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In this episode: Telestream’s Screenflow
Screenflow is Telestream’s client-side video screen capture software that’s made for the Macintosh. In the features we’re using for comparing the different software in this series, Screenflow came out with an overall “Mel Rank” of 5.0 (out of 5)*.
- Cursor effects/animation: 5 (out of 5)
- Multiple video tracks: 5 (out of 5)
- Multiple audio tracks: 5 (out of 5)
- Animation of annotations and/or callouts: 4.5 (out of 5)
* Note: While Screenflow actually scored a Mel-rank of 4.5 out of 5 in the annotations/callouts area due to some limitations I mention in the video about the pixelation feature, I decided to give it a “field promotion” to an overall Mel-rank of 5 out of 5. I thought Screenflow’s feature of capturing keyboard button-key combinations during the recording stage was an extra bonus. (Hey Techsmith – that’s a good feature to have for Cam-Mac!) :)
So far in this series, Screenflow and Camtasia for Macintosh have come out on top. Each has earned an overall Mel-rank of 5 out of 5. Interestingly, at a price point of $99, each is actually very cost effective. Next up in this series, we’ll take a look at Techsmith’s Jing product.
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