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

Better audio in iShowU Instant, Part 1 – Dynamics

Neil ClaytonTechnical Articles

This is the first in a series of three articles that explain how to get the most of the audio filters in iShowU Instant. We’ll cover dynamics, compression and equalization. In layman’s terms the end goal of any filter put on the microphone is to “make the audio sound better”. That is, to make your speech sound clearer, or less … Read More

iShowU Instant keyboard shortcuts

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Not everyone likes using the mouse. Some people much prefer to use the keyboard to accomplish things, so iShowU Instant is full of useful keyboard shortcuts for navigating the app as well as performing recordings. Standard shortcuts Broadly speaking, iShowU Instant contains two types of keyboard shortcut. The first is the standard shortcut that appears in the menu items, just like … Read More

iShowU Instant 1.0.5 released

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Version 1.0.5 of iShowU Instant contains a couple of notable changes: more options for automatic file naming, and better customization of the capture guide. File naming Automated file-naming of recordings now has two modes: Automatically append a number to the file name when the file already exists and Sequentially number recordings. The first mode is what iShowU Instant did before: if a file … Read More

The power of recent recordings

Daniel GibbsNews and Updates

Have you noticed the movie file icon that flies to the top-right of the window when you finish a recording in iShowU Instant? Well that’s just the finished recording making itself at home in the Recent Recordings. If you click the Recent Recordings button, you’ll see a list of all the recordings you’ve done in iShowU Instant. You can see the recording … Read More

Recording multichannel audio using iShowU

Neil ClaytonNews and Updates

If you have a multichannel microphone device (that nice shiny expensive piece of audio hardware sitting on your desk), you might have set up your inputs/cabling such that the mic you want to record from isn’t on channel one. In that case, while iShowU Instant might show it in the UI, and you will likely see an audio level when you … Read More