Newbie, trying to transfer videos...

Hi all,

Please forgive my newbie questions. I am using Screenflow 5.0.2 to record some tutorials and am having trouble finding how I save those recordings to disks so they can be viewed on televisions, using DVD players. I have a few clients who don't have computers.
I also recorded a dog show, using my Sony camcorder, and am wondering if I can use Screenflow to transfer that video to DVDs to be viewed either on computers or televisions? I have the recording edited, but don't know how to get it transferred.
I am using Mac Mavericks, one monitor (for the computer tutorials), and my poor, confused brain!
Unfortunately, when I was using Screenflow in college, we had issues transferring then, too, and I don't recall how we fixed those issues. 
I hope somebody can help me! My clients are waiting.

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  • ScreenFlow doesn't encode to DVD-Video Disc directly. You would need to export and then use Apple's iDVD if you have it (it's discontinued but you might still have it if you're on Mavericks).

    Do your clients have Smartphones or Tablets?
    You can encode a file they can view on that.

    You should update to 5.0.7 as there were some issues that were fixed after 5.0.2.
    On This Page click on Previous Versions on the top and select 5.0.7

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  • Ah! I think I had forgotten that from when we had issues in college. Thank you! I'll have to see if I can install iDVD from Mountain Lion disk. Otherwise, what would you recommend for doing it? I need something easy to understand!

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  • Candee Schamber Roxio Toast would be easy to use to encode for DVD Video.

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  • CraigS Thanks! I'll look into that. I really appreciate your quick and easy replies!

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  • Candee Schamber You're welcome of course.

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  • CraigS 
    Thanks for recommending Roxio Toast. Turns out that my husband had an older, unopened(!!!) version of it, and it worked to burn to DVD. I still can't view them through my DVD player, though, to watch on the TV. Not sure what format I need for that.

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  • Candee Schamber You have to make sure you're making a DVD Video disc and not a data disc. And there's always potential compatibility issues even with that. Some discs may play in some players but not others. There's DVD+r discs and DVD-r. There's the issue with write speeds (slower tends to be more compatible). Some players don't like some brands of DVDs. This is one reason why, outside of commercial replication, DVDs are in decline. It's much easier to use file players which play the files directing from a drive or from an online or user library source (Roku, AppleTV, etc).

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