From Synium Software, Screenium is a piece of software used to capture a video of your Mac’s screen, known as a “screen cast”. Screenium is an incredibly simple and easy to use application with lots of features, and I find it really fun. I haven’t actually used the application for anything productive yet, however I’ve […]
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Review: Screenium from Synium Software

From Synium Software, Screenium is a piece of software used to capture a video of your Mac’s screen, known as a “screen cast”. Screenium is an incredibly simple and easy to use application with lots of features, and I find it really fun. I haven’t actually used the application for anything productive yet, however I’ve had a lot of joy just playing around with it.

Screenium can capture videos in four modes; ‘full screen’ which will capture everything that happens on your whole screen; ‘fixed area’ which will only capture the goings-on in a selected area on the screen; ‘mouse area’ which will follow your mouse and record the area around it; and ‘single window’ which will capture video from a selected window. You can also record sound from either the built-in microphone, an external microphone or even the system’s audio. This means that if you wish to add a soundtrack to your screen cast, you can play a song in iTunes and Screenium will record both the sound and picture.

Screenium can also use your Mac’s built-in or external iSight camera to record video.

Below is a very simple example I’ve made of Screenium in action. I’ve kept this video file quite small so that’s why the quality isn’t great.

Once you’ve made your screen cast, you can compress and re-size it any way you like and then export the video for editing in applications such as iMovie.

Screenium really is an easy to use application and I can’t see what more you’d want for screen casting. It’s packed full of features and I think is definitely worth the $20. For those of you who often produce tutorial videos for YouTube, this is just what you need.

Synium also offers some other great software that looks to be really useful, this can all be found on their website here.

For me this application earns an 8 out of 10!

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