What's New

Screenflick Release Notes

Version 2.7.20October 26, 2016 - Build 1454

Changes:

  • Added a note about a common crash being a bug in OS X El Capitan which Apple fixed in macOS Sierra.
  • Clicking on a movie needing repair now also gives the option to delete the recording.

Fixes:

  • Fixes a bug where scaling down the exported video to certain sizes might end up with a 1 pixel wide edge of black.

Version 2.7.19October 6, 2016 - Build 1450

Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue with running on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
  • Works around a bug in macOS Sierra to avoid potential crashes.

Version 2.7.18September 26, 2016 - Build 1446

Fixes:

  • When using GPU rendering, the displayed mouse clicks use the proper settings. (Left clicks appeared as right-clicks.)
  • Addresses a crash on macOS Sierra.

Version 2.7.17September 13, 2016 - Build 1444

New:

  • Added a workaround for limitations in OS X to support drawing Retina-sized cursors in Retina recordings.

Version 2.7.16June 22, 2016 - Build 1437

Fixes:

  • Addresses a rare performance and stabilitity issue introduced in version 2.7.15.

Version 2.7.15June 14, 2016 - Build 1434

New:

  • Added an off-by-default option to use GPU-based rendering when Metal is available. (Mid 2012 or newer Macs running OS X 10.11 or later.) This can speed up exports and significantly reduce CPU usage. For example, on higher end hardware, exports can be 20-30% faster, and reduce overall CPU usage by 50%. On lower end hardware, exports can be as much as twice as fast with the same or less CPU usage. Results will vary depending on the recording being exported, export settings, and your Mac'shardware. To turn this feature on, see "Prefer using graphics card for rendering" in Preferences -> Other.
  • Export time has been reduced when scaling down to smaller dimensions.

Fixes:

  • Made a change to the exporting which enables it to recover from rare circumstances where keyboard / mouse events stopped displaying.
  • Fixes an issue on OS X 10.6

Version 2.7.14May 9, 2016 - Build 1428

New:

  • Added an on-by-default option to do accurate color correction of recordings. This applies to OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later.
  • On OS X 10.11 and later, the time needed to export a recording with adjusted "Brightness" is reduced.

Fixes:

  • Made a change to the exporting which enables it to recover from rare circumstances where keyboard / mouse events stopped displaying.
  • Fixes an issue on OS X 10.6

Version 2.7.13April 27, 2016 - Build 1424

Changes:

  • Added a (currently experimental) option to use the graphics card for export rendering, significantly reducing the time to export a recording in some scenarios. You can turn this on in Screenflick's preferences.
  • The preferences view's layout has changed to organize the settings better.

Fixes:

  • Fixes a scaling bug in the YouTube exporter, where videos wider than the dimensions setting (ex: 1400x720 scaled down to 1280x720) would have an incorrect value for the vertical height.
  • On OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the choices for how to handle existing movies are shown in the file panel when selecting a new movies folder in preferences.
  • Fixes an issue on OS X 10.6

Version 2.7.12April 19, 2016 - Build 1422

Fixes:

  • Miscellaneous tweaks for stability improvements.

Version 2.7.11April 13, 2016 - Build 1421

New:

  • Added new "Limit to 1080p/720p" options to the "Scale" recording setting popup. The purpose of these is to be able to automatically scale any recording area (full screen or not) down to 1080p or 720p, if the exported recordings only need to be that size or smaller as well. So instead of recording (for example) full screen 2560x1440, and only ever exporting to 1080p, you can set the recording scale limit to 1080p, and Screenflick will actually record at 1080p, saving about 45% of the effort/time/resources needed to record. This means better capture performance and smaller recording sizes.

Fixes:

  • Miscellaneous tweaks for stability improvements.

Version 2.7.10March 28, 2016 - Build 1420

New:

  • Added the ability to adjust the audio balance between the system audio and microphone audio.
  • Added a new "action menu" button in the Export view, at the bottom right of the movie preview, replacing the previous "Trim" button. The action menu provides access to trimming, brightness, and audio balance.
  • The YouTube exporter now has the option to export at 60 fps.

Fixes:

  • Miscellaneous tweaks for stability improvements.

Version 2.7.9March 16, 2016 - Build 1416

Fixes:

  • Miscellaneous tweaks for stability improvements.

Version 2.7.8March 3, 2016 - Build 1415

New:

  • Adds "Ask a Question" and "Send Feedback" to the help menu

Fixes:

  • Improves video camera dimensions and frame rate configuration when recording.
  • When recording from a video camera, prevents the recording from stopping due to seemingly random video camera configuration changes.
  • Fixes an issue where trimming a recording and then trying to play it might not include the video camera in the recording's' preview.
  • Fixes an issue where trimming a recording might not work.

