Expression Encoder 4 is a free professional-level video encoding tool that enhances and encodes video and simplifies publishing it with Silver light. Expression Encoder can also add watermarks and advertisement to media, and produce webcasts. Expression Encoder free version can encode many types of video file formats, you can enjoy live streaming from camcorders and webcams, and capture activity from your pc screens.
Expression Encoder is more suited for programmers, especially those who want to encode videos for Silverlight. If you have more simpler need, you can use just a free video converter, or free video editor.
The free version of Expression Encoder limits screen capture to 10 minutes per segment. Input formats include, mov, avi, wmv, wma and mpeg. This free video encoder also comes with built-in video editing features.
Simple editing such as trimming and cropping can be performed with the Expression Encoder. Branding overlays can be added to videos, thumbnail markers at various points to aid viewer navigation can be added, and you can choose from a variety of player templates for the encoded video. The frame rate can be set in between 5-60 frames per second, the bitrate to a value between 100 to 50000 and the quality level from 1 to 100.
Following keys are available during video capturing:
- Start/Pause Recording: Shift-Ctrl-F11
- Stop Recording: Shift – Ctrl – F12
- Zooming: Shift – Ctrl -F9
The size of the recording depends on the recording area of the screen and also depends on quality settings. Expression Encoder 4 has a wide offering of video processing options. Users who want to get a quick result can click on File and select Encode to create a video of the screencast.
The quality of the video looks much better in this free video Encoder software window than in the preview window. Controls for simply playing the video are offered, as well as adding subtitles, X/Y encoding comparison and dozens of additional options and settings.