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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OBS Studio

From simple streaming to bigger events, OBS has been able to handle all of it with full confidence from us. Have never questioned if it was going to be unreliable in a specific situation, even with minimal training. Software identified the external input source easily and had no issues setting that up (Blackmagic Mini Recorder), and great for pulling in separate audio from the computer input.
Travis Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

screenflow

When training others to use a software application, I find this is amazingly helpful to accomplish using screenflow. The application allows me to video what I am doing in the application while explaining it in details. There are other uses of course, one that I found was to capture myself talking through students' research papers/thesis and explain where changes need to be made. Of course, MS Word has the tracking changes option and a professor can go through sentence by sentence - the downfall of this is that students #1 - do not always understand what is being suggested as we all cut back on words when typed out versus spoken. #2 - students do not always read the added comments thoroughly. Viewers watch the video and listen to a voice quicker than reading remarks. The viewing and voice, in my opinion, are the greatest part of the end product provided to viewers. This tool can assist anyone's work that trains others...be it industry or educational fields.
Dr. C. Michael Sturgeon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

OBS Studio

  • Allows for custom backgrounds.
  • Scrolling and moving information.
  • Quick and efficient duplication of slides.
Charles Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

screenflow

  • Makes recorded screen captures quick and easy
  • Allows you to edit the videos that you recorded directly in the application
  • Allows you to export to MP3
  • The quality of the recordings is great
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OBS Studio

  • Overwhelming layout
  • Sometimes the program continues to screen record even when it has been stopped, saving way too many videos.
Mandy Henriksen | TrustRadius Reviewer

screenflow

  • The on-screen text options are limited and inferior to competitors
  • Transitions aren't as easy to use as they could be. They need to be modified in the preferences pane, which is strange.
  • Green screen settings can be fiddly; but this is really splitting hairs. It's hard to tell what's their fault and what's mine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OBS Studio

OBS Studio 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We've never needed to contact support. Not sure if they have it since it's an open-source program.
Steven Shulmister | TrustRadius Reviewer

screenflow

screenflow 8.6
Based on 2 answers
It works well and fits into my workflow. The tools are much easier and straightforward to work with. Other video editing tools like Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro are simply too complicated for this type of task.
Jeff Mendelson, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OBS Studio

OBS takes a lot more work to get started with than Google Hangouts, but you get a much more high quality output from it. It even works better with YouTube than Hangout, which is odd since it is also owned by Google. You can not set a poser image on a YouTube live stream when you use Hangouts, but you can with external programs like OBS. You can do so much with layout, like having two video sources on the screen at the same time, any style lower thirds; it is much more powerful.
Seth Paine | TrustRadius Reviewer

screenflow

Screenflow offers a clean interface and intuitive tools like I have not seen across other video editing products, often times because of the many complexities that are delivered with video editing software. I have used many many video editing tools in my past and this one seemed to be a perfect blend of simple must-have features, combined with a little taste of the advanced tools that you expect to see in higher-end products like Aftereffects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OBS Studio

  • Great ROI! Can't imagine using a different software
  • Enables us to provide client with multiple options for a streaming presentation
Travis Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

screenflow

  • This allows me to make a presentation once and then distribute it widely. This increases efficiency and effectiveness.
  • It allows me to demonstrate apps and concepts, not just talk about them. This allows clients to grasp concepts much more readily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OBS Studio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

screenflow

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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