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Throughout development we are continuing to refine both the feature set and the UI of Iris. We already had the ability to stop a recording on a timer, but for some reason overlooked being able to start recording on a timer.

This gave us a chance to reevaluate the UI layout. We moved all of the timed recording UI, both starting and stopping, into a separate area. This way the UI stays out of the way until it is needed.


To access timed recording just click on the clock in the record button, set the times or durations, and click record.


We also added a way for users to type in the capture size and location. This is great when you know exactly how big of an area that you want to capture.


We just sent out the 4th beta to testers. If you are interested in beta testing Iris please sign up at

Whither Finder Tags?

By Uncategorized

2 updates ago we discussed Iris’ Automatic Naming. I thought I was done with Saving preferences when I suddenly realized that I had overlooked something. It was staring me right in the eyes. Finder Tags!


So, without further ado Finder Tags in Iris.


Just type in the Finder Tags that you want attached to your recordings and that’s it. Now you have a great way to find your recordings in the Finder.

If you have any ideas on how to make Iris’ naming and tagging better contact us or sign up for the Iris beta ad

The New Time Lord

By Iris Beta Blog

You may not be aware, but there is a new Time Lord coming and it’s not the one you are probably thinking of. The new Time Lord that I’m talking about is Iris.

Marcus, the artist working on Iris, had a special request for Iris. Artists are a temperamental bunch, so usually it’s better to just give them what they want. In this case, Marcus wanted to make time lapse recordings of his work to post as demos. So, we set out to add this feature to Iris. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.


You can specify to capture at a certain frame rate or you can specify the amount of time between frames. Then it’s as simple as specifying how much you would like to speed up or slow down the video. In this example we’ll get a 30fps movie that is playing back 3 times faster than usual. Check out the videos below to see a demo of speeding up the captured movie.

I hope users find this feature useful. I know Marcus will. If you have a moment you should check out the inspiration for this feature at his website, I’m sure he’ll be posting some recordings of how his creations are made soon.

15 fps capture, No speed up

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5 fps capture, 3x speed up (15 fps movie)

(c) copyright 2008, Blender Foundation /

What’s in a name?

By Iris Beta Blog, Iris Beta Blog, Iris Beta Blog

Throughout the development of Iris we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how Iris will fit into your workflow. One area that doesn’t seem that important, but profoundly affects the way Iris integrates with the rest of your system is file naming.

Some screen recorders give you a few choices of how to name files. This just isn’t good enough for Iris. We want to let you name your recordings any way you want, but it also has to be easy to use. Starting from scratch we’ve come up with token variable based file naming that I think users will really love.

Take a look below for a preview. This UI isn’t final, but it gives you a good idea of what we’re doing


If you can think of some variables that should be added to the list let us know. Automatic naming will make its debut in our next beta which will be sent to testers in the next few days. If you would like a chance to try Iris out early, please join the Iris beta at

Does Sound Siphon work with sandboxed apps?

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Yes! Sound Siphon works with all of your applications, including sandboxed applications.

  • Sound Siphon can capture audio of sandboxed apps
  • Sound Siphon devices can be used in sandboxed apps
  • Sound Siphon is, itself, sandboxed and follows Apple’s sandboxing rules.

Below is Sound Siphon being used with QuickTime Player to capture audio from Safari. Both of these apps are sandboxed.

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How do I adjust the volume for applications captured?

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  1. Click on the “Preview Volumes” button.
  2. Listen to and adjust the volumes of the applications captured.
  3. When you are done adjusting the volumes click “Save Volumes”.

While you are editing the volumes the audio you hear is the post-mix audio. The volume sliders are enabled and a level meter is shown. If “Mixed Stereo” is enabled you will only see one post-mix level meter.

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