When I received a preview copy of ScreenFlow Version 5 and an invitation to write a review, I was very excited to try out and report on this latest version.
ScreenFlow is easy to use and the developers have always listened to requests from users to both enhance the program with new features and to ensure it is stable on every new release of the Mac operating system.
Although this review is not intended to dig into every available feature of ScreenFlow, I will list some of the existing and new features that help to make ScreenFlow the leading screen capture application for the Mac.
I have used ScreenFlow extensively to produce professional video tutorials and training for courses and applications I develop. The high quality screen capture capability and mouse callout actions, make it easy to guide the user or student step-by-step through the application and highlight exactly what you want to emphasize.
The program allows you to capture the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your microphone, video camera and computer audio. In version 5 you can now also capture contents from your iOS devices. Even if you use a Retina display monitor, ScreenFlow can capture up to 2880 x 1800 resolution with every detail while keeping the file sizes low.
Although ScreenFlow is well known as a screen capture program, it is also a very powerful video editing suite. It is really easy to produce and edit a video trailer or video clip in the shortest possible time. It features Chroma key support so you can record in studio and add your desired background with the click of a button.
The editing interface is really easy to use and allows you to edit your video, add text, images, audio and a range of transitions to produce great results. You can now publish your video directly to Wistia, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Drive or export it to your computer’s hard drive using the popular x264 codec producing the highest quality H.264 videos.
Here are only a few of the exciting new features that are introduced in ScreenFlow Version 5.
- Record your iPhone or iPad screens directly into ScreenFlow.
- There is a recording preview monitor that allows you to check the composition of your recording and displays the elapsed time while recording.
- Import files directly from higher end HD camcorders such as Sony and Panasonic without the need for converting the files.
- It allows you to add markers while recording.
- Add rolling edits.
- Provides native support for MPEG Transport Stream/AVCHD file format.
If you are not too familiar how to use ScreenFlow to create a professional video trailer, visit this tutorial on the Telestream website – How to Create a Video Trailer with ScreenFlow.
Want to test-drive ScreenFlow?
Download a free trial version so you can use the program before buying it. The trial version is fully functional and includes all the features, but the output files are watermarked. Download your trial version today by clicking here.
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