updated 05:10 pm EDT, Mon October 13, 2008
macVCR 2.0 ships
Arten Science is shipping the second major version of macVCR, its screencapture utility. Footage of a Mac's activity is recorded in video, which can be formatted for a variety of standards including AVI, QuickTime and MPEG-4. The v2.0 software introduces several major features, including the ability to magnify at the cursor's location, and record from a video camera at the same time. Users now also have access to unlimited presets, and a date/time overlay.
Another revision comes in the form of the Pointer, a loop-shaped on-screen tool. When enabled, macVCR ignores normal movements of the Mac OS cursor; instead the cursor is recorded only when the loop is dragged around, and items within it are clicked.
macVCR 2.0 runs on systems with a 1GHz processor and Mac OS X 10.5 or later. The full version costs $24, but a free trial edition allows 90 seconds of continuous recording.