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5 Tips for Great Homemade Voice Overs

January 29, 2015 in Product, Production, ScreenFlow, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

Voice OverAt some point during your video-making career, you will need to record your own voice over. It’s inevitable. With the high price associated with outsourcing your vocal talent, mixed with the unavoidable “artistic differences” between you and the talent, it may actually be a better idea to keep things in house.

Getting started is a daunting prospect, but once you get the hang of it, recording your own voice over is actually quite fun! There are many things to remember, but these tips should help get you started! Read the rest of this entry →

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Who What Why & How: Recording your iOS Device

January 22, 2015 in News, Product, Product, ScreenFlow, ScreenFlow, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

iPadWho What Why & How: Recording your iOS Device

Back in November we released ScreenFlow 5, which included lots of cool new features and refinements, including the ability to record your iOS device right in ScreenFlow.  Once the recording is done, you can use ScreenFlow’s editor to add some eye-catching details, like animated text or Touch Callouts (finger gestures).

Who needs this?

Our initial vision saw app developers being the primary audience for this feature.  Since release, we’re happy to see it’s relevant to a much larger audience. Last November, we were at the MacTech conference and had the opportunity to demo the capability to MacTech’s sophisticated audience.  The MacTech community was very excited to get their hands on the software so they could use this capability in their trainings & tutorials.  In addition. Read the rest of this entry →

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#FlipYourSchool – Telestream at FETC

January 13, 2015 in Company, Industry, News, Product, ScreenFlow, Wirecast by Lucas Bischofberger

Are you looking for new ideas? New methods? New approaches to get the most for your school—and student achievement—out of emerging technologies? Get answers to your questions from education and technology leaders with hard-earned experience and expertise at FETC 2015!

FETC is just around the corner, and we are excited to see you there! Join us, and thousands of teachers, at the Florida Education and Technology Conference January 20th through the 23rd, and see what the world of technology is bringing to the classroom!

We will be there with demo stations for both ScreenFlow 5 and Wirecast 6, tools that lend themselves perfectly to the classroom environment, and we will be hosting quite the giveaway! Stop by our booth, #167, and find our Selfie Poster, take a picture of yourself and upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #FlipYourSchool.  You could win 25 copies of ScreenFlow and Wirecast to not just flip your class, but to flip your whole school! Read the rest of this entry →

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How Does Compression Work?

January 5, 2015 in Industry, News, Production, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger


Another installment on compression from Telestream’s Paul Turner. Click here to read his previous article on “Why Compression Matters.”

Clarifying Compression

In my previous blog, I explained how pervasive compression is in our day to day lives. In a nutshell, it’s used everywhere there is information to be shared – written, spoken, viewed. So the next question is “how do you compress information?”

The idea of compression has been around for many, many years. In all cases, it involves finding redundant information in the data and removing it, and then – potentially – removing as much real information as you can while still leaving the information as intelligible. Now that’s a pretty scientific sentence, so I’ll give you some examples to make it clearer (by the way, the 2 techniques directly refer to “lossless” compression and “lossy” compression respectively). Read the rest of this entry →

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Night of Giving at Hospitality House: Live with Wirecast!

December 19, 2014 in Company, News, Product, Wirecast by Lucas Bischofberger

Hospitality HouseA Benefit for Hospitality House

Back in August, and a few times since then, we sent a few volunteers from Telestream to our local homeless shelter to help implement a live streaming setup for Hospitality House‘s live benefit shows. With a donated copy of Wirecast Pro and multiple helpful volunteers, the wonderful people at Utah’s place, named after the late, local philanthropist and musician Utah Phillips, have prepared a wonderful night of music and fundraising here in our hometown of Nevada City, California! They will be using Wirecast to stream two different stages, and will even be using the new Wirecast Cam iPhone app!!  Follow the stream here starting at 4:45 PM PST December 20th on Ustream!

