Iris - screen recorder by Static Z Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by StaticZSoftware, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. StaticZSoftware macrumors newbie

    StaticZSoftware

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    Hi. I'm looking for some beta testers to help test Iris, our new screen recorder for the Mac.

    I just sent out the second beta build to testers today so it's still early in the beta process. This gives you the opportunity to help define the product. I'd love hear what you're looking for in a screen recorder.

    You can find more information about Iris at our website:
    http://staticz.com/iris-beta

    If you have any questions I'm happy to answer them here, or contact us on the website.

    -- Dominic Feira
    Founder, Static Z Software
     
  2. StaticZSoftware thread starter macrumors newbie

    StaticZSoftware

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    I'm happy to announce that Iris is now available in the Mac App Store! Iris is a screen recorder for OS X.

    You can find out more information about Iris at our website: http://staticz.com/iris

    Iris is available as a free download with an in-app purchase. Please give Iris a try.

    -- Dominic Feira
    Founder, Static Z Software
     
  3. MathBunny123 macrumors regular

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    What's the benefit of this versus other screen recorders?
     
  4. StaticZSoftware thread starter macrumors newbie

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    - Can target specific application audio. This avoids unwanted audio such as mail beeps or instant message notifications.

    - Optionally record directly to h.264. Great on machines that support hardware accelerated encoding.

    - Optionally record to proprietary format and encode later. This allows much better framerates on machines that don't support hardware accelerated encoding.

    - Great color matching. Iris has better color matching than all of the other screen recorders that I have measured.

    - Start and stop timers. Set up a screen recording to start at 4pm and stop 30 minutes later.

    - Powerful automatic file naming with variable substitution and automatic Finder tagging.

    Iris available as a free download in the Mac App Store with a $40 in-app purchase to remove watermarks from future recordings. Which brings me to another point.

    Most screen recorders add a very large watermark to your recordings when in demo mode. This is obviously an incentive to purchase. We decided early on that we wanted Iris to be useful even when running for free. Iris' watermark is relatively small and tasteful. For personal use the free version may be fine. Clearly for professional use you wouldn't want watermarking. A sample of the watermark is attached.

    Give Iris a try. I look forward to your feedback.

    Please see our website for more information: http://staticz.com/iris


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  6. StaticZSoftware thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your feedback. It's a challenge to find the correct price point for a product. I'll consider your feedback as I evaluate any pricing changes in the future.

    I'd appreciate it if you downloaded Iris and gave it a try. I'd love to hear feedback on the product and features as well.

    -- Dominic Feira
    Founder, Static Z Software
     
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    Our Mac screen recorder, Iris, has been updated to 1.0.1!

    appstore.com/mac/iris

    Changes:

    • Lowered the price to $19.99
    • The Talking Head can now be enabled during recording.
    • Selection size -> Custom.. popover is now functional.
    • Talking Head border color picker now appears and functions correctly.
    • OK button in new preset popover is now disabled until a name is entered.
    • Fixed a crash that could happen at the end of a recording.
    • Fixed time lapse options.

    -- Dominic Feira
    Founder, Static Z Software
     
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    StaticZSoftware thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Iris 1.0.4 has been released in the Mac App Store.
    http://appstore.com/mac/iris

    Version 1.0.4
    - Status item UI has been updated for Yosemite dark appearance
    - Added bitrate and keyframe options for h.264 encoding
    - Added support for SVG watermarks
    - Better support for pdf watermarks
    - Added audio meters to the countdown
    - Shift-drag to resize 1:1, option-drag to lock aspect ratio.
    - Improved watermark snap to position.

    Iris is a free download in the Mac App Store and has a $24.99 in-app purchase. Please download it and try it out. Let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your feedback.

    -- Dominic Feira
    Founder, Static Z Software
     
  9. StaticZSoftware, Jul 18, 2015
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    Iris 1.1.0 has been released in the Mac App Store.
    http://appstore.com/mac/iris

    Version 1.1.0
    • Better handling of multiple audio inputs with the same name.
    • Automatic news checking now happens at launch, limited to once per hour.
    • More reliable audio recording when recording from multiple sources.
    • Can now specify which camera the talking head should use.
    • Cancelled recordings now properly delete recording files.
    • Can now optionally start and stop recordings immediately w/o seeing the Iris UI.
    You can also find out more at our website http://staticz.com/iris

    Iris is a free download in the Mac App Store and has a $24.99 in-app purchase. Please download it and try it out.

    -- Dominic Feira
    Founder, Static Z Software
     
  10. StaticZSoftware thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We are currently working on Iris 1.2.0 with the sole purpose of adding Applescript and Automator support. Iris 1.2.0 is currently in beta testing with Applescript support already implemented. Automator support is coming soon.

    We are looking for some people to help test out Applescript support and provide feedback on the script terminology. If you are interested you can get access to the beta at macdeveloper.net

    --Dominic Feira
    Founder, Static Z Software
     

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