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On the PC, I use Camtasia to record various screencasts. Is there something similar for the Mac?

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Have you tried the Mac version of Camtasia?

Personally I prefer ScreenFlow.

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Oh, dang, didn't see it. – AngryHacker Oct 14 '09 at 16:05
ScreenFlow -> that's the guy! (I doesnt try Quicktime X yet) – Zote Oct 15 '09 at 4:02

Quicktime X can do this by default on Snow Leopard.

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The Mac laptop I have to install this on is on Tiger. – AngryHacker Oct 14 '09 at 16:05
How can you do this with Quicktime? – Dan Rosenstark Apr 29 '10 at 19:34

Theres a myriad of these for Mac, but one that stands out for me is Capture Me, it's free and open source. Not to mention very easy to use:

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  • Globally floating capture window.
  • Record short MPEG-4 QuickTime movies.
  • Fast screen captures (uses OpenGL).
  • Ability to down scale captures (proportionally or not).
  • Save as PNG, JPEG, JPEG 2000, TIFF, or GIFF.
  • Adjustable translucency of capture window.
  • Several ways to adjust the size and position of the capture (move the window, arrow keys, scroll wheel).
  • Nifty capture sound.
  • Options to auto-save to desktop, auto-copy to clipboard, etc.
  • Barest beginnings of AppleScript support.
  • Written with Cocoa - native to Mac OS X.
  • Universal binary - Intel, PPC native.
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QuickTime X will do screen recording, is a free web-based screen recorder, there are lots of screen capture programs for the Mac, ScreenFlow is a very popuar one, but if you are used to Camtasia and like it, Camtasia has a Mac version.

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Why replacement when there's Camtasia for Mac?

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I've been pretty happy with iShowU HD for $30 USD.

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I prefer Snapz Pro for any Mac screencasting.

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