updated 06:15 pm EDT, Mon October 26, 2009
Screencasting app now allows direct YouTube upload
Telestream has released an update to its ScreenFlow screencasting software for Mac. Version 2 allows users to upload content directly to YouTube, with support for both SD and HD resolutions. The company has also added a variety of new 2D and 3D transitions, along with expanded control over editing, video speed, audio levels, keyboard shortcuts and document packages.
The update allows users to pause screen recordings and later resume the session, while audio ducking attenuates the background music when a voiceover is playing. New shortcuts are designed to reduce time when resizing the timeline, zooming in or out, nudging clips, and working with time overlays.
Export performance has been enhanced, with approximately 5 percent faster processing for single-pass encoding and up to 25 percent for multiple-pass H.264 encoding on multi-core machines. The timeline functionality has also been improved to reduce utilization of system resources.
ScreenFlow 2.0 is now available for $100, while upgrades from earlier versions can be purchased for $30.