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Cheap Screen Recording Software for Mac

07-29-2009, 01:38 PM
#1
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Cheap Screen Recording Software for Mac

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.
07-29-2009, 01:40 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 768
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamazar View Post
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.
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.

07-29-2009, 01:47 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
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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.
07-29-2009, 02:05 PM
#4
Try Screen Flow. We use it and it's *really* good.

http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm

works well with the iPhone simulator as you can replace the mouse pointer with any sprite you want (or just keep it invisible).
07-29-2009, 02:39 PM
#5
We've used iShowU, got the job done but sometimes we accidentally moved the simulator out of the capture rectangle, which was annoying.

Link.
07-29-2009, 08:02 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 6,509
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.
07-29-2009, 11:26 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 113
i use snapz pro x for my LogicProTutorials youtube account

works great
07-30-2009, 01:25 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: DC
Posts: 138
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.
07-30-2009, 03:22 AM
#9
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 111
Screenflick. I haven't used it but I have heard recommendations. And it is within your price range.
07-30-2009, 04:39 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 50
Jing
Its free and easy to use but only records videos in swf. Pro version does mp4

http://www.jingproject.com/