OS X Best way to record gameplay on Mac

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    MacGamerHQ

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    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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    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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    MacGamerHQ

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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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    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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    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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    cluthz

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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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    Ddyracer

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    Would like to see a demo of this. Doubt Ishow u hd is faster than screenflow or camtasia but the price talks.

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

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