i've just been playing about with "Screen2Exe" for a few minutes and it works well for a free util. here's the link...http://www.screen-re...d.com/screen2exe.htmScreen2Exe - FREE and pretty clever screen casting software
seems quite straightforward to set up the area you want to record, all the options are self-explanatory. it can include audio and there are several ways of editing and adding to the recording, e.g. blur parts out, add captions, add images, discard repeat frames, etc.
final output is at it says on the tin - to an exe file. so anyone can watch it back. not something you'll use for putting on a web page but probably the perfect FREE tool for when you need to send the movie to someone.
i wonder if the output files can be converted to something youtube can show.
(i was going to post this somewhere in the old screencast threads but i thought as they are so old i'll just make a new topic.)