How to Use AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro on Mac

Screen Grabber Pro for Mac is a multi-functional Mac screen recorder with various capabilities. This includes the option to add annotations while recording, schedule a task and other useful and convenient functions. To better understand how to operate Mac Screen Grabber Pro, and how to use its functions, read the following sections below.

Software Installation

Step1 Download and install the app

Get the installer of Mac Screen Grabber Pro from the official website of Acethinker, which is acethinker.com. After download is complete, run the installer and follow the set up wizard.

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Step2 Create an account

After installation, launch the tool and the “Login” window will appear. For first time users, click the “Signup” button and then enter the required information to the required fields. A simpler way to create an account, is by using an existing account from either “Google,” “Facebook,” and “Twitter.” Simply click the respective icon of your choice, and then login from the new window that will appear. On the other hand, for paid users, they will have to provide the activation codes that they received when they purchased the tool from the website. To do so, click the “Dropdown” arrow beside the username, and then choose “Activate” from the menu that will appear. Enter the license codes to the space provided and click the “OK” button. A notification will appear informing you that the activation is successful, and click the “OK” button to exit the notification window.

Configure the Settings

Basic Settings: This section contains the basic options that are essential when recording.

basic settings

Floating Toolbar: This section gives you the option to hide the toolbar when recording starts or keep it present. This is important especially for people who record the entire screen, and do not want anything on their desktop. This also allows you to toggle the settings of the mouse pointer while recording.

floating toolbar options

File Management: Under this option, you can designate the location where all the recorded files will be saved. This is essential for videos to be organized.

video setting

Quality Settings: On this tab, you can select the optimum settings for the video output based on your preference.

check video quality

Record Screen

When you are ready to start the recording process, go to the Recording toolbar, and start by choosing between full screen, or customized screen.

Step1 Choose the recording mode

Choose the recording mode by selecting which recording mode to use, Full screen or Region. There are default screen size that are available to help you choose the right screen size to capture.

choose a region

Step2 Select the Audio Source

Next is to select which audio source to use for the video, you can plug a microphone and use it to do voice over, or use the system sound, or both.

select audio source

Step3 Record a webcam video

If you have a webcam installed, you can use it to record your surrounding like a regular video camera.

add webcam

Step4 Start the recording process

To commence recording, simple click the “Record” button and the countdown will start. While recording is in progress, the toolbar will appear depending on your settings. The toolbar have different options that can enhance the video output. It also houses the “Pause” and “Stop” button which are important when recording the screen.

Start recording

Step5 Add annotations and end the recording

Depending on what type of video you are making, the “Pen” button allows you to add notes and other figures on the video. This is essential for instructional videos, since it can be used to add more emphasis to the topic and instructions. To finish the recording, you can click the Stop button that is present on the toolbar. Play and locate the file Once the recording is finished, you can choose to watch the video from the preview panel of the tool. On the other hand, you can go directly to where it is saved by clicking the Folder icon.

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Schedule a Recording Task

Aside from recording manually, you can also schedule a task for the future. Under the task scheduler, you can set a date and time when the tool will automatically start recording without human intervention. This is handy when you need to go out, but wants to watch something online.

schedule a task

Upload Recorded Videos

Screen Grabber Pro allows you to directly upload the videos that you captured using the Upload button. This have a list of video sharing sites that you can choose from. This is pretty convenient for people who wants to keep their channels updated from time to time.

1. Upload to FTP

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a network used to transfer files from one PC to another using the same networks. This is a very convenient way to transfer files since you are sure that the recipient is trusted.

upload video

2. Upload to YouTube

Without a doubt, this is the number one video sharing site that comes to mind when uploading. Screen Grabber Pro can directly upload the video to YouTube. Just select it from the list and enter the right information and click Upload.

upload videos on Youtube

Capture screenshots

Screen Grabber Pro can also take screenshots on your screen. It is pretty simple to use, just look for the Screenshot option on the toolbar, and select the part of the screen that you want to capture. You can directly edit the screenshot that you captured by clicking the draw button.

take screenshot

Change tool language

AceThinker Mac Screen Grabber Pro supports many languages to ensure user-friendliness among its users. Some of the language that it supports are Chinese, Turkish, German and even French. To change the tool language, just open the “Settings” window from the main interface. From there, click the “Language” tab and then click the drop-down menu and then search for the language of choice. After doing so, click the “OK” button to apply the changes made.

change language

Help and support

For issues concerning the tool, feel free to reach out to us, and we will be happy to provide quality assistance. To do so, click the “Menu” icon from the upper-right corner of the tool which is represented by the three lateral bar icon. From the menu that will drop-down, click the “Help” option, and then choose between “Technical support” and “Feedback.”

help me support

Community Support

If you want to join other users of Screen Grabber Pro in a discussion, or provide tips, you can always join the community of happy Screen Grabber Pro users.

Send a Feedback and Ask for Ticket Support

If there are issues that require professional help, you can send a log file as a sample. To do that just click the “More” icon, and click “Help” and select “Feedback”. Fill out the right information together with the log file and click “Submit”.

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