Snapz Pro X

Version: 2.3.3 || Release Date: 2011-12-21 || License: Commercial with demo ($69) App Owner: standsolid

Amazing and mature motion-screen capture tool with brilliant features.

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12 Opinions

I like this one the most.
It lets you tweek anything — from capture fps and color palette to screen size and output format.

Well, it'is not so good for tutors, maybe, as it has no post editing options, zoom ins, point clicks and so on, (screen flow/screeneium do this better) but this is the only tool that does not slow down your computer when doing its job.
For me this is the only way to convert complex flash movies to video. The best result can be achieved when slowing down the flash movie fps itself (if you have sources. sure) and then slow down the SnapZ capturing fps. Then you just have to create png-sequence and conform it in any video editing software.

It is still my favorite screenshot app. For videos i use screenflow

I like old school ;-)

Snapz is so old school. For a real, modern screencasting app try screenflow.

Good app. Although Snow Leopard has built in screen movie capture, for some reason it can only do the whole screen. Ridiculous! Luckily Snapz Pro X comes to the rescue, with an easy to use interface that does allow area selection for smaller filesizes and increased privacy. The interface is a little unusual, but it all works well.

Capturing movies on my MacMini 2006 model. This is the fastest program I have found for this. I have tried several, inclusive iShowU.

Unfortunately SnapzProX has a bad UI. The window doesn't behave like a typical Mac window and always gets hidden below all the other windows I have open. And is not too happy with Leopard Spaces.

You need to specify that you want to record audio BEFORE recording, if you have forgotten then the audio is just lost and you can start all over.

After you have recorded, if you select the wrong options for video codec/audio then the video is lost and you can start all over.

Picking the right video codec is very difficult, because there are no description inside the program of what works best.

There is no VU-meter to ensure the audio is ok before recording.

Movie recording speed is good. Encoding speed is terrible slow. Too pricy. Doesn't behave like a modern mac program. Loosing data is unacceptable. Usability is bad. I use it a lot, but I don't like it. If it wasn't for the recording speed I had picked something else.

My advise for Ambrosia. Make movie recording the primary feature. Make it impossible to loose data. Make the encoding faster. Then you will have a good program.

Great App. I really love it. Good UI with a lot of functionnalities.

I have only one regret (but a BIG-BIG one) : we can't remove the splashscreen when logging.
Without this bad point, the software is perfect.

Use IshowU, it is cheaper and it make a better movie compression .

Personally I prefer Skitch, though Snapz Pro still wins for video capture.

@isaiah : almost a year later, it's finally Intel compatible. ;)

The listing shows version 2.03. It's 2.0.3...makes a difference to some apps like AppFresh.

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