CNET Editors' review
ScreenFlow is a popular screen-recording and editing tool for creating screencasts, such as presentations, tutorials, and product demos, on your Mac. This app can handle every aspect of pulling together a screencast, from high-quality screen capture (including the ability to grab iSight and DV camera data, and mic and computer audio) to editing and exporting, with built-in YouTube publishing.
Thanks to ScreenFlow's fairly intuitive interface (now with even more time-saving shortcuts and contextual menus), even novice users can assemble a basic screencast. Experienced users, on the other hand, will appreciate the app's more sophisticated touches, such as the ability to freeze frames, adjust clip and transition speed (with 2D and 3D transitions), and apply saturation, brightness, and contrast to clips. Recent updates have also added the useful ability to create standalone Flash files, with the video, html, and player all embedded in the file.
All in all, ScreenFlow is one of the best apps of its kind for the Mac--and as a bonus, it even comes with a Flip4Mac WMV Studio serial number.ScreenFlow for Mac - Create screencats, presentations, and tutorials on your Mac - Download Video Previews:
With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, microphone and your computer audio. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music and transitions for a truly professional-looking video. The finished result is a QuickTime or Windows Media movie, ready for publishing to your Web site or blog or directly to YouTube or Vimeo. Use ScreenFlow to create high-quality software demos, tutorials, app previews, training, presentations and more.
What's new in this version:
- Expanded Publishing support - now includes options to publish to Google Drive, Dropbox and Facebook
- Improved Upload Manager now allows for asynchronous uploads in the background to free up timeline
- New Wipe Transition Pack available for purchase ($19.99)
- Improved ability to manage transitions and mark ones as favorites
- Added search field to Video & Audio filter popover
- Implemented double-clicking sending source to timeline when in the med... See all new features
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All versions:3.8 stars
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"Good screen recorder"
Version: ScreenFlow 4.0.5
easy to use
terrific edit function
A little expensive
I will use it if it can give a discount. :)
"This is very annoying."
Version: ScreenFlow 3.0.6
It worked at first.
It didn't work after a few recordings, it just wouldn't let me record.
The only problem really is that it stopped letting me record! The record button just didn't show up, and eventually I just stopped using it. Please fix this, because besides this, it's great.
"Easy to use, great video enhancement capabilities"
Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.10
The software is very easy to use. Easy to start and easy to stop. The videos are easy to splice, rearrange, zoom in, add captions, starting and ending transitions, etc, etc. Quality of video is great and so is the quality of the voice recording.
A little pricey. If you are making videos as helpful favors to other people, it may be hard to justify the cost.
I am not a professional videographer! But in my field I need to create demo videos showing how to use our industry's specialized software. It took me a little bit to figure out how to use the features in Screenflow, but in the end it was worth it! The software is very, very easy to use. Easy to start and easy to stop. The videos are easy to splice, rearrange, zoom in, add captions, starting and ending transitions, etc, etc. I've been thrilled with it and so have my viewers. They've often commented on the quality of my videos and all the credit goes to Screenflow. I do have a hard time justifying the cost. However, the software is a great help to me so I was willing to fork out the money and try not to think about the cost anymore.
Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.8
Nice interface and good french localization.
Good possibility of editing, including image cropping and adding text.
Several export formats.
Nothing to report at this time.
Easy to use, without even having read the manual yet.
This is a preliminary view that the experience could justify.
"Great for mini lessons that must be repeated."
Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.4
Amazed at the clarity of my brief presentations.
The time it took to come out with such an amazing product.
Easy to use. Friendly. Great results. Will be used in future presentations that
require a brief overview. Thanks for coming out with this product. You have
made presentations a delight. Will try to encourage others to use it on products
they have liked.
"I really like this software"
Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.3
Captures screen actions with hi quality. Can export to many different formats
I can't think of any cons.
"Easy to start, stop, and name a recording."
Version: ScreenFlow 2.1.3
Easy to start, stop, and name a recording. Good quality picture and sound using built in audio and streaming video. (I have not recorded anything containing music, or from any source other than streaming video.)
I have no idea how to edit anything with ScreenFlow.
When using the fast forward and fast reverse features, it jumps to the beginning or end of the session. Clicking on the time bar above the sound display works, but occasionally freezes the visual. Also, when using the fast forward and fast reverse features, it jumped to the beginning or end of the session. Clicking on the time bar works, but occasionally freezes the visual. The audio does not appear to be affected when the video freezes.
A users manual would be very helpful.
Also, when I tried to purchase the product, I had to use a free version first. The next day, the free version evaporated. I went back to the home page again, and had to use a free version again, and finally found a link that allowed me to purchase the full version. The link was not easy to find, and was not obvious. (You know, some people, and I am one of them, would just prefer to have the choice of buying the program immediately, or trying a free version first.) Given that choice the first time I visited the site, I would have bought it first, then tried it out.
I don't like being made to jump through so many hoops in order to buy something I want. (This product was referred to me by an online marketer not associated with Apple. That is why I would have purchased it on the first visit.)
Despite the problems I had just trying to give money to the vendor of this product, I do like it and have used it several times. However, I cannot express how much I would like to have access to a users manual.
"ScreenFlow 2.0.2 Is Very Hard To Use"
Version: ScreenFlow 2.0.2
At first glance, the software interface looks good.
Editing and saving the video in this software is NOT user friendly.
First off, the command for stopping the recording (arrow up, 2, command) does NOT stop the recording. Prepare to fill up your hard drive with useless video if you're not careful. You have to quit the program and reopen it, then it will ask you to stop the recording. Simply editing/deleting the end of a video is impossible to figure out! I've spent over an hour and haven't figured it out yet. $99.99??? I wouldn't pay 10 cents for this software.
"Works fine for me"
Version: ScreenFlow 2.0
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after i have been searching for a mac alternative to adobes captivate for ages i finally found screenflow.
well, its not like captivate and its way far from being like captivate, but for me it works well.
it does not work as perfect as captivate, but it works on my mac. captivate is still not available for mac. :-)
well, after recording i have to reedit the video, but thats fine for me.
i can highly recommend screen flow.
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"Complete waste of time"
Version: ScreenFlow 1.5.2
Could not find any.
The "No Limitations" trail is watermarked and completely useless.
Trial is completely useless. If demo output is watermarked then this is a limitation. Please indicate so. I will by purchasing some sort of screencast software. It will not be Telestream's ScreenFlow. Save yourself the time and move on to another product.