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Simms
07-06-2008, 04:04 AM
Does anyone know of a good screen recorder for OS 10.5? A free one? ;D

Dysfunction
07-06-2008, 04:07 AM
What do you mean by screen recorder?

Simms
07-06-2008, 04:30 AM
Sorry if the term "screen recorder" is incorrect :Oops: I mean a program that records a movie of your desktop as you work.

Mark W
07-06-2008, 04:48 AM
http://www.varasoftware.com/products/screenflow/

louishen
07-06-2008, 05:37 AM
THere is a full list here

http://www.pure-mac.com/screen.html#snapzpro

Simms
07-06-2008, 06:31 AM
Thanks peoples! I love screenflow... shame about the price:( Will have to look elsewhere! :Smirk:

James-
07-06-2008, 06:33 AM
Have you had a look at snapz pro x its not free ($20) but a really good app.

Simms
07-06-2008, 06:41 AM
Yeah it looks good, and $20 is much better than $100!

Lytheil
07-06-2008, 06:47 AM
Ah? I just downloaded screen flow and it seems to free?

James-
07-06-2008, 06:50 AM
yes that is the trial, it has a water mark on the videos you make and correct me if I'me wrong there is a time limit the video?

walmartconnect
07-06-2008, 07:16 AM
There is no time limit but it does have that watermark ever present. There are plenty of low cost or free applications out there, but I loved Screen Flow so much that I forked over the $80 (educational discount) for it.

6string
08-05-2010, 10:52 AM
Upgrading to SL for US$29, and using Quicktime would be a great option for you too.

chas_m
08-06-2010, 07:27 AM
As 6String mentions, if you're on Snow Leopard, QuickTime X (included) does a fine job of recording the whole screen. It doesn't have all the options of something like Screenflow, but for recording the screen it does the job very well.

VegasGeorge
08-07-2010, 02:11 AM
I used Quicktime to record a video tutorial of how to make custom icons on a Mac. It did a fine job. I'm not sure why you would need anything more.

6string
08-07-2010, 02:16 AM
I used Quicktime to record a video tutorial of how to make custom icons on a Mac. It did a fine job. I'm not sure why you would need anything more.
If you still have access to it, perhaps you could post a link for the OP to see it, and anyone else who wants to see it for that matter. :)

Shikarnov
08-08-2010, 06:57 PM
I use Screenium (http://www.syniumsoftware.com/screenium/) and love it. Costs $30, but I think it's worth it.

ozwest
07-06-2011, 04:29 AM
Thank you all for your suggestions.

I tested Screenium and Quick Time and found once they are uploaded to YouTube that the quality sucks really. I would never watch a video in such a quality.

I want to do some tutorials and I need the users to be able to read things on the screen that has been recorded.

I use an iMac 27inch, and I was wondering if the quality would be better if recorded on a smaller screen?

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

robduckyworth
07-06-2011, 05:03 AM
Quick Time does native resolution screen recording. Its absolutely fine. what are you doing to the video prior to uploading?

6string
07-06-2011, 05:08 AM
Quick Time does native resolution screen recording. Its absolutely fine. what are you doing to the video prior to uploading?

I second that! :D

ozwest
07-06-2011, 05:57 AM
After creating the screenrecording movie in Quick Time, I import the file into iMovie and cut it a bit at the beginning, then export directly to YouTube - this is the file on YouTube YouTube - ‪How to add product categories in HikaShop‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW7ljiMd8G8)

Have a look I really have a hard time reading the stuff on the screen.

Thank you.
Petra

6string
07-06-2011, 06:08 AM
I'd export from iMovie to your desktop in HD, and then upload to youtube.
You may also want to check this out YouTube - ‪iMovie 11 Tutorial - Advanced Exporting‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RVKfn7JW-c)

ozwest
07-06-2011, 06:43 AM
Thanks for the tip. I checked out the tutorial and this encoder seems to make things appear more crispy. I downloaded it ... but I do not know how to install it .. would you know?

6string
07-06-2011, 06:48 AM
I've only ever used my method of exporting to the desktop before uploading, and never had anything but success there, but .....read down in the comments there, around 3/4 of the way down the page.

ozwest
07-06-2011, 07:11 AM
I have installed it now, compiling the movie now with the new plugin and will compare to your method and then let you know about the result.

Thanks so far.

6string
07-06-2011, 07:35 AM
No worries :)
May not be around by the time you get back as it's getting on here ...9.30pm in Oz, ozwest :P but will see how it turned out when I next log on.

ozwest
07-06-2011, 09:48 AM
Good night, ozeast, and thank you for your help. Your solution actually turned out to be the better one for my purposes ... off I go, creating tutorials now ...