Screen Recorder Gold Codec

Codec Overview

Screen Video Codec Screen Recorder Gold Codec (SRGC) provides lossless image quality coupled with excellent compression ratios. Since the SRGC is lossless, it preserves 100% of the image quality, even through multiple decompression/recompression cycles that are typical during the production process. The SRGC is optimized for screen capture so that the resulting files are small and highly compressed.

The compression codec also affects the capture frame rate or speed of compression. The high frame rates required for smooth video increase the need for high compression speed. High color screens also impact compression speed. The SRGC codec offers exceptional compression speed at all color depths - unlike, for example, some codecs that only support 8-bit color. (The Microsoft RLE codec is lossless but is restricted to 8-bit color.)

Even codecs that are more widely distributed do not perform as well as the SRGC codec to deliver the highest quality, smallest file size and fastest compression speed.

Features and Benefits

Availability and License

SRGC is the default method of compressing/decompressing video in Screen Recorder Gold. While the default codec can easily be changed to any of the standard Windows codecs, we recommend that you use SRGC when recording your screencasts.

When a video is compressed with SRGC, anyone wishing to view the video must have SRGC installed on his or her computer. There are no charges, royalties or licensing requirements for distributing videos encoded with SRGC or with distributing the codec to others for viewing.

SRGC is already included in the Screen Recorder Gold installation package. User must have Screen Recorder Gold installed or obtain a license to use SRGC to compress video.