Download sgii2.011 for OS X here


sgii2.n is a free screen-casting application that creates .mov format quicktime movies at variable frame rate with stereo PCM audio @ 44.1Khz.
Currently only available for Mac OS X - a build for Windows is on the way.

This application was built for the Inclusive Improv Live Coding Project
The default frame rate is 3 fps, which is has proved adequate for live code screen-casts, and keeps file size down in light of the fullscreen resolution being captured.

It is possible to select a smaller area of your screen to grab. The frame rate can be set in integer steps between 1 and 30 - however the internal grab refresh rate has not been linked and is fixed at 5 fps. Also please note that the font settings for the 'opening credits' are currently fixed.

The default text for the 'opening credits' is customizable:

  • → in Finder, 'Show Package Contents' of the
  • → within the 'Contents' folder find the file '_credits.txt'
    • edit the first four lines of this file to set the default text

Screen Shot

screen shot of sgii2.011


  • → Select audio driver and input source
  • → Start DSP
  • → Set record length in minutes
  • → If you want to grab a smaller area of the screen click section rather than fullscreen
    • a settings window will pop up → red text warns of out-of-range selection
  • → Click Start Screen Grab
    • → Set text and timings for opening credits
    • → Name .mov file to write (default = '')
    • → Choose folder to save it to
  • The recording will begin as soon as you choose the folder:
    • First, the Credits are recorded to the file in real time
      • (audio is live during this time)
    • Then the Countdown will then begin and your screen is recorded
    • When the Countdown reaches zero, the recording will stop.

Version History

Version 2 developed by Sam Freeman
First version of this software was built by Scott Hewitt

Inclusive Improv gratefully acknowledges financial support from the PRS for Music Foundation
Except where otherwise noted, content on this wiki is licensed under the following license: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
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