Can anybody help?

10:13 PM / Posted by Lenva /

I'm looking for a free application to make a movie by screen capture, for a mac. You know, the type of thing you see on Youtube and Teachertube where there is a close up of procedures on a screen. Preferably I want one that is easy for kids to use.
Does anyone know if there is one available somewhere?
If there is nothing free, what do others recommend I pay for?
Thanks so much

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Comment by Rachel Boyd on September 24, 2007 at 11:46 PM

Lenva, I use ishowu on my mac (it's wonderful but not free - although it is fairly cheap).

You should try
I've not done it personally, but bookmarked it for reference.

Comment by Sheryl on September 25, 2007 at 7:40 AM

How about animoto?

Also I left you a question in response to your comment on TechLearning... would love for you to go answer.


Comment by Lenva Shearing on September 25, 2007 at 3:20 PM

Thanks Rachel and Sheryl,
Screencast-o-matic looks like it will do the job great for the kids. I will buy ishowu for me as you are right Rachel, it is very cheap.
I have tried Animoto, but it doesn't seem to like my mac very much. Works fine on my PC but things go haywire on my mac.
Thanks both of you for your help.

Comment by John on November 1, 2007 at 4:32 PM

Lenva - I've just seen a post from a colleague of mine in Scotland that might offer a solution for you.

See Andrew Brown at:



Comment by Lenva Shearing on November 1, 2007 at 5:37 PM

Thanks John,
I will look at Jing as he suggest, but as he says we really need an annotator.

Also have subscribed to your blog.

Hope to stay in touch.

Comment by Clay Burell on November 9, 2007 at 11:00 PM

Hi Lenva - just followed you on Twitter, so here's to future duets :) is the ticket for Macs. Better than Jing, though most people haven't discovered it.

If you want to pay, iShowU is a new competitor - and cheaper - than the more popular SnapzPro. iShowU is MUCH better, too: faster, more control, etc.

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Amazing place!

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