ScreenFlow terms


A record of actions taken in a project, used for undoing and redoing actions.

What is history in ScreenFlow?

ScreenFlow is a video editing and screen recording software for Mac. In the context of ScreenFlow, "history" typically refers to the undo history or the version history of the software. The undo history is a feature that allows users to undo or redo their actions while editing a video. This is particularly useful when a user makes a mistake or wants to revert to a previous version of their work.

On the other hand, the version history of ScreenFlow refers to the different versions of the software that have been released over time. Each version comes with its own set of features, improvements, and bug fixes. Users can refer to the version history to understand the evolution of the software and to identify the changes that have been made in each update.

How to view history in ScreenFlow?

ScreenFlow does not have a traditional "history" feature like you might find in some other software programs. This means you cannot view a list of your past actions in the program, such as edits or changes you've made to a project.

However, ScreenFlow does have an "undo" feature, which allows you to reverse your most recent actions one at a time. You can access this feature by clicking on "Edit" in the menu bar at the top of the screen, then selecting "Undo." Keep in mind that this will only undo your most recent action, and you can continue to select "Undo" to reverse additional actions one at a time.

Remember to save your work frequently to avoid losing any progress. If you want to keep track of different versions of your project, consider manually saving different versions at various stages of your editing process.

How to recover previous versions of a project in ScreenFlow?

ScreenFlow has a built-in feature that allows you to recover previous versions of a project. This feature is particularly useful if you've made changes to a project and want to revert back to an earlier version. To do this, first, open the project that you want to recover. Then, go to the "File" menu at the top of the screen and select "Revert To". A list of all saved versions of the project will appear.

From this list, you can browse through the different versions of your project. Each version will have a timestamp next to it, indicating when it was saved. Once you've found the version you want to recover, simply click on it. ScreenFlow will then load that version of the project. Please note that any changes made after that version was saved will be lost. Therefore, it's a good idea to save a copy of your current project before reverting to a previous version.

Can you see edit history in ScreenFlow?

Yes, you can see the edit history in ScreenFlow, but it's not as straightforward as in some other programs. ScreenFlow does not have a traditional "history" panel where you can see all your past edits. However, it does have an "undo" function that allows you to step back through your recent changes. This can give you a sense of your edit history, but it's not a complete record.

Additionally, ScreenFlow also has a feature called "Snapback Actions" which allows you to revert to a previous state of your project. This can be useful if you've made a series of edits that you're not happy with and want to go back to an earlier version. However, it's important to note that this is not a full history log and it doesn't provide a detailed list of every single edit you've made.

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