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

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

Intelligent file names with iShowU Instant

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

When you finish a recording in iShowU Instant it’s saved as a file for you to open, edit, and share, but after you’ve done a few recordings it might get a bit confusing as to which recording has which file name. That’s why we’ve added specific options to iShowU Instant to allow you to customize your file names so you know which … Read More

iShowU Instant 1.0.6 released

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Version 1.0.6 of iShowU Instant contains a bunch of improvements to editing mode (including ripple delete), the ability to add timestamps to your recordings, and other bug fixes and tweaks. Timestamps You can now add a timestamp watermark to your recordings! Simply check the Use timestamp watermark box on the Output tab in Advanced mode and you’ll get a watermark that automatically updates … Read More

iShowU Studio 1.7.0 released

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Version 1.7.0 of iShowU Studio contains a bunch of improvements to editing (including ripple delete) and many other bug fixes and tweaks. Ripple delete iShowU Studio now has ripple delete! Ripple delete allows you to delete something and automatically have everything to its right shifted left to fill in the gap. This can be really useful if you want to remove a section … Read More

Better audio in iShowU Instant, Part 2 – Compressor

Neil ClaytonTechnical Articles

In the last article I explained the Dynamics processor, which is a single compressor that operates on the entire microphone input. Using that article as a basis makes this one much simpler, because the Compressor in iShowU Instant is almost identical, except it lets you apply different compression and gating to four different bands. Bands? I don’t mean the musical kind! A … Read More

Easier editing using ripple delete

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Ripple delete is a very useful feature when it comes to video editing; it allows you to delete something and automatically have everything to its right shifted left to fill in the gap. This can be really useful if you want to remove a section of your video without disturbing the placements of other shapes and annotations. In the example … Read More