Telestream released a ScreenFlow update for Apple silicon and I have a few observations:
First, good on Telestream for not making us wait for version 10 or charging an upgrade for the Apple silicon version. I could see software like ScreenFlow turning Apple silicon into a monetization event. They didn’t.
Second, ScreenFlow screams on an M1 Mac. The software is snappier. Navigating the timeline and making edits is faster and easier because everything is buttery smooth. Render times are faster than my iMac Pro. It’s just nuts that this little laptop is now my premier screencasting rig. This little laptop continues to stack up against my iMac Pro.
It’s crazy that Apple silicon is already so superior for production work just months after its release. I keep writing this, but it seems like every day I find out another reason why the Macintosh landscape is going to be a lot different once Apple finishes rolling out Apple silicon across the line.
The best screencasting application for Mac, ScreenFlow, recently released version 7.0. There are several new features in this update including:
The user interface has some updates and a new dark theme.
Custom Key Mapping
30 and 60 FPS
You can now bump it up to 60 fps.
Play in Reverse
This is a feature I’ve needed several times over the years and glad to see it’s now in.
Text Animation Effects
Choose from a handful of built-in animation effects for all of your text boxes.
This follows up with audio improvements in version 6. You can now edit mp4 files. There are better mixing tools and support for Apple Audio Units.
Touch Bar Support
The new MacBook Pro Touch Bar now works with ScreenFlow.
ScreenFlow is an essential tool if you have any interest in screencasting. Buy it new at $129. Upgrade for just $39 if you purchased a prior version. If you purchased it in the Mac App Store, Telestream has a mechanism to help you upgrade.
I often get emails asking how I do my screencasts. There are a lot of apps I’ve tried and discarded but over the years, the one application I absolutely rely upon is ScreenFlow. I’ve written about it before. Today Telestream released version 5 and its on sale for just $35 for one day only. (I paid $99 for the last version.) I’ll be writing about my experiences with the new features soon but for now, if you have any desire to ever make a screencast, today’s your day. Go get it now.