ScreenFlow terms


Two-channel audio, with separate left and right channels.

What is a stereo in ScreenFlow?

ScreenFlow is a video editing and screen recording software for Mac. In this context, a stereo refers to the audio setting that allows sound to be played in two channels, left and right. This creates a more immersive and realistic sound experience for the listener, as it mimics the way human ears perceive sound in the real world.

When you record or import audio into ScreenFlow, you have the option to set it as mono or stereo. If you choose stereo, the software will keep the left and right audio channels separate, which can enhance the quality of the sound, especially when using headphones or speakers. This is particularly useful when editing videos that include music or other types of audio that benefit from a stereo sound setup.

How to adjust stereo settings in ScreenFlow?

ScreenFlow does not directly provide an option to adjust stereo settings as it is primarily a screen recording and video editing software. However, you can manage the audio settings to some extent. You can adjust the audio by selecting the audio clip in your timeline, then in the audio tab on the right, you can adjust the volume, smooth volume levels, remove background noise, and adjust audio mix.

If you want to adjust the stereo settings, you may need to use an external audio editing software. You can export the audio from ScreenFlow, adjust the stereo settings in the audio editing software, and then import it back into ScreenFlow. Remember to unlink the audio from the video before exporting, and then link them back after importing the edited audio. This way, you can manage the stereo settings indirectly in ScreenFlow.

How to record stereo audio in ScreenFlow?

ScreenFlow is a powerful screen recording software that also allows you to record stereo audio. To do this, you first need to ensure that your audio input device is set up correctly. Go to the ScreenFlow preferences, and under the audio tab, select your desired audio input device. This could be a built-in microphone, an external microphone, or an audio interface. Make sure that the device is set to record in stereo mode if it has that capability.

Once your audio input device is set up, you can start a new recording in ScreenFlow. Click on the red record button, and a new window will appear. Here, you can select the screen you want to record and also choose your audio input source. Make sure the checkbox next to your audio input source is checked. This will ensure that ScreenFlow records the audio from this source in stereo. After you've made your selections, click on the record button in this window to start your recording. ScreenFlow will now record both your screen and the stereo audio from your chosen input source.

Why is my ScreenFlow recording not in stereo?

ScreenFlow recording may not be in stereo due to the settings you have chosen for your audio. If you have set your audio to be recorded in mono, or if the microphone you are using only supports mono recording, then your ScreenFlow recording will not be in stereo. Mono sound is a single channel audio, which means the sound will be the same in both speakers or headphones. On the other hand, stereo sound uses two channels, a left and a right, providing a more immersive audio experience.

To fix this issue, you need to check your audio settings in ScreenFlow and ensure that they are set to stereo. If your microphone supports stereo recording, make sure it is also set to record in stereo. If your microphone only supports mono, you may need to consider upgrading to a stereo microphone to achieve stereo recordings. Remember, the quality of your audio can greatly impact the overall quality of your ScreenFlow recordings.

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