Urgent help please with regards to video capture

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Soundburst, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006

    I'm a Sonic Arts guy so I mainly deal with audio.

    However for my latest (and final Masters assignment) I want to create some full screen applications that I can make do things with my mouse. After I record myself playing with these I want to score the video with sounds I've made.

    The problem I have is with screen capture.

    I can make the program run in presentation mode and this means that NOTHING AT ALL is on my screen other than the app.

    The screen capturing software I'm using now allows me to record full screen (and thus I get the entire app with no menu bar etc) and it allows me to hide the mouse from the final recording even though I can view it as I'm recording.

    The recording program is a simple Java program and as such only allows a very poor quality recording with a terrible frame rate.

    I really need something better - can anyone recommend any well known apps that I can get that will allows fast frame recordings (as some of the apps include very fast moving lines).

    Thanks a lot for any help,
  2. jcwnyc macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    have you tried ishowU HD? it works really well for me.
  3. xStep macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    Some other possibilities.

    OS X 10.6: QuickTime X screen capture built in.
    ScreenFlow - $99: http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/
    Camtasia - $99 (or that was a special down from $149): http://www.techsmith.com/camtasiamac/
    iShowU - $30/$60: http://www.shinywhitebox.com/
    Screenium - $29: http://www.syniumsoftware.com/screenium/
    Screenflick - $29: http://www.araelium.com/screenflick/
    Jing - free/$15: http://www.jingproject.com/
    Snapz Pro X - $69: http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/ (Crusty old OS 9 based software. Video capture limited to startup disk. Limited codec save options. Can capture partial screen. Stalls logins.)​
  4. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    Thanks for those suggestions. . god I wish I had snow leopard and Quicktime X.

    $30 is looks like I'll have to pay for the iShowU HD.

    The fact I can hide my mouse with the current one is great but the quality is just too awful :(:(
  5. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    Thanks for those links, it looks like I'm going with iShowU HD.

    The demo is just what I need and I can turn the mouse off.

    Thanks a lot for that :):)


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