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Snapz Pro X 2.5 Review

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PROS / Snapz Pro X has adequate video and screenshot recording tools, ample conversion formats, and full help and support options.

CONS / You cannot edit video or audio with this software.

 VERDICT / If you're looking for video and screenshot capture and don't care about editing tools, this Mac video capture software will work well for you.

Snapz Pro X Mac video capture software is simple to use, with good recording options, a host of conversion formats, and full help and support. However, it lacks editing tools.

After installation, you access the video recorder by pressing Command + Shift + 5, and then select whether you want to capture a section of your computer screen or the entire screen. If you just want to record a section, you can drag the box parameters to encompass the area you want to capture. You also can capture objects on your screen and movies with this Mac video capture software.

After you set your capture window, you hit Return to begin recording. The software has a unique audio prompt that yells, "Action." When you're done recording, you hit the same keyboard command and the software yells, "Cut," and stops recording. After saving the video, the prompt says, "That's a wrap." It's an interesting feature that helps you capture video.

When recording, you can choose from different frame rates, ranging from one frame per second to 30 FPS, which is a common frame rate in multimedia. This video recording software supports all conversion formats we evaluated but one, HTML.

You can record audio from a built-in or plug-in mic, and you can record system audio. There's no way to edit clips when you are done with screen capture, which is a definite drawback.

Snapz Pro X does a good job of capturing still images, which can be used in slideshows and other presentations. You can save still images as BMP, GIF, JPG, PDF, PICT, PNG, PSD and TIFF files. You can set this up ahead of time, along with where you want to save your images.

This Mac video capture software offers a full range of help and support options. There's email and telephone support, a blog, video tutorials, user forums, a FAQs page and a user manual inside the Snapz Pro X application folder.


Snapz Pro X may not be the best video capture software for Mac, but it offers adequate recording tools, most standard conversion formats, and full help and support for its customers. This Mac video capture software takes high-quality screenshots, but it lacks video and audio editing tools. If you're looking only for quality video and screenshot capture, this product probably has what you need.