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What’s New in Screen Recorder for Mac

Do you have the latest version of Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac (formerly Screen Capture)? Go to Help -> About to check which version of the program you are using. Update regularly to access the latest features and improvements!

Version 10

Brand new design

Enjoy new stylish interface

Scheduler Mode

Create your own schedule of recordings and capture your screen even if you are away.

Improved Full-Screen Mode

Now you can see the recording frame in the Full-Screen mode. You’ll always know if the recording is in progress.

Improved recording frame

Now you can change the capturing area by moving special markers

Ability to turn the recording frame blinking off

This should make the recording process more convenient.

Minor improvements and bug fixes

We’ve made other minor usability improvements and fixed some persistent bug so your experience is as smooth as possible.

Version 10.4.0 (June 13, 2019)

  • Added tips on how to use Screen Recorder. These appear when you hover the cursor over a particular button. Tips can be enabled or disabled in the Settings menu.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 10.3.0 (May 15, 2019)

  • Now you can take screenshots and edit them too. You can even grab them during the recording process, so you don’t have to stop the video. After you’ve captured your screenshots, the editing panel opens automatically.
  • A semi-transparent recording panel has been added to the interface. Now you don’t have to enable the main recording panel to start, stop or pause capturing. Because it’s semi-transparent, the panel doesn’t distract your attention but you can still see the recording going on.
  • You can upload your recordings to Google Drive and share files via links to Google Drive.
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 10.2.0 (February 21, 2019)

  • You can now turn system and mic audio capture on and off during the recording
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 10.1.0 (December 18, 2018)

Screen Recording

  • New Full Screen button. We’ve added a whole button for you to quickly select full screen as capture area
  • Improved preview window. We’ve given our preview window some thought and reorganized the order of editing tools a little bit – some say it’s more convenient now


  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Movavi Screen Recorder

The perfect way to record from your screen

  • Capture video from your computer screen
  • Grab sound from multiple sources
  • Save recordings without quality loss
  • Export videos in any popular format

Previous versions

Version 5.4

May 7, 2018

  • Fully overhauled Movavi Sound Grabber to make it as invisible and friction-free as possible and improve your experience with the program
  • Video quality will no longer be affected by the capture area width and height
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 5.3

March 20, 2018

  • Improved capture performance with maximum frames per second and fewer artifacts on the recorded videos
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 5.2

January 25, 2018

  • We've added two new sections to the menu: "Media Files" and "Effects". They contain options that used to be in the "Capture" section, where no one could find them. This should improve your experience or even open a whole new world of our program’s features
  • According to our research, some options in "Preferences" are difficult to understand, so we've added hints! Click question marks near these options to find out what they are
  • On the "Files" tab in "Preferences", you can now set screenshot quality when you choose the JPG format
  • Fixed issue with program crashes when saving into a folder that lacks disk space
  • Fixed issue with the minimized recording panel reappearing in a different place from before after you open it again
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 5.1

November 7, 2017

  • Added the ability to copy the link to your video right after uploading to YouTube
  • Now you can open the preview window without recording a new video
  • Other interface and usability improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 4.6.0

June 26, 2017

  • Enhanced Capture Time tab: the date box has been changed to a calendar
  • Fixed problem with uploading large files to YouTube over a slow Internet connection
  • Minor improvements in interface design
  • Other improvements and bug fixes

Version 4.5.0

May 25, 2017

  • Added an option for sharing on YouTube directly from the program
  • Now you can reset the quality options in the export window
  • Added the ability to downscale video on the Retina display
  • Added a new Brush tool in the screenshot editor
  • Countdown time reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds
  • Interface enhancement: rearranged options on the General tab; checkboxes are now radio buttons
  • Improved Copy / Paste tab in the screenshot editor: Copy, Paste, and Cut buttons are now placed on the sidebar
  • Other improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 4.4.0

April 25, 2017

  • Now you can manage the recording process right from the Dock
  • Captured video resolution is now displayed in the export window
  • Improved settings panel in the screenshot editor
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 4.3.0

March 23, 2017

  • New capture preset: 1920 x 1080
  • Ability to minimize application window to system tray
  • Customizable hotkeys for capture presets
  • Ability to use the Print Screen key as a hotkey
  • Improved tray menu for fast access to quick presets
  • Enhanced screenshot editor: draw elements with the mouse, resize arrows and lines by pulling on both sides, duplicate elements that are already drawn
  • Other usability improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 4.2.0

