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Tutorial: Using iShowU HD Pro Screen Captures with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

iShowU, a Mac-based screencam app from, is quick, easy-to-use, and inexpensive; here's a look at how to use it to produce pro screencams that you can import into Adobe Premiere Pro CC to integrate into your video projects.

Recording the Screencam

With all these settings done, we're ready to record. To start recording press the red Record button to the right of the Advanced Settings button at the top right of the iShowU HD UI. An on-screen countdown will appear, then you can begin.

I recommend learning keyboard shortcuts--shown in the pull-down menu in Figure 12, below--to start and stop your recording so you don't have to access that pull-down every time.

Figure 12. Note the keyboard shortcuts for starting and stopping capture (Start Capture is grayed out because capture is underway).

The exported screen capture will appear in the bottom-corner of the iShowU HD UI (Figure 13, below). Once you see it there, you can drag it to your desktop or to a folder of your choice to save the file in your preferred location. Your recording will also be automatically saved to the iShowU folders that are created during install.

Figure 13. The exported screen capture.

Importing to Premiere Pro CC

Now you can import your finished recording into Adobe Premiere Pro CC like any other piece of media. One last recommendation is to use a high-quality codec when you're ready to export your Adobe Premiere Pro project. This will maintain the quality of the screen capture you've recorded.  


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