It's easy! To record Skype calls with Screenflick, you simply need to change the "Speakers" setting in Skype's Audio/Video preferences to "Same as System" or "Soundflower (2ch)" so the audio is recorded.
It's darker because the game alters the physical display's gamma curves. You just need to change the brightness in Screenflick before exporting.
This is OS X's DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection at work. If you're recording a clip from a DVD using the Apple DVD Player application, you can use an application called "VLC" as a work around.
When you start a recording with system audio turned on, Screenflick switches the system-wide default audio output device to the "Soundflower" virtual audio device, which Screenflick then uses as an input to record audio from. Some programs unfortunately will play all audio over a specific output device determined when the application launched rather than always using the current system setting which can lead to problems like this.
What needs to happen is the program playing audio needs to decide that it should play that audio to the Soundflower device, rather than your speakers. There are two ways this can happen.
Because you told them to! If you've selected the MPEG4 format from the popup in the "Other" tab in the exporter sheet, you should also click on the "Choose" button on the right to set the compression quality settings. In the MPEG-4 Export Settings panel displayed after clicking on "Choose", select H.264 from the "Video Format" popup, and use a data rate of at least 1500 kbits to have any hope of reasonable quality. Large resolution movies will require a much higher data rate. See the "Video and Audio Export Settings Tips" topic in the documentation available through the Help menu inside of the Screenflick application for more info.
The file size of the resulting movies is completely dependent on the video compression settings you choose for the export. Screenflick assumes you have some knowledge of them because there are a lot of choices and trade offs for various applications, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, for a one-size-fits-most guideline, you can stick to using QuickTime exporter, selecting H.264 video compression, 96kbps AAC for audio compression, and use the "Quality" slider to determine the movie quality and thus, movie size.
There are three key factors to improving recording performance in Screenflick.
When recording video games or other programs with high performance OpenGL graphics, make sure the game has V-Sync turned on. With V-Sync off, the frame rate of the game can go above the maximum of the display (and the chosen recording FPS in Screenflick) which can steal precious GPU processing power away from Screenflick.
The movie preview in the export view of Screenflick is a rough preview, and can play back at a lower frame rate than the actual recording. For a true representation of the speed/smoothness of the recording, export it and watch it in QuickTime player.
Sure. Although 1.6 is no longer under development or supported, if you need Screenflick 1.6 to run on Tiger (10.4) or Leopard (10.5), you can download Screenflick 1.6 here. Try it out and make sure it does what you need it to do. To purchase a license for it, go ahead and buy Screenflick 2 and then email us to retrieve your license for 1.6. This way you'll have a license for 2.x as well, which you can use when you do eventually move to 10.6 or later.
Screenflick 2 can't export videos created with version 1.6. If you have some old movies recorded with 1.6, you'll need to keep a copy of it around to export and then delete them when you're done with them. If you've deleted 1.6 already you can grab it again below.