Claquette 2.0

An easy-to-use GIF and video utility for the Mac.

Claquette is an easy-to-use app to capture, edit and convert videos and GIFs on your Mac.
Crop and trim video files. Convert them to GIFs. Or create a new video by recording your screen and a connected camera.
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1 Review5.0/5
๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi Product Hunt community! I launched the first version of my app years ago here on Product Hunt and got a lot of useful feedback. After maintaining and improving the app over the years, I am finally able to launch a major new version today ๐ŸŽ‰. Claquette is a native Mac application to view, capture & edit videos and GIFs. Here are some examples of what the app can do for you: โœ‚๏ธ Does your video have the wrong dimensions? Use the built-in โ€œCropโ€ tool to cut out the relevant portions of your content. The app comes with presets for social media services, that help you to find the right aspect ratio while cropping. ๐Ÿ“น Want to record your screen and share the video with a colleague? Claquette can record the contents of your Macโ€™s screen while also capturing your webcam and microphone. It can also visualize interactions such as mouse clicks and drag & drop. ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธWant to attach a catchy GIF to a newsletter but that file is so huge? The integrated GIF optimizer helps you to create high-quality GIFs while keeping the file size low. It also hands you the tools to fine-tune your results. (e.g. number of colors, dimensions, โ€ฆ) โฐ The video is too long? Use โ€œTrimโ€ to remove unwanted scenes from your video or screen recording. ๐Ÿ“ Does your content have the wrong size or format? No problem. Claquette can resize your footage and re-export with the new size. It can also freely convert between all formats it supports: H.264, HEVC, ProRes, animated GIF, animated PNG Iโ€™d love to hear your feedback, Thomas
Had the chance to be part of the beta testers of Claquette. This app is wonderful, I use it myself to record some quick screencasts I share with colleagues. One request I might have is the ability to show keystroke on the video, because after sharing a screencast, colleagues ask me how do you do x or y. Anyway, I highly recommend this app, it's well done and the developer is very responsive. Good Luck Thomas.
@bionik6 Thank you Ibrahima! Recording keystrokes is on my list - I'll look into that and will let you know when I start another round of Beta testing.
@bionik6 @weichsel This might be handy (for Thomas to add the capability and for Ibrahima to get by until Thomas does ๐Ÿ™‚ ) - https://github.com/keycastr/keyc...
@bionik6 @vinaywadhwa Thanks for sharing Vinay!
@weichsel Claquette is simply the best way capture screen or record video on MacOS. This update makes it unbeatable.
@kam1l Thank you very much - Glad you enjoy using it!
Hey @weichsel! This looks like a super useful tool! What're the biggest changes you've made since you last launched on Product Hunt?
@calum Great question! I'd say the main new features are: ๐ŸŽฌ Movie Import & Conversion ๐Ÿ“ฑ iOS Device Capturing ๐ŸŽ† Click Effect Visualizations ๐ŸŒ™ Dark Mode Support (and overall better macOS integration) Initially Claquette was only a screen recorder with GIF capabilities and couldn't import/convert videos. But I got a lot of feedback from users that told me they were recording their videos with Claquette, so that they can use its great GIF compression. The Framer team even wrote a nice blog post about their process: https://www.framer.com/blog/post... So supporting video import directly was very high on my TODO list for 2.0.
@weichsel Brilliant, thanks for sharing! I've been using GIPHY Capture for some time, because I thought it was the only GIF capture tool, but was disappointed it didn't have many advanced features. Very excited to find another tool with more advanced features especially for GIF compression, this should be very helpful for sharing GIFs on Twitter! Congrats on the launch!
@calum Thank you Calum - Let me know how it works for you. I am always looking for feedback.
looks good and works smoothly