Create your own tutorials
Use the screen-capture software ScreenFlow 5 to record video tutorials
There’s an old adage that goes, “Show, don’t tell”. And indeed sometimes you’ll be trying to tell a person how to do something on a Mac, and it’s easier to just show them how it works.
This is where screen recording software jumps in. Using the right app you can record exactly what is on your desktop, along with your own narration. This video can be uploaded to YouTube, or sent directly to somebody to show them what you’re talking about.
The ability to create quick video demonstrations is a tremendous asset. Creating screencasts and vlogging (creating video blogs) are also popular pastimes, and it can be immensely rewarding to share the things you learn with other users. It’s possible to record your Mac screen using QuickTime Player, but if you get into screen recording then consider a professional program such as ScreenFlow 5.
This app enables you to record both your Mac’s desktop and an iPhone or iPad screen at the same time, along with your own face, via the FaceTime HD camera. Once you have recorded the video you can edit it directly inside ScreenFlow 5, adding callouts, annotations and text to explain in depth what is happening on the screen.
The great thing about ScreenFlow 5 is that all the items are recorded separately, and you can edit them independently to focus on exactly the features you want to demonstrate.
In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at recording a demonstration of image editing in the Preview app, and use ScreenFlow 5 to edit and narrate our video before sharing it on YouTube. Lou Hattersley
ScreenFlow 5 can help create screen recordings with highlighted callouts, keyboard presses and annotations.