That’s Screenflick, a Mac screen capture-to-video utility app that captures whatever is running on your Mac’s screen and saves it as a video. Wait. Doesn’t QuickTime Player already do that? Yes, and QuickTime Player is already on your Mac, so it’s free. But as a screen capture utility it’s pretty much devoid of features.
First, QuickTime Player captures the Mac’s whole screen and doesn’t give you extra controls found in Screenflick, which costs far less than the industry feature leaders, Camtasia and ScreenFlow. Video options in Screenflick include setting the screen capture rate, scaling the screen by percentage, and displaying and recording a fixed location on the screen.
Setup is rather straightforward and gives you options to record mic or system audio, export the recorded screen movie, adjust the frame capture rate (higher means higher quality; particularly good for capturing video of games being played), and more. Screen flick also captures mouse clicks and keyboard strokes so movie viewers can see every move you make on the screen.
The option to capture system audio (in addition to the built-in mic, or an external sound source) is a big plus. And, if you want to narrate what you’re recording on the Mac’s screen, Screenflick gives you another option to record your face using the Mac’s built-in camera.
Video exports are equally simply, but with plenty of options to save at full resolution, or scale to a smaller size, or change both video quality and movie file format. Presets make exporting much easier and there’s another option to create a time-lapse movie which is nothing more than a slow frame rate sped up to a faster speed.
Nicely done. Easy to use. Not expensive. Plenty of features. Screenflick falls into the middle of the range of Mac screen recorder apps.