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How do I get high frame rates?

By Iris FAQs

Screen recording is a pretty intensive task so sometimes you may not get the frame rates that you are after.

In general to get the best frame rate possible you’ll want to select either h.264 or Encode Later.

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Why can’t I hear my Mac’s audio?

By Sound Siphon FAQs

We have identified a bug in Sound Siphon that results not being able to hear your Mac’s audio while Sound Siphon is in use.

To address this:

  • Open Sound Siphon’s preferences
  • Switch the play through device to: None
  • Switch the play through to: Built-In Output

Iris 1.0.1 Release Notes

By Iris Release Notes
  • The Talking Head can now be enabled during recording.
  • Selection size -> Custom.. popover is now functional.
  • Talking Head border color picker now appears and functions correctly.
  • OK button in new preset popover is now disabled until a name is entered.
  • Fixed a crash that could happen at the end of a recording.
  • Fixed time lapse options.

When should I use Encode Later?

By Iris FAQs

There are some Macs that do not support hardware accelerated h.264 encoding. For the best possible frame rate try using “Encode Later”. Then bring up the History where you can save the encode the recording as an h.264 or Apple ProRes movie.

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Are we there yet?

By Iris Beta Blog

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.

Purchasing Iris

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.

Before In App Purchase
Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 10.02.37 PM
After In App Purchase
Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 10.12.54 PM

Even though we’re nearing the end of Iris 1.0 development we still appreciate any feedback. Also, you can still join the Iris beta at for early access to Iris.