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Iris Release Notes

Iris 1.5.0 Release Notes

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Version 1.5.0

  • Now only available for download and purchase directly from
  • Now requires 10.14 or later.
  • Added native support for Apple Silicon.
  • Audio capture Plug-In installer is now included with the app.
  • Supports hardware acceleration of more than just H.264 on supported Macs.
  • Added support for more ProRes variants on Macs that support it.
  • New App Icon.
  • Added welcome screen.

If you purchased Iris from the Mac App Store you may continue to use that version. However there will not be any more updates to Iris in the Mac App Store.

There are some features that we will be adding to Iris that simply weren’t possible (allowed by Apple) in the Mac App Store. We look forward to adding them.

Please consider purchasing Iris from our store for the current sale price of $11.

Iris 1.4.0 Release Notes

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  • Added option to show recording duration in the menu bar.
  • Fixed “encode later” recordings with odd capture dimensions playback in VLC.
  • Now uses a sheet for naming new presets.
  • Fixed bug that caused “Remove preset” option to not be available.
  • Selection size popup is now updated after dismissing selection popover without making changes.
  • New recording UI now shows up much quicker.
  • Now shows an alert explaining how to grant screen recording permission to Iris if necessary.

Iris 1.1.1 Release Notes

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  • Faster conversion for Encode Later recordings.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause corrupt Encode Later recordings after pausing.
  • Fixed Encode Later recordings when “Follow cursor” enabled.
  • Selection size popup no longer gets trapped under the talking head or watermark.
  • Conversion progress in history is now easier to see as a pie chart.
  • Hide talking head when cursor inside now works when Iris is the foreground app.
  • Fixed issue where Iris would sometimes create grayscale movies at some sizes.

Iris 1.1.0 Release Notes

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  • Better handling of multiple audio inputs with the same name.
  • Automatic news checking now happens at launch, limited to once per hour.
  • More reliable audio recording when recording from multiple sources.
  • Can now specify which camera the talking head should use.
  • Cancelled recordings now properly delete recording files.
  • Can now optionally start and stop recordings immediately w/o seeing the Iris UI.

Iris 1.0.4 Release Notes

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  • Status item UI has been updated for Yosemite dark appearance
  • Added bitrate and keyframe options for h.264 encoding
  • Added support for SVG watermarks
  • Better support for pdf watermarks
  • Added audio meters to the countdown
  • Shift-drag to resize 1:1, option-drag to lock aspect ratio.
  • Improved watermark snap to position.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

Iris 1.0.2 Release Notes

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  • Changing the frame rate no longer causes audio inputs to be reset.
  • Iris no longer thinks that “All Audio” is selected when a custom Sound Siphon device is selected.
  • Searching the history now filters based on Finder Tags as well as file name.
  • Now draws alignment guides minimized.
  • User watermark is now disabled immediately for the next recording.
  • Fixed some visual issues when running on Yosemite.

Iris 1.0.1 Release Notes

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  • 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.