I have been shopping around for good video capturing software (Mac - Snow Leopord compatible) and I have narrowed it down to a couple choices.
[iShowU and [URL="http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/"]Camtasia](http://www.shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html)
The aim is to make on-screen tutorial videos (no web cam or external video sources will be used).
There is a decent price difference, but I was wondering if anyone has any experience using either program.
If you have a different option you prefer feel free to sell me on it
Thanks for any help
Well, iShowU and Snapz are off the list.
I prefer Screenflow and Camtasia's interface and it blends in a lot of features that made iMovie a great beginner's tool for video creation/editing.
Both are the same price so back to the guts of each I go! put on headlamp
I can't directly help you in your quest, but about a year ago I contemplated buying a screen capturing and video capturing application for the creation of tutorials, short video demonstrations.
My evaluation back then resulted in favour of Snapz X Pro. I never got around to buying it, thus I can't give you first-hand input on how good it is. However, you might want to include it in your evaluation process unless, of course, you've already done so.
So far I'm pretty impressed with Camtasia. I still love the simple interface with a plethora of audio and video editing options available.
I know they use their SmartFocus, but I wish there was a "Highlight Only Cursor" where, say, the whole screen when opaque except for around the mouse. Perhaps adding IShowU's feature of detecting mouse clicks with on-screen effects would be nice. I'm still plugging away through their tutorial videos so maybe there is a simpler way.
I'll have to give Screenflow a go soon
I can only speak for the PC version, but Camtasia is the King of screencasting software if you ask me. As a bonus I think the MAC version is cheaper than the PC one, but as with most things, I say try 'em out yourself and see what you think before deciding.
I'm interested in this too, and haven't quite made a choice. The only other one I know if is ScreenFlow, which was used in some of the recent SitePoint courses.
EDIT: hah, now there's another one on the list, thanks to Maleika. That one looks nice.
I have been using Hypercam (which is about 30$ if I remember correct) to make promotional videos explaining our software.
So far it has been easy to use and has most the functions that I am looking for.
Camtasia is the best I've seen. For now I am using Microsoft Expression Screen Recorder, the light free 10 minute video version.
I've been checking out the trial versions of Screenflow and Camtasia. Camtasia is a lot easier to learn, but it's frustrating that each lacks some things that the other has. If they could just combine... that would be great.