ScreenFlow terms

Create Proxy Media

A feature to create lower resolution versions of media for faster editing.

What is creating proxy media in ScreenFlow?

Creating proxy media in ScreenFlow is a process that involves generating lower-resolution versions of your original video files. This is particularly useful when you're working with high-resolution or large video files that can slow down your editing process due to their size. By creating proxy media, you can speed up your workflow as ScreenFlow will use these smaller, less resource-intensive files during the editing process.

However, it's important to note that while you're editing with proxy media, the final exported video will still be based on the original high-resolution files. This ensures that your final product maintains the highest quality possible. The proxy media simply serves to make the editing process smoother and more efficient.

How to create proxy media in ScreenFlow?

Creating proxy media in ScreenFlow is a straightforward process. First, you need to import your media into ScreenFlow. To do this, click on "Add Media" and select the files you want to import. Once your media is imported, you can create proxy media.

To create proxy media, go to the media library and right-click on the media you want to create a proxy for. From the drop-down menu, select "Create Proxy". ScreenFlow will then create a lower resolution version of your media, which will make editing smoother. Remember, proxy media is only for editing purposes. When you export your project, ScreenFlow will use the original high-resolution media.

Why should I create proxy media in ScreenFlow?

Creating proxy media in ScreenFlow can significantly enhance your video editing process. Proxy media are low-resolution copies of your original high-resolution videos. They are smaller in size, which makes them easier and faster to edit, especially on less powerful computers. This can be particularly beneficial if you're working with 4K or higher resolution footage, which can be very demanding on your system resources.

Moreover, using proxy media can help prevent your system from slowing down or crashing due to the heavy load of high-resolution files. Once you finish editing using the proxy media, ScreenFlow will automatically reconnect the original high-resolution files during the final export. This ensures that your final output is of the highest quality. Therefore, creating proxy media in ScreenFlow can make your editing process more efficient and less taxing on your computer.

What are the steps to create proxy media in ScreenFlow?

Creating proxy media in ScreenFlow involves a few steps. First, you need to open the ScreenFlow application and select the media you want to create a proxy for. This can be done by clicking on the media in the media library and then clicking on the "Create Proxy" button. This will open a new window where you can select the quality of the proxy media.

Once you have selected the quality, click on the "Create" button. ScreenFlow will then start creating the proxy media. This process may take some time depending on the size of the original media. Once the proxy media is created, it will appear in the media library with a "P" icon next to it, indicating that it is a proxy. You can then use this proxy media in your project, which will make editing smoother and faster.

Remember, proxy media is a lower resolution version of your original media, so it's important to switch back to your original media before exporting your final project. This can be done by selecting the proxy media in the media library and clicking on the "Revert to Original" button.

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