Apple has finally released the first beta of its macOS Monterey 12.3 to developers. The latest beta comes with new features such as universal controls, better third-part app screen recording support, and several performance improvements. Apple’s release notes reveal a new API dubbed “ScreenCaptureKit” that adds support for high-performance screen recording to various Mac apps.
macOS Monterey 12.3 Update Rolled Out to Developers
The latest macOS Monterey 12.3 update brings with it a new framework which is designed to offer fine-grained control to select and capture specific content on the screen. So, capturing content such as an app window will be easier with the new update.
Such an option could turn out to be quite useful in videoconferencing apps, wherein the presenter can choose to share only parts of the screen. With macOS Monterey 12.3, developers will have access to this new API to capture parts of the screen with more precise settings. Here’s how Apple’s Developer website describes the new API:
Use the ScreenCaptureKit framework to add support for high-performance screen recording to your Mac app. The framework gives you fine-grained control to select and stream only the content that you want to capture. As a stream captures new frames of video, it passes your app a CMSampleBuffer that contains the video data and its related metadata.
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Additionally, the new update comes with universal controls. For now, the macOS Monterey 12.3 update is available in beta for developers and the official release is expected to happen sometime this spring. If you have enrolled in Apple’s beta testing program, you can get your hands on the macOS Monterey 12.3 beta before others waiting for the stable update rollout.
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