Creating a YouTube channel and videos that you publish on it may sound like a complicated task on first glance especially if you are not the tech-savviest of users. While it is easy to record videos using a webcam or software like MSI Afterburner, you need video editing software to edit the recorded video before you publish it on a site like YouTube.
There are free programs out there for that task, like Free Video Dub and while they produce great results, it means that you have to work with at least two different programs on your system.
Ezvid is a free program for the Windows operating system that combines screen recording with video editing. While it may not provide you with the same feature set as Camtasia Studio, it is an elegant easy to use solution that should be sufficient for a lot of users.
You see a screen similar to the one above on the screenshot when you start the program. Here you can edit video title, description, category, keywords and music on the left, see a preview of the video on the right, and video editing and recording options at the bottom.
You can drag and drop videos or images from the local PC in to the interface or use the recording capabilities that the program provides you with. The screen capturing options let you capture video footage from a connected webcam, an area on the screen or the full screen. You can in additional enable microphone capturing to add audio in real time to the recording.
The program displays the maximum recording time available based on the size of the hard drive it is installed on. There does not seem to be an option to change that setting, I could not find one at least.
One interesting option it provides you with is to add text to the video and even synthesize the text to voice. As far as editing goes, you can split, duplicate and delete parts of the video easily using the timeline of the video at the bottom of the screen.
The editor offers a couple of additional options like adding a watermark to the video or dragging and dropping audio files to the time line to use your own pre-recorded audio files instead of the 30 or so tunes the program ships with.
Ezvid is a simple program that offers a variety of interesting features to create and edit videos that users of the software can upload to YouTube. That's unfortunately the only option the program provides users with as it is not possible to save videos to the local PC instead. The program could use a couple of features to improve its overall usability. Editing videos in the timeline is sometimes a bit fiddly for instance and better controls here could really make things easier for the editing user.
The program downloads more than 170 Megabyte when you run the installer which is another thing worth mentioning. If you want an easy to use program to create, edit and upload videos to YouTube, then this program may provide you with everything you need to do so.