macVCR

Complete screen capture tool

Screenshot tools come in all shapes and sizes from the extremely simple point and shoot kind to the all round image and video editing tool in one. View full description

PROS

  • Allows lots of customization
  • Outputs to several video formats
  • Requires no installation

CONS

  • Takes a while to learn
  • Too complex for simple screenshots
  • Not enough annotation options

Not bad
6

Screenshot tools come in all shapes and sizes from the extremely simple point and shoot kind to the all round image and video editing tool in one.

macVCR falls towards the latter end of this spectrum allowing you to record everything you see on the screen and output it directly to QuickTime format. Unlike many other such tools however, macVCR doesn't require any installation and you just simply double click the macVCR Icon to launch it. As soon as it's running, it's recording everything that happens on your screen including mouse movements and webcam activity.

You have a high degree of control over the codecs you want to use, the number of frames per second, the level of video compression, or the resolution and duration of the screencast. You've also got a limited number of annotation tools which allow you to draw objects on the screen or expand a small area of the desktop. If you have two monitors, it will also support use across both screens which is quite unusual for a screenshot tool. In addition, if you're not a big QuickTime fan, it will also permit you to output videos to Windows Media, iPhone, Apple TV, AVI etc.

macVCR does take some time to master as it's packed with so many advanced options and features but if you stick with it, you'll have a very powerful and lightweight screen capture tool.

Changes

  • Japanese Encoding Option
  • Bug Fix when Displaying Annotation
  • Key Combination Help Displayed
  • Both Intel Only and Universal Binary Supplied
macVCR

Download

macVCR 2.8.1