Users of the popular Snapz Pro X screen capture utility on Snow Leopard will require an upgrade to OS X Lion or Mountain Lion to benefit from the latest update, Snapz Pro X 2.5.0.
Ambrosia Software has confirmed the availability of an updated version of their powerful screen capture app, Snapz Pro X 2.5.0.
The software has been rewritten from the ground up to take advantage of the latest APIs (application programming interface) in OS X Lion and Mountain Lion.
As such, customers who are still running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) will have no choice but to upgrade, should they want the latest version of Snapz Pro X.
The video capture engine has been rewritten with additional features and performance, and computers equipped with Retina displays are now fully supported.
Video guide creators will be glad to notice that object capture now saves windows with full alpha masks (transparency), and optional shadows, and that the Object capture tool can sense windows that are partially obscured by other items on the screen.
Movie formats spit out by the likes of Final Cut Pro are now supported, and footage with both mac and mic audio tracks can be saved with a single mixed audio track, or separately.
The preferences include new options for selecting the scratch folder used for movie recording, as well as for setting the volume of user interface sounds used by the video capture app.
A Save As… option is also included (in the Send to: menu), and a new Help tab holds FAQs and an option to remove the Ambrosia Audio Support extension.
Snapz Pro X 2.5.0 now requires OS X 10.7.4 (Lion) or later. The software is also fully compatible with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Ambrosia confirms.