A large chunk of my day job is devoted to slaving over a hot keyboard and recording video screen shots. That means my Mac has a number of screen capture tools which range from the popular Camtasia to the very capable ScreenFlow and a few in-between.
A relatively new Mac screen recording app caught my eye recently. It’s affordable and has a funny name. Claquette is the name (which seems to be French for tap dancer) and the app records your Mac’s screen as lossless video. It even captures video from the Mac’s iSight camera and audio from the microphone (or any audio input except the system).
Unlike Camtasia, ScreenFlow and a few other Mac video screen capture apps that are loaded with bells and whistles like clip editing, and effects, Claquette is all about simple capture.
That means you need to use another app for editing, but Claquette comes with presets for various resolutions, including 480p (SD), 720p (HD), 1080p (HD), and settings for iPod and Apple TV.
It also means you can create a movie, and send a layered export of the movie to Final Cut Pro X or Motion 5. There’s an option to upload a screen recording to Vimeo, which seems odd. As a video screen capture app, Claquette is fast and simple. Though it’s quite affordable, you’ll need another app to edit the video and add effects.