Well, kind of. The guys behind the fantastic Camtasia Studio (techsmith) has released a fine free alternative which seems to be in beta at the moment. The product is called Jing and after play testing it for a while it seems to be very snappy. It can record video (into SWF files) or capture images. It can then send these up to Screencast (another Techsmith product/service), FTP to a location of your choice, post up to Flickr or save to file. It is very basic but because of this it is extremely easy to use.
For those of you who can’t afford camtasia , this is a very nice introduction and will probably meet the majority of people’s needs.
Jing can be downloaded from: