My Favorite Way to Record Webinars on a Mac for Stealth Seminar: ScreenFlow

Your first step to automated webinar success is your webinar. I have used every recording software available and being on Mac, this is my #1 favorite. I love it because it’s really easy to use. I’m not a technical person and having something easy to use is key for me. In addition, it is fast, affordable and makes it fun to record with.

(If you are on a PC, I recommend Camtasia). 

What is ScreenFlow and How Does it Work?

If you are on a Mac, Screenflow has everything you need to record and edit your videos, which in our case will become our webinar(s). It also allows you to record both your computer desktop as well as your face if you would like to do so. That way you can have the choice of showing your face or not. ScreenFlow is pretty easy to record with. It is also pretty easy to edit with. It’s the most intuitive recording and editing software I have found.

How To Get Started with ScreenFlow 

  1. Download ScreenFlow: The easiest way to get your hands on ScreenFlow is to download it directly from the Telestream website. You can also find it on the Apple store.

*Our recommendation? Download it from the Telestream website as this will allow you to take advantage of the free trial to see how you like it and to see if ScreenFlow is right for you. You can also watch several tutorial videos that expertly walk you through every step of the ScreenFlow process.

  1. Watch the QuickStart Video. I get it — no matter how intuitive, software can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to it. The good news is ScreenFlow is easy to get started with, and even easier if you watch the short QuickStart video.
  2. Review Tutorials. Another benefit of using ScreenFlow is the wealth of support and resources available. There are a number of tutorials and videos, all designed to help you get up and running with ScreenFlow.

How to Use ScreenFlow

Now that you’ve downloaded ScreenFlow and you are up and running, here are some steps on how to use it:

Step 1: Create a New Video. You can record a new video or you can import existing video and audio clips as well as photos. By simply using the import feature, you can easily select the files that you need to create or edit your first video.

Step 2: Edit. With ScreenFlow you can edit your new video or an existing. Simply drag the file you want to edit onto the Timeline feature; trim, split, crop and edit as needed; and add or move photos.

Step 3: Export. Once you have finished creating or editing your video, you can easily export to the file format of your choice. In the example shown here, I’m exporting a video in MP4 format. You can also select the desired resolution. Although higher-resolution files will be larger, they ensure the highest quality, which is important for creating webinars.

What I Like Best about ScreenFlow

ScreenFlow is by far the most user-friendly video editing application I have ever used. In addition, the video tutorials take all the guesswork out of the process for first-time webinar creators.

Who Should Use ScreenFlow? 

All in all, ScreenFlow is my favorite tool for video editing. It is a great tool for first-time video creators as well as intermediate to advanced users. If you want to create webinars, I highly recommend giving ScreenFlow a try. There is simply no faster or more affordable and user-friendly way to record your webinar than Screenflow.

Visit ScreenFlow to download a free trial and check it out. Let me know how you like it.