Is it possible to capture video directly from my computer monitor. I want to create a video tutorial on running some programs. I don't really know anything about the video software, I bought the CS5 master collection for the other programs. So, I just wondered if any of them can do it before I spend $40 on FRAPS.
Check out CamStudio; it's a free screen recording program.
Note that if you use the CamStudio codec, you'll have to transcode the files to a different codec as the CS codec is not 64-bit. You can also Google for 64-bit screen capture codecs, and use one of those.