ScreenFlow terms

Play Around

A feature to play back a few seconds before and after the playhead position.

What is Play Around in ScreenFlow?

Play Around in ScreenFlow is a feature that allows users to preview their video edits in real time. This tool is particularly useful for checking the accuracy and effectiveness of transitions, effects, and other edits before finalizing the video. By using the Play Around feature, users can avoid errors and ensure that their video content is polished and professional.

To use this feature, users simply need to place the scrubber (the line that indicates the current point in the video) at the desired location and then click on the Play Around button. ScreenFlow will then play a few seconds of the video before and after the scrubber's position. This allows users to see how their edits flow within the context of the surrounding footage.

How to use ScreenFlow for beginners?

ScreenFlow is a user-friendly software that allows you to record your screen, edit videos, and create high-quality content. To start using ScreenFlow, first, you need to download and install the software on your Mac. Once installed, open the application and select "New Recording". A configuration window will appear where you can choose what to record, such as the entire screen, a selected window, or a connected iOS device. You can also choose to record audio from your microphone or computer, and video from your webcam.

After you've made your selections, click the red "Record" button to start recording. When you're done, click "Stop Recording" from the ScreenFlow icon in your menu bar. Your recording will automatically open in the ScreenFlow editor. Here, you can trim your video, add text or graphics, adjust audio levels, and more. When you're satisfied with your edits, go to "File" then "Export" to save your video. You can choose the resolution, quality, and format of your video before exporting. ScreenFlow is a powerful tool for creating professional-looking videos, even if you're a beginner.

How much does ScreenFlow cost?

ScreenFlow's cost can vary depending on the version and package you choose. As of now, the latest version, ScreenFlow 10, is available for a one-time purchase of $129. This includes features like screen recording, video editing, and sharing tools.

There are also options for purchasing additional premium support and stock media library access. The premium support costs an additional $39 per year, and the stock media library access costs $60 per year. Please note that prices may vary and it's always best to check the official website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Can ScreenFlow be used on Windows?

No, ScreenFlow cannot be used on Windows. ScreenFlow is a screen recording and video editing software developed by Telestream specifically for Mac OS. It is designed to capture high-quality video of your computer screen and also allows you to edit the recorded video, add highlights or annotation, and even add closed captions.

However, for Windows users, there are alternative software options available that offer similar features to ScreenFlow. Some of these include Camtasia, OBS Studio, and Bandicam. These programs also allow you to record your screen, edit the video, and add various effects.

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