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Periscope Pro introduces a powerful, new generation of surveillance apps for OS X with breakthrough features like Motion and Sound Activation, Automatic Setup for IP Cameras, and an In-App Clip Library.

Use your built-in camera/microphone, USB remote camera/microphone, or an IP Camera wherever there is an Internet or Ethernet LAN connection, to monitor & record anything -- your desk, front door, filing cabinet, vacation house, or anything else, including who is using your Mac.

With its sophisticated motion and sound detection systems, you only record when there is something to see -- fewer clips to sort more...

What's New

Version 2.0.2:
  • Added option to horizontally flip frames.
  • Updated camera list.
  • Improved support for Foscam cameras.
  • Added support for Digest access authentication.
  • Added automatic detection of authentication type.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later

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StanislavK2615 Member IconReview+0
StanislavK2615
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Amazing new interface!

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Devin323 Member IconReview+0
Devin323
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I bought it as it is a "high end" security camera "suite". I didn't realize you couldn't monitor more than one camera feed at a time. Please tell me I'm wrong and just didn't figure it out yet so I can change my review to a five star!

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Version 2.0.1
ZipZapMac
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Periscope Pro works with multiple cameras (you can add any number of ip cameras and built in cameras), but can preview and record only from one simultaneously. Right now Periscope Pro contains capabilities to work simultaneously with several cameras, but they will be revealed in future versions.
Anyway there is not tested workaround - you can ran multiple instances of Periscope Pro application to support simultaneous recording/previewing. To do so:
1) Run Periscope Pro.
2) CMD+Click on its icon in Dock.
3) Options -> Show In Finder
4) CMD+Click on Periscope Pro's icon.
5) Show Package contents.
6) Navigate to: Contents/MacOS
7) Double Click file named: Periscope Pro

Again it is not tested and not recommended solution, normal operation will be supported in the future versions.

OlegT2047 Member IconReview+1
OlegT2047
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I like this little app.
Very easy to install and operate.
But i did not see any difference in video resolution size.
Tried both - minimal size and maximum - did not see any difference at all. File size is the same and the picture is the same.
Tried with Built-in FaceTime HD Camera on Retina MAcBook Pro

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Mcfallsco Member IconReview+1
Mcfallsco
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Waste of $10 and an hour of my time. Too buggy. I tested the Demo. Saw that it was sufficient for my needs. Purchased it. Setup a WebDAV connection to a server. Set the video clips folder to the WebDAV connection. It transferred the video and then nothing worked from there on in. Wouldn't record any longer. Tried setting the video clips folder back to a local drive but can't. I'm doing loops. One message is that if can't find the WebDAV drive. So I remounted, then rebooted and remounted, no success even though I have it mounted. I deleted it's contents, unmounted, rebooted, still can't set the video clips folder to anything else. Tried looking for preference files to delete. Can't find them. A waste of valuable time and $10.

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Version 1.5
ZipZapMac
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Thank you for your valuable report. Indeed we haven't tested Periscope Pro with WebDAV drives. We will do it and issue bugfix as soon as possible.

Also now we are working hard on Periscope Pro 2.0 which will be full of new features including IP Cameras, sound level detection and much more.

To reset Periscope Pro to defaults:
1) Close Periscope Pro.
2) Launch Terminal.app
3) Execute command:
defaults delete com.zipzapmac.Periscope-Pro
4) Launch Periscope Pro

Also you could try to create symbolic link ~/Movies/Periscope Pro to point to your WebDAV drive.

Ryno Steyn Member IconReview+1
Ryno Steyn
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Nice features, but unfortunately it just doesn't work.
I tried for 3 hours to get the sensitivity to work accurately and eventually gave up.
If you want to record everything, all the time, then there are easier ways.

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Version 1.5
ZipZapMac
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Are you really using version 1.5?
If so, please tell what camera u are using? Also may be you are in super dynamic environment? If motion detection indicator is always full?

Vyper007 Member IconReview+0
Vyper007
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I bought this software the other day and wanted to use my iMac to run the software. The problem is it wont let the sleep settings apply, which is fair enough on a mac mini where you have a seperate screen but on an iMac its not like you have a seperate power switch for the screen, which means once the software is running the screen will not dim and then turn off. The semi solution is to turn down the brightness on the screen but I'd rather the software allow my sleep settings to apply so I can control the mac and when it dims the screen automatically.

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Version 1.4
ZipZapMac
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Update to 1.4 version, this issue was already addressed.

MacUpdate-Jess
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Another trick you can try, Vyper007, is typing Ctrl-Shift-Eject (the media key) [⌃+⇧+⏏]. This will put your display--either one or more connected displays, or that of an iMac or MacBook--into display-sleep mode.

ZipZapMac Member IconComment+10
ZipZapMac
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Hi guys!
Periscope Pro 1.4 is here!
It fixes all issues with high cpu usage, false detections.
Just give it a try.

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Version 1.4
PatrickLangford1289 Member IconComment+1
PatrickLangford1289
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There are not nearly enough options for controlling the behavior of this app. Also, I had to turn the sensitivity all the way down for the motion detection to seem to work correctly. Finally, and most damning, this app consumes the CPU on my laptop when doing motion detection. There is no way I can leave it running. It will eventually melt my laptop down. This app has potential but the current implementation is very flawed.

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Version 1.2
ZipZapMac
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If you set motion detection resolution to HIGH, it is very CPU consuming, there is hint about that in calibration window.
Anyway thank you for review. We currently working on improving motion detection algorithm, and migrating to another recording framework.

Iturtle
+2

even in low resolution mode the cpu load is quite high. one kernel around 90% when the app is active and not recording a video! it seems not to make a big difference when set on high (130%). but since zipzap are going to work on that problem I will buy :)

ZipZapMac
+2

We worked on that :) Just download version 1.4 ) Have a nice day.

Iturtle
+2

wicked update! thanks so much. now it is usable :)

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Version 2.0.1
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ZipZapMac
Version 1.5
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ZipZapMac
Version 1.4
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Version 1.2
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Version 1.0
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Downloads 4,175
Version Downloads 262
License Demo
Date 23 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $49.99
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