Ask DN: Best tool to capture HQ screen recording?

9 years ago from , Product Designer at Kickstarter

Hey DN,

I'm looking for a tool that can record HQ screencasts of interactions I've been building with FramerJS, QuartzComposer and HTML/CSS/JS.

What's the best tool out there?


  • Ale MuñozAle Muñoz, 9 years ago

    It's been recommended already, but I just need to remark how great ScreenFlow is.

    It records lossless, full screen video, so you don't have to worry about quality or file size until you're ready to export your masterpiece.

    It takes a bit getting used to the interface, but once you do you'll enjoy a great tool capable of delivering great results.

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  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 9 years ago

    QuickTime can make screen recordings. Have you tried that? From there you could use many apps to edit, including QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or many others.

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    • Pedro Carmo, 9 years ago

      Woah, works great. I can't believe I never knew about that feature in QT!

      Thanks Marc

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  • Dustin DelatoreDustin Delatore, 9 years ago

    I recently came across Quickcast.io. It offers a Mac app along with a quick publish online.

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  • Berti Bruyn, over 5 years ago

    I always create screencast with a web-based software calls Macdvd Screen Recorder, free and works fairly well. It is an online tool that lets you record your screen right from the browser. You don't have to install any additional plug-ins or add-ons. http://www.mac-dvd.com/free-screen-recorder.html

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  • jeff card, over 6 years ago

    I always use acethinker free screen recorder to make High quality screencast, works like a charm. It's a free online App, compatible with both Windows and Mac. You might try it out.

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  • Claudio VögtliClaudio Vögtli, over 8 years ago

    For UX research I can highly recommend Lookback. It's still in public beta and therefore for free. We just used it for several UX tests on iPad Airs and iPhones and it worked great. The Output is amazing and by far the best tool we could find for our purpose (testing our app, making use of the front camera for face recognition and capturing the interactions).


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  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 9 years ago


    It's fantastic. Easy to learn, zoom + pan, live typing, exports fast. Favorite by far.

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  • jj moijj moi, 9 years ago


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  • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, 9 years ago

    Do you need to edit/annotate? Or just capture some quick loops?

    I looove LICEcap for tiny screencasts (it's what GitHub uses in their posts when they show code / patterns).

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    • Pedro Carmo, 9 years ago

      Editing/annotating the video would be nice, but mostly looking to capture quick loops of interactions.

      I've used LICEcap and RecordIt before, they're ok.. they often export chunky pixelated videos/looped gifs.

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