Adobe Presenter Video Express

Adobe Presenter Video Express is screencasting and video editing software developed by Adobe Systems.[3][4]

Adobe Presenter Video Express
Adobe Presenter Video Express 11 Icon
Adobe Presenter Video Express 11
Adobe Presenter Video Express 11
Developer(s)Adobe Systems
Stable release / November 28, 2017 (2017-11-28)
Operating systemWindows, OS X[1]
Available in8 languages[2]
List of languages
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Arabic
TypeScreencasting and video editing software
LicenseProprietary, software as a service


Adobe Presenter Video Express is primarily used as a software by video creators, to record and mix webcam and screen video feeds.[5] It allows users to simultaneously record video from their webcam and the screen, and easily mix the 2 tracks with a simple user interface.[6]

Users can change the background in their recorded video without needing equipment like a green screen.[7] This is unlike other video tools which rely on chroma keying technology, and only work with green or blue screens.[8][9]

They can also add annotations and quizzes to their content and publish the video to MP4 or HTML5 formats.[10]

List of notable featuresEdit

Record and mix, screen and webcamEdit

Support for simultaneous recording of screen and webcam video feeds, with a simple editing interface to mix the two video streams. This lets the author rapidly create screencasts, software demos, etc.[6]

Make my background awesomeEdit

This feature allows authors to change the background of their webcam recording without needing a green screen, provided they use a solid-colored backdrop which contrasts well against them. Authors can select images, videos or even the screen recording as their background.[7]

In-video quizzingEdit

Authors can insert quizzes within their video content. On success/failure attempts, the author can decide what message to display, and can also configure the video to jump to a certain point and play. Quizzes are published as part of the interactive HTML 5 player, which cannot be hosted on YouTube and Vimeo.[6]

LMS ReportingEdit

Authors can publish to any SCORM compliant LMS (Learning Management System) for quiz reporting, or to Adobe Captivate Prime.[11]

In-app assets and brandingEdit

Adobe Presenter Video Express ships with a large number of branding videos, backgrounds and video filters to help authors create studio quality videos.[6]

MP4 and HTML5 OutputEdit

The tool publishes a single MP4 video file containing all the video content, within an HTML 5 wrapper that contains the interactive player. The interactive HTML 5 player can be hosted on any website.[4]

Common usesEdit


Screencasting is the process of recording one's computer screen as a video, usually with an audio voice over, to create a software demonstration, tutorial, presentation, etc. Adobe Presenter Video Express supports simultaneous recording of full screen video and microphone audio for creating screencasts.[12]

Product marketing and demosEdit

The ability to record the webcam video in addition to everything that is visible on the screen in Adobe Presenter Video Express, allows the author to add their personality to their screencasts. Features like video mixing and 'make my background awesome' further enhance the presentation, allowing effortless creation of marketing and demo videos.[4]


Adobe Presenter Video Express supports in-video quizzes and LMS reporting, along with screencasting and webcam recording. These features make it a powerful tool for creating educational content.[13]

Differences from Adobe Presenter and Adobe CaptivateEdit

Adobe Presenter is a Microsoft PowerPoint plug-in for converting PowerPoint slides into interactive eLearning content, available only on Windows. Starting with Adobe Presenter 8, the video creation tool Adobe Presenter Video Express was bundled with every purchase of Adobe Presenter. From September 2015, Adobe Presenter Video Express 11 was also made available as a stand-alone product on Windows and Mac. A subscription license for Adobe Presenter Video Express, valid on Windows and Mac, is available for $9.99/month. Adobe Presenter Video Express continues to be bundled with purchases of Adobe Presenter on Windows as well.

Adobe Captivate is an authoring tool for creating numerous forms of interactive eLearning content. Unlike Adobe Presenter, it uses a proprietary editing interface instead of Microsoft PowerPoint. While it is possible to create screen captures with Adobe Captivate, you cannot record the webcam feed. Adobe Captivate does not bundle Adobe Presenter or Adobe Presenter Video Express.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Adobe Presenter Video Express, System Requirements". Adobe Systems. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Language Versions; Adobe Presenter Video Express". Adobe Systems.
  3. ^ Damien Bruyndonckx (13 April 2015). Mastering Adobe Captivate 8. Packt Publishing Ltd. pp. 744–. ISBN 978-1-78439-562-9.
  4. ^ a b c "Adobe Presenter Video Express, Home Page". Adobe Systems. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Creating Software Demos, blog post by Jennie Ruby". Icon Logic. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d "A Personal Video Studio is at your Fingertips with Adobe Presenter Video Express, Adobe Blog". Adobe Systems. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Adobe Presenter Video Express: No More Green Screen, Review by Stephen Haskin". Learning Solutions Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Background replacement …. without the green screen, Review by Damien Bruydonckx". DiDaXo Belgium. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  9. ^ "The New Adobe Presenter and Presenter Video Express 11, Review by eLearning Brothers". eLearning Brothers. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  10. ^ "What's new—what blew me away, Review by Joe Ganci". Learning Solutions Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 February 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Adobe Presenter Tutorials, Blog". Adobe Systems. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Adobe Presenter Video Express For Mac Lets You Capture, Combine & Upload Videos And Screencasts, Product Review". Addictive Tips. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Make Instructional Videos with Adobe Presenter Video Express, Adobe Education Exchange". Adobe Systems. Retrieved 13 November 2015.

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