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Current version: 6.2.2

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Changes in 6.2.2

  • Updated Dropbox API to version 2
  • Fixed - Manually entering a Show Keystrokes Width value while localized in French throws a Runtime Error
  • Fixed - Cannot record after multiple recording attempts

Major Changes in 6.2.1

  • Added - Publish to Vimeo: Add 2k/4k option
  • Fixed - ScreenFlow does not support the Photos directory structure
  • Fixed - Color Controls add black bar border around video on canvas
  • Fixed - Exporting project while Text Box or Annotation is highlighted/selected will export asset as being highlighted
  • Fixed - Pressing the escape key on the Recording Complete window causes the recording to be discarded
  • Fixed - Incorrect scratch disk targeting
  • Fixed - Last frame not always displayed in project after playback in timeline
  • Fixed - MAS ScreenFlow is not writing to the designated Scratch Disk Folder

Minor Changes & Bug Fixes in 6.2

  • Fixed - ScreenFlow does not display a progress meter after duplicating a project, making it appear unresponsive
  • Fixed - Cannot move timeline scrubber after opening a version 4 document in version 6 software.
  • Fixed - Imported media file displays border after Brightness adjustment.
  • Fixed - Timeline seconds not showing after 1 minute mark
  • Fixed - Manual entry of numerical value kills keyboard playback shortcut
  • Fixed - Duplicate Screenflow project with an MP3 file, the audio in the duplicate file cannot be heard
  • Fixed - Text clips not editable and freeze frame not visible in preview
  • Fixed - Publish to Youtube limited to 60 character title
  • Fixed - Update / correct documentation regarding inspector keyboard shortcuts.
  • Fixed - Error message that pops up when a value of null is entered for canvas resolution was updated to be more informative

Major Changes in 6.2

  • Lowered default GIF export preset Framerate from 30FPS to 15FPS
  • Fixed - Text cursor flashing when recorded by ScreenFlow on macOS Sierra
  • Fixed - Audio cuts out while editing
  • Fixed - Audio drops during playback while waveforms are still drawing

Minor Changes & Bug Fixes in 6.2

  • Fixed - Audio Meter stops responding after switching between the secondary and main recording window
  • Fixed - Sometimes ScreenFlow 6 would crash when opening ScreenFlow 5 project
  • Fixed - Improved messaging when customer is activating a refunded license
  • Fixed - Partial screen recording does not remember last position in a new recording
  • Fixed - Code sign release disk image
  • Fixed - Screenflow crash when accidentally setting text field margin to "0"
  • Fixed - Shadow applied to GIF with Transparency remains static after 1st frame
  • Fixed - Import GIF's at correct duration
  • Fixed - Internal Recording Error - Partial Screen Capture
  • Fixed - ChromaKey applied to GIF prevents playback
  • Fixed - Resetting Text Box to Default also resets the Text Box contents
  • Fixed - Background canvas color not exported for ProRes 422, 422HQ and 422LT
  • Fixed - Shortcut keys to mark in/out points no longer work

ScreenFlow 6.1 is a feature improvement release with over 60 changes and improvements to the user experience.

Major Changes in 6.1

  • Optimized Animated GIF support
    • Implemented two pass encoding for GIF export
    • Implemented dithering methods ‘Error Diffusion’ and ‘Ordered’
    • Added dithering Strength - Low, Medium, and High for additional customization capability
    • Implemented: Playback ‘Loop’ preference in GIF encoder
    • Added 5 & 10 fps Framerate options for GIF export
    • Fixed - Animated GIF produces inaccurate colors
    • Fixed - Default GIF export looks bad
    • Fixed - GIF motion has a weird trail after it
    • Fixed - GIF Loop only Loops in Safari
    • Fixed - GIF export hangs mid-way
    • Fixed - Export to Animated GIF flickers
    • Fixed - Artifacts in GIF export
  • macOS Sierra 10.12
    • Added support for macOS Sierra
    • Fixed - Batch Export does not display export progress bars
    • Fixed - Partial screen recording resolution selection incorrect when front end is on secondary display
    • Fixed - Screen Recording cursor displays incorrectly
    • Disabled 'Show Tab Bar' View menu item for Batch Export window
  • Screen Recording Show Keystrokes
    NOTE: In order to fix this, we had to break the ScreenFlow document format. This means that ScreenFlow documents created in version 6.1 will no longer open in version 6.0
    • Fixed - Keystrokes may not display on cropped canvas
    • Added option ‘Attached To Clip’ - this is the default and will behave as 6.0 and below did. If 'Attached To Clip’ is unchecked, the key display will attach to the canvas instead
    • Added ‘Width’ option for keystroke background
    • Fixed - Runtime Error from attempting to add Text Box or Annotations after altering Show Keystrokes in French/German

