ScreenFlow terms

Render Cache

Temporary storage of rendered files to improve performance.

What is a render cache in ScreenFlow?

A render cache in ScreenFlow is a feature that temporarily stores rendered versions of complex sections of your project to improve playback performance. When you're working on a project in ScreenFlow, the software has to render, or create a visual representation, of your edits in real time. This can be a demanding process, especially for complex edits or high-resolution footage.

The render cache feature helps to alleviate this strain by storing already-rendered sections. This means that instead of having to render these sections every time you play back your project, ScreenFlow can simply pull the rendered version from the cache. This can significantly improve playback smoothness and speed, making it easier to review and refine your project. However, it's important to note that the render cache is only a temporary storage, and it does not permanently store rendered versions of your project.

How to clear Render Cache in ScreenFlow?

To clear the Render Cache in ScreenFlow, you first need to open the ScreenFlow application on your device. Once the application is open, navigate to the top menu bar and click on the "ScreenFlow" option. In the drop-down menu that appears, select "Preferences".

In the Preferences window, click on the "Timeline" tab. Here, you will find an option that says "Clear Render Files". Click on this option to clear the render cache. A confirmation dialog box will appear, asking you to confirm your action. Click on "Clear" to finalize the process. Please note that this action cannot be undone, so ensure you want to clear the cache before proceeding.

Why is my Render Cache in ScreenFlow not working?

The Render Cache in ScreenFlow may not be working due to several reasons. One common issue could be that your software is outdated, and you need to update it to the latest version. ScreenFlow frequently releases updates to fix bugs and improve performance, so it's essential to keep your software up-to-date.

Another reason could be that your computer doesn't have enough storage space. Rendering videos require a significant amount of storage, and if your computer is running low on space, it may not be able to render the videos properly. Try freeing up some space on your computer and see if that resolves the issue. Additionally, check your computer's hardware specifications. If your computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements needed to run ScreenFlow, it may struggle to render videos.

How to increase Render Cache size in ScreenFlow?

To increase the Render Cache size in ScreenFlow, you need to access the Preferences menu. Open ScreenFlow and go to the ScreenFlow menu in the top left corner of your screen. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences.

In the Preferences window, click on the Advanced tab. Here, you will find the option to adjust the Render Cache size. Use the slider to increase the cache size according to your needs. Remember, increasing the cache size will use more of your computer's resources, so only increase it if you have enough free space. Once you've made your adjustments, close the Preferences window to save your changes.

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