ScreenFlow terms

Dynamic Zoom

A zoom effect that smoothly transitions between different zoom levels.

What is dynamic zoom in ScreenFlow?

Dynamic zoom in ScreenFlow is a feature that allows users to add motion to their screen recordings or other video clips. This feature can be used to zoom in or out, pan across the screen, or rotate the view, adding a dynamic element to the video. It's particularly useful for focusing the viewer's attention on a specific part of the screen or for creating a more engaging and interactive viewing experience.

To use dynamic zoom, users can add video actions to their clips in the ScreenFlow timeline. These actions can be customized to control the scale, position, and rotation of the clip over time. The changes in these properties are then smoothly animated from the start of the action to the end, creating the effect of a camera moving in the virtual space of the screen recording. This gives the user a lot of control over the visual storytelling in their videos.

How to use dynamic zoom in ScreenFlow?

To use dynamic zoom in ScreenFlow, you first need to select the clip you want to apply the zoom effect to. Once the clip is selected, go to the video properties tab and look for the "scale" option. This option allows you to zoom in or out of your video. To create a dynamic zoom effect, you need to use keyframes.

Click on the "add video action" button to create a keyframe at the beginning of the part where you want to zoom in. Then, move the playhead to the point where you want the zoom to end and adjust the scale to your desired zoom level. This will automatically create a second keyframe. ScreenFlow will interpolate between these two keyframes, creating a smooth zoom effect.

Remember, you can adjust the speed and timing of the zoom by dragging the keyframes closer together or further apart on the timeline. You can also adjust the position of the zoom by changing the X and Y coordinates in the video properties tab.

Why is my dynamic zoom not working in ScreenFlow?

There could be several reasons why your dynamic zoom is not working in ScreenFlow. One common issue could be that the software is not updated to the latest version. ScreenFlow frequently releases updates to fix bugs and improve functionality, so make sure you have the latest version installed.

Another possible reason could be a problem with the settings. You might have accidentally changed a setting that affects the dynamic zoom. Check your settings to ensure everything is configured correctly. If you're still having trouble, it might be a good idea to reach out to ScreenFlow's customer support or consult the user manual or online forums for further assistance.

Can I adjust the speed of dynamic zoom in ScreenFlow?

Yes, you can adjust the speed of dynamic zoom in ScreenFlow. This can be done by manipulating the video action feature. When you add a video action to a clip, you can adjust the scale and position of the video over time, which essentially allows you to control the speed of the dynamic zoom.

To do this, you first need to select the clip you want to adjust, then add a video action by clicking on the "Add Video Action" button or by right-clicking on the clip and selecting "Add Video Action". Once the video action is added, you can adjust the scale and position of the video at the start and end of the action. The speed of the dynamic zoom is determined by the duration of the video action. The longer the action, the slower the zoom, and vice versa.

If you use ScreenFlow...

You should try - a screen recorder that doesn't compromise on speed or creativity.

Tella simplifies video creation: record, customize, and share in one place; combine separate clips and quickly remove mistakes; apply beautiful backgrounds, layouts, and effects with just a few clicks; share the video link or export in 4K.

With Tella, create product demos, tutorial videos, and online courses that look amazing in minutes, not hours!

Tella screen recorder

< Back to ScreenFlow glossary

Try Tella today!

Screen recording for creators — simple and powerful.

7-day free trial — no credit card required