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I LOVE ScreenFlow, but three issues are preventing me from leaving Premiere behind.

I absolutely love ScreenFlow's intuitiveness, I've recently recorded & edited an entire Video series with it for a company called PreSonus Audio Electronics. The only thing that was annoying is the fact that I could've been so much faster in getting this job done if I didn't have to switch between ScreenFlow and Premiere all the time. The three main reasons for that were:

1. No proper Video Filters to color-correct DSLR camera footage beyond the absolute basics.

2. (much more severe): HUGE color inaccuracies. Nothing that ScreenFlow exports looks quite like what was imported - No matter in which format you export (and I've tried them all...ProRes, h264, HEVC...). This makes white balancing etc. an absolute nightmare. 

3. Nesting is great...but why do nested clips have to have an independent timeline?! This would be such a great feature to quickly merge your task bar-hiding screenshot with your screen capture. But nesting becomes a crazy headache when you're doing this too early on in editing. As soon as you start splitting nested clips, you're screwed!

...my two cents. ScreenFlow is being so, so close to being a sensational platform. As soon as these features are implemented, I feel that it can truly become serious competition for the current industry standards (at least when it comes to content creation - movie making is another story).

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    • 2 yrs ago
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    Gregor Beyerle If QA can't reproduce the issue, they often need to communicate with the user to follow up on exact steps or specific equipment. Some issues may even involve third-party equipment or software that was only discovered in follow up. 

    Software such as this is heavily dependent on a lot of configuration aspects and QA doesn't have or know every possible variation.

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    • CraigS can you please at lease provide the inverse color correction settings we must apply in order to get exports to not all be sunburnt? What are the negative blues or reduced contrast, etc, that should be applied in order to make videos look as intended?
       

      Users have been reporting this issue since at least 2018 yet developers are still stating that have no expected date for a fix.

      As it stands, screenflow is bricked because it exports bright red.

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      John Beede It amount off may vary by the source from what I understand. You may need to use our Color filters and test. Sorry I wish I had a better answer.

       
       

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  • CraigS  Yeah, I know where the filters are. I'm asking for your help to tell me which settings to use based on the info you asked me to send to your developers and the photos you asked me to send to you in this thread. It's your software. You are the expert. I'm a consumer trying to export a video and need your help. Hence, the help forum. Please be specific with settings that will reverse the effect your software is creating.

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      • 2 yrs ago
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      John Beede The settings depend on the content as the offsets seem to vary. 

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  • Gregor Beyerle , 

    I have the same problems as you and instead of coming straight here, I entered with a ticket and there was a stubbornness about my problem that I ended up giving up being questioned as if I was crazy about my problem. I do not speak English and using a translator, I recently visited this forum and I have already seen a dozen complaints about it and always an immense reluctance from the support to SEE what is very clear, or red. There is a problem in the new versions that did not exist in the old ones, I have used Screenflow for more than 6 years and this color difference problem is recent, but it is a BIG PROBLEM.

    I hope to see the solution or at least the support to admit that the problem exists and that it is not a difference in viewing software or that we have to analyze ProRes to see that everything is the same.

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    • Elias Coutinho de Oliveira Gregor Beyerle  had the exact same experience and found it to be a waste of time at best, as no solutions were given and I had to fight to convince them that there was actually an issue

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    • Elias Coutinho de Oliveira The issue is identical in ScreenFlow 8 from what I can tell. ScreenFlow 9.0.5 has yet another color shift in h264 exports that I haven't seen previously, which is if anything even more red. But @CraigS has assured us multiple times here that they are aware of the problem now and actively working on it. That's all you can ask for.

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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Gregor Beyerle Yes we're aware of the problem. We have to look at input vs decode and display in the timeline vs export and see the impact at each stage.

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