Screen Recording Software?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gamerish, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. gamerish macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    Does anybody know if there's a screen recording software out there for OSX (I'm on Mountain Lion) that lets you record video/audio on your screen in the background, so I can keep using my computer while it records? There are a couple apps like that for windows but I haven't been able to find anything for Mac.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    These guys work fine... Click Me

    However, I think they are Windows-only.
  3. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    Quicktime Player ships with OS X and works fine and is free. File > New Screen Recording.

    For more features, I think Snapz Pro is unbeatable.
  4. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    I've used Screenium in the past, and found it to be quite decent.
  5. rdsii64 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    Screenflow 4 is what you want and they have a free trial.
  6. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    I 2nd this
    ScreenFlow is a pay program but if you plan on doing multiple screen capture videos this program is Great!
  7. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    A second vote for QuickTime Player. Works fine for me in recording the screen and any selected audio input.
  8. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Quicktime with Soundflower

    I always use Quicktime because it's built-in, good quality, and simple. If you want to record the system audio (like a Youtube video and its audio) and not stuff from the built in mic you can use Sound Flower.

    Here's an article about that :
  9. ajanini macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2012
    São Paulo, Brazil
    I've used Camtasia in the past and I liked it a lot. Check it out, if you like.
  10. MathBunny123 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2012
    Toronto, Canada | Sibiu, Romania
    ScreenFlow is the best paid one, the editor is awesome, and QuickTime is a free one that comes with every single Mac.

    QuickTime Minecraft FPS:
    ScreenFlow Minecraft FPS:
    ScreenFlow Performance:
    ScreenFlow vs QuickTime:

    Hope this helps. I usually use ScreenFlow more, but it costs $100 on the Mac App Store...but you know... you could get it for... :cool:
  11. iThinksimple macrumors member


    Sep 24, 2012
    Quicktime Player has built-in screen recording feature, so you didn't need third party app for screen recording
  12. imhereareyou macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2013
    I use Demo Recorder, it is free and you can record as much as your hard drive will allow. Only problem is the sound it records is from the mic, so if you talk or type it pics it up....kinda annoying. Haven't used it in a while so not sure if they have an update yet.
  13. iPhonesandMacs macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2012
    why would you suggest that on a Mac forum, when the OP clearly says hes running OSX.
  14. onekerato macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2011
    FYI - for those interested in screen recording, my ebook "Conceptual Guide to ScreenFlow" explains how to edit videos & build screencasts in ScreenFlow for Mac OS X, is available FREE TODAY on the Kindle Store. It will again be FREE end of this month on September 26-28, 2013. Thanks.

    Description & Link:

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