Free screen recorder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NightLord, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. NightLord macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know of any freeware/open-source programs that let you record videos from your screen? Preferably with the ability to record single windows.
     
  2. HughJ macrumors regular

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    Snapz pro...made by ambrosia, you can select what part of the screen to record, it supports mics too, i use for training movies at work, superb software & cheap (approx $69) but you do need a fairly competant machine to run it...i use it on a 1Ghz eMac and it works fine, but i would not go any lower than that

    a 30 day full working demo is available :)
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Snapz and others work alright...but for anything requiring CPU power they're rubbish, nothing like FRAPS and Gamecam for PC.
     
  4. NightLord thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I have a 1.33Ghz mini, so I should be fine. I'll try it out.

    Thanks
     
  5. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    $69 is not cheap.
     
  6. kwajaln macrumors 6502

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    Well let me put it this way: Unless you are a seriously starving student or borderline homeless, $69 should not be considered expensive. Budget and save for it if you have to. It's not that difficult.
     
  7. OutThere macrumors 603

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    For something that records video of your screen? $69 is a waste as far as I'm concerned.
     
  8. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I've done this before... if you have the right equipment its a good alternative...

    S-Video out port -> DV Camcorder in VCR mode. Extend desktop onto the camcorder and press record. Do whatever you're wanting to do... Then import the video into iMovie or Final Cut. I've used that to record a few things I've needed.
     
  9. HughJ macrumors regular

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    ok so the exchange rate meant i got it for £30ish thats cheap in my book:D
     

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