BB FlashBack

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BB FlashBack
Developer(s) Blueberry Software
Stable release[1] / 18 December 2014; 2 years ago (2014-12-18)[1]
Development status Active
Platform Microsoft Windows
Type Screencasting software
License Proprietary software
Standard edition: Commercial
Express edition: Freeware

BB FlashBack is a Windows-based screen recording program, distributed by Blueberry Software. Recently, it was renamed as simply 'FlashBack' [2][3][4] It allows the user to add text effects, cut and paste movie footage and edit mouse movements. Screen recordings can be exported to Flash, AVI, WMV, PPT or EXE formats. A PowerPoint plug-in is also deployed with the program’s installer. A freeware version of this program was released in April 2009.[5]

The development company that makes the program began in 1997 as “Blueberry Consultants”, a bespoke software development company producing tailor-made software projects. In summer 2003, Blueberry Software was created and released the first version of BB FlashBack.

In October 2014, Blueberry Software launched BB FlashBack 5, which adds the ability to record a video once and release it in multiple languages; a magnifier effect to enlarge parts of the movie; password protection for recordings; and a new user interface, and easier sharing via integration with a new dedicated online video sharing website – FlashBack Connect.

New features in BB FlashBack 5 are:

  1. Features to enable localization of movies.
  2. Magnifier effect to enlarge parts of the movie.
  3. Password protection for recordings you want to keep secure.
  4. Dedicated online video sharing website – FlashBack Connect, with customization options for marketing/branding movie pages.
  5. New Graphical User Interface.
  6. Team License option to eliminate the need to buy multiple licenses in an organization.

Other features include:

  1. Fade Transitions: For adding transition effects to join clips when creating your movie.
  2. Gallery: A gallery of in-movie objects like textboxes, images, highlights etc.
  3. Blur Tool: For blurring out sensitive details in a movie.
  4. Notes to Textboxes: Converts notes made during recording into movie textboxes.
  5. Export to GIF Format: For easy embedding into Web pages.
  6. Arrow tool: The Arrow tool can create a number of arrow styles by selecting from a combination of key properties.
  7. Watermarks: For adding branding to the movie.
  8. Start and End Titles: For adding start and end titles to a movie.
  9. Insert video files: For adding a video file to add interest or clarify a point.
  10. Invisible Keystrokes: Displays invisible keystrokes such as function keys, so that the viewer can see exactly what a user did during recording.
  11. Scheduled Recording: For recording webinars and other online events.
  12. Text Formatting: Controls text formatting in text boxes.
  13. Export To Apple Devices: Exports movies in a format compatible with Apple devices.
  14. Precision Sound Editing: Inbuilt sound editing, with tracks shown as waveforms.
  15. Webcam and Picture-in-Picture Video: For creating “talking head” presentations and picture-in-picture video.
  16. Pause Objects: Create pauses in the movie by adding pause objects rather than by inserting frames.
  17. Recording wizard: A step-by-step guide for beginners.
  18. Highlight tool: Used to draw viewer’s attention to key sections of the screen.
  19. Mouse movement correction: To re-record mouse actions into smooth, ‘straight-line’, flowing movements.
  20. Highlight tool: Used to draw viewer’s attention to key sections of the screen.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "BB FlashBack / Download". Blueberry Software. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 28 Mar 2014. 
  2. ^ "BB Flashback review". Bitwise Magazine. Archived from the original on 6 February 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "BB FlashBack review". IT Reviews. Archived from the original on 2 November 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "ScreenCams: Screen Recorders for Windows". Archived from the original on 17 February 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "BB FlashBack". Blueberry Software. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 

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