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About ScreenFlow

ScreenFlow gives you the ability to record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your microphone, video camera, and your computer audio. It also provides an easy-to-use editing interface that lets you creatively edit your video and add additional text, music, images, and transitions for a professional-looking video. The end result is a Windows Media or QuickTime movie, ready for publishing.

ScreenFlow can be used to create high-quality software tutorials, demos, training, app previews, presentations and more.

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Features & Specifications


Supported languages
Serviceable Area
Canada,  United States
Supported Platforms
  • Desktop Windows
  • Mobile App IOS

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  • Export to YouTube and Vimeo
  • The flexibility to record everything
  • Optimized for Mac OS X
  • Pause Screen Recordings
  • 64-bit Support for Audio Capture
  • Multi-layer Track Editing
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  • 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.

    All in all, ScreenFlow is a must have for every entrepreneur.

  • Screenflow is on of the most powerful video editing tools available to date for Mac. If you need a tool to capture, edit, and merge video Screenflow is your answer.

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  • ScreenFlow is a convenient option for creating videos from your screen, webcam, or a combination of the two. It can take some time to get the hang of some of the more advanced features, but once you do, you'll have the ability to churn out great videos with regularity.

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User Reviews

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  • User review from

    Sean Caruana

    A number of screen recording applications are available for download, however most of them are specialised in screen recording and very little else. Most of these products allow you to record whatever is on the screen, and then export the video to other applications for post-processing and editing. Therefore, to produce great quality video tutorials and guides, most users have to resort to coupling their screen capturing software with a good video editing application such as Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro, etc. The problem with this is that the premium video editing applications are all very expensive and quite complicated.

    ScreenFlow is therefore a great solution for users who desire a one-stop shop for handling the complete workflow of creating a quality video guide or tutorial, with decent effects. This is because ScreenFlow contains an editing suite within the software itself, with an array of powerful editing features. In fact, the video editing features are more powerful than Windows Movie Maker, even though the focus of ScreenFlow is not video editing, but rather screen recording. Besides this, the screen recording itself within ScreenFlow is very stable and smooth.

    In terms of editing features, it is first of all possible to add annotations to videos which is excellent for creating video tutorials. There is also a huge selection of video effects, sound effects and transitions, to keep the videos fresh and exciting. There are many videos tutorials and guides all over YouTube and the internet, so certain effects and editing features are necessary to allow videos to stand out from the crowd. When editing is complete, it is possible to output videos to YouTube or Vimeo straight away, which is the most common destination for such videos anyway.

    The biggest drawback of this application is that it is only available on Mac - so Windows users are out of luck. Furthermore, it is expensive and can be overwhelming at first due to the large amount of editing available options.

    Pros :

    • Excellent array of video editing options.
    • Can add annotations.
    • Great selection of video effects and transitions.
    • Numerous export options available.
    • Very stable and smooth screen recording.
    • Powerful audio editing features.

    Cons :

    • Expensive.
    • It is only available on Mac.
    • Learning curve for editing.

    • March 19, 2016
  • User review from

    Maryna Bondarenko

    There are a lot of screencast tools for Windows. Mac users have fewer options than other Operating Systems users. ScreenFlow is one of them. This software offers sound recording from microphone or built-in camera along with the screen video. This feature is very convenient because while recording you can immediately give comments. It clearly simplifies the process and eliminates the need for video editing. However, if necessary, the finished video can be edited. ScreenFlow offers a built-in editor with the timeline interface. One can rearrange clips on the timeline, to cut them and set the clips priority. By dragging the mark in the center of the screen, it is possible to rotate the video. When working with video, it is also possible to set the "approaching" on the screen and the brightness. One can crop the picture around the edges, add reflections, adjust color balance, add filters, change the output level of sound and apply audio effects, add annotations and text to the video. Also, the user can make a visual display of mouse clicks and increase the cursor, which is very useful while creating video tutorials. ScreenFlow also offers to dim the entire screen except the place on which the mouse is induced. The video could be uploaded to YouTube or other video sharing services. It is also possible to save the video on one of many supported formats. All settings could be configured manually. It's great that ScreenFlow allows to export a few uncompressed formats. So it is possible to use the external encoder to fine-tune the output format.

