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liteCAM 2.2 review

$19 (about £10)

Manufacturer: Innoheim.com

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

liteCAM 2.2 captures video footage from your screen and outputs to a compact AVI file.

liteCAM 2.2 captures video footage from your screen and outputs to a compact AVI file.

You can save only to AVI, and will need a separate program to share files in formats such as MPEG or WMV. But AVI means quality - to our eyes, liteCAM videos are indistinguishable from 'live action'.

On booting liteCAM, the program offers automatic hardware acceleration. This seems like overkill - liteCAM is no resource hog. And even on our creaky 192MB RAM test machine (technically outside the system requirements), liteCAM ran smoothly.

The hand-holding continues: liteCAM checks your system and automatically sets up audio capture. It couldn't be any simpler, and both liteCAM and liteRecorder come with contextual help and a PDF brochure.

You can customise video resolution and even frames per second. Audio options include mono, stereo or silence, bitrate (8- or 16-bits) and sampling ratio - from 8KHz for 48KHz. Optional compression prevents volume changes. There's also a timed recording option.

Law permitting, you can capture anything you can see on your PC: streamed movies and TV broadcasts and training walk-throughs. Unfortunately for the latter, we couldn't record our cursor. Innoheim told PC Advisor that in May 08 it is launching a business-specific tool that will do exactly this, so watch this space.

See also:

Innoheim's liteRecorder review

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liteCAM 2.2 Expert Verdict »

IBM Compatible PC
Pentium 500Mhz
256MB RAM
16MB video card
sound card that supports Full Duplexing
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 9 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

liteCAM is an intuitive screen-capture tool, albeit one that can't capture cursor movements.

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