Apple Silicon / M1 Support
I bet one of the biggest pain points most of us have is slow export times. I've got a JUICED macbook pro and it's still painfully slow.
So - I know this is early (and please don't make me submit a feature request) - but are there plans to get Screenflow to work on the new apple silicon machines?
If so, could you shed light on how hard that would be for Screenflow? Since it's a native app, does it just compile over? Or is there significant work that needs to be done for it to work?
They have touted faster export, and I'd go out and buy a mac mini today if this meant I could speed up my exports.
Yes, we have been building with a developer's model and we'll be getting a release machine as soon as they're available (soon as long as they don't go out of stock).
Currently, ScreenFlow does not work under Rosetta 2 so it will not work on Apple Silicon so hold off buying to use with ScreenFlow.
We'll let people know as soon as we have a clear target release date.
After my mid-2014 mac slowed down to a snail for video work, I switched to pc and instantly regretted it (although adobe is solid on there). The pc alternatives to ScreenFlow are horrible (Yeah, I'm looking at you camtasia). I was waiting for the new mac mini with the M1 and ordered it right away. But now I discovered my favourite tool "Screenflow" doesn't work yet. :(
I am so excited to get back to using Screenflow. I will likely update my licence soon as I see you are working on a rebuild and testing, That makes me so happy to hear!
Should I upgrade my licence now or are you going to change the version and charge a new price?
yup i just bought one for more space and faster speed to get my videos out only to find that there are major issues using screenflow 6 - dont want to upgrade because now I Have come here I realise it doesnt matter what grade you have it aint working on this new applemac M1 which defeats the object of working on it. I cant use old computer because its so full that when I hit media to import the videos the videos dont show up. Now I am wondering why did i buy this applemac or should I Be sayign how come these software enthuisiasts are not ahead of the game
Cathi Hargaden said:
there are major issues using screenflow 6
ScreenFlow 6 is no longer supported. It was last officially supported on High Sierra.
Only ScreenFlow 9 will be Big Sur Apple Silicon compatible. When OS changes and especially when hardware changes by Apple, that requires new programming.
This is a general rule, not specific to our company or software.
Cathi Hargaden said:
I cant use old computer because its so full that when I hit media to import the videos the videos dont show up.
Delete software from the drive. Start with media files. System drives should always have at least 20% free space. Again this is not specific to us, it's a necessity for the OS and Applications to have temp space on the system drive. Never use the system drive to store media files long term.
Any update on this one ... it's worrying how slowly ScreenFlow are moving with this transition. I have a few licenses and this is impeding my businesses move to hardware which would otherwise offer a massive productivity improvement.
Is there a specific holdup? can we have a rough ETA? days, weeks, months?