Why Choose Filmage Screen Rather Than Screencast-O-Matic While Recording Mac Screen?

Tue. 29 Sep. 2020 2797 8 mins

Screen recording software may not be the most frequently used application type, but once you need to use screen recording software to record online lessons, record game videos, or record video tutorials, you will often find out that the recommended apps in Google are really problematic: The recording time is limited in 5 or 10 minutes, the recording quality is blurry, and some apps even cannot record the screen successfully.

As a person who often needs to record various video tutorials, I have tried a lot of screen recording software, so I choose Filmage Screen and Screencast-O-Matic which are two good software in my opinion. So, which screen recorder software for Mac is better?


Let me start with the conclusion: Filmage Screen is my favorite and most recommended screen recorder software for Mac.


First, let me show you a clear table to view the differences between Filmage Screen and Screencast-O-Matic.


Differences of Recording Features


Differences of Editing Features


Next, I will compare the two software from the three aspects in detail: screen recording, video editing and other features. You can make your own choice.


Screen Recording

Filmage Screen: Five Stars

Filmage Screen is an all-in-one and powerful screen recording software on Mac, which integrates screen recording, camera recording, iOS mirroring recording and audio recording. Its free version has unlimited recording time and no watermark attached while exporting! This has already won 90% of the screen recording apps in the market!


Once you click Filmage Screen, you can see the Recording Tools, which are very convenient and concise. As for screen recording, Filmage Screen supports recording HD 1080P, 4K video. After clicking the Screen, you can:



1. Record System Sound:

Select the Audio Sources. You can choose to record system sound, microphone, or both at the same time. This is an indispensable feature for the students and workers who use Zoom, Microsoft Teams or other app like that to record exams and meetings.

2. Record a Specified Window:

After selecting a window to record, all activities in the window are recorded though it is covered: you are recording the online lesson and open another excel, then this excel will not be recorded.

3. Schedule Recording:

You can customize the recording start time and the recording duration. You can do other things during the recording. Filmage Screen will help automatically start and complete the recording tasks to save you time.

4. Picture-in-picture Recording:

Turn on the picture-in-picture recording mode to record the computer screen and camera at the same time. It can be helpful while recording a lesson or a video tutorial.

5. Record Without Time Limitation:

Filmage Screen has unlimited recording time so you can record as long as you want!

6. Export Video Without Watermark:

After finishing recording, there is no watermark attached on your video.

7. Show Cursor Effect or Not:

Click settings, you can set whether to display the mouse cursor effect. Make your video more attractive.


In addition to recording computer screens, Filmage Screen also supports iOS mirroring recording, audio recording and camera recording. Meet your different recording needs with Filmage Screen!


Screencast-O-Matic: Two stars

Screencast-O-Matic supports Windows/Mac/iOS platforms, can take screenshots, record screen and record camera. However, its free version cannot record system sound. The maximum recording time is 15 minutes, which is a big flaw for recording online classes and meetings.


Start Screencast-O-Matic and click Launch Recorder. After the screen recording permission is authorized, you can see the recording interface:



1. It can only record 720P video. The recorded videos are really blurry.

2. Cannot record system sound: the free version doesn’t support recording system sound.

3. The maximum recording time is 15 minutes, it can be really inconvenient while recording online lessons or online meetings.

4. The exported video has a watermark attached.

5. Picture-in-picture mode: the camera and screen can be recorded at the same time.


Although its operation interface is clear, but the function is weak, and the free version is limited in recording time and cannot record system sound, which will bring a lot of trouble while recording.


Video Editing

Filmage Screen: Four stars

The most attractive thing about Filmage Screen is that after the recording is finished, you can directly edit the video, and you can also edit the local file.

It supports adding text boxes, adding shapes such as arrows, hand-drawing, background music and voice-over on the recorded video, and also directly trim the unwanted clips. Filmage Screen enables you to quickly make comprehensible video tutorials.




Screencast-O-Matic: One star

If you do not upgrade to purchase the paid version of Screencast-O-Matic, all editing functions are not available. Can't edit local files, can't add text box/shape/music, can't cut video... These necessary features for making video tutorials, Screencast-O-Matic free version can not realize them.



Other Features

Filmage Screen: Four stars

In addition to the screen recording and editing functions, Filmage Screen is also a video converter, which can convert the default export format MP4 directly into MOV, MKV, M4V, AVI, WMV, MGP, 3GP, FLV and more. Filmage Screen can convert videos compatible with different devices. Filmage Screen truly achieves three-in-one recording, editing, and conversion functions.


Screencast-O-Matic: Three stars

In addition to screen recording and editing functions, Screencast-O-Matic can also encrypt files, upload videos to your personal account registered on the Screencast-O-Matic website, and share the recorded and edited videos in links. By the way, Screencast-O-Matic is not very convenient to use. You need to sign in its official website, download a driver on the website to launch Screencast-O-Matic successfully, and then open it on the website to start the software. We prefer apps that can be used by clicking on the desktop.



In general, Filmage Screen does not limit the recording time, export videos without watermark, record system sound and microphone, edit the video after the recording is finished. The advanced version supports schedule recording, picture-in-picture recording, adding videos/pictures and converting all formats. Its powerful features are totally worth its price.


Choose Filmage Screen, an useful and all-in-one screen recording software, which can meet all your recording needs.


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