Free Video Recording Software?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Hugbees, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Hugbees macrumors regular

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    I've been looking for a free screen/video capture program for Mac for some time now, but I can't find any that's both free and functional.

    I'm *NOT* asking for anything illegal, just one that is legal to download for free.

    Snapz Pro X is the best one I've used so far, but only free for 30 days and then you can't use it without a big blue watermark on the screen so that makes it no good sadly.

    Any recommendations?
     
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  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    lol.. anyway, try screenflow. i think its free. i saw it while i was browsing thru the apple design awards. good luck tho. :) heres a link.

    http://www.varasoftware.com/products/screenflow/
     
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    Screenflow is far from free.

    It's the most expensive thing out there for Mac screen recording... $100.
    It's also the best though from what I hear.

    I use Snapz Pro X... I wouldn't recommend it though because it's so expensive and it's got some bugs still... the only reason I use it is because I got it as part of the MacHeist II bundle.
     
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  7. Hugbees thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jing is nice, but it only records sounds from my mic and not my speakers ><

    Any others or do I need to buy them if I want sound?
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Huh?

    It only records sounds from your speakers? How does it do that? How else (besides a mic) would it be able to record sound?
     
  9. Hugbees thread starter macrumors regular

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    Snapz Pro X did this, whatever sound was coming out of my speakers when I recorded it picked up.
     
  10. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Isn't that just the mic picking up what's coming out of your speakers?
     
  11. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    You could try...

    Using the trial version of Audio Hijack (allows recordings for 10 minutes... plenty for most videos I think...) at the same time as you use Jing... then put both files into iMovie to sync the sound with the video.

    Or... random idea I had... get an audio cable, plug one end into your audio out, the other into your audio in, and maybe Jing is capable of recording the stuff coming out of your audio in... which happens to be the same stuff as what's going out your speakers. I've never tried anything like this and I have no idea if it's possible.
     
  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Well, just download a hacked version of ScreenFlow b/c it is way expensive, compared to the others out there.
     
  13. iShater macrumors 604

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    Or if you really like one of these applications, and you think the developer did a good job, and you really use it, you COULD just pay them and get a copy. God forbid they get paid for the hard work they did. :rolleyes:
     
  14. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I did buy it, but for others, they might not have the money. I bought all my stuff, music, software, etc.
     

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