Open it up, select New Screen Recording, and you’re good to go. Need more features? Ah, that’s going to cost you as the top two Mac screen capture apps come close to touching $100. Here’s one with a few less bells and whistles but a much lower price.
The reasons to capture what you do on the Mac’s screen as a video are numerous and varied. Videos make good training. Presentations these days are video oriented.
If money is an object, and a budget must be adhered to, then you may find Screenium to be a valued addition. It has many of the same video capture features of the pricey apps, but at a much lower price tag.
Screenium grabs the Mac’s entire screen as a video clip, or a single app window, or select and scale a video freely on the screen.
A few of the bells and whistles may make it unnecessary to drop a video clip into iMovie for sweetening. Screenium does chapter marks, can emphasize mouse clicks, adds focus to menus, and even animates text and shapes in the video editor.
The Mac’s Desktop can be hidden while recording video, and you can add audio filters and even edit the audio track. Screenium’s onscreen prompts make it easy to select a video size and type to capture the action on a Mac screen.
Once the video has been captured Screenium has plenty of options to create a video production. That includes controls and timeline for both video and audio.
Screenium captures audio from the Mac’s speakers as well as an option to record your voice (good for narrations). Most actions onscreen can be controlled by keyboard shortcuts, too. And, videos can be exported as any QuickTime movie format.
This is a decent app which doesn’t have all the goodies found in Camtasia or ScreenFlow, but gives you plenty more tools than you’d get in QuickTime Player alone.