Screen Recording?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by blackosx, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. blackosx macrumors member

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    Im trying to implement a tutorial video of me showing people how our site works. However what screen recording programs are for osx that you guys recommend. I know camtasia studio is one of them, but what else?

    thankyou!
     
  2. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Snapz Pro can do it, I picked it up in one of those bundle promotions and have found it quite handy.
     
  3. Luveno macrumors member

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  4. 7on macrumors 601

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    If you don't want to spend money and have a DV cam lying around, just hook your computer to that and record :D
     
  5. blackosx thread starter macrumors member

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    i have snapz pro..it came with the macheist bundle. I didnt know it also records in real time...does it also let you record your voice? im gonna try messing with it today. thanx
     
  6. Luveno macrumors member

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    Snapz will let you specify which audio sources to capture. You can record your mac's audio track, or a microphone's input. Handy for narrating a screencast.
     
  7. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    Snap Pro X is the best program I've ever seen. Ever.


    Im sad to say I payed money for "Screen Movie Recorder"

    That one makes you hit F8 to begin, slows down the computer dramatically, records it's movie -- then you must hit F8 or select stop from the menu bar. At that point the dock freezes, and the program stops responding.

    It would sometimes output a movie file, but most of the time it was lost in the forcefull quit.


    Snap Pro X is simple to use, records easily, and then makes a movie file. The dock doesn't freeze, and there is no huge memory problem. The .mov file is usually huge (GB in size), a quick run through Visual Hub and that is fixed.

    One thing that was a problem at first, turned out to work even better for me than before. Snap Pro X uses the default Command+Shift+3 to open. This effectively stopped me from quickly capturing screen shots, as I would have to open it, select "full screen" then tell it to take a snapshot. (rather than just hitting command+shift+3)

    There is a handy AppleScript in the application folder (for snap pro x) that takes an instant snapshot. Using this applescript with keyboad maestro, all I have to do is hit F16 now -- and I have a screen shot on my desktop.

    I just have to say I'm very impressed with this program.
     

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