Record desktop video (Tool: BB FlashBack)

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Advantages and disadvantages of the feeling used

There are many recording tools, but the advantages and disadvantages of using "BB FlashBack Express" are the following. (I'm looking at it in my personal subjectivity.


  • Even in the free version, you can use the basic recording function in one way.
  • Cut editing can also be done with one tool
  • Once saved in a file in its own format, you can convert it from there to another video format as many times as you like (flv, avi only in the free version)
  • You can easily fit the recording range within a specified window frame.
  • There is GDI mode, allowing you to record operations at low FPS when there is little change on the screen other than games and videos.
  • Can be uploaded directly to youtube or other video sites


  • Recording in MPEG mode can cause the shade to go crazy (the biggest disadvantage. I couldn't find out if there is a function that can be adjusted in the paid version or can be adjusted to the free version.)
  • I wanted to visualize the volume being played during recording.
  • Extra system sound plays when recording starts
  • If you want to use Express indefinitely, you need to register as a user, so it's a bit of a hassle at first.

Installation instructions

Go to the OFFICIAL BB FlashBack website and download the tool by clicking the "Download BB FlashBack Express 4 Japanese (Free))" link from the download page.

BB FlashBack Express 4 のダウンロード

I download it in a ZIP file, so I open the file and retrieve the contents. If you are on a Windows XP or later OPERATING system, double-click the ZIP file to open it, and then copy and retrieve the files. If you have the decompression tool installed, use the decompression tool to retrieve the file. The file name displays the version, which may be slightly different from the file name in the picture.

ZIP ファイルからファイルを取り出す

When you have retrieved the file, double-click it to run it.


Click Next.

BB FlashBack Express (Japanese) セットアップ ウィザード

Read the license agreement carefully and if you can agree, check "I accept this license agreement" and click "Next". If you don't agree, you won't be able to use the tool.


If you are satisfied with the installation location, click Next.


Click Next.

スタートメニュー フォルダ

Specify whether you want to create shortcuts on the desktop or quick launch bar. You can uncheck it if you don't need it. Once selected, click the Install button.


Click "OK" as instructed on the screen.


When the installation is complete, click Next.


If you want to start the tool as is, check Run BB FlashBack now. If you do not want to send usage data, uncheck it.

セットアップ ウィザード完了

Click Continue. (This screen will appear when you normally start the application.)

BB FlashBack Standard / Pro へのアップグレード

If you only want to use it for 30 days, click the Continue button. If you want to continue to use it for 30 days or later, you need to register. Click the "Register Now" button.


A web browser will open and a free license registration screen will open. Enter the required fields to register. You'll need an E-main address to receive your license key, so pre-register with or Gmail if you don't.


After registration, you will receive an email to your e-main address.


When you receive the email, click the URL link or enter the URL from your web browser to complete the activation. "Owner Name" and "License Key" below are used to register bb FlashBack Express.


When you open the URL link, the screen similar to the image opens.

BB FlashBack Express 2.9 フリーライセンス アクティベーション

Click the "Enter license key manually" link.


Enter the username and license key you received in the email, and the email address you received.


If you type it correctly, you will see a screen similar to the picture.


If there is a software update, the picture will appear on the screen, so click Continue.


If there is no update, click the Close button.


How to do this

Start BB FlashBack Express. When you launch the free Express version, you'll first see the Standard/Pro upgrade screen, so press the Continue button to proceed.

If you want to start a new recording, click Record Screen.


The recording tool starts, but first, you'll optionally check the settings.

ツール - オプション

Select Sound from the left menu to keep the quality of the recording as "top quality". I don't think the recording load is that much for a recent PC. Also make sure that the device that is heard from the speaker is selected.


Select Recording Mode / Performance from the menu on the left. At first, the top "auto" is selected, but if the movie or game is not started, it will be recorded at 1FPS (one frame per second). It is recorded in MPEG mode when a movie or game is playing, but for Flash games and software rendered video playback, image animation, and games, gdi mode for 1FPS recording may be selected, so you should select MPEG mode from the beginning. You should now be able to record at the specified FPS at any given time. Set the quality and number of frames to match the purpose of the video you are creating.

When you're done, press the OK button to confirm the options.

録画モード / パフォーマンス

Recording allows you to specify the range to record. Full screen allows you to record a range specified in full screen and regions. This is useful because you can automatically set the range of selected windows and controls when you select them. Here we are selecting the window.

If you want to record a sound, check "Record sound" and check your playback device. Click the red circle button at the bottom to start recording.


The screen like the picture is displayed, so you set the recording range.


If the recording range is set to Window, a red border appears when you click the target window or control with the mouse. This is the recording range.


Once you have specified the recording range, you will be able to click the Record button.


The countdown starts and the recording starts at 0.


When recording starts, please interact with the screen. When recording is complete, click the red square button to stop recording.


When you're done recording, click Save.


Save it to any folder. The saved file is a BB FlashBack file. Save to AVI file, etc. after this.

fbr ファイルの保存

You can just convert it to a video file and output it, but here you can try to select "Open in Player".


The player opens and the recorded video plays. On this screen, you can edit the cut, apply effects, and upload to the video site. Please check each one because i love the detailed operation method.

To output the edited video, click the Output button on the toolbar.


You can choose the output format. Express can output to Flash and AVI formats. If you want to output to another format, you need to purchase a paid version. Let's print it to an AVI file.


If avi is selected, you must specify a codec. The codec may be installed differently depending on the PC you are using. Microsoft Video 1 is safely selected here. Specify the compression quality and the number of frames and click the OK button.

By the way, if you specify "full frame (uncompressed)" to produce the highest quality, please note that the size of the output video file will be tremendously large.

AVI コーデック選択

The AVI output options are displayed, so you can check each setting. If you don't need to drop the number of frames at the frame rate, you can choose the full frame rate.


When the audio is output, the quality is made to "Highest sound quality". When you're done, click the OK button.


Specify where to save the video file. If you specify a destination, the output to the video file will start.


When the output is complete, you will be asked if you want to try to play the video in the output video file. If you select Yes, the media player specified in Windows starts and the video plays.