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10 Best Free Mac Video Recording Software for Your Trip

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Which video recording software is right for you on your vacation? We’ve put together a list of the ten best free video recording software options for Mac. You’re sure to find a great solution among one of these options that will take care of all your video recording needs. Whether you’re recording a tutorial for a blog or just want to show your friends how to ride a scooter on travel, you’ll find something that will get the job done on this list.

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Screenflow

Screenflow offers many powerful tools. It allows for users to put together software demos for tutorial or capture screencasts. It makes it simple to put together and edit full videos without much effort at all. The video grabber provides an intuitive interface that makes learning the software a breeze.

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Screenflow gives the user the option to upload videos directly to Vimeo, Youtube, or social media. It gives anyone with little video editing skills a leg up on the competition by providing comprehensive video editing tools that are simple and easy to use. Screenflow earns the number one spot because it is easy to use and provides the largest and most comprehensive set of features.

Screenium

Screenium comes in at second place. It features a powerful set of tools for both recording and editing. With Screenium, it is possible to cut and rearrange clips, add transitions, perform audio edits and make a number of other changes to recordings. Screenium also gives the option of adding various forms of clip art and shapes to recordings which can enhance and enliven a dull presentation or recording. While Screenium performs well, it does lack a few key features like screenshot capture and timed recording thus giving it the second spot.

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Mac Screen Recorder Studio

The best screen recording options will have features that are both easy to use and work for all different types of video. Mac Screen Recorder Studio works well, but it has some drawbacks. Its great for recording video feeds and any sort of live video, but it is weak for recording video games and other animated types of video. Mac Screen Recorder Studio contains all of the editing features necessary to contend with the top screen recording software on the market, but its interface is tricky to use and would be best suited to someone with prior video editing experience. Due to its lack of quality support features and intricate editing tools, Mac Screen Recorder Studio falls in a bit lower on our list.

Debut Video Capture Software

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Debut Video Capture Software gives users all the recording tools needed to record both live and online video, but it lacks many of the editing tools that other top video recording software options incorporate. Thus, Debut Video Capture Software ranks lower on our list. Debut is great for recording directly from a camera to the desktop or recording a web cam conversation, but if editing tools are needed for a project, look somewhere other than Debut Video Capture Software.

Snapz Pro X

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Coming in at the middle of the pack is Snapz Pro X. It is an easy to use video recording software that features many conversion format options and a great help and support option. However, Snapz Pro X does not offer any editing tools. Snapz Pro shines with its support. It offers both email and telephone assistance, video tutorials, a blog, and user forums. It also gives the option to record the entire screen or just a small section.

Screenflick

Screenflick comes in further down on the list. It does not offer any editing tools whatsoever. It lacks many of the recording features that other software options include. It does shine in one category though. If you’re looking to record video directly from a camera to the desktop, Screenflick may be the best bet. It had some of the highest quality video recorded from a camera and could be the best option for someone looking to edit with a different piece of software.

APowerSoft

APowerSoft is designed for recording on screen activities on a Mac. It allows for the recording of the full screen or just a small area on a Mac. It allows for the simultaneous recording of multiple audio sources and makes syncing audio and video easy. It does not offer any editing tools and is not the best for recording directly from a camera so it comes in towards the low end of the list.

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic does not include many of the features that made other software options stand out. It allows for users to record and publish single clips to Youtube and other social media sites. It does not give users any editing tools. It also does not allow for users to adjust the size of the recording area and only gives the option to record the entire screen. This can make it difficult to effectively record webcams and media.

Easy Video Recorder for Mac

Easy Video Recorder for Mac is a stripped down video recorder that permits users to record whatever is on their screen. Easy Video Recorder does not offer any editing tools. It does give the ability to change the size and location of the area being recorded. Easy Video Recorder is a simple to use option that does not contain any complicated or advanced features. It would be great for someone with little to no experience with video editing or screen capture software, but overall its lack of features, editing tools, and accessories place Easy Video Recorder for Mac on the lower end of the list.

Monosnap

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Monosnap offers very little recording options. Short videos can be recorded but Monosnap is primarily a screenshot tool. Sound cannot be recorded directly to Monosnap thus making it a poor option for those looking to record conversations or tutorials. Monosnap’s lack of features and editing tools put it at the bottom of the list.

Guest Author: Natalya Pobedova

This article was written by Natalya Pobedova. She is 28, from Czech Republic, and runs a flight help website called Travelsiders.com as a hobby. At the moment, she works as a freelance web developer. When she has a free minute, she is hanging out with her friends or helping others at Stack Overflow.

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