I have been asked several times if I knew of a solid screencasting tool for the Mac, and while for a short time Qarbon offered a version of ViewletBuilder for the Mac, there didn't seem to be any packages nearly as nice as the Windows heavyweights. Duane points to a package called ScreenRecord that looks like it'll get the job mostly done. Unlike the oft-mentioned vnc2swf, ScreenRecord has the ability to include audio with your screen captures. ScreenRecord is currently selling for $20, but it looks like you may also have to pick up MediaEdit Pro along with it if you want to edit your screencasts after the initial capture. Not sure if you can include captions/thought balloons, and the brief manual says ScreenRecord can "export to any QuickTime compatible movie" - I suspect that doesn't include Flash :-( Hmm, poking around a bit more on the same site I also see ScreenAction Studio, which seems to do pretty much the same thing - will have to try them both.
My iBook is currently dead, but when I get me one of them fancy new MacBooks I'll be sure to give this a whirl and report back. (ha! now I have to get one 'cause I just told the whole world I was going to! ;-)
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