We’ve been hard at work on Iris for a while now. As development of 1.0 nears the end we’ve started working on demo videos and marketing materials as well. Here is a quick demo of Iris.
Iris is free to use as much as you like. An in-app purchase is required to remove the “Recorded with Iris” watermark and the outro from new recordings.
Window selections and freeform selections are both easy to make.
- Make a new recording.
- Press the spacebar.
- Click to make a window selection – or –
- Click and drag to make a freeform selection.
Beta 13 was sent out to testers today. With some luck it will be the last beta build and we can send out a GM build soon and shortly after that submit it to the Mac App Store.
It’s been a long road. As usual, the the last 10% takes 90% of the effort. Hopefully we’re 99.9% complete and only the final touches remain.
We set out to create a new high performance screen recorder with a UI that makes sense. I think we’ve accomplished that. Here are some highlights of what sets Iris apart.
– Simple UI.
– Records directly to h.264.
– Can record your Mac’s audio, even targeting specific applications.
– The best color management available.
– Time lapse recording.
– Timers for starting/stopping a recording.
– Presets for saving/loading commonly used settings.
– Powerful auto-naming and Finder tagging.
Early on we made the decision that Iris should be useful even without purchasing it. Our goal was to design a product that you’ll purchase because you want to, not because you have to. With that in mind we designed a tasteful watermark that is placed on recordings and a nice outro.
We plan on offering Iris exclusively through the Mac App Store. Iris will be free to try. An in app purchase will remove the watermark and outro from new recordings.
The Iris beta has been in full swing for about 2.5 months now. The core of the program has firmed up a lot, stability and performance are up, and many enhancements have been implemented to make Iris not only powerful, but a joy to use.
Changes since last progress update.
- Recordings to native Iris format now use delta frames to save on disk space
- Encoding and decoding native format are now massively parallel to take advantage of more CPU cores
- Decoding native format is now 25% faster
- Cursor can now be enabled/disabled during recording
- Mute button can now optionally function like a cough button
- Talking head now has additional appearance options: border thickness, border color, corner radius
- Can now record and export to h.264, Apple ProRes and JPEG
- Audio can now be recorded as mixed, discrete channels, or separate tracks
- Added window and freeform selection
- Added settings presets
- Other bug fixes and improvements
Notably, the Iris recording UI was overhauled. It looks nicer and the item grouping makes more sense.
We’re looking forward to releasing Iris. There a few things to wrap up before we can ship it.
You can still participate in the Iris beta at MacDeveloper.net
Please sign up if you want early access to Iris and a chance to give us feedback.
Many screen recorders have come and gone over the years and there has been one thing that has united them all.
Poor color matching.
Iris is here to end this sad state of affairs. Iris’ video processing pipeline ensures a high degree of color fidelity from end to end resulting in recordings that are as faithful as possible to the original material.
Color Matching Done Right
Shown here is the *worst* color match we were able to find in this sample.
Color Bar Sample
Iris Recording Sample
Below you’ll find color samples taken from 2 popular screen recorders on the market. Note the extra green and lack of red in both of them.
Competitor 1 Sample
Competitor 2 Sample
We are striving to make Iris the best screen recorder possible. Iris is currently in beta at MacDeveloper.net Please sign up if you want early access to Iris and a chance to give us feedback.