabilization results can be immediately previewed through inbuilt preview window).

Movavi Screen Capture Studio also includes some additional possibilities for enhancing videos. They are as follows:

Effects– all available are conveniently grouped according to categories, for example, Blur, Mosaic, etc., and each of them adds some effects to the video (i.e. zooming, sharpening, blurring, mosaic, etc.). After applying effects, you can preview them through the preview playback window.

Fades– with the help of this tool you can apply different transition effects to the video file, for example, Circle, Geometric, Spiral, and so on.

Titles– with this tool you can add captions, subtitles, etc., to the video. The program offers three different categories of titles- Animated, Artistic and Simple. You have the possibility to add titles to the title track and to the start or end of the video track on the one hand and configure settings, Text (i.e. font colour, size, width, alignment, opacity, etc.), Shadow Effects, Animations and Background on the other hand.

Split Video– Movavi Screen Capture Studio offers a special tool called Split Video which allows you to split and join videos.

Your edited video projects can be saved as a video, audio or 3D movie file on the one hand and uploaded to the Web (i.e. YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo) and burned to a DVD disk on the other hand.

Record Sound– with the help of Movavi Screen Capture Studio you can record from any device, for example, a microphone. The program allows you to specify a recording device and source, adjust audio quality, select the preferred output format and preset.

System Requirements

Windows XP- Windows 10

Intel or AMD process with at least 1GHz

1 GB of RAM

250 MB of hard disk space


It goes without saying that after installing Movavi Screen Capture Studio there is no need to browse and search for another program, because it includes everything what is needed for effective capturing the computer screen, games, online videos, etc.

Thanks to a lot of advanced capturing and advanced features, you have the possibility to create absolutely superb videos, effectively edit them and, finally, save them in any of video formats or upload to the Web.

Movavi Screen Capture Studio is an application for those who want to have everything in one advanced suite.


1. A lot of advanced possibilities to capture everything on the screen
2. A very convenient video editor for editing captured videos


Only one week available for testing.

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