I don’t know the name of the universal law about such things, but it happens all the time. Buy today, on sale tomorrow. That kind of thing. Well, last week I bought a new Mac screen recorder app because it had features I like and was on sale for half price. Yesterday, I found another one at half the price of the one I bought.
Mac Screen To Video
Ephnic Screen Recorder for Mac has been around awhile but never showed up on my radar. It works in a similar way to other, more expensive Mac screen recorders.
This one is rather straightforward and easier to master than most. You can record the Mac’s whole screen or any section of the screen as a video clip.
Plus, Ephnic lets you record audio so you can narrate while using the Mac’s screen.
The resulting video has narration and the video clip you want with minimal effort.
Unlike many of the less expensive screen recorders, Ephnic also lets you edit clips, set transitions, add music and subtitles, and share the video production online.
The app itself looks a bit like iMovie of yesteryear, complete with a video and audio timeline.
Transitions between video clips are limited in variety but easily applied.
You can drop in pre-recorded audio tracks, or use the Mac’s built-in microphone (or, a higher quality mic connected to the Mac) to narrate audio to match the video.
All the basic video file formats supported by QuickTime on your Mac are supported by Ephnic Screen Recorder for Mac– AVI, DV, WMV, MTS, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, FLV, MPG, ASF. Audio can be imported as AIFF, CAF, M4A, MP3, WAV, but video output is more limited.
MP4, 3GP, MOV, AVI and HD. That said, however, video can be share online to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and imported into iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, and even the now defunct iDVD.
Ephnic Screen Recorder is a good way to venture into Mac screencasts without spending an arm and a leg, and in return you get the basic features– video clips, audio narration, editing timeline with transitions, and online sharing.
I’m used to recording screencasts in Camtasia or ScreenFlow, both of which have many more features, but also cost about four times as much. This is a good entry-level screen recorder.