Minor Changes & Bug Fixes in 6.1

  • Fixed - Push transition reversing direction for Left to Right and Right to Left
  • Fixed - Purchasing method can result in blank store window
  • Fixed - Media Library search is case sensitive
  • Fixed - Spacebar does not function for Play/Pause if Media Library is selected
  • Fixed - Crop Enter and Esc keys do not work after selecting the canvas area
  • Fixed - Audio Inspector UI elements can be pushed out of view space
  • Fixed - Audio channels reverse sides when played back in Reverse
  • Implemented the ability to adjust audio pan to multiple clips at a time, provided that they have the same number of audio channels
  • Fixed - Runtime Error from attempting to solo audio of 3+ selected clips
  • Fixed - Panning Options are missing from Audio Mix drop down menu
  • Fixed - SF5 projects with Mix to Mono enabled have incorrect channel configuration in SF6
  • Fixed - Audio panning dial does not update to reflect undo / redo action until clip is deselected and reselected
  • Fixed - No longer able to solo audio channels
  • Fixed - Clip Empty Path console event thrown when audio clip is Muted
  • Fixed - Waveform does not redraw after adding audio snapback action
  • Fixed - All snapback actions are causing audio waveform redraw
  • Fixed - Waveforms do not redraw to reflect ducking & mixing after audio action
  • Fixed - Exported audio is distorted if exported while waveforms are drawing
  • Fixed - Mix Audio properties playback in default configuration after adding video action to clip
  • Fixed - Recording only computer audio creates a document with resolution 1x1
  • Fixed - Dual Displays: Recording of smaller resolution display has canvas of larger resolution display
  • Fixed - Using an external monitor as main monitor will break pointer recording on built in display
  • Fixed - Mouse pointer not recording
  • Fixed - Recording Monitor displays a Negative (-) number for countdown
  • Fixed - Recording countdown timer able to stop counting down
  • Fixed - Editing Corner Round produces Runtime Error in localized versions
  • Fixed - Default Action Curve tooltip in Preferences is not localized
  • Fixed - Wistia Publishing is either failing with error 400 or uploads a .bin file
  • Fixed - TS Cloud store credentials in keychain is cut off in localized versions
  • Fixed - Scrubber does not move on timeline & hangs when editing
  • Fixed - No audio playback from Nested clip
  • Fixed - Touch callouts are made smaller and moved after clip is nested
  • Fixed - Video filters add visual artifacts to export and playback of nested clip
  • Fixed - Replacing clip creates an invalid clip on Timeline in certain use case
  • Fixed - Runtime error after reverting project changes
  • Fixed - Runtime Error produced after deleting clip from timeline
  • Fixed - Crashing on Export after confirming output directory
  • Fixed - Running a Batch Export causes a Runtime Error and crash
  • Fixed - Crashing when opening a specific project
  • Fixed - Crash from closing ScreenFlow 6.1 document containing audio
  • Fixed - Crash when starting recording from Helper with application closed
  • Implemented a warning message that gets thrown if the user selects a FAT16/32 formatted volume as the scratch volume
  • Updated the Carbon Component Manager
  • Removed the Video Filter 'Masked Variable Blur’ as it did not do anything
  • Changed the Linear curve type to be a “true” linear animation

New Features in 6.0

  • Partial Screen Capture – Record any part of your screen. Capture just a single application window, define a region, or record the entire desktop.
  • iOS Audio Monitoring – Now you can listen to your iOS devices audio WHILE you are capturing and recording it! Great for mobile games, app developers, musicians – anyone who needs to demo an app where audio is a crucial part of the operation.
  • Loop Recording – Set ScreenFlow to create a rolling recording buffer so you will be able to record for hours without taking up all your hard drive space. When you stop the recording, ScreenFlow will only keep the configured number of minutes of recorded footage you told it to remember. Helpful for reporting of intermittent computer or application issues, or for use when gaming to share that big moment!
  • Multi-Channel Audio Mixer – ScreenFlow now sees and records multiple audio channel inputs from USB mixers. Record up to 16 discrete audio channels from a single USB input, then mix and adjust them separately in ScreenFlow’s inspector.
  • Extract Audio Channels – Now you can pull out any audio channel into it’s own track. Great for isolating audio channels or inputs inside multi-channel audio clips
  • Redesigned Countdown Overlay – ScreenFlow will now tell you exactly what sources are going to be recorded while it counts down to start the recording. No more last minute guessing!
  • Redesigned Waveforms – Audio waveforms are now drawn using a new implementation for better performance and more accuracy.

