Saving Recording Configuration and Record Time Switching

Suggestions for the workflow for screen recording configurations and in particular the partial screen recording workflow. 

1. The short cut key should remember that last recording was a partial screen recording. Now the workflow requires cumbersome steps of going into the partial screen dialogs. Think about reshoots or shooting small segments would require that.

2. The recording should allow saving the configurations and naming them and prioritizing them. 

3. The short cut to start recording would have a setting to either just start based on the last configuration or always show a list of 3 or so saved configurations.

4. Better would have a hot key to show saved recording configurations and they could be switched as you are recording. 


Not to turn Screenflow into OBS Studio or the likes, but it has nice features like that with  scenes with captured windows and a fast ability to switch them on a click. If ScreenFlow had this screen recording would be way out there as a screen recording productivity tool reducing all the time line editing needs.

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  • Those are interesting idea. Please do fill out the form and make the feature request and we'll send you a case number so we can back to you if we have questions about your ideas.

    ScreenFlow Feature Request Form

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  • CraigS Form submitted. These are upgrades, anything that reduces timelime manipulation by handling during screen recording, I would definitely pay for.

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  • Lon Hosford Thanks for submitting. Hopefully we'll make upgrades worth your while of course.

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  • CraigS and of course I meant as opposed to the interim no charge upgrades. Paid updates have always been worth it and the loyalty deal offers endearing.

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  • Lon Hosford 👍

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  • What I am suggesting was not in the latest release.

    The Template feature does not meet this need either.  

    The idea is simple. A list of named recording configuration parameters to select on starting record.

    To take the screen recording configurations, add dimensions, give them a name and make it a choice when you select Configure or Record. You would see a list of named screen recording configurations you previously saved and the last one selected.

    1. Demo example

    2. Source code

    3. Some other name

    Each of these would have these parameters Audio From/None, Desktop name/none, IOS Device, Video From/None, Computer Audio. For Desktop add in the  x, y, height and width.

    The key items are  x, y, height and width.

    You could sequence this list as needed and they could apply to any screen flow document.

    You would have a button Save This Recording Configuration so if there are partial screen values they would captured automatically. Also a way to delete and edit. 

    The information is not stored with or tied to a ScreenFlow document or template but somewhere in the ScreenFlow software settings as simply a list of named recording configurations,

    This would make the workflow of recording a multiple recording configuration especially multiple partial screen areas much faster.

    If this helps: This in July 2018 evolved to a support ticket on your initiation 00590462 - Saving Recording Configurations and Record Time Switching. However I cannot figure out how to open that support ticket as the emails do not provide a clue or link. I think there was even a phone reach out where I went over this.

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  • Lon Hosford said:
    However I cannot figure out how to open that support ticket as the emails do not provide a clue or link. I think there was even a phone reach out where I went over this.

     If this is a continuation of the above request then you'd just use the Case # you already have and email support with any update to the request.

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  • CraigS Ok fired it away via email. 

    As I thought of this more, the idea could be called a Scene or Set or Stage as in movie making. They are simply named recording configuration data including x, y, width and height with a screen is in the configuration. 

    When starting to record you select one. If it was technically feasible, then if you pause you could change the selected one and resume recording.

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  • Lon Hosford Do follow up using the case number as you expand your thoughts on this. The developers like getting that kind of detail.

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  • CraigS Done with the concept of Scene|Set|Stage applied as a moniker for it! 

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  • Lon Hosford Thanks.

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