How to screencast in iMovie???

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  1. geek-inthe-pink macrumors member

    geek-inthe-pink

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    Here, here, and here (see comments) people are all saying that somehow with iMovie, you can record a movie of your screen (like a screencast) and export it. How? I have iMovie (iLife '08) and iMovie HD (iLife '06) downloaded. Does anyone know how to do it? Or, can you point me to a tutorial?

    Thanks in advance (I feel so stupid right now),
    - geek-inthe-pink

    PS. I know about iShowU (don't like it), and Snapz Pro (too expensive)...
     
  2. ghking macrumors regular

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    the first site is talking about imovie as just an editor. The other links weren't working but imovie cant do it on its own. you need another app to do the actual capturing, then you can edit the footage in imovie.
     
  3. geek-inthe-pink thread starter macrumors member

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    hmmm

    No, like I said, read the comments - more than a few people say imovie will capture video from your desktop for you. Oh, and fixed that 2nd link.
     
  4. ghking macrumors regular

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    again i went through all the comments and they're all talking about imovie as an editor. Maybe i'm missing one paste in some of the comments that say it.
     
  5. geek-inthe-pink thread starter macrumors member

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    you may be right

    hhhhhmmmmmmmmmm......... Maybe you are right. I may be mis-interperating these. Well thanks for your help, anyway! Could you per chance suggest a screencasting app? (preferable free lol - NOT Snaps Pro or iShowU)...
     
  6. geek-inthe-pink thread starter macrumors member

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    you may be right

    hhhhhmmmmmmmmmm......... Maybe you are right. I may be mis-interperating these. Well thanks for your help, anyway! Could you per chance suggest a screencasting app? (preferable free lol - NOT Snaps Pro or iShowU)...
     
  7. ghking macrumors regular

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    hmm not sure i never really have had to screencast before
     
  8. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Though you can't edit the outputted file, Jing is a decent solution.
     
  9. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    I'll second Jing. It does work very well. But it is mostly focused on creating a Flash file which you can't edit.
     
  10. geek-inthe-pink thread starter macrumors member

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    :) That's why I like MacRumors Forums: Nice, Informative, and Willing to help through headaches even when it's just a no-brainer.
    Thanks for the suggestions! I've also found that ScreenFlow and Screenium are nice apps (I like ScreenFlow the best).

    Thanks again!
    - geek-inthe-pink

    PS. If you know how to close this thread, do so...
     

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