The other day, Telestream upgraded its screen-capture application to 1.5.1. The previous version was 1.2.1. According to the software developer, there are more than a dozen improvements and bug fixes. Shown below is a list of improvements officially announced by Telestream.
Titling and text support: ScreenFlow 1.5.1 brings support for adding text objects directly to the timeline, with multiple fonts and styles for creating beautiful titles.
Customizable mouse pointers: ScreenFlow 1.5.1 lets you replace the recorded system mouse pointer with any image you like, including simulation of touch screen and finger pointer, to make beautiful iPhone screencasts. With a built-in circle cursor option and new ‘Invert’ mouse click effect, it’s now even easier for iPhone developers to create great screencasts.
Audio Effects: ScreenFlow 1.5.1 builds in over ten audio effects you can apply to recording, making it easy to add depth and warmth to your narration.
Mono microphones mixed to stereo: Professional microphones that record to a single channel can now have their audio mixed into stereo automatically.
Integration with Telestream’s Flip4Mac WMV: WMV Components (starting at $49) provide integrated Windows Media Video format export.
Let’s go over some of these improvements and fixes.
As shown in Screenshot 01, the software developer has added a sixth tab. Clicking on the Text tab, you can now add a text layer. You can change not just the font color but also the background color and opacity of the layer. (See Screenshot 02.) Unfortunately, you cannot rotate the text layer. So the angle is always 0º. Continue reading
Video Tutorial: Making Desktop Video with ScreenFlow – 07: Export
Our desktop video project is pretty much over. Now, we are ready to export the project as a QuickTime movie. And we want to compress the video with H.264. For those who are not so familiar with such terms as frame rate, key frame, single-pass, multi-pass and audio sampling rate, let’s go over QuickTime export settings with H.264 once again quickly. Continue reading
Video Tutorial: Making Desktop Video with ScreenFlow – 06: Audio
Let’s see. Last time, we added an introduction movie to our desktop video project. We also added an audio clip for background music. This background music is a bit too noise. In this video tutorial, we want to reduce its volume entirely. Then we want to add a fade-out effect before the frame where the audio clip abruptly ends. Continue reading
Video Tutorial: Making Desktop Video with ScreenFlow – 05: Transition Effect
Let’s see what we have done so far. We recorded a desktop movie based on an existing PayPal phishing website. We then placed several Callout objects. In this video tutorial, we have three objectives.
Adding an introduction movie
Creating a custom transition effect
Adding an audio clip
ScreenFlow allows users to import video clips. That’s nice. But ScreenFlow doesn’t come with transition effects that are used to connect two separate videos. So we want to create a simple transition effect between an introduction movie and the recorded desktop video. Continue reading
Video Tutorial: Making Desktop Video with ScreenFlow – 04: Editing
Last time, we recorded a desktop movie, using an actual PayPal phishing e-mail message. In this fourth video tutorial of the series, we edit this desktop movie. ‘Editing’ includes cutting unnecessary frames and adding Callout objects. Continue reading