mac screen capture

Instant Capture

No need to export the video for it to be usable1. Once recording is complete you can immediately email it, or drag it into a video editor for further editing.

1Excludes Low CPU mode on OSX 10.6.

record and visualize keyboard and mouse

Record Keyboard & Mouse

Show your viewers the keys you’re using to perform tasks (HD Pro only). Identify when you’re clicking the mouse by using a mouse action.

Record from iSight & DV cameras icon

Record from iSight & DV cameras

Personalize your presentation using your built-in iSight camera, or indeed any connected camera!

realtime screencasting

Real-time Preview

Immediately see what you’re going to capture, before you record!

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Upload to YouTube or

Upload your finished product directly to YouTube or Blip.TV2. Built-in presets to get the best quality.

2Add upload functionality to your site. See the Upload API documentation.

final cut compatibility

Supports Pro Apps

Includes built-in presets for Final Cut. Finished recordings can be dragged directly from iShowU HD into the timeline. (HD Pro only)

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Point & Shoot

Don’t be restricted to capturing only the full screen. HD lets you specify your own capture area. Say goodbye to “post cropping” of video.

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Real-time super fast scaling

Want to record at half the size? 2560×1900 into 720p? Now it’s no longer a problem – iShowU HD has realtime super quick GPU scaling.


iShowU HD HD Pro Studio
Realtime capture Yes Yes Yes No
Pause/Resume Yes Yes Yes No
Follow Mouse6 Yes Yes Yes No
Record microphone audio Yes Yes Yes Yes
Record system audio Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom presets Yes Yes Yes No
On the fly GPU scaling No Yes Yes Yes
Custom backgrounds No Yes Yes No
iSight/Webcam support No Yes Yes Yes
Automatically detects and scales full screen apps1 No Yes Yes Yes
Upload to web2 No Yes Yes Yes
Embed watermarks No No Yes Yes
Record Keystrokes No No Yes Yes
Support for all CoreAudio inputs3 No No Yes Yes
Specific support for Final Cut Express/Pro4 No No Yes No
Low CPU usage mode (L/SL only)5 No No Yes No
Editing of footage after recording is finished No No No Yes
Easy trimming of unwanted clips No No No Yes
Add additional other video, music or audio annotations No No No Yes
Freeze framing & Pan/Zoom tools No No No Yes
Ability to have camera or other clips showing only at certain times No No No Yes
Audio and video fading No No No Yes
Direct export to iPhone/iPad compatible formats No No No Yes
  1. Keynote, World of Warcraft, etc. iShowU HD will automatically capture the full screen when an application itself goes “full screen”.
  2. YouTube, Blip.TV and Howcast built-in.
  3. Multi Channel Mixer (OSX 10.6 only). HD Pro lets you capture every audio channel independently (so if you want to remix just one later, that is possible).
  4. In general, Final Cut prefers video with no “skipped frames”. iShowU HD Pro lets you specify whether or not gaps in a recording should be filled or expanded to fill the correct frame duration.
  5. Low CPU mode is available on builds for machines running Leopard or Snow Leopard only (versions with number < 2.3.8). Put another way, Low CPU mode isn’t available for Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks.
  6. No need in iShowU Studio, as it records full screen

iShowU HD Pro Changelog

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