Daily Archives: June 22, 2008

Mac Video Recording Apps

Mac Applications for Video Recording

Nowadays, I have been hunting for good mac applications to record screen of my Mac. And I found these five applications are good enough to do the task: ScreenFlow, SnapzProX, ScreenMimic, iShowU and Jing.

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Their prices are varying. They also have their own uniqueness. Here are what I thought of them.

Jing

Price : $0.00 alias Free

Let’s start from Jing.

With Jing, you can record video of your screen up to 5 minutes. The recorded video is in the swf format. The file size of the result is quite big so that it’s not compatible for recording long video.

iShowU

Price : $20.00

In my opinion, iShowU has good user interface. You can easily customize your settings and save them as preset. And also there are some built-in presets to help you.

Feature that I like most of this screen recording: It can do instant recording, so we don’t need to wait for the encoding to take place. And it has a reasonable price.

The demo is available but with a huge iShowU watermark on your recording.

Screen Mimic

Price : $65.00

The main advantage of this screen recorder is its ability to export movies as Adobe Flash SWF and Flash Video FLV format other than Quicktime MOV format.

The unique part of this application is the re-encoding feature. With this feature, you can have the second chance to encode again. This is especially useful for increasing/decreasing the frame rate and adjusting the mouse from the first encoding.

Demo of this applications is available for 15s recording.

Snapz Pro X

Price : $69.00

I remember when I first start my hunt on screen recorder, everybody says that I should try Snapz Pro X. It seems that this application is already so popular.

But there is one thing you need to take note, keystrokes Shift Command 3 will be used to invoke Snapz Pro X. And it’s quite a long time needed for the encoding.

ScreenFlow

Price : $99.99

This is a newly built screen recorder for Mac OS X Leopard. So I’ve confidence that this screen recorder has been optimized for your Leopard.

After the encoding, the file is saved as ScreenFlow format. This file can be further exported to QuickTime Movie Format and interestingly, you can scale down the movie.

(Via USINGMAC)

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Philips iPod Docking Speaker

Philips iPod Docking Speaker

The speakers and dock for iPod easily slip into your bag so that you can enjoy your music with friends wherever you are and experience amazing rich bass even at low volume.

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Get it HERE

(Via 7Gadgets.com)

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iPhone App – Update!

iPhone App News Roundup: June 21, 2008

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Git along, little iPhones! TUAW readers keep sending us announcements about forthcoming iPhone App Store goodies that are in the works. Send us your tips about iPhone applications you plan on having in the App Store either at launch or shortly thereafter, and we’ll pass that info along to the rest of the world.

Here’s today’s roundup:

  • Cocoa Touch Games has two of a planned four “fun, simple, joyful” apps ready to go for the App Store launch. Bug Bounce and Cocoa Marbles will both be priced at $2.99.
  • Synthesis AG, developers of the SyncML platform and transmission media independent protocol for intelligent data synchronization, have announced a SyncML client for iPhone.
  • Lint Labs (great name!) has announced No. 2 (AKA HB in Europe), an app that lets you use a virtual pencil and eraser on the iPhone to sketch or take notes, then organize your work into books.
  • Jeffrey Grossman of movies.app fame is working on another great product, Currency. It’s a currency exchange application with over 50 different countries. Looks good, Jeff!
  • In the “it had better be a free app” category is Philip Corliss’s Bubble Wrap. It looks like a great stress relief tool.
  • Tom Cain of Smallware let us know about Solebon Solitaire for iPhone, a complete rewrite of their popular package for Palm OS.
  • Sol Robots, the offspring of Cortis Clark, is offering a free app to help you save money to buy that iPhone 3G. Save Benjis works with Finders Cheapers, a price comparison site, to let you find the lowest price on just about anything.
  • Steve Streza‘s Lockbox provides AES and SHA-1 level encryption and a unique gesture unlocking procedure to keep your notes and pictures secret. Expect it for less than $10 in the App Store.
  • LateNiteSoft has a jailbreak app called Sketches that is moving to the AppStore.
  • Right now it’s for jailbroken iPhones, but hopefully Make Your Day Media‘s Remind You will be heading to the App Store within a month. It turns the lock screen of your iPhone into an appointment list.
  • One more jailbreak app, textReader by James Beesley, will hopefully be scootin’ to the App Store soon.

Keep ’em coming, developers!

(Via (TUAW))

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Snow Leopard screenshot

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A few dubious screens from Apple’s upcoming OS X mini-update “Snow Leopard” popped up the other week, but now we’re staring at a full-on collection of shots from the folks at German site Apfeltalk. They seem legit enough, but given the fact that Snow Leopard’s improvements primary are under the hood, there’s not a ton to see. Most interesting is a new Safari 4.0 feature to “Save as Web Application,” which creates a Safari-lite, double-clickable application out of any webpage, similar to Firefox’s Prism. Google Docs, anyone? Other features shown off in the screenshots include Exchange integration and Javascript benchmarks, but it’s clear to see that Apple has perhaps a tiny bit more in store for Snow Leopard than what it’s letting on.

(Via Engadget)

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