Screencast-O-Matic vs. Loom | The Ultimate Recording Tool

Last updated: 12 June 2020 | Reading time: 4.5 minutes | Watching time:  20 seconds

Whether it’s a game recording or just a tutorial video, an excellent screen recorder can boost the processing time. There are outstanding screen recorders for Windows and macOS computers, but the ideal one is all you need to get the stuff done. The blog post sees both Screencast-O-Matic and Loom and finds the ultimate tool. It is the ultimate Screencast-O-Matic vs. Loom comparison.

Table of contents

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic Recorder Sample
Screencast-O-Matic Recorder Sample

One of the tools featured on Advance Market Analytics for its huge market cap, the freemium software is available for Windows, macOS, Chromecast and both the mobile OSs. The software comes with most of the screen recording tools you need. The mobile apps offer syncing with the desktop editor in the paid subscriptions.

The tool supports both screen and webcam recording at the same time, and if you are using the free version, then the extension on Chrome is all you need to record.

The software comes in two premium categories; Solo and Teams. Solo offers two options; Deluxe and Premier. The price for both is $1.65 and $4 per month, respectively. You pay annually for both the plans. The team plans have the same title, and they come with team focused tools.

The cost for Team Deluxe plan is $9.5 for a team of 10 members and for it’s $17.5 for Team Premier plan. The more members are included, the better the savings. The video editor tool is available in both, so you will have to download the setup to edit videos. The comparison of both the tools is covered in the Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom section 👇.

Watch: Screencast-O-Matic Full Tutorial (2020)

Editor (premium)

Screencast O Matic Video Editor on Windows PC
Screencast-O-Matic Video Editor

Let’s take a look at all the tools the software offers:

  1. Cut video
  2. Copy a part
  3. Remove cursor
  4. Hide webcam
  5. Insert media
  6. Narrate over a video
  7. Add blur, text, outline, and highlight in a video
  8. Change playback speed
  9. Add transitions
  10. Adjust volume
  11. Change the resolution
  12. Add music

Related: Screencast-O-Matic vs. Screencastify | The Ultimate Showdown

Loom

Loom Software
Loom Software

The cloud-based screen recorder is focused on macOS because the macOS version comes with extended features. The software saves recordings online, so the software is not recommended if you have a limited data plan. The free software does not limit the recording time, but the maximum quality it supports is 720p in the free version. Like Screencast-O-Matic, Loom is also offered on desktop as a software and as an extension for Chrome.

In terms of tools, the website offers some options for recorded videos, including share, download, and video speed. The major downside of Loom is that the Mac version offers more features than the Windows version. You don’t get computer audio, 4K recording, and custom recording dimensions on the Windows platform.

Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom

Screencast-O-Matic on Windows takes about 72MB of storage whereas Loom occupies about 300MB. Considering it is a cloud-based tool, the size is pretty high.

Video size

Comparing the video size is a bit tricky as elements such as colours, audio level, and graphics play a part. Another issue is that Loom free only supports recording at 720p, but Screencast-O-Matic supports 1080p. On 720p, Screencast-O-Matic does not record the full screen.

Considering the above issue, I went ahead, and the results surprised me. I recorded Chrome’s new tab with muted sound for 24 seconds in both. The video recorded on 720p on Loom occupied 17.6MB, whereas the same length video recorded on 1080p on Screencast-O-Matic took only 3.4MB.

Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom Video File Size
Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom Video File Size

Game recording

As it has already been discussed that Loom does not offer to record computer audio on Windows PC, the game recording was not promising. The below video compares the gameplay of GTA V.  The first ten seconds are recorded in Screencast-O-Matic, and the last ten seconds are recorded in Loom.

Tools comparison

The table compares the free versions of both the tools.

SoftwareProsCons
Screencast-O-Matic1080p recording
Sharing tools
Narration recording
30 music tracks
Trim recordings
Zoom in during recordings
15 minutes max recording
Watermark
Computer audio
No video editing
No drawing during recording
LoomNo recording limit
Trim videos
Access to the last 25 videos
No drawing while recording
No 1080p recording
Watermark
Custom dimensions



Pricing

Both offer individual and team plans. Both offer multiple premium plans. The table breaks down the plans.

Screencast-O-Matic-and-Loom-Pricing
Screencast-O-Matic-and-Loom-Pricing

The full details about pricing can be found on the Screencast-O-Matic and Loom websites.

Related: 11 Best Video Recording Software for YouTube in 2020

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Wrap Up

Being a YouTuber allows me to test different screen recording tools. After using both, I could quickly write a comparison like this, and after reading this post, you would know that Screencast-O-Matic is the ideal choice for now. Loom is new and does not offer many features on the Windows platform.

Anyway, thanks for reading the Screencast-O-Matic vs Loom blog post. I hope the text helped. Which one are you going to use? Please share your views in the comments down below so other users can decide easily.

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