Version 2.7.7February 22, 2016 - Build 1411

New:

  • Added the "Release Notes" window available in the "About" view.
  • Checks for exported H.264 dimensions which are too large and explains that, rather than let a confusing internal error bubble up from OS X.

Fixes:

  • Changing mouse/keyboard/emblem/camera options will immediately cause the preview to show those changes, even when the preview is already playing.
  • Improvements to error recovery when reading from the recording file.
  • Handles and better avoids internal OS X errors when playing the audio for a recording's preview. Previously these OS X bugs would cause Screenflick to crash.
  • Fixes the "Don't show this again" checkbox in the warning about recording a video camera but no audio.
  • Clearer error messages if there's an issue with exporting.

Version 2.7.6February 12, 2016 - Build 1406

New:

  • Added a preference for "Always show audio channel mapping" which can be useful for mono-mics plugged into a single channel of a two channel audio interface device.
  • The Screenflick "global" status menu shows recording duration and size if it's not shown in the menu bar itself (as set in preferences).
  • GIF exporting is enabled in all OS X versions. (Previously 10.9+ only.)

Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue with transparency in GIF exporting when the recording's color strategy had less than 256 colors.
  • Better error handling and error messages if the disk runs out of space while recording.
  • Clearer error messages if there's an issue with camera recording.
  • Clearer error messages if there's an issue with legacy format audio exporting (eg "Other" in the export panel)

Version 2.7.5January 23, 2016 - Build 1402

New:

  • In the Presets popup in the screen selection view (just after starting a recording) "Command-F" is shown as a keyboard shortcut for "Fullscreen". The shortcut has always worked, but now it's shown.
  • Movie info in the Export view now shows whether the selected recording has audio or not.
  • Added a quick "tour" of Screenflick for first time users, on Yosemite and later. This can also be seen by selecting "Quick Overview" from the Help menu.
  • Added the ability to surpress the warning when no audio is set to be recorded along with the video camera.
  • All error messages should now have an "Email Support" button.
  • The Export view now displays recording which are "damaged" and allows user to repair them.

Fixes:

  • Fixes problems caused when exporting a time-lapsed / sped-up recording which could lead to a crash.
  • Several important improvements for error reporting and stability.
  • On Retina screens, the play button (and others) in the movie preview area are no longer double-sized or low resolution.
  • Fixes a crash on OS X 10.8 when viewing Preferences.
  • Plugs some small memory leaks.

Version 2.7.4October 25, 2015 - Build 1389

Changes:

  • Added new check for the Sonix Webcam QT component since it causes lots of crashes.
  • Fixes a crash in the exporter which could occur on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and earlier.

Version 2.7.3October 21, 2015 - Build 1388

Changes:

  • Bumped the quality sliders in the export panel, so that (for 1080p 30 fps) "Least" is 6 Mbps, linearly increases to "High" which is 24 mbps, and then "Best" dramatically ramps up to 50 Mbps. As before, the actual Mbps used scales depending on the video resolution and frame rate.
  • Adds crash reporting for the background exporter process.

Fixes:

  • Fixes non-pixel aligned cursor drawing causing a slightly blurry cursor
  • Crash reports on El Capitan aren't blocked by ATS

Version 2.7.2October 9, 2015 - Build 1387

Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue which could occur on OS X 10.9 and earlier when opening the export panel.

Version 2.7.1September 30, 2015 - Build 1386

Fixes:

  • Fixed a crash which could occur on OS X 10.9 and earlier when opening the export panel.

Version 2.7September 25, 2015 - Build 1384

New:

  • Screenflick is now 64-bit on OS X Yosemite and later.
  • Added remote control capability on OS X Yosemite and later. Control Screenflick from another Mac or (soon) iOS device. See http://www.araelium.com/screenflick/remote for more information.
  • The "QuickTime" and "Flash" tabs in the movie export now use the modern H.264 encoder on OS X Yosemite.
  • Includes a new version of Soundflower, version 1.6.7 which is code-signed to support OS X El Capitan. When upgrading OS X to El Capitan, the new version of Soundflower will need to be installed.

Change:

  • Exporting using the legacy QuickTime Components (eg "Other" in the export panel) is supported in 64-bit versions of Screenflick by the use of helper application "QT Settings". The process should be fairly seamless. Please send feedback on any issues.

Fixes:

  • Fixes audio preview playback not working on 10.9 and earlier. Broken in a recent version.
  • Still working on nailing down video camera recording frame rate issues for some users.

Screenflick (com.araeliumgroup.screenflick) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Screenflick 1454. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Screenflick 1368.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/Screenflick.app

Minimum OS version: 10.6