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Old Oct 27, 2012, 05:42 AM   #1
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Best way to record gameplay on Mac

Hey guys,

I've done some research and tests recording Guild Wars 2 gameplay on the OS X.
I've tried:
  1. Camtasia
  2. Screenflow
  3. Quicktime

Do you know any other solutions? Other Software? Better optimisation to be done somewhere?

These listed here produce videos with bad FPS, I guess they are too heavy.
to use with a game.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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Have you tried iShowU HD? For me it works really well for both games and general screencasting. It's $30 (USD) if you want to remove the trial restriction. Also, I'm not sure if Mountain Lion's supported (if that's what you're using), but it says Lion is.

Hope that helps!
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advise, will take a look at it...

Have you also used screenflow? How do you think the 2 compare?
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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I haven't tried ScreenFlow, mainly because of its price for the full version. Before iShowU HD, I did use Snapz Pro which seemed pretty lightweight and did the job, but was limited to 30 fps.
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I did some tests with Screenflow, Camtasia and iShowU Pro. Will let you know when it is ready!

So far, I can tell that Camtasia is coming last :S
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 07:17 PM   #6
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Try Screeny. It's 15$ in the App Store and works magic, however, ishow u HD is also good(using a rMBP)
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Adobe Flash Media encoder + CamTwist.
It's a bit more hassle to set up, but it can also be used to stream to justin.tv/twitc.tv

Both are free
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Try Screeny. It's 15$ in the App Store and works magic, however, ishow u HD is also good(using a rMBP)
Would like to see a demo of this. Doubt Ishow u hd is faster than screenflow or camtasia but the price talks.

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Adobe Flash Media encoder + CamTwist.
It's a bit more hassle to set up, but it can also be used to stream to justin.tv/twitc.tv

Both are free
That's a streaming service. Camtwist is for video chating not recording your screen itself.
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