The public will get to enjoy Apple’s Snow Leopard on August 28. Among the many improvements and enhancements Mac users can expect, they will also be getting excellent free screencasting software courtesy of Snow Leopard.
Snow Leopard includes a new version of Quicktime, namely Quicktime X. Quicktime X allows for many features previously reserved to Quicktime Pro, which most Mac users did not purchase in the past. For example, users can now export video to other file formats including those suitable for iPhone and iPod viewing. Users will also be able to edit video by cutting and trimming video without going into larger applications like iMovie or Final Cut.
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Quicktime X will also allow users to record screencasts of their computer usage. This has huge implications in terms of training videos, sharing graphic arts techniques, and is a huge bonus, well worth the entire $29 cost of Snow Leopard. I would expect that the screencasting software developers out there will either need to give up on the Mac or else start innovating to make their offerings more attractive to Snow Leopard users.
Before Snow Leopard, screencasting required special software. Now all Mac users can screencast at will. Snow Leopard is truly a bargain.
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