Getting started with Screen Studio

Welcome to the Screen Studio App. This app allows you to record your screen and audio to create videos for tutorials, presentations, or demonstrations. This document will give you information on using the app to its full potential.

We hope this help document has provided you with the information you need to use the Screen Recording App effectively. If you have further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

Getting started

To run the app with optimum performance, it is recommended to use a Mac device with the following configuration:

  1. Operating System: macOS X 12.3 or later
  2. Processor: Apple M1 or later or Intel-based Mac (MacBook Pro 2018 or later, MacBook Air 2020 or later)
  3. Memory: At least 8GB of RAM
The requirements may vary depending on the specific recording type you want. For the best performance, it is recommended to use a device with an Apple M1 or later processor.

Length of the video

The app is not yet fully optimized for extended video recordings. While no specific time limit is set in the code, recordings of up to 10 minutes provide the best user experience.


Upon initial launch, the app will request permission to access accessibility features, the camera, microphone, and screen recording capabilities.

Screen Recording

New Recording

Whenever Screen Studio is opened - a new recording modal pops up.

To bring it when the application is already running, use CMD + N or click File → New recording in the menu bar.

Record Single Window

To record a single window, choose that option from the top of the modal and then click on the window you want to record to make it active.

Record Entire Display

To record a whole screen, choose that option from the top of the modal and move your mouse to the display you want to capture.

Webcam & Microphone

To record a webcam or microphone, click on the webcam or microphone icon and choose the device you want to use.

Starting and finishing the recording

To start recording, use the Start Recording button.

Three ways to stop recording:

You can click the Stop Recording icon in the system tray.

If you have Macbook with a screen notch - it is possible this icon will not be visible.

You can right click Screen Studio dock icon and click Stop Recording

You can also use the global Start / Stop shortcut you set during the onboarding

You can change your global Start / Stop shortcut in the app settings.

After you have finished recording, you can edit your video using the built-in video editor.

Editing the recording

Aspect ratio

The app lets you choose a predetermined aspect ratio for the final video and automatically generates background padding to fill the screen. Keep in mind your desired final ratio when making this selection.

Vertical mode

When in vertical mode, your viewable area will be limited to a 9:16 aspect ratio, with your cursor dictating the position of the visible area. As you move your cursor, the visible area will adjust accordingly.


To crop a captured video, click on the Crop button.

A modal will appear, allowing you to remove any unwanted areas.

Trimming video

Trim the beginning and end of a video by grabbing the yellow timeline and adjusting to your desired effect.

Currently, the app does not support splitting clips or cutting parts of the video. This will be included as a basic editing tool in the future, as outlined in the roadmap.

Project customization


The Background tab enables customization of the background generated behind the video, allowing for personalization. For example, you can use your product's color scheme to match the captured content.


The Body tab affects the area captured in your video. Personalize your video by adjusting the settings to suit your preferred style.


The Cursor tab provides options for customizing the cursor in your video. For optimal results, consider where your video will be viewed. For example, make the cursor larger for improved visibility if the target is a mobile app. If you only capture a small portion of your product, make the cursor smaller to prevent it from dominating the viewing area.


The Camera tab allows you to customize your selfie camera recording's look, position, and animations.


The Caption tab uses AI models to generate multilingual captions for your videos. Choose from three models: Base, Small, and Medium. Base prioritizes speed, Small offers a balance between accuracy and speed, and Medium provides the highest accuracy at the cost of processing time and storage.


The Motion tab allows you to change global motion animation settings.

Screen Studio generates cursor movements to enhance the smoothness of the video. You can modify these animations by adjusting the settings in the animation section.

For smooth and steady videos, use the slow setting, which is ideal for presentations and for keeping the viewer's focus. On the other hand, the rapid setting is best for demonstrating responsiveness and dynamic videos.

Slow cursor:

Rapid cursor:

If your generated cursor is not responsive enough while hovering - disable the “Smooth cursor movement” setting.


Screen Studio automatically generates zooms based on the user's cursor movement during recording. The proposed zooms are shown on the timeline as blue rectangles. You can edit the length of each zoom by dragging its edges and adjusting its settings through the zoom menu.

Zoom types

Zooms on Mouse Clicks

This option zooms in on the cursor just before a click occurs.

Zooms on Mouse Movement

The zoom follows the movement of the generated cursor.

Manual Zoom

Lets you display a custom area, preferred for showing an area while, for example, typing text into a text input on a website. It is not affected by mouse movement.


With Screen Studio, you can create and save presets for your global settings. To access this feature, click on the presets icon next to the Export button and either save a new preset or load an existing one.


Exporting your videos is a breeze with the app! Select either MP4 or GIF format, choose the desired quality and size, and click the Export to file button. It's that easy.

The speed of your export largely depends on your hardware setup. For the best results, we recommend using an Apple Silicon Mac.