    Pros :

    • ScreenFlow saves the various media used in the project in a single file.
    • The video editing is available immediately after the capture.
    • Multi-track capability.
    • Capturing multiple video/audio streams at once.

    Cons :

    • The program often freezes during the editing.
    • There are a lot of small usability issues.

    • December 2, 2015
  • User review from

    Stefan Boeykens

    If you're using a Mac, Screenflow is a very worthwhile application for video capturing. I’m making video courses as part of my teaching, and this is by far my favourite application for screen capturing: it works very efficient, with consistent smooth recording and professional results. Full video editing with many possible video tracks. Easy to move and slide clips on tracks, with snapping, automatic transitions when they overlap. Automatic adding of key-presses, you can also add chapter marks. Complete options to boost audio, turn single-channel left recording from my microphone into centered audio for output, add some compression. Control over video transition effects, track speed, zoom effects. You can enlarge the area around the mouse of highlight a chosen dialog box. You can even add some animated annotation, although don’t expect full keyframe animation control. Everything stays editable and plays back in real-time with all effects in place. However, export takes some time, depending on the complexity and the amount of tracks and settings. It works really well on my Retina Macbook and recording hiDPI movies makes it flexible to export to different resolutions if needed. E.g. record clean and sharp 1440x900, yet still deliver full HD 1920x1200.

    Pros :

    Not the cheapest, but fair price. You can have it for less, occasionally, if you watch out for software bundles. Very complete editing, to finish projects. Fairly fast encoding, if you have a recent Mac with SSD and i7 multi-core processor. Sufficient control over every aspect of the editing.

    Cons :

    Key presses on my Belgian azerty keyboard don’t work well for numbers (e.g. 1 is recorded as ‘&’ since this is on the same key). Subtitle Caption feature lacks refinement and does not work as efficient as it could. Projects are quite large, and it is not possible to make multiple edits from the same source recording. Mac only (even though it records Windows applications running in Parallels just fine).

    • September 28, 2015
  • User review from

    Nick Thorsch

    I find that using Screenflow is a whole lot easier than many of the other programs people have heard about, like FinalCut, iMovie for Mac, FFmpeg, Handbrake, and Adobe AfterEffects for Mac. It does the basics and does them well: cuts clips, separates audio and video, you can edit sound and video, you can add text, you can export video and audio to a variety of formats, you can even upload directly to a YouTube account. You can add mouse effects and keyboard presses to your videos, to create tutorials. Now you can even record from an iOS device, so you can create demos, tutorials, how-tos of mobile apps. It even records the gestures so viewers can learn. I also like transitions, in which you can take two parts of a clip, move one into another, and the layer in between them becomes a transition, which you can select the transition style, such as cross-fade, cube rotate, etc and you can determine the length of it and speed. Screenflow records using an advanced algorithm so it only encodes areas of changes on the screen, resulting in high-quality, at a low file size. Another interesting feature is it's support for closed captions, which is also great for people who want to read the words on the video and for SEO, to turn audio into text. The price is very reasonable, at just $99 at the time of writing, and upgrades are generally around $39 from one version to the next, which come out about once every year. That pricing is much cheaper than say FinalCut (deservedly so as there are fewer advanced features), yet more than free options like Handbrake, but Screenflow is far easier to use, so it's positioned nicely for wide-spread adoption amongst consumers.

    Pros :

    • Easy to use.
    • Can be used for video, audio or both.
    • Can add text.
    • Can adjust audio volum.
    • Can resize video.
    • Can add in extra features like "bottom thirds" and animations like you might expect from other programs.
    • Can upload directly to YouTube

    Cons :

    • I wish the main screen would "snap" to the size of the video. I often find that I have to manually adjust it down.

    • September 26, 2015
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