Understanding output size

Daniel GibbsTechnical Articles

One of the popular more topics asked about by customers is the output size of recordings, with questions like “Why is my recording not the size I expect it to be?”, “Why is my recording blurry?”, “Why are there black bars in my recording?”, and “What does ‘use retina resolution’ mean?” This post aims to give an easy-to-understand explanation on output sizes, and … Read More

Recording a presentation

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

A popular use for screen-recording software is to record presentations as they are being given. Usually this involves recording the presentation slides themselves, along with audio (and possibly video) of the presenter. This article will show you how to easily record a presentation using iShowU Instant. Setting up iShowU Instant Before you start recording, you’ll need to decide what you … Read More

Preview in iShowU Instant

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Chances are when you mention “preview” in the context of a Mac, people will automatically think of the built-in file viewing app. But when it comes to iShowU Instant, we have our own preview. The preview window in iShowU Instant is used to give you a look at what your finished recording will look like. It reflects the area that … Read More

How to record timelapse videos

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

You know those videos which show a whole day’s worth of footage in the space of a few minutes? Well they’re called timelapses and iShowU Instant can create them too! Granted they’re with screen recordings not beautiful starry skies or stunning landscapes, but we still think they’re pretty cool. Check out this video by Roy Korpel for an example of the … Read More

iShowU Studio 1.7.1 released

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Version 1.7.1 of iShowU Studio contains several usability bug fixes. Scaling a recording Previously the main recording window had an option called “Scale screen by” where you could scale the size of the recording. This was a bit confusing as it didn’t reflect the selected area, so if you selected a 1280 x 720 area on a 1920 x 1080 screen, then … Read More

iShowU Instant 1.0.7 released

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Version 1.0.7 of iShowU Instant contains more options for output size, an improved recording quality slider, and a bug fix for pausing during recording. Output size options On the Output tab in Advanced Mode, there’s the option to change the video size: the dimensions of the recorded video. As well as several common sizes like 1080p and 720p, you could … Read More

Recording a 5k display

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

If you have one of the few known 5K displays (the most likely being an iMac), you may have tried to perform a 5K screen recording but not been particularly happy with the result. This article talks about some of the technical limitations around recording 5K displays and compares the size and frame rate of various ways of recording a 5K … Read More

Creating animated GIFs using iShowU Instant

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

You know those animated images you see on websites (including this blog) and in social media? These are called animated GIFs. They’re sort of a cross between a regular image and a video; they allow you to show something moving but don’t require you to upload and embed a video; you can use an animated GIF almost anywhere you can … Read More

Audio Filters in iShowU Instant

Neil ClaytonNews and Updates

iShowU Instant has audio filters that can help make your microphone sound better. This article provides a simple set of steps you can follow to setup those filters. To learn more, read about dynamics, multi band compressors and equalizers. For all the settings below, you’ll need a microphone plugged in to your Mac, and you’ll need to setup iShowU Instant … Read More

Better audio in iShowU Instant, Part 3 – Equalization

Neil ClaytonTechnical Articles

Note: The material here has been presented both from my own experiences in recording & mixing, and also from the wondrous land of the internet, notably here & here. Balancing act We discussed bands in the previous article on multiband compressors. Now we move on to equalization (EQ) which is more or less a volume knob for 10 or 31 bands … Read More