This week I was trying out a few options for recording side by side Skype conversations. My first review will be of Call Recorder by Ecamm.com. It was easy to download, then simply asked me to close Skype and when I reopened Call Recorder was one of the Skype options. I loved its easy interface to change how I recorded the calls. One thing I particularly appreciated about this option is that it allows for purchase, not membership. One $19.95 purchase and you’re done. Anthony Molyneux, of Lord Ferrister Books fame and I played with the new program yesterday and we found it easy to use and quite well done. Each part of the user controls are well defined and easy to understand.
This is the result I needed to achieve for interviews with authors for a project I am working on.
You do not see the side by side recording WHILE recording, but you will have it when you view the movie. You may also choose to record one side or the other only, or audio only and the downloaded program comes with nifty tools for changing the formats of recorded video as well.
I give the program an A+ for usability and price even for the novice computer user. If one is more advanced, then there are some exciting ways to use the video in iMovie and FinalCutPro programs to enhance the products. As a stand alone product it gets the job done and does it with finesse. It saves the completed movie and is instantaneously available for upload straight to YouTube or for your use as a mov.
I recommend this product.
You can purchase this product here (not an affiliate link)
Tomorrow we will review the OoVoo.com service. Stay tuned.