SmartPixel is a very complete screen capture and recording tool. It consists of two separate applications: SmartPixel Camera and SmartPixel Producer. The former deals with the actual screen capture process, while the latter functions as a video editor that lets you give the final touches to your captured footage before sharing it. Both these utilities can be used independently from the other. In other words, you can open videos into Producer that were not recorded with SmartPixel Camera, and you can use another editor with your recorded videos if you want to.
SmartPixel Camera lets you capture your screen and video from a webcam. It also works with D3D games, so sharing your gameplay is done quite easily with this app. Your whole screen can be captured or you can choose a region. When you do this, a red square will appear on the screen, and you can move it and adjust it to the area that you want to record.
There is a small control window in the bottom-left corner of the screen from where you can change recording settings and preview the area of the screen to be recorded. This window can be switched to the mini view so that it takes even less space.
An interesting feature is what is called PIP, or picture in picture. This allows you to record your screen and webcam at the same time. It is ideal for gameplay recordings, in which you will see the gameplay and your own image in the same video once it is exported.
The SmartPixel Producer is a very complete editor and it is easy to use. You simply need to import your video to get started, and from the toolbar at the bottom, you will be able to cut your video, add subtitles, audio and dub to it, and change its speed and add effects.
SmartPixel can be used for free, but there will be a watermark in your exported videos. You can buy either the Camera or Producer modules separately to eliminate any restrictions from the free version.