Cheap Screen Recording Software for Mac

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  1. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    I've got a working demo of my game on my computer that I need to turn into a video. All the apps I've used either have low frame-rates, a time limit, or export to a useless format. Anybody have any paid ones (preferably $25 or less) that work well? I don't need any fancy features, just at least 10 minutes per recording, and a 24+ FPS frame rate.
     
  2. Justinth

    Justinth Well-Known Member

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    Try the trail of Camtasia Studios. If you like it, you should buy it :)
    It's my favorite. It goes pretty fast too.
    EDIT: Not that cheap, but the free trial is free.
     
  3. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    Well, not exactly cheap since my budget consists of around $100 (not including the dev registration), but the trial version should take care of some of my needs. Thx ;)

    Still open to recommendations.

    Edit: It's... only Windows supported. Damn.
     
  4. Zwilnik

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  5. Frand

    Frand Well-Known Member

    We've used iShowU, got the job done but sometimes we accidentally moved the simulator out of the capture rectangle, which was annoying.

    Link.
     
  6. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    Screenflow, while pricey, looks pretty darn good, really likin' the features. Maybe I'll use the funds I've been saving for a rainy day. iShowU's GUI, on the other hand, kinda turned me off. Yeah, I think I'll go with SF. Thx, guys.
     
  7. ENERTRON

    ENERTRON Well-Known Member

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    i use snapz pro x for my LogicProTutorials youtube account

    works great
     
  8. Lions

    Lions Well-Known Member

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    Use iShowU. It's easy to use, cheap and even compresses the video on the fly. I've used it to capture my entire desktop for an hr before. The vid file was only 80mb w/ audio. Of course you'll only need it to record the idevice simulator.

    Also think they offer a free trial version.
     
  9. monteboyd

    monteboyd Well-Known Member

    Screenflick. I haven't used it but I have heard recommendations. And it is within your price range.
     
  10. petes117

    petes117 Well-Known Member

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  11. I use iShowU as well, it is cheap and good.

    Just be aware for the sound to work you need to start iShowU, then start the iPhone simulator.
     
  12. NickFalk

    NickFalk Well-Known Member

    Another vote for Snapz Pro.
     
  13. indyraider4

    indyraider4 Well-Known Member

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    Jing. It is free, but not the best quality.
    You could probably find a torrent for screenflow, which is the best screen recorder hands down, but it is really expensive on its own.
     
  14. jaguard

    jaguard Well-Known Member

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    Wow, really? I've been using demo version for a while, and I wasn't able to find "replace the mouse pointer" feature. Is it something only full version can do?
    It's a nice app, but I'm really missing the ability to replace cursor with my "finger" image.
     
  15. 2n Productions

    2n Productions Well-Known Member

    ScreenFlow FTW.

    The app can get a bit unstable, but for the most part does what it does well.

    Check out the demo version and see for yourself.

    Yas
    2n Productions
     
  16. wooji

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    Another vote here for ScreenFlow. It's not cheap but you really do get what you pay for -- solid full-screen recording (no worries about falling out of the capture area), all sorts of pointer and "call out" effects, and a complete editing system.

    It's paid off, too, as we used it to produce the Hexterity tutorial, capture animation for the Soundroid Rampage ad -- and we also use it a lot behind the scenes because we work with people in different places and ScreenFlow is a quick way to (for example) show prototype FX to artists or demonstrate how a particular UI or gameplay mechanism should work.
     
  17. 99c_gamer

    99c_gamer Well-Known Member

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    i just use iShowU free version

    it's pretty good so I'll probably buy it one of these days.
     
  18. mobileben

    mobileben Well-Known Member

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    We used ScreenFlow to do the capture, but then used Final Cut Express to edit.
     

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