Bandicam is a free screen capture software that is mainly designated for gameplay recording on low-end PCs. It gives you the option to record in full screen or a DirectX/OpenGL application. The free version does come with a minor watermark at the top and only allows you to record for up to 10 minutes. The full version itself costs $39 for one copy. It comes with a variety of advanced features from selecting the recording frame rate and to the recording audio lines.
When I first started off, I thought I was ready to go to get some recordings in. Sadly, that didn’t happen. I had to frequently readjust the frame rate and the video codecs to finally get the right options. It really disappointed me since I’ve heard so many times that Bandicam can just work on any PC you have. Well, that is somewhat true. However, you have to actually customize the program options to fit the specs of your PC.
But once you’ve got all that setup, you’re actually good to go. The recording does decrease your frame rate in the actual gameplay, but not majorly. I received a smooth and easy performance while I was recording. And even after I watched the video. It was crisp and didn’t lag that much.
Regardless of the minor watermark at the top, the video was really smooth when I was watching it. It was exactly as I recorded it with the precise graphics and smooth performance. Although, I did realize that the audio quality wasn’t has good as expected. But it was good enough to listen to.
Overall, Bandicam is a great option for those who would like to record their gameplay for free. Although the free version only allows for 10 minute recordings and a watermark at the top, they’re just minor issues that can be resolved with the actual content of the recording itself. Nevertheless, Bandicam is an adequate tool for those who are interested into recording their gameplay.