Automated screen recording at a certain time?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macstatic, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. macstatic macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    Is it possible to make Screenflow 3 or Voila 3.5 record a live screencast at a predefined time while I'm away from the computer?
    Neither of the software seems to have this function built in and I've looked into Automator but couldn't get it to work.
  2. numlock macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2006
    is the quicktime screen capture function not good enough for you?
  3. macstatic thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    I'm sure it's fine. I have no particular software preferences for this.
    How do I make Quicktime record at a specified time?
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Make an Applescript something like this to record and save the Applescript as an application. Then create a Calendar (iCal) event at the date/time you want and have the alarm for that event run the Applescript.
  5. numlock, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013

    numlock macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2006
    check out the new screen capture, start capture, stop capture (all movie actions) and the pause action actions in automator.

    if its a long recording i would rather set up an ical alarm as well to stop the capture instead of using the pause action unless you plan on being back before it should stop recording.

    save the workflow as an ical alarm and that should be it.

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