Screen Capture Software for the Mac
Can anyone suggest a Mac screen capture utility for creating presentations. Captivate and Camtasia are PC only and I was wondering what people were using on the Mac side.
Tom Haymes, Houston Community College Northwest
I have used Snapz Pro and Screenflow. For simple things I would say that Snapz works better, but Screenflow has a built in editor which can save a lot of time if you have to edit your presentation video.
Bernadette Daly Swanson, University of California, Davis
I use the Grab software for screen captures that comes on the Mac.
For motion capture I use SnapzPro X.
Albert Matthews, University of Pennsylvania
Screen Flow is a must for Leopard:
and for Tiger and earlier, SnapzProX is pretty close:
Kathy Craven, Full Sail University
I recommend Screenflow or Snapz Pro. Screenflow allows you to edit right within in the application. As soon as you capture.
Jason Mellen, Bowling Green State University
SnapzX Pro is one that I know many people have used and recommend.
A recent entry into the market it Screen Flow. I’ve done a project with their tool and was quite impressed.
Shawn Miller, George Mason University
We have been using Captivate on Intel Macs using Parallels Desktop For Mac with good success.
Shawn Zamechek, University of Pennsylvania
We use Screenflow from Vara Software and love it. It is Leopard only, but it takes advantage of all the new core animation/core video waka-waka found in Leopard's belly. The interface/performance is intuitive and simple, yet powerful.
On non- 10.5x machines we use Ambrosia's SnapzProX:
This software kinda hijacks the key command for screen capture opens a window that allows for sectional screen grabs along with screen-casting w/ audio. It gets the job done.
Barry Albright, Brown University
Snapz X has worked well and it was recently updated for 10.5.
Tucker MacNeill, Carleton College
Screenflow... Screenflow.... Screenflow... (If you have Leopard).
We still have SnapzPro on our Tiger-lab machines, but after this summer's re-imaging, we're putting Leopard on all or machines, and going with Screenflow. It does the same thing Snapz and Wiretap Pro do, but in ONE piece of software. Want to make great 'teaching' videos? Create a Screenflow project with iSight capture, screen capture, system sound AND microphone sound. Or just do ONE of those things... Or do all of them, and edit one out. Bring in OTHER media from a folder. Record some now, record more later. Edit and release...
I can't tell you how amazing this piece of software is!
Linda Dobyns, Jefferson State Community College
I use Jing and it works great.
John Walber, LearningTimes
I'm a huge fan of SnapZ Pro.
Brian Hermann, Paradise Valley Community College
I have heard good things about this software:
Kevin Guiney, Harvard University
For screen capture I use iShow U and like it:
but have also heard good things about Screen Flow:
Jeffrey Anderson, Mesa Community College
Screenflow has the studio-capabilities that Camtasia has for the PC. IF you don't mind using your own editing suite (iMovie or Final Cut), and want to save some money try iShowU: http://www.shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html
The cost is 20 dollars vs. 99 for Screenflow