ScreenFlow terms

Master File

The final version of a project, ready for distribution.

What is a master file in ScreenFlow?

A master file in ScreenFlow is the final, high-quality version of a video project that has been exported from the ScreenFlow editing software. This file is typically saved in a high-resolution format, such as .MOV or .MP4, and contains all the edits, transitions, effects, and other elements that have been added to the video during the editing process.

The master file serves as the definitive version of the video project and can be used for various purposes, such as uploading to video sharing platforms, distributing to clients, or archiving for future use. It's important to note that once a project is exported as a master file, any further changes would require the project to be re-exported.

How to access the master file in ScreenFlow?

To access the master file in ScreenFlow, you first need to open the ScreenFlow application on your device. Once the application is open, you can access the master file by going to the "File" menu located at the top of the screen. From there, select "Open" and a dialog box will appear.

In the dialog box, navigate to the location where your master file is saved. Once you have located the file, click on it to select it and then click "Open". The master file will then open in ScreenFlow, allowing you to edit and manipulate it as needed. Remember to save any changes you make to avoid losing your work.

How to edit the master file in ScreenFlow?

To edit the master file in ScreenFlow, you first need to open the ScreenFlow application on your computer. Once the application is open, locate and select the master file you wish to edit from the list of projects available. This will open the editing interface where you can make changes to your video.

The editing interface in ScreenFlow is quite user-friendly. It provides a timeline at the bottom of the screen where you can see all the elements of your video. You can click on any element to select it and then use the editing tools available to make changes. These tools allow you to trim, split, adjust the speed, add transitions, and much more. Once you are satisfied with your edits, you can save the changes to your master file by clicking on the 'File' menu and then 'Save'.

How to export the master file in ScreenFlow?

To export the master file in ScreenFlow, you first need to open the project you want to export. Once your project is open, navigate to the top menu and click on "File". In the drop-down menu that appears, select "Export". This will open the export settings window.

In the export settings window, you can adjust the settings according to your needs. You can choose the resolution, frame rate, and other settings. Once you have adjusted the settings to your liking, click on the "Export" button. Choose a location on your computer where you want to save the exported file, give it a name, and click "Save". ScreenFlow will then export your project as a master file to the location you specified.

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