February 21, 2017

  • Traditional Chinese interface language added
  • Choose the default screenshot output: show the file in a folder, copy it to the clipboard, or open it in the editor
  • Specify what to do with the recorded video: open it in a preview window or show it in a folder
  • Progress bar displayed when opening large projects
  • Set screenshot resolution while editing
  • Select any part of a captured screenshot with the new Lasso and Polygonal Lasso tools
  • Make use of the handy new cursor for selecting areas of captured screenshots
  • Improved New Capture button in preview window lets you switch between video and screenshot capture
  • Other usability improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 4.1.1

January 24, 2017

  • Minor bug fixes

Version 4.1.0

January 19, 2017

  • Repeat the last recording right from the launcher
  • Added sound notification when saving is finished
  • Save screenshots right away without editing
  • Highlight on-screen cursor actions without recording the cursor itself
  • Fixed display issue when working with two monitors
  • Fixed capture issue with high-DPI monitors
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

Version 4.0.0

November 29, 2016

  • Improved capture area selection: magnification, guidelines, and automatic selection
  • New handy widget for quick access to main options
  • All video recordings automatically saved in MKV format
  • Incorporate webcam footage while recording the screen
  • Grab snapshots from video with one click
  • Edit screenshots: highlight important elements, add explanations with arrows, frames and captions
  • Save screenshots in popular graphic formats: JPEG, PNG, and others
  • Enhanced video editing: cut out segments from any part of the recording
  • Quick access to earlier recordings
  • Hibernate or shut down your computer after scheduled capture
  • New stylish design
  • Improved performance while capturing with Intel® hardware acceleration
  • Fixed issue with high-DPI monitors
  • Improved recording quality on Retina monitors
  • Other usability improvements

Version 3.2.0

March 17, 2016

  • Interface localized to Chinese and Korean
  • Adjusting keystroke recording: show just the hotkeys, or all the keys you press
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3.1.2

February 1, 2016

  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3.1.1

December 21, 2015

  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3.1.0

December 3, 2015

  • Ready-made presets for the latest mobile devices: Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and Grand Prime, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Google Nexus 6, Motorola Moto G and Moto X, Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, HTC One (M9), LG G4 and G Flex 2, Nook Tablet
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3.0.0

October 20, 2015

  • Smart compression during recording: video files will be smaller without affecting picture quality
  • View video file size and length in real time while you’re recording
  • Added a small control panel to the recording frame for easier access to the most important recording options: pause, resume, stop, and take screenshot
  • Set the approximate output file size when converting your recording to the desired format
  • View and set the volume for each of your sound input devices individually before you start capturing
  • Added option to start Screen Capture on Startup, so you don’t have to wait for the program to launch every time you want to grab video from your screen
  • Adjust the mouse-click sound volume to tone it down or make the click more obvious, depending on your needs
  • Reduce the size of your recording by choosing a lower frame rate – if your visuals are relatively static, there will be no noticeable loss of quality.
  • Set the default format in which to save your screenshots: JPEG, PNG or other.
  • Improved scheduled recording timer so you can input the exact times when you want your recording to start and finish
  • Other usability improvements

Version 2.1.3

March 24, 2015

  • Minor bug fixes

Version 2.1.2

February 2, 2015

  • Minor bug fixes

Version 2.1.1

December 17, 2014

  • Improved quality when saving video in GIF format
  • Fixed problem with out-of-sync video
  • Fixed issue with capture frame responsiveness
  • Other minor bug fixes

Version 2.1

November 19, 2014

  • Improved capture quality: the default recording format is now the latest MKV!
  • Good news for YouTube fans: now you don’t need to adjust the capture frame manually while recording YouTube clips. Just open the Capture Area and pick one of the ready-made YouTube size presets.
  • More accurate positioning of the capture frame: now you can set the position using keyboard keys
  • New output format: Make viral GIF web bombs with Movavi Screen Capture!

Version 2.0

July 29, 2014

  • Trim your videos before saving
  • Record system and app sounds
  • Record sounds from multiple audio devices
  • New handy capturing timer: select the duration, and after right time is gone, the program will automatically finish capturing
  • Save your videos in couple of seconds using revolutionary SuperSpeed mode
  • Capture keyboard actions
  • Highlight mouse with different colors, set custom click sounds
  • Grab screenshots before, after, and during the capturing process
  • Enjoy new stylish interface
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