macXware’s ScreenRecord, which was released last year as a shareware application, is now available as commercial software through Apple’s retail stores and other outlets. It captures continuous images on your monitor and saves them as a QuickTime movie useful for training, product demos, or other visually explanatory purposes. It also allows you to add voice-overs and music to make your video more engaging.
You can use ScreenRecord to control the size, frame rate, and camera panning of your video. It’s capable of capturing dialog boxes and drop-down menus as well as highlighting key points with fixed, smooth panning, or auto panning cameras. You can also map any of its functions to one of the 12 F keys and make on-the-fly changes by pressing one button.
If you need to add other video to your presentation, you can import other QuickTime movies and splice them in where necessary. ScreenRecord also allows you to stream to your digital video camera.
This new release is optimized for Mac OS X v.10.3 “Panther.” The suggested retail price is US$24.99, and you can download a demo from the macXware Web site if you want to give it a try.