Screen Capture Video Recorder for Mac?


macrumors member
Original poster
May 14, 2009
Hello all,

I am looking for a good quality/fast free screen capture video recorder software for my iMac that I can record things on my screen. I require a software that is resizable to your specific dimensions that you require recording of. For example, if you only wanted to capture and record a section in Pages, you would be able to click and drag how much area you wish to record.

I have tried both "Capture Me" and "Copernicus", but I had issues with both. Copernicus seems to let me click and drag the surface area I wish (then nothing else besides a viewfinder preview window pops up), then when I hit record it might record a second or two and then shut off... or maybe that was on Capture Me, I cannot remember right now...

Does anyone have a good video screen capture software? I really liked the Hypercam on Windows, but that had a water mark that needed to be paid to remove... :(

Please help? Thank you...


macrumors newbie
Aug 8, 2010
You can try Voila. Does basic screen recording if that is what you are looking for.
It also comes with a free trial. So try it out before buying it. I use it all the time for my tutorials.


macrumors 6502
Oct 17, 2009
If you have Snow Leopard, QuickTime X should be enough (File > New Screen Recording).
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