I can find plenty of information on recording programs for Windows, but information for OS X is much harder to find. What are the requirements and steps for recording gameplay on a Mac?

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For windowed games (such as Minecraft), QuickTime does a good enough job, just drag around the gameplay window. It doesn't seem to impact framerate too much, although it doesn't have an overlay like Fraps so it's hard to tell.

  • I've found just the opposite. QuickTime has terrible performance on my mac, and it's no sloucher. It's a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, 8 GB of RAM, 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT Graphics, and I get about 10 FPS when playing minecraft & recording. That's why I use Snapz Pro X. Aug 16, 2012 at 12:25
  • @RichardJ.RossIII Thanks for the info. I just did a trial run on my '12 MBP and it was fine with reasonable settings. I'll do some more extensive testing this evening.
    – fredley
    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:39
  • @RichardJ.RossIII I've also been recommended iShowU HD, which is a little cheaper.
    – fredley
    Aug 16, 2012 at 12:40

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