Screenflow or Camtasia

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by trackbikes, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. trackbikes macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2011
    I create lots of screen capture videos , and on my PC I use Camtasia.

    My New mac gets delivered tomorrow, Is screenflow considered to be better than camtasia? Or should i stick with camtasia?
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  3. emiljan macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2010
  4. trackbikes thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2011
    Thanks guys, any particular reason why it's preferable ?
  5. trackbikes thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2011
    Ok time to answer my own question....

    I've been running screenflow and camtasia side by side for a few days now and in my opinion Camtasia is better. At least for my uses.

    I create 3 or 4 mp4 screen capture videos a day and I found the the fact that camtasia outputs in mp4 format is a huge benefit. I did find a workaround in screenflow by outputting as mv4 but MP4 SHOULD be an option in screenflow.

    Having worked with camtasia on a pc for a couple of years I have to say that I actually prefer the pc version to both of them, it just seems to have more features and better usability. The last may change when i get used to them both a bit more.
  6. Dman91 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Hello guys

    sorry I know this threat is a bit old but had a question about screen captering in a mac

    I used Camtasia studio for screen capture for a while on my pc, but I recently bougt a 2011 2.2 ghz macbook pro, and since I WAS used to camtasia I installed the mac version , but when i export the video file it becomes very bluryy evne thoug I have set quality to Best , 1280x720 HD and tried varaity of formats, mp4 , avi , quicktime. quick time was a bit better, but still blurry compared to my actuall screen resulotion, i didn't have this problem with my pc, the output video was exactly like my screnn.

    any advice ?

    Thanks in advance :)

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