RetroClip

Instant replay for your Mac

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RetroClip lets you save instant replay videos from your Mac's screen as easily as taking a screenshot.

Just open RetroClip and keep using your Mac as usual. When something exciting happens in a game, or that pesky bug that you can never reproduce happens, press Cmd-Shift-2 to save a video of it to your Movies folder.

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This is very creative, although I hope it's not secretly uploading my screencast to the cloud. 😁
James Howard
James HowardMaker@thetonnerton
@rrhoover It's not. It runs completely locally. In fact, it's sandboxed so it is prevented by macOS from doing any networking at all.
Alexander Spoor
Alexander Spoor@alexanderspoor · Founder of Uitgeverij Spoor
That's crazy useful! ButI think most people might wonder (you must have seen this one coming): How does running RetroClip affect battery life? 🧐
James Howard
James HowardMaker@thetonnerton
@alexanderspoor I haven't done a thorough benchmark, but I would expect the battery life impact to be pretty minimal. The hardware video encoder is very efficient. In general, you can keep an eye on which apps are adversely affecting your battery life by clicking on the battery icon in the menu bar, as well as by using the Energy tab in Activity Monitor.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey @kogir & @thetonnerton How does your product differ from others out there?
James Howard
James HowardMaker@thetonnerton
@jacqvon Unlike other screen capture tools for macOS, RetroClip doesn't record to an ever growing file on disk, but instead just keeps track of the last 30 or 60 seconds in memory. This means you can leave it running all the time, and press the keyboard shortcut whenever you want to save a video retroactively, rather than having to plan ahead what you're going to capture. This makes it perfect for gamers to capture unexpected exciting moments, or for software developers to capture pesky bugs that are hard to reproduce.
Alex Freeman
Alex Freeman@thealexfreeman · Living vicariously through myself
Cool idea. Can you share some examples of when I might need this please?
James Howard
James HowardMaker@thetonnerton
@thealexfreeman Do you ever need to show somebody how to do something on your computer, and a screenshot isn't enough? Or do you ever need to file a bug report with a piece of software and you want to show the steps you took? Or do you ever play games and you want to save a clip of some cool gameplay? Those are the main use cases. One way to think of it is what Live Photos are to photos, RetroClip is to screenshots.
Rudy Lee
Rudy Lee@rlvl · Creator of Kydy, Co-Founder of VREX LAB
Sounds like something that will come in very handy :) good job guys :)