ScreenFlow 8 - Font rendering issues...
I've been using ScreenFlow since V2. (Currently 8.2.3) In the last 2 versions (7 and 8) I've been having consistent font rendering issues, currently creating open captions using Arial Narrow and using the same font, format, size and settings for years on a client video series. Lately when rendering, it's like each character of the font is incorrectly rendered. It displays perfectly in ScreenFlow and used to render perfectly as well. Any insight as to what has changed with how fonts are dealt with? Image attached showing the appearance of type in SF Interface, current render, and former render. The spacing difference is that in order to try and resolve the issue, I was messing with kerning to no avail. (That's why the old render appears wider, but the kerning makes NO difference in the render issue...) any help would be appreciated. I'm having this issue on about 80 videos at the moment, that I will need to fix and re-render.
I'm hoping the image I upload doesn't get too much additional compression and can be viewed at 100%.
Thanks for any insight and suggestions... I'm on Mac 10.14.6, but this has been a problem since prior to Mojave and is STILL a problem on my machines that are running the Catalina beta as well. I'm flummoxed.
Mike BW said:
I can see when I open that project and select that text layer for the first time it does indeed say Helvetica in the Text Inspector, but then if I deselect the layer and then immediately select it again, now the font is shown as being Helvetica Neue in the Text Inspector. Can you confirm that on your end?
Yes exact same behavior for me.
Truly odd. I'm going to write this up.
Mike BW said:
I can see when I open that project and select that text layer for the first time it does indeed say Helvetica in the Text Inspector, but then if I deselect the layer and then immediately select it again, now the font is shown as being Helvetica Neue in the Text Inspector.
On further testing it looks like it's just showing ScreenFlow's default.
If you selet Text Action FIRST and then select the text box it will show Helvetica Neu.
In other words ScreenFlow shows the default when initially going to the Text Action and then will show the correct font when the text box is selected.
I'm having the same problem with the font not rendering properly, and will be grateful if a solution can be found. It's a shame when Screenflow is so good and easy to use that exporting loses something of the quality. Kerning does help, but not completely.
I'm using Screenflow 10.0.6 on an iMac Retina, MacOS Monterey 12.6
Thanks for any help.