ScreenFlow 7

Easily create stunning videos

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This software is ridiculously over priced. The features they add in between each version upgrade are largely useless. The only real reason to upgrade have been small refinements to the UI, which is definitely not worth the $130 they request for each new version. Obtaining the upgrade price has been a difficult exercise when I've attempted to do it in the past. Additionally, if you have two computers, the developers do NOT allow you to use the program on both of your machines. Instead, you are forced to pay $130 for each machine you use Screenflow on. This is absurd and an insult to the user. While Screenflow is the best screencasting software available for Mac, the developers are not generous people and they certainly don't think of their users very highly.
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@magnuson I don't know if I consider it the best Mac app, I give that to OBS (which is 100% freeware). It doesn't need render time to save your video and you get almost the same features, with a less elegant interface. But to be honest I use both, OBS when I am doing something big and Screenflow if I need something short (1-3 minutes). The longer videos in screenflow end up needing to render and can take quite awhile for 30 minute-60 minute type videos. Even on beefier machines it's still pretty slow, when OBS renders real time and you never have to 'export' it.
@magnuson Ummm but upgrade is $39, not $130.
@teq OBS does what screenflow does and doesn’t humiliate creators.
@tpbtv Honestly curious, what do you mean by humiliate? thanks
@magnuson @xnutsive Agreed. I do feel like I'm upgrading it more often than most other programs though. i.e. "Major version updates" would qualify as "minor" for most companies I support.
Quite the pricey app ($129.99 new, $39 paid upgrade) but one of the better independent apps for editing video and authoring screen and device recordings. New in Version 7: MP4 Editing Performance Improvements Smooth and seamless editing of MP4 video files in the timeline. 60 fps Timeline Toggle between 30 and 60 frames per second in the editing timeline. Text Animation Effects Choose from a handful of built in animation effects for all your text boxes. Play Clips in Reverse Flip your video clips in the timeline to play them in reverse. Custom Hotkey Mapping Set up hotkeys for all of your most used actions to personalize your Screenflow experience. Updated UI Theme Slight redesigns and a new dark UI theme make ScreenFlow 7 easier to use and better looking. OLED Touch Bar Support Using a new new MacBook Pro? Take advantage of the new controls on the OLED touch bar. Multi-Pass x264 & Quick Sync Export Multiple new export options for complete control over video quality, size and export time. & Export We’ve added and to our ever expanding list of popular direct export destinations. Automatic Export Options Simpler and more straightforward export options optimized for time or file size. New Apple Audio & Audio Filter UI UI support for Apple Audio Units (AUBandpass e.g.) and compatible audio filters. Fine tuning audio has never been easier. Recording Audio Mixing Setup When using an audio interface, customize our audio mix once, and save it for every project. Audio Rendering Progress Meter New progress meter for rendering audio waveforms keeps you informed on the work being done behind the scenes. New Library Functionality Easier to use media library and a global library function for easy access to elements used in multiple projects. Enhanced Motion Blur Adjust the intensity of motion blur on export. Especially useful for the new text animations!
Upgraded, looks and feels similar to the previous version. One feature that was removed which has weakened this product for me is the ability to manually select the scaling ratio when exporting to GIF. It was super helpful when creating GIFs that needed to be under twitter's 15MB threshhold. So for example, a GIF export might have been too large when exported at "50%" of the original size, but it was just under 15MB at "43%". Perfect! To figure that out, I would just slowly decrease the % by 1-2 from 50, which would automatically resize the GIF, until I exported something that was the right size. Now, you can only choose from 4 pre-set sizes: 25% 50% 75% & 100%. If you want to find something in between, you need to manually calculate the sizes and input them. So, if I had a recording at 1256x708 and needed to downsize it to something I thought would get it under 15MB, let's say 43%, I would need to multiply both those numbers by 0.43 and then export to see what the export size was. If I'm off, I need to then multiply them both by 0.42 etc etc
How about good old QT screen recording?
@lumbadoja You're comparing Apple to Oranges. It is like comparing Windows Movie Maker to something like Adobe Premier and Adobe Aftereffects. Or comparing Microsoft Paint to Photoshop.
@_jacurtis didn't intend to make comparisons. Just a simple alternative for basic screen recording. Your analogies are correct in terms of how ScreenFlow is far superior.
this software is so awesome that I don't even know where to start to say how good it is!