New to video capture, I need to capture an application in Windows 7 and then upload it to YouTube. Doing a search returns a lot of results, would like to filter out the "crap". Does not have to be anything fancy, would like to be able to do minor editing; taking multiple videos combine into one and add an audio track. The bigger issue is that I need this to be free or cheap. Thanks
Like most things, software falls under "Fast, Cheap, Good. Pick two".
Cheap, Fast, Not So Good: Windows Live Movie Maker might already be installed for you, which will do a lot of the basics of editing, and laying down tracks.
Cheap, Good, Not So Fast: VirtualDub does pretty decent screen capture. Not very user-friendly. Deals mostly in .AVI. Can do basic editing, but not really made for joining different videos together. Google search reveals a "sister program" called VideoDub, which claims to be similar? Never tried it, though.
Camtasia is free iirc, and i've used that before. It's not pretty and not great but it will get the job done.
@WolfOfOne: I thought Camtasia was free too, but apparently it's $300? If there's another version out there, a SEOMonster has eaten it.
I've used Camstudio in the past which is free. Although it's been a number of years since I've used it so might not be decent any more.
For the editing side I had no problem using Windows Movie Maker previously, although again has been a number of years so I imagine the software is fairly different now but it was fairly simple to use and can do everything you need (combine multiple videos together, add audio etc.).
O wow, well nevermind that, $300 bucks is ridiculous!! Go with @Dude: 's suggestion of Camstudio (http://camstudio.org/). Not pretty but it might work. I had a problem when I tried to use it where the audio always had a lot of noise in it (not my mic, the noise didn't show up when using FRAPS) but you could always use Camstudio for video and Audacity to record the audio stream.