For the ninth consecutive year, Mikail Graham will present an evening of top local talent to benefit Hospitality House. A Night of Giving, a holiday party for the entire hometown community, will return to its home venue at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City on Saturday, Dec. 20. The event runs from 4:00 to 10:00 on two stages at the Foundry. Read the rest of this entry →

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Why Compression Matters

December 11, 2014 in Industry, News, Production, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

ompressionAnother great post from VP of Enterprise Product management. Thanks Paul!

What is Compression?

It’s hard to absorb how many ways data compression comes into your life today. For anyone involved in the media industry, the terms “compressed video” and “compressed audio” are thrown around like spaghetti. But what is compression actually? Why is it so pervasive? Let’s start with the basics.

First of all, I should point out that the idea of compression is by no means new – it’s been around since the earliest days of electronic communications. The reasons for it then are as valid as they are now. Today, we talk about digital compression; then it was analog compression. No matter: the needs and basic techniques remain the same. Read the rest of this entry →

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The Mystery of Bit Rates – Paul Turner

November 26, 2014 in Industry, News, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

Bit RateTelestream’s VP of Enterprise Product Management, Paul Turner, is back for a investigation into the most used bit rate encoding methods. They can get a bit tricky!

CBR, VBR and ABR – what do they mean?

Within the media industry, we often hear discussion of the bit rate of a file. There are several ways to encode (and therefore describe) the bit rate of a file, the most common being CBR, VBR and ABR. Their meaning and uses are quite different, though. In this post we’ll cover what each of the acronyms actually means, where that type of encoding is most advantageous, and what the relative disadvantages of each type of encoding are. Read the rest of this entry →

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Recording your iOS Device in ScreenFlow 5

November 11, 2014 in News, Product, Product, ScreenFlow, ScreenFlow, Tips and Tricks by Lucas Bischofberger

iOS DevicesiOS Devices in ScreenFlow

One of the best new features in ScreenFlow 5 is the ability to record straight from your iOS device! No more complicated workflows and additional programs are needed! Take a look at this quick tutorial and video of how to get started recording your iOS device in ScreenFlow.

Before You Start

In order to record your iOS device in ScreenFlow, there are a few things you need before you start.

1. Screenflow 5, which you can find on our website.

2. Your Mac operating system must be OSX Yosemite v10.10 or later, which you can download from Mac App Store.

3. iOS 8 or later must be installed on you iPhone, iPad or iPod (older versions with the 30 pin connector port will not be supported). Read the rest of this entry →

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ScreenFlow 5 is Here!

November 4, 2014 in Company, News, Product, ScreenFlow by Lucas Bischofberger

ScreenFlow 5 is here! This feature packed release is a paid upgrade from past versions. Learn more here!

More options for recording everything

ScreenFlow 5

iOS recording

Your iPhone and iPad screens can now be recorded right into ScreenFlow, just like your iSight camera. Create stunning App previews—with touch callouts that mimic finger gestures.

Recording Preview

Quickly confirm you’re in shot and you’ve got the right angle. Recording Preview shows you what’s being recorded along with elapsed recording time.

Native support for MPEG Transport Stream/AVCHD file format

Bring your higher-end Sony, Panasonic and other HD camcorder files directly into ScreenFlow with no conversion necessary. Read the rest of this entry →

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Wirecast 6 is Here!

November 4, 2014 in Company, News, Product, Wirecast by Lucas Bischofberger

Wirecast 6 is here! This feature packed release is a paid upgrade from past versions. Learn more here!

Add more powerful production capabilitiesWirecast 6


Queue a list of multiple videos, images, audio or live shots to play successively. This is great for adding commercial breaks, for streaming archived content during off hours, or it can even be used to rotate live camera views. Automate your broadcast workflow between media and live shots. A separate playlist window lets you easily create playlists and see what’s scheduled. Drag-and-drop new content, trim and edit recorded video, and set what happens upon completion of the playlist – return to your last live shot, loop content, hold last shot, or display current preview window. Read the rest of this entry →

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