Mac screen recorder with audio
Version 2.7 — $35 — Requires OS X 10.10 or Later
Providing the power and features to communicate your screen experience.
Screenflick is a macOS app focused on the core essentials of screen recording: providing the highest quality screen and audio capture, and delivering the key tools needed to communicate your screen experience to your viewers. Screenflick also strives to be as efficient as possible — both with the resources it uses, and the user interface it offers.
Built around a smart recording engine, Screenflick uses processing power efficiently while capturing even the highest resolution and quality of your Mac’s screen and audio. The user interface helps you be more efficient by requiring less setup before recording and providing more flexibility before exporting. Video, audio, keystrokes, and mouse clicks are recorded in separate tracks allowing you to customize them after recording — so you don't have to re-record everything just to change where the keystrokes are displayed.
Screenflick focuses on each of its tasks with minimal distractions. When you want to start a new recording, Screenflick is ready to go. There’s no bloated project setup, no now-and-forever choices to make for exporting formats. Instead, you simply select which system features to record (screen, audio, webcam) before setting the stage size of what you want to record. OK, so there are some clever options like delaying the start, setting a maximum time limit for semi-automated recordings, and a few others, but that stuff is neatly tucked away until you need it. Click the image to see the whole window.
Silent movies are a thing of the past (or present if you’re trying to capture system audio with QuickTime player). Screenflick bundles everything you need to capture system audio from all sources playing on your Mac—whether coming from a game, a web browser, or any other application. Screenflick also records from the Mac’s internal microphone, from an external USB microphone, or any audio input of your choice. It’s as easy as clicking one checkbox.
The core of Screenflick is built around a highly-optimized recording engine which captures very large resolutions at high speed and high quality. More than taking advantage of the graphics processor and multiple processor cores, Screenflick is coded for exceptional efficiency. This means that Screenflick can capture those super smooth and sharp 60 FPS animations even on 5K retina displays.
However, sometimes the opposite is needed. You have a 5K display, but you only need a 1080, 30 FPS video. This is where Screenflick’s efficiency-obsessed recording engine uses more brains than braun by capturing only what’s needed. This can reduce the workload by over 7 times, and leaves processing and battery power for the real-time data crunching in your applications.
Obviously in video podcasts for training, reviews, and demos it is useful to show key presses on screen, as well as mouse clicks. But, sometimes you think you don’t really need it. Then you change your mind. Ugh. Start the recording over? Nope! As soon as you start recording, Screenflick always captures keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can decide whether to display keystrokes and/or mouse clicks when you export the movie. They’re always available to use or not.
By the way, macOS itself blocks programs like screen recorders from capturing passwords, so no need to worry about that.
Record from your Mac’s built-in FaceTime camera, an external webcam, or any other connected video camera — at the same time that you’re recording the screen. People pay more attention, learn more, and build better fan connections when they can see the person presenting the training, or contorting over their game controller battling the undead hordes. So, put on a clean shirt (please), and have Screenflick create a picture-in-picture overlay of your webcam video on your screen recording. Where should it go? How big should it be? You can experiment and decide that when you export the movie. No need to start over when you realize that the other corner would be better.
Have you ever wanted to just grab a pen and start drawing on your screen to explain something? Well now you can. With Screenflick's screen markup, you can now use a paintbrush to draw on the screen, illustrating your point and highlighting critical elements on screen, so your viewers will know exactly what you mean. Pick amongst several colors, and change brush sizes. This is a great tool for teachers and lecturers who need to mark on slides or even draw onto video lessons.
One of the major unique features in Screenflick is the ability to export the original full-quality movie multiple times with different scales, qualities, and file formats. Other applications record directly to a final movie format. Not only does this limit your recording’s usefulness, it can negatively impact recording performance and sacrifice video quality. Using Screenflick, you record a movie once, then you can create small, low-bandwidth movies, large, high-quality movies, and even export to different file formats, without having to record all over again or use another program.
Another great feature unique to Screenflick is the ability to test your export settings. Rather than picking some quality settings, exporting the entire movie, and hoping the result is what you wanted, use "Quick Test" to export a short 15 second clip of the movie, verify the export settings are right where you want them to be, and then export the entire movie with confidence.
Not only can you record the entire Mac screen, but you can also record a part of the screen. This keeps your movie focused, and saves disk space and processing power for other applications. When recording an area smaller than the whole screen, you can choose to have the screen recording “camera” smoothly follow the mouse cursor.
Although Screenflick can record your Mac's screen at its full resolution (even at full Retina size), sometimes it doesn’t mean you should! For times when you want to record fullscreen but export at a lower resolution, you can record at a smaller scale, saving precious performance and battery for other tasks.
Show off your hours-worth-of-work project in a minutes-long movie. Record a movie at a super low frame rate, then speed it up on export to create time-lapse screen captures. Perfect for exhibiting your digital art skills.
Before exporting your screen recording, you can preview the movie with all of the keyboard and mouse options. Start, stop and scrub through your video with audio playback as well.
In Screenflick you can create presets for your video, audio, keyboard, and mouse options. Fine tune your settings and save them as a preset, so you can use them later in a snap.
Screenflick creates QuickTime mov, MPEG-4 mp4, and Flash f4v movie files, letting you create movies you can watch anywhere — on Mac and Windows, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. You can also export to other formats, such as Windows Media, using QuickTime component plugins.
Put your stamp on it. Before exporting your movie, you can drop in an image to “watermark” your movie so everybody knows you created it. You can also add metadata tags which will be embedded into the movie file.