Our editorial staff evaluates products and services independently. But Top Ten Reviews may earn money when you click on links. Learn More


iShowU HD Pro 2.3 Review

Top Ten Reviews no longer updates this category and keeps it here for archiving purposes only. It was last updated in

PROS / iShowU HD Pro can show keystrokes, which is a good feature for making video tutorials. It has many customer support options as well.

CONS / You must purchase companion software to edit videos and to output files to various formats.

 VERDICT / This software does a good job of capturing screen activity and videos, but it has few tools to edit those videos.

iShowU HD Pro is made specifically for Mac video and screen capture. The product does a good job of recording high-quality videos and activities on your computer monitor. It is not made to edit video or audio, though, and it does not capture screenshots.

It's easy to record video with this software. You can capture your Mac's entire screen or a specific region. You can select whether you want the camera to follow the cursor and whether to record sound with a built-in or external microphone. iShowU HD Pro also lets you record audio from sources such as iTunes or a web browser.

This video recording software lets you choose what resolution to record and change the frame rate, up to 30 frames per second. It outputs screencasts to MOV format, which you can play in QuickTime. Without additional software, though, your conversion format options are limited. This can lead to problems with device compatibility and other concerns. However, if you only plan on uploading to YouTube, it shouldn't be much of an issue.

The preview window shows a live preview of your screen before you start recording. You can create borders and add watermarks to your videos. You also can show keystrokes, which is good for producing tutorials.

iShowU HD Pro doesn't have many editing tools, so don't expect to create feature-ready material with this software alone. However, this Mac video capture software works well with iMovie and Apple's professional editing software, Final Cut Pro. Without another video editing application, you're limited to iShowU's two editing tools: watermarks and cursor effects. If you don't need to edit your video, you can upload it directly to YouTube.

There are some good support options with this product, including telephone and email. It also has a company blog, tutorials and a user manual. The only missing support option is a user forum.


iShowU HD Pro is good software for capturing videos and screen activities on a Mac. You can show keystrokes, which works well for making video tutorials. The software lacks some editing tools and output options, but it still works for recording screencasts. iShowU HD Pro may not be the best video capture software for Mac, but it has enough features to garner our interest.