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Screen Recorder-Std is a utility for capturing short videos of the Mac screen. It allows for 200 seconds of recording to be captured.
After clicking the record button, a countdown will start before recording. The countdown can be set to last up to nine seconds or not to start at all. The record screen size can be set to full screen or customized in terms of width and height. The resulting movie will be opened with QuickTime Player. There are three video formats supported by this application, respectively animation, MPEG-4 video and H.624. Audio data can also be recorded, respectively from: the built-in microphone, built-in input, Soundflower 2ch and 16 ch. Soundflower is a system extension for Mac OS X that allows applications to pass audio from one to another. In order to record computer audio, another free application needs to be installed, GeatdyAudioDevice. The screen capturing utility is easy to use, however some will prefer that more complicated tasks could be performed with it, such as to edit the resulting video. There is no project format under which the video will be saved so that trimming, splitting and other editing actions be performed. Basic screen capturing needs are however met by the program. For example, short video tutorials of programs can be created with its help. Furthermore, Screen Recorder allows the users to capture everything that is displayed on the screen, and to add their vocal instructions afterward. Online videos can also be recorded. It proves to be a handy tool when it comes to creating software tutorials or game demonstrations.
- Intutive user interface
- Good video quality
- Recordings can only last as much as 200 seconds
- There is no project format under which the video will be saved so that trimming, splitting and other editing actions be performed
- GeatdyAudioDevice is needed so that computer audio be recorded (however, this utility is free)