Kazam – screencasting program created with design in mind

Kazam is an essential open source tool which provides a well designed and easy to use interface for capturing screencasts and screenshots.

It can record desktop video and multiple audio streams simultaneously with control over audio levels and the screen region being captured.

Support for H264 and VP8 codecs is built in.

Features include:

  • Screencasts and Screenshots.
  • Select full screen, all screens, window, or an area.
  • Record video in the following formats:
    • H264 / MP4.
    • VP8 / WEBM.
    • RAW / AVI.
  • Record sound from any sound input device that is supported and visible by PulseAudio.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
  • Support for multiple monitors.
  • Screenshots:
    • Canon 7D and Nikon D80 shutter types.
    • Automatic file saving.
  • Countdown splash.

Website: launchpad.net/kazam
Developer: David Klasinc, Andrew Higginson
License: GNU GPL v3


Kazam is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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