ScreenFlow is great at capturing what’s going on on-screen. But what if you want to add a video of your talking head, or stream in other video for your screencasts? What kind of camera should you use to capture your video?
The easiest answer, which many of you undoubtedly know, is the built in webcam or iSight camera on your Mac. But for those looking for a second input or an external webcam, what should you look for?
In general, ScreenFlow works with most standard definition cameras that have a live video firewire or USB output. ScreenFlow does not currently support HDV devices, however most HDV cameras have a DV mode which does work with ScreenFlow.
There’s been a lot of discussion about webcams and camcorders in the past year on our Forum. I’ve compiled links to some of the most relevant posts here:
- Best web cams to use with ScreenFlow
- Kodak Zi8 and ScreenFlow
- aGent v5 webcam
- Camera recommendations for live video input
- Best cameras for streaming input
If you use an external camera: What do you use, and why do you like it? Please post your comments here and we’ll compile the answers as a resource for new ScreenFlow users.