iShowU Instant allows you to capture images and videos directly from the screen. In addition, the application can record audio, and lets you to edit the movie before sharing. The tool is quite unobtrusive since you can start recording from its icon in the menu bar. Fortunately, you are also allowed to capture the screen of any iOS device connected to your machine, as well as record directly from a camera.
It is good news that the application supports two modes. Thus, less advanced users can choose the basic mode. In this case you would only need to mark the screen region you want to capture, select one of the available audio devices and set a destination directory.
In advanced mode, iShowU Instant allows you to perform more complex tasks. In this regard, it is very convenient that the application comes with a list of recording profiles, which are designed specifically for tasks such as capturing the entire screen, recording high-definition videos and sharing content in the cloud. However, this does not mean that you cannot create your own profiles, using customized audio, video or format parameters.
Like other similar tools, iShowU Instant has some video editing features. You can make different types of annotations or draw objects on top of the image. It is also possible to extract specific segments from the original recording.
In short, iShowU Instant can be useful in tasks such as creating tutorials for the use of a product or offering remote support. It allows recording from different sources: the screen, the sound card, a microphone or another device. It also incorporates basic editing tools.
This product is part of a family that also includes iShowU Studio, a more sophisticated tool. That is why, if you need to add more advanced effects such as transitions and fades, it would be better to consider buying this other product. iShowU Instant can be downloaded for free from its developer’s website. However, its advanced features should be acquired as in-app purchases.