Hustl for macOS

The #1 speedpaint app for artists.

Hustl takes the pain out of recording speedpaints.
Export lightweight ready-to-share videos, no speed-up required.

Version 2.0 · macOS 10.12 or later required · Native M1 support

Works with any app within your Mac

No matter if you're using Photoshop, Paint Tool SAI, Clip Studio Paint, Aseprite or any other digital art software. If it can run on your computer, Hustl can make a speedpaint of it.

Stop cluttering your hard drive with OBS

Tired of recording with QuickTime or OBS and ending up with GBs of raw recordings filling up your hard drive that you later have to speed up? Say goodbye to that painful hassle.

Show off your art.

Record your speedpaints, art and study sessions. Hustl will convert all your effort into an awesome high-speed video to show off your creative process.

Just paint, we’ll take care of the video.

Save hours and hours in editing – no need to speed up your speedpainting video after recording. Just hit the record button and start creating. At the end, you’ll have a ready-to-share time-lapse video.

Create speedpaints easily

Upload more often to your Youtube speed painting channel or showcase your talent in DeviantArt. Hustl will help you create great-looking speedpaints in no time. Just focus on your art, the video is on us.

Light on your computer

It doesn't record a full length video and then speed it up – instead, it directly records a time-lapse video. This means super low CPU and RAM usage, no heavy files on your hard drive and quicker export.

Show and teach your process

Show others the exact steps you take to make your stunning works of art. Showcase your whole creation process in just a few seconds (or minutes) and allow anyone to follow your steps!

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Automatically speed up your speedpaints. Save hours in editing.

No need to record a full speed video and then speed it up to create your speedpaint. That only leaves you with files that are 100s of GBs that you later need to manually speed up. Instead, Hustl automatically records a speedpainting ready to share. Say goodbye to QuickTime and OBS – Hustl is a native speedpainting recorder, not just another screen capturing software.

Integrates seamlessly with your existing video editing process.

Hustl works with the most widely accepted and standard video formats (.mov, .mp4), so you can still edit Hustl videos with your favorite video editing software (Premiere, Sony Vegas, etc.) If you like editing your videos, doing nice transitions, talking over them... Hustl is your best ally. It will do all the heavy-lifting work of creating the speedpaint for you, so you just need to add the last finishing touches in the edit process.

Designed for long painting sessions. Like yours.

Paintings can take very long – sometimes even 10s of hours. Don't worry: Hustl does not only support long recordings, it has in fact been designed for that purpose. It will record your 20h painting without problems. Plus, you can pause the recording at any moment and resume later with a fresh eye. You can even change the recording speed in the middle of a speedpainting to focus more prominently on a certain detail. The sky is the limit, it's all up to your imagination.

Showcase your art like it deserves

Start taking your speedpaints to the next level and show off your art like a pro.

Capture only the active app.

Record one app, and only one app. Even if you're frequently tabbing and switching over from Photoshop to your browser. Set a specific app as a target and Hustl will prevent any other screens to be part of your time-lapse by automagically ignoring all other activity happening outside of your target app. This life saver will help you drastically cut down editing time – if any!

Ultra high-definition. 4K & 8K support. Sharp details.

Crisp. Big. Fresh. Hustl 2 is adding support for the next generation of ultra high-definition video. With a capture area matching your monitor's size, Hustl can now export in up to 8K resolution. Enjoy the quality and the precision of every pixel on the screen. Details are now sharper than ever before – you'll never get a blurry time-lapse.

Pause your time-lapse. Resume anytime.

Sometimes the task at hand is just too big to get it done in one sit, and sometimes you just need a break to catch up with emails and browse social media away from the camera's eye. Hustl 2 lets you pause and resume your recording at any time, as many times as you need. Plus, you'll get useful stats about the time-lapse when you pause so you'll always feel in control over the final product.

Fix the aspect ratio. Or go fullscreen.

You requested it, here it is. Go fullscreen in a single click, or even set up Hustl to record time-lapses in fullscreen mode by default. Or get to adjust every capture area with pixel perfect precision and aided by the tool to lock the aspect ratio. Your choice.

Slow down. Or speed up. Select the final duration and control every detail.

Adjust output video format and select export time: choose how long the time-lapse will be by changing the amount of frames per second (FPS) the output video will use. For example, if you recorded 8 hours at one screenshot every 10 seconds, you can choose your final time-lapse video to be 4min (at 12fps), 1.5min (at 30fps), 48 seconds (at 60fps)... condense it as much as you want, it's your choice!

Smart autopause. Smart events.

We all get distracted and forget to get back to the computer for a while. Hustl automatically detects and removes periods of inactivity, so your timelapses will always look seamless. Also, who doesn't forget to start or stop & export from time to time? Hustl now reminds you of important events, so you always capture your best work.

Review your shots before exporting.

Your recordings can be lengthy, and may contain a lot of frames you'd like to review, export, or edit out. Hustl now automatically removes inactivity periods, cutting down most editing time, and yielding a video that's almost ready to share – but pro users want to tune the final result up to the level of individual screenshots. Now you can.

Showcase your art like it deserves

Start taking your speedpaints to the next level and show off your art like a pro.

What is speedpainting?

Speedpainting is the process of recording your screen while you're doing a work of art, such as a painting or digital art, and then reproducing the resulting video at a high speed, so it looks like sped up, as if the work had been done in seconds instead of hours.

Speedpaiting videos are very popular among digital artists, because they allow to show a full artist's creative process and the exact steps they took to create the work of art in a matter of seconds or minutes, so other people can learn, follow and replicate.

How to make a speedpaint?

To make a speedpaint, you will need a software to record your computer screen, preferrably an app to record a screen timelapse like Hustl. We made a comprehensive guide on how to make a speedpaint, go check it out!

What is a good video editor for speedpaints?

Most people use software like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker, but if you use a screen timelapse recorder app for Mac like Hustl, you won't need to edit your speedpaints afterwards, because it already gives you a sped-up, ready-to-share speedpaint video. You can check all methods in our speedpainting tutorial.

Resources for speedpainters

We've put together a wide variety of resources to help you, artist, in your speedpainting journey to create the best and most astonishing digital art ever. Level up your game and make the best speedpaint videos with these resources for speedpainters:

Showcase your art like it deserves

Start taking your speedpaints to the next level and show off your art like a pro.

Join today a tribe of world-class artists

Start doing what the pros do. Get practicing and speedpainting and start becoming the artist you've always wanted to be. Hone your craft and improve your skill with every time-lapse. It's time to level up your game.

Get inspired by the Hustl community.

Watch our community of artists, creatives, designers, illustrators, programmers and writers completely rocking it by using Hustl to record their work.

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Version 2.0 · macOS 10.12 or later required