Telestream has released version 8.0 of its ScreenFlow screencast recording and video editing app. It’s a major upgrade that adds new Styles and Templates to increase productivity and streamline workflow, along with an integrated Stock Media Library.
The new Templates feature lets you set up projects with placeholder clips in the timeline for both recorded and external media. The Styles feature offers customized media configurations, enabling you to copy and paste video parameters (like scale, positioning, filters, and axis rotation) and apply them to individual pieces of media. The Stock Media Library provides unlimited access to over 500,000 pieces of media for a $60 annual subscription.
Other new features include the capability to record narrations or voice-overs without leaving the timeline, a detachable editing timeline for easier multi-monitor editing, additional timeline frame rates, support for exporting animated PNG (APNG) files, the option to burn in captions on export, and scheduling of YouTube uploads.
ScreenFlow costs $129, and it’s also available with the Stock Media Library subscription for $175. Those who own previous versions can upgrade for $69 from version 4, $59 from version 5, $49 from version 6, and $39 from version 7. If you purchased ScreenFlow from the Mac App Store, Telestream has details on how to upgrade. ($129 new from the Telestream Web site or the Mac App Store, upgrade pricing available, 110 MB, release notes, macOS 10.12+)
Just curious whether you have ever done a comparison with OBS. I didn’t see a review of it here on TidBITS, but after reading recently that ScreenFlow is the “gold-standard” on the Mac, I wondered. I’ve been using OBS for about a week, and so far, I’m very impressed – especially since it is free.
No, we’ve never looked at it (or, frankly, heard of it before). We’ll have to give it a try.
To me, OBS is more comparable to one of Telestream’s other products, Wirecast. OBS is more about producing live streaming video with a mix of camera and screen than recording and editing.
Yes, OBS isn’t an editor. But neither is it simply a streaming tool, though it seems that most people use it for that. What impresses me about it – given my limited use-case and testing – is that it doesn’t appear to affect performance of my system at all. Also, it saves into an FLV but remuxes to MP4 super fast – perhaps 30-45 seconds for 45-60 minutes of captured video. Nothing at all like the long waits I have been used to with other tools.
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