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iShowU Studio 2 - FAQ


We've just released a new major version of our screen recording and editing app, iShowU Studio. This article aims to answer any questions you may have about the new version: how to get it, what to do if you already have version 1, what changes we've made, and more.

What's new in version 2?

Transitions, greater usability, better capture settings, improved shortcuts, easier to understand export options. Check out this page for more details.

Why version 2?

What started out as just adding transitions to iShowU Studio ended up being a whole lot more. We completely changed how a bunch of things work to make them much easier and intuitive to use and spent a lot of time squashing a load of pesky bugs and adding features to make editing that much nicer. As a result of all this work, the app felt more like a whole new version rather than just an update to the existing version.

Why should I upgrade?

See the list of new features above. On top of that, it's easier to use, more user friendly, more stable, and we've squashed a bunch of bugs.

Who can upgrade?

  • Anyone who has a license for iShowU Studio version 1 can upgrade to version 2 and receive an existing customer discount.  There's also a grace period for iShowU Studio v1 customers: if the purchase was within two months of the release of Studio2, you can upgrade for free.
  • If you've purchased any iShowU product in the past, you can also upgrade.

iShowU Studio 2 does require a minimum OS version of OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) so if you're running OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) unfortunately you will not be able to run iShowU Studio 2 until you update your operating system.

How much is it?

Please refer to the pricing on this page.

What does this mean for version 1?

Version 1 will no longer be updated regularly although it will receive critical security and bug fixes.

It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to version 2 to receive the latest and greatest features, as well as ongoing updates and fixes.

Can I open version 1 projects in version 2?

Yes. All projects created with iShowU Studio version 1 are fully compatible with iShowU Studio version 2. But when you open a version 1 project in iShowU Studio 2 you will be prompted to convert it to a version 2 project, which cannot be opened by iShowU Studio version 1.

Can I open version 2 projects in version 1?

No. Due to some of the changes made in iShowU Studio version 2, version 2 projects are not compatible with iShowU Studio version 1.

Do I need both version 1 and version 2 installed?

No. If you have iShowU Studio 2 installed you will be able to open projects created in both version 1 and version 2. Once you've installed iShowU Studio 2 you can delete iShowU Studio version 1 and you will still be able to open all of your existing projects.

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