Screencast is quickly becoming the ultimate app demo tool.

Today Screencast added a new weapon to its arsenal: audio recording. You can now record and narrate right from your phone. They've also made the recording 25% faster, so you can do all that and still have a decently smooth video to show off.

For those who don't know, Screencast allows rooted users to capture shockingly good video of their on-screen antics - definitely check out our review if you haven't heard about it.

The 2.0 update also brings a home screen widget, search key activated screenshots, and everyone's favorite: bug fixes!

This much awesome is going to cost you $4.99, and it requires root and anything other than a Tegra 2 processor. There's a demo version here, which is limited to 20 seconds of recording. Go try it and be impressed.

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Excellent - I've been asking for this feature ever since we reviewed the app - now it's feature complete. I wonder if we can use the audio from the mic as well now or that's in future plans...

    Edit: just tested it and it actually uses the mic and doesn't record internal Android sounds, so it's perfect for screencasts now. I'd still like an option to record Android sound natively, so that game demos sound best, but this is already an amazing achievement.

    • WoodenWarrior

      do you know any programs that could record android sounds?

  • http://mgamerzproductions.com Mgamerz

    I need this for a presentation I'm doing for my app, log this... but all I have is an Atrix =[

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Thank NVIDIA for not including neon instruction set in Tegra 2 :(

      • Eric

        Seems like that move just keeps causing problems...

        Fortunately, I heard T3 would fix that.

  • bazar6

    Are there any video recording apps for tegra-powered devices? Or is it because of the lack of the neon instruction set that no app can record screen casts? if the latter, I'm very disappointed inNVIDIA