ScreenFlow terms


Text representations of spoken dialogue and sounds.

What is a caption in ScreenFlow?

A caption in ScreenFlow is a text feature that allows users to add written descriptions or transcriptions of the audio or video content on the screen. This feature is particularly useful for making content more accessible to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. It can also be beneficial for viewers who prefer to read along with the audio or who may not be able to listen to the audio due to their current environment.

In ScreenFlow, captions can be added manually or imported from a file. The software supports different caption formats such as SRT and SCC. Users can customize the appearance of the captions, including the font, size, color, and position. Additionally, ScreenFlow allows users to export their videos with embedded captions, making it easier to share accessible content.

How to add captions in ScreenFlow?

Adding captions in ScreenFlow is a straightforward process. First, you need to open your project in ScreenFlow and navigate to the timeline where you want to add your captions. Then, click on the "Add new caption" button, which is usually represented by a "+" icon. This will open a new window where you can type in your caption.

You can adjust the timing of the caption by dragging the edges of the caption box in the timeline. To edit the text of the caption, simply click on the caption box and start typing. Once you're done, click outside the box to save your changes. Remember to save your project regularly to avoid losing any changes. You can also import captions if you have them in a supported format.

How to edit captions in ScreenFlow?

To edit captions in ScreenFlow, you first need to open the project you want to work on. Once your project is open, navigate to the top menu and click on "View", then select "Show Captions". This will open the captions editor panel at the bottom of the ScreenFlow interface.

In the captions editor panel, you will see a timeline with your video's audio waveform and any existing captions. To edit a caption, simply click on the caption box in the timeline and make your changes. You can also adjust the timing of the captions by clicking and dragging the edges of the caption boxes. Once you're done editing, remember to save your changes.

How to export captions in ScreenFlow?

To export captions in ScreenFlow, you first need to ensure that you have added captions to your project. Once you have done this, you can proceed to the export process. Go to the top menu and click on "File", then select "Export". In the export settings window that appears, ensure that you have selected the "Web - High" preset. This preset is designed to include captions in the exported file.

Next, click on the "Customize" button to open the advanced settings. Here, you should see a "Captions" tab. Click on this tab and ensure that the "Burn Captions into Video" option is selected. This will ensure that your captions are included in the exported video. Once you have done this, click "OK" to close the advanced settings, then click "Export" to begin the export process. Your video will be exported with the captions included.

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