Improved and Streamlined Editing Improvements

  • Updated and Improved User Interface – We’ve added new icons in the timeline and canvas for greater control. Now you can mute your video or audio on a track independently, use a quick access pop-up to set your project dimensions, and mute your audio monitors with a new headphone button.
  • New Motion Tab for Animation Effects – Choose from three all new motion-animated effects: Spring, Gravity, and Pulse. Simply click to apply them to your clips and create professional looking animations without the hassle of selecting key frames or writing custom code.
  • New Motion Curves – We’ve added exponential curve types, both in and out, for more dynamic effects and animations!
  • New Video Property: Corner Matte – Now you can easily add an attractive matte to your video clips and images by rounding their corners and hard edges using a slider in the video properties tab.
  • More Canvas Control: Pan and Grab – You can now hold the space-bar to click and grab the canvas to move around the view. Great for easily moving small increments or inspecting visual elements in close detail.
  • Replace Clips within the Timeline – Swap clips in the timeline without changing the overall duration of a segment or the need to re-do the changes already applied to the clip.
  • Ability to Set Default Curve Type – Now you can choose the curve type you use most often to be your default when adding new actions or motions to clips.
  • Easier Re-Sizing in Canvas – ScreenFlow 6 now automatically locks the aspect ratio of clips, images, and text in the timeline so you can quickly resize them without squeezing or scrunching them into odd aspect ratios, or needing to hold down the Shift key. (An option in the preferences allows you to revert to how previous versions behaved if you desire).

New Export and Publish Capabilities

  • Animated GIF Export – Create GIFs right from your ScreenFlow projects. It’s easy to export great looking short animations for the web, memes, tutorials or social networking!
  • Publish to Telestream Cloud – Direct publishing to Telestream Cloud, our on-demand, pay-as-you-go, encoding service. Export from ScreenFlow to Telestream Cloud, then create as many different formats and versions of your video that you need! This enables you to make a single master copy, then let our online transcoder create all of your deliverables in one shot!
  • ProRes 422 and 422 LT Export – We’ve added more ProRes profiles for greater control over the size and quality of your project outputs.
  • Export Progress Over Dock Icon – Quickly determine how much time is left on your exports with a handy progress bar displayed on top of the ScreenFlow icon in the dock.

Version 6.0 also contains hundreds of bug fixes as well as other improvements to the efficiency of the user interface.

This version of ScreenFlow adds a minor fix for macOS Sierra compatibility.

  • Fixed Screen Recording cursor color on macOS Sierra

Fixed potential security vulnerability in software update framework (Sparkle).


This version of ScreenFlow fixes a problem where a recording error “Mic not found” occurred.

Fixes and Improvements

This version of ScreenFlow improves the stability of video importing, playback and exporting as well as the following issues:

  • Fixed Application crash when using the Flash transition
  • Fixed exporting and video decoding issue with certain video codecs where incorrect frames would potentially be placed in areas of the timeline that had
    transitions and splits
  • Fixed Runtime Error when opening Transition Inspector with the Page Curl transition selected
  • Fixed issue with built-in OS X transitions missing their transition properties
  • Fixed video playback issue caused by a specific video codec
  • Fixed an authorization issue when signing into Vimeo
  • Recording Completed dialog now usable with keyboard shortcuts

Fixes and Improvements

  • Compatibility fixes for Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Fixed a runtime error when clicking a clip length manipulation tool after corresponding clip has been deleted
  • Fixed a runtime error that occurs when viewing media from iTunes or iPhoto in the media library in list mode and the media is deleted from the project
  • Fixed an issue where unsupported export options are not unchecked after changing encoder presets
  • Fixed a crash when attempting to ‘Remove’ a media file that ScreenFlow can not locate
  • Fixed a runtime error that occurs when the Click Sound “X” button is not greyed out on media that is not a screen recording
  • Fixed an issue where the green clip labeling color was cutoff when using ScreenFlow in a different language
  • Fixed an issue where the application ‘beachballs’ when making cuts on imported .mp4 files
  • Added High Profile for H.264 for Web High and Web Low Preset Customization
  • Fixed an issue where users could not publish to Facebook

