We all have our favorite apps. When it comes to recording your Mac’s screen in real time, well, you’re in luck.
Mac users can choose from nearly a dozen very competent video screen recording apps. That said, we have our favorite. It blends basic screen recording features to presets to quick file uploads and includes watermarks, audio mixing, and more.
Record And Edit Like A Pro
Even our favorite Mac screen recording app has multiple versions, but let me aim for the top because the price tag is nominal. iShowU HD Pro is our choice.
It doesn’t have the most features of a Mac screen recording app, but it has those you want and need.
For example, my favorite is presets. Simple select the size and type of screen recording you need. Then click to record.
IShowU HD Pro records what’s on your Mac’s screen in whatever video format and resolution you need. Once recorded, you won’t even need to export the video. Use it as is. Or, drop it into a video editor (iMovie or Final Cut) for more editing or special effects.
4 More Useful Features
Recording a video of your Mac’s screen shouldn’t be an art form for highly paid or experienced professionals. Hey, it’s a Mac. It shouldn’t take an advanced degree to get pro results.
IShowU HD Pro uses your Mac’s built-in iSight camera (or any connected USB camera) to record you, Picture in Picture, while you’re recording what’s on your Mac’s screen. That means you can create pro-like training and marketing videos in minutes.
IShowU HD Pro also displays the keys and mouse clicks you use while recording so the viewers know what to click as they follow along. Again, that’s a high-end, pro-like function.
Check out the user interface with a live iSight or Facetime camera dropped onto the screen capture.
The interface is uncluttered and self explanatory, giving you full control over video source, audio source, and a wide variety of presets and capture sizes.
Of course, you don’t want others stealing your videos and using them without permission or compensation, so IShowU HD Pro comes with a built-in watermark function that’s drag and drop easy.
Just drag your chosen watermark onto the preview to see how it works.
Many of our videos get uploaded to online sites and IShowU HD Pro does it with a number of built-in presets for YouTube and other services.
IShowU HD Pro likes powerful Macs, but has an option to engage the Low CPU Usage Mode. That means that file compression takes place after the video is created, rather than in real time.
The number of compression formats and list of features is impressive enough, but what we’ve always liked was the real-time recording, and quick presets to select a screen capture to fit our needs. IShowU HD Pro is not confusing to use, but as with most real-time screen capture apps, works better on more powerful Macs.