ScreenFlow terms

Delete Project Renders

A command to delete render files associated with a project to save storage space.

What is deleting project renders in ScreenFlow?

Deleting project renders in ScreenFlow refers to the process of removing rendered versions of your projects from the ScreenFlow software. ScreenFlow is a popular video editing and screen recording software for Mac. When you finish editing a project, the software renders, or processes, the project into a final video file. This rendered file can take up a significant amount of storage space on your computer.

If you find that you're running low on storage, or if you simply no longer need the rendered version of a particular project, you can delete it. This will not delete the original project files, so you can still go back and make changes if needed. However, you will need to re-render the project if you want to create a new final video file. It's a good way to manage your storage space effectively, especially if you're working with multiple large projects.

How to delete project renders in ScreenFlow?

To delete project renders in ScreenFlow, you first need to locate the project you want to delete. Open ScreenFlow and go to the "File" menu in the top left corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select "Open Recent" and then choose the project you want to delete.

Once the project is open, go to the "File" menu again and select "Delete Generated Media". A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm your decision. Click "Delete" to remove the project render. Please note that this action is irreversible, so make sure you no longer need the project render before deleting it.

Why can't I delete project renders in ScreenFlow?

ScreenFlow does not allow you to directly delete project renders due to its internal file management system. When you create a project in ScreenFlow, it automatically generates and stores render files to help speed up the editing process. These files are linked to your project and are necessary for its proper functioning.

However, if you're running out of storage space, you can manually delete these files outside of ScreenFlow. They are typically stored in your computer's temporary files or cache. Please note that deleting these files may slow down your editing process as ScreenFlow will need to regenerate them. Always ensure to back up your project before deleting any files to prevent any loss of data.

What happens when I delete project renders in ScreenFlow?

When you delete project renders in ScreenFlow, you are essentially removing the final output files that have been created from your project. These are the files that you would typically share or upload online after you have finished editing your project. Deleting these files does not affect the original project files or any of the raw footage, edits, or changes you have made within the ScreenFlow project itself.

However, if you need to share or upload the final version of your project again, you will have to re-render the project, which can take some time depending on the length and complexity of the project. It's also important to note that if you've made any changes to the project since it was last rendered, the new render will include these changes. So, if you want to keep a specific version of your project, it's best to save the render instead of deleting it.

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