Debut Video Capture is an excellent free program to record videos from your webcam or any other device you can connect via USB adapter (video cameras, regular cameras, or even VHS video players), as well record everything that happens on your computer screen.
With this program, you can do things like create your own recordings to send to your friends and family by email, or create your own video tutorials of any activity on your PC. The program is really simple and easy to use. It automatically recognizes the webcam or devices connected so all you have to do is adjust your personal options.
Among the options offered, you can find a variety of different video formats to choose from (.avi, .wmv, .asf .mpg, .3gp, .mp4, .mov), advanced settings for the resolution and frames per second, configuration of the FTP server for sending the recordings, and the option to assign keyboard shortcuts for more efficient control.