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Best Screen Recording Software for MAC

Update: 11-15-16 Drag & Drop Chart added further down on this page.
Tool LogoTool NameMore InfoOperating SystemPriceCapture ScreenWebcam RecordingCapture AudioCapture System AudioCapture Video GamesNo WatermarkHot Key ControlsRecording Session LimitTimeline EditingAdjust AudioPan & ZoomAdd MediaDrawing ToolAdd AnnotationsVideo Output FormatsAudio Output FormatsInternet Upload (eg: YouTube)FAQ or KnowledgebaseTutorialsPhone SupportEmail SupportLive ChatMISC
Final Cut ProVisit Site
Mac OS X v10.10.4 or later$299YesNone92Yes
CamtasiaVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/MacWin: $299.00/Mac: $99YesNone51Yes
ScreenFlowVisit Site
Special Offers
Mac$99YesNone2, MOV MP42, AIFF MP4Yes
Debut Video CaptureVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$50YesNone61Yes
Movavi: Screen Capture StudioVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$49.95YesNone11, MP4 MOV WMA +8 more6, MP3, WAV, WMA +3 moreYesRecord games w/ Movavi Game Capture for WIndows
OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)Visit Site
Windows/Mac/LinuxFreeYesNone6, MP4 FLV MOV +3 more1, MP4NoNot easy to get started with but it is very good for game recording.
SnagitVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$49.95YesNone10Yes
JingVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/MacFree/Pro: $14.95/yrYesFree & Pro: 5 Minutes2, Free: SWF Pro: MP40Yes, YouTube in Pro Only
Screencast-o-Matic ProVisit Site
Windows/Mac/Linux$12/yrOnly Windows Vista or laterNone2, AVI/MP40Yes
Screencast-o-Matic FreeVisit Site
Windows/Mac/LinuxFreeNo15 Minutes2, AVI/MP40Yes

Choosing the best screen recorder for Mac is often a difficult task for many people. As long as you can look at the comparison chart above and check off the features that are important to you to have in your choice software, that is the beginning step. The next step would be to try the options that you have narrowed down and get a feel for how they operate. The best tool is going to allow you to do what you think it would let you do when you want to do it like I have mentioned quite a few times that Camtasia allows me to do. However programs like Final Cut Pro, ScreenFlow and Screenflick are built exclusively for the Mac operating system and may feel more natural to use than a screen recorder that works across multiple platforms.

The short end of this story is this comparison table will definitely help you narrow down the process of selecting the screen recorder that is right for you. Then you just need to select the one that feels right from the options you left for yourself based on the features you decided were important.

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Tool LogoTool NameMore InfoOperating SystemPriceCapture ScreenWebcam RecordingCapture AudioCapture System AudioCapture Video GamesNo WatermarkHot Key ControlsRecording Session LimitTimeline EditingAdjust AudioPan & ZoomAdd MediaDrawing ToolAdd AnnotationsVideo Output FormatsAudio Output FormatsInternet Upload (eg: YouTube)FAQ or KnowledgebaseTutorialsPhone SupportEmail SupportLive ChatMISC

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Final Cut ProVisit Site
Mac OS X v10.10.4 or later$299YesNone92Yes
CamtasiaVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/MacWin: $299.00/Mac: $99YesNone51Yes
ScreenFlowVisit Site
Special Offers
Mac$99YesNone2, MOV MP42, AIFF MP4Yes
Debut Video CaptureVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$50YesNone61Yes
Movavi: Screen Capture StudioVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$49.95YesNone11, MP4 MOV WMA +8 more6, MP3, WAV, WMA +3 moreYesRecord games w/ Movavi Game Capture for WIndows
OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)Visit Site
Windows/Mac/LinuxFreeYesNone6, MP4 FLV MOV +3 more1, MP4NoNot easy to get started with but it is very good for game recording.
SnagitVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/Mac$49.95YesNone10Yes
JingVisit Site
Special Offers
Windows/MacFree/Pro: $14.95/yrYesFree & Pro: 5 Minutes2, Free: SWF Pro: MP40Yes, YouTube in Pro Only
Screencast-o-Matic ProVisit Site
Windows/Mac/Linux$12/yrOnly Windows Vista or laterNone2, AVI/MP40Yes
Screencast-o-Matic FreeVisit Site
Windows/Mac/LinuxFreeNo15 Minutes2, AVI/MP40Yes
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