Good video capture program (with good audio recording and possibly free)

peterpan123

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Sep 24, 2014
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Hello, I created my own crawl in:

http://www.starwars.com/games-apps/star-wars-crawl-creator

As I have difficulty is saving the video via their website, I tried to do screen capture of the video that is played on the screen of my rMBP 15".

I have tried: Screen Capture Lite, Screen Capture Redux, Debute Video Capture Free. In all three apps, the sound quality in the recorded videos are very poor. Image quality is also so so good. Anybody has good recommendation of video screen capture app (ideally free)?

Here are the requirements:

1. Excellent video and sound quality of the recorded video. Ideally, the sound quality should be the same as what I hear from the speakers on my rMBP.

2. If possible, have the cursor invisible

3. Allow start and stop on toolbar or when the cursor is at one of the four corners of the screen. For strange reason, one of the above apps allow start and stop of recording via function keys. However, that starwars website reacts to function keys and restarted the screen with all my entered text erased.
 

kohlson

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Apr 23, 2010
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Hello, I created my own crawl in:

http://www.starwars.com/games-apps/star-wars-crawl-creator

As I have difficulty is saving the video via their website, I tried to do screen capture of the video that is played on the screen of my rMBP 15".

I have tried: Screen Capture Lite, Screen Capture Redux, Debute Video Capture Free. In all three apps, the sound quality in the recorded videos are very poor. Image quality is also so so good. Anybody has good recommendation of video screen capture app (ideally free)?

Here are the requirements:

1. Excellent video and sound quality of the recorded video. Ideally, the sound quality should be the same as what I hear from the speakers on my rMBP.

2. If possible, have the cursor invisible

3. Allow start and stop on toolbar or when the cursor is at one of the four corners of the screen. For strange reason, one of the above apps allow start and stop of recording via function keys. However, that starwars website reacts to function keys and restarted the screen with all my entered text erased.
I use both Screenflow and Camtasia. While they are not free, they are excellent at capturing audio/video, and with editing. With MacOS, you can use Quicktime to capture the screen. QT X will capture wither audio or video, but not both at the same time. QT 7 Pro (not free) allows both audio and video capture. Of course, if you use two programs to capture the audio and video separately, you will need some way to sync them up.
 

peterpan123

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 24, 2014
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I use both Screenflow and Camtasia. While they are not free, they are excellent at capturing audio/video, and with editing. With MacOS, you can use Quicktime to capture the screen. QT X will capture wither audio or video, but not both at the same time. QT 7 Pro (not free) allows both audio and video capture. Of course, if you use two programs to capture the audio and video separately, you will need some way to sync them up.
Thanks. If I am willing to get a commercial version, which one is the best?

By the way, of all three programs I used, the audio quality of the captured videos were very bad. How come?
 

AlliFlowers

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I've discovered that QuickTime does an excellent job on video screen cap. Usually still requires some editing at the beginning and end, but it works well - and it's free!
 
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