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ScreenRecord Studio is Mac video capture software that offers ample recording and editing tools to let you capture video and screen activity to create quality videos, presentations, tutorials and demonstrations. It also can capture 3D games and supports several conversion formats to save and export your video projects for broad use.
For these reasons, ScreenRecord Studio earns our TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award for video capture software for Macs. One category in which it falls short, however, is customer support.
There are two ways to record video on Macs with ScreenRecord Studio. The first is to capture an entire computer screen. When the video editor opens, a separate, small window on the right side contains the settings for capturing video and audio. The default capture width and height are the dimensions of the computer screen or other monitor you wish to record.
You can adjust the area you want to capture. A yellow triangle appears after you hit record. You merely drag the triangle to where you want it and adjust its size by dragging a corner to make it larger or smaller, depending on what you want to capture. You have options to show the date/time, a cursor and to record audio. The camera can be fixed when recording or set at smooth pan, auto pan or scroll.
This video grabber for Mac lets you record from the iSight camera or an external USB webcam. To choose one of those, you simply need to click on the Capture icon in the video editor and a window pops up with the video image of what the camera will shoot. You then set the duration of the recording and adjust the video and audio options.
The audio settings allow you to choose compression levels, and whether you want to record sound from the Mac, the built-in mic or an external mic.
This Mac video capture software lacks the ability to capture screenshots and to schedule times to record capture.
The video editor offers all the editing tools we looked for except cursor effects. The editor consists of the Video Monitor, in which you can preview projects; the Inspector, which lets you manipulate and modify clips; the Tool Bars, in which the majority of the editing tools reside; and the Timeline, where your clips reside and editing takes place.
You can change effects such as rotate, pan and zoom, and flip videos horizontally or vertically. You can change the composition and filter Mac video captures. You also can stylize by adding effects such as sepia, texture, oil paint, diffuse, mosaic, water drops, twirl, waves, surface waves and barrel distortion.
Audio effects let you add instrument sounds, music from various genres, sound effects and other sounds, such as a booing crowd and jungle sounds.
Formats you can export to in ScreenRecord Studio include MP4, AVI, MOV, WAV, AIFF, DV Stream and FLC.
You also can export movies to 3G, Apple TV, Image Sequence, iPhone and iPod. Two formats that this Mac video capture software does not convert to are HTML and PNG.
ScreenRecord Studio offers a link to user forums for the product, but each time we tried to access it, a note appeared saying the forums were closed for maintenance. Customer support representatives were responsive to emails when we asked one question at a time, but not for multiple inquiries. A searchable Help guide can be accessed at the top of the user interface.
This product lacks tutorials, phone support, a knowledgebase and a blog.
ScreenRecord Studio combines quality recording and editing tools to let you capture and create almost any video project for personal or professional use. This video capture Mac software's customer service options fall short, but the software's usability and quality make up for it.