Fixes and Improvements

  • Enabled uploading to YouTube at 60 fps
  • Added 2K and 4K presets to the YouTube upload
  • Implemented 5 & 25 fps screen recording options
  • Improved performance of splitting large H.264 clips
  • Fixed issue with iOS recordings that could result in poor quality playback
  • Fixed issue where ScreenFlow would continue playing audio after video playback had stopped
  • Fixed publishing directly to Facebook
  • Corrected playback of certain H.264 content
  • Fixed visual problem with menu bar icon in Yosemite’s Dark mode
  • Improved AAC audio playback
  • Updated background noise removal implementation
  • Fixed issue where MPEG-2 files would not play video or audio in ScreenFlow
  • Fixed issue where clip markers would move when the clip was being trimmed
  • Fixed issue where selecting iCloud destination option would cause an assertion failure
  • Updated 1080p and 720p publishes to use H.264 High profile
  • Fixed issue where Runtime error would result when using Fast User Switching on New Recording window

Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed issue that prevented ScreenFlow 5 from opening when placed in a subfolder of /Applications hierarchy (affects Mac App Store version only)
  • Fixed issue where frame rate options were missing from export options
  • Fixed issue where crash could result when starting a new recording of GoToMeeting with USB camera
  • Expanded custom export options to include keyframe settings
  • Added ability to export mono audio
  • Fixed incompatibility with Soundflower 64 that was causing inoperability of Welcome screen
  • Fixed issue causing Welcome screen links to become deactivated in OS X 10.10
  • Fixed issue where DV cameras were not being detected
  • Resolved issue where French “Save” keyboard shortcut was missing
  • Cleared artifacts appearing behind the “Play” button when language set to German or Japanese
  • Fixed issue where “J” key (JKL) would not work when scrubber at the end of the timeline
  • Fixed issue where libraries not loading properly (Mac App Store version only)
  • Corrected internal recording error occurring when recording frame rate modified
  • Corrected issue where waveforms would flatline when split with a nested clip
  • Fixed issue where .avi, Motion JPEG formats were not being recognized
  • Fixed issue where canvas appears red when working with an older ScreenFlow project that includes chroma key
  • Fixed inability to manually resize DV recorded media
  • ScreenFlow 5 adds more devices, more options and more ways to help you make epic content, all with a fresh new look for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
  • New Welcome page to pick your project type, organize your past projects and create new ones
  • More options for recording

    • iOS Recording. Your iPhone and iPad screens can now be recorded, right into ScreenFlow, just like your iSight or DV Camera.
    • Recording Preview. Quickly confirm you’re in shot and you’ve got the right angle. The Recording Preview gives a continual spot check of your shot to ensure all is properly aligned, while also displaying total elapsed time of your recording.
    • Native support for MPEG Transport Stream/AVCHD file format. Bring your higher-end Sony, Panasonic, and other HD camcorder files directly into ScreenFlow with no conversion necessary.
    • Set recording frame rate. Set the optimal frame rate for your recordings before you start, to improve efficiency and decrease overall file size.

    Timesaving, powerful editing features

    • New Touch Callouts mimic finger gestures (press, pinch, swipe) to help guide your audience.
    • Direct access to your iPhoto and iTunes libraries. Access to your iPhoto and iTunes libraries right in ScreenFlow 5’s Media Library.
    • New Actions!
      • New Snapback Action quickly reverts video state.
      • Action templates enable you to choose from a default list of popular actions, and also build a catalog of your favorites for repeated use in all your productions.
    • Rolling Edits allow you to move an edit point without affecting the rest of the timeline. The result is the first (outgoing) clip is made shorter while the second (incoming) clip is made longer by the same amount, or vice versa. The net effect being the overall program length is not altered.
    • New Transitions. We’ve added 20 additional transitions to ensure your ScreenFlow projects convey the precise look and feel that you desire.
    • Import SRT files. ScreenFlow’s existing captioning support has been rounded out with the ability to import SRT files into your ScreenFlow 5 projects.
    • New Clip Management features streamline your process.
      • Color labels on clips visually organize your project.
      • Clip-based markers ensure the marker stays with the clip as opposed to the timeline.
    • Add markers while recording. Save time by capturing key moments while you’re recording.
    • Clean up sources not being used with one click.
    • Improved media handling. Implementation of Telestream Media Framework (TMF) provides smoother playback of your media in the ScreenFlow timeline.

    Exciting new export and sharing options

    • Batch Export. Save loads of time by simultaneously exporting multiple files to the same settings.
    • Publish to Wistia. We’re thrilled to announce ScreenFlow 5 offers direct publishing to Wistia! This has been a long-requested feature.
    • The App Preview export option ensures your file adheres to Apple’s specifications on the Mac App Store. (Note: requires iOS 8 + OS X 10.10 Yosemite + USB lightning connection to Thunderbolt).
    • Save a local copy. Ensure you always have a local copy of your published projects when publishing to one of ScreenFlow’s integrated destinations.
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