Adobe Captivate vs
Does you need to stop and think when recording your computer screen?
Adobe Captivate 5 focus and core capability is it captures screen activity as static slides with overlaid animations to recreate cursor movements and text entry. This means that if you had to pause and think for awhile, Aadobe Captivate will not capture anything. And when you're done, just click on 'stop' and Easy Screen Capture Video will compile all the different screen captures into a project. So, instead of the one video file that Camtasia comes up with, Captivate will display each screen capture as a slide.
With Easy Screen Capture Video, everything on your screen (within your selected area) is recorded. Recording is done in real time. So, if you were to pause for awhile to think, the pause would be recorded as well. But this can be easily edited later on. Even your mistakes are recorded. You can always pause the recording, but if you had to do other things on your computer during the pause, continuing with the recording make not sync perfectly.
If your budget is slightly more flexible and you need more interactivity go for Adobe Captivate 5.5
Choose Easy Screen Capture Video for narrated demos where you are showing a user how to do anything