ScreenFlow terms

Source Media

The original media files used in a project.

What is Source Media in ScreenFlow?

Source Media in ScreenFlow refers to the original files that are used in a ScreenFlow project. These can include video clips, audio files, images, and other types of media that are imported into the project for editing and production. The source media files are stored separately from the ScreenFlow project file, but the project file keeps track of where the source media files are located on your computer.

When you edit your project in ScreenFlow, you're not actually making changes to the source media files themselves. Instead, you're creating instructions for how ScreenFlow should manipulate the source media during playback or export. This is known as non-destructive editing. If the source media files are moved, renamed, or deleted, ScreenFlow may not be able to locate them, which can cause issues with your project. Therefore, it's important to keep your source media files organized and avoid altering them outside of ScreenFlow.

How to change the source media value in ScreenFlow?

To change the source media value in ScreenFlow, you first need to open the ScreenFlow application and select the project where you want to make the change. Once you have the project open, locate the media file you want to change in the media library panel, which is usually on the left side of the ScreenFlow interface.

Right-click on the media file and select the "Properties" option from the drop-down menu. This will open a new window where you can see the source media value. You can change the value by clicking on it and typing the new value. Once you have made the change, click "OK" to save it. Remember to save your project before closing ScreenFlow to ensure that your changes are saved.

Why is my source media value showing 0 in ScreenFlow?

The source media value in ScreenFlow might be showing 0 due to a few reasons. One of the most common reasons is that the media file you are trying to use is not supported by ScreenFlow. ScreenFlow supports a variety of media file formats, but not all. If you are trying to import a file format that is not supported, the source media value will show 0.

Another reason could be that the media file is located in a directory that ScreenFlow cannot access. If the file is in a protected directory or on a network drive that ScreenFlow cannot reach, the source media value will show 0. It could also be due to a bug or glitch in the software. If this is the case, you may need to update ScreenFlow to the latest version or contact their customer support for further assistance.

What does a source media value of 0 mean in ScreenFlow?

In ScreenFlow, a source media value of 0 typically indicates that the original media file is not being used or referenced in the project. ScreenFlow is a video editing and screen recording software that allows users to create and edit videos. When you import media files into a ScreenFlow project, the software assigns a source media value to each file. This value is used to reference the original file when editing or playing back the video. If the source media value is 0, it means that the file is not being used in the project, either because it has been deleted from the project, or it was never added in the first place.

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