As many of you probably know, for every review we write, we also create and publish our own gameplay video of it on our YouTube channel. So how do I record and publish HD game content? Using a software package called ScreenFlow. ScreenFlow is native to Mac users and enables you to record you screen and edit it afterwards.
What most impressed me about ScreenFlow was its presentation and how everything works perfectly and seamlessly. Adding and editing text, adding transitions and other effects are extremely easy and quick to do.
But that’s not saying it’s perfect though. It has problems with bigger video files, anything over 10 minutes. Thankfully, most of the video I work with is below this limit. The software does also have a few glitches and niggles that occur, such as a transition not behaving correctly.
However, if you are looking for an easy-to-use screen capture software, ScreenFlow is definitely one to check out. It is available on the Mac App Store now, however I bought it elsewhere, before the store existed. Whereas I bought it for £99, it is available now for £59.99.
What About HD?
ScreenFlow does export in HD, either 720p or 1080p. Here’s a very helpful tutorial on how to get the best results: Exporting HD Quality.
The main competitor to ScreenFlow is Camtasia. Unlike ScreenFlow, Camtasia is available for PC as well as Mac. You can buy it here on the Mac App Store for £59.99, the same price as ScreenFlow. Admittedly after reading some general views on both software, Camtasia has an arguably better reception so you definitely should look at it if you need a screen capture program.
Both pieces of software have free trials for you to try out (but not through the Mac App Store) to help you decide between the two.