If you've ever needed to provide someone with help on specific computer tasks, then you've either heard of, used or wished for a product like Hyperionics' HyperCam. Its perhaps, one of the few (really good) applications on the market today that allow you to capture PC actions as movies. It's now a freebie, and its available for Windows.
HyperCam is an application that captures the action from your Windows screen and saves it to an AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) movie file. Sound from your system microphone is also recorded.
HyperCam is not intended for re-recording other video clips that play on your screen (e.g. playing in Media Player, RealVideo, QuickTime etc.).
HyperCam supports text annotations, sound, and screen notes for creating automated software demos and software training. You can also control the Frame rate and compression quality prior to recording your movie.
Pro’s: Free, records computer action as movies
Con’s: Supports AVI only,
Conclusion: HyperCam is really a must have application if you're doing any kind of computer work that requires repeatable instructions. The application is small, easy to use, and creates movie files that are playable on any Windows machine. If you want to view the recorded files on a Mac, you're going to need QuickTime. HyperCam is free, and has always been a welcomed member of my professional toolbox.