ScreenFlow terms


A lane in the timeline used for organizing and editing clips.

What is a track in ScreenFlow?

A track in ScreenFlow is a layer in the timeline where media clips are placed for editing. Each track can contain different types of media such as video clips, audio clips, text, images, and more. These tracks are stacked on top of each other in the timeline, and they play simultaneously during playback. This allows for complex editing, as you can have multiple things happening at once in your video.

The order of the tracks in the timeline determines how the media is displayed in the final video. The media on the upper tracks will appear in front of the media on the lower tracks. This is particularly useful for overlaying text or images on top of a video clip. You can also adjust the properties of each track individually, such as its volume, opacity, and more. This gives you a lot of control over how each element of your video behaves.

How to track motion in ScreenFlow?

ScreenFlow has a built-in feature that allows you to track motion in your videos. This feature is called "Action" and it can be used to animate or move an object across the screen. To use this feature, first select the clip or object you want to animate. Then, go to the "Video" tab in the properties pane and click on the "Add Action" button. This will add an action to your timeline.

Once the action is added, you can adjust the duration and position of the action on the timeline to control the speed and timing of the motion. You can also adjust the position, scale, and rotation of the object in the canvas to control the path of the motion. ScreenFlow will automatically create a smooth animation between the start and end points of the action. You can add multiple actions to an object to create complex motion paths. Remember to preview your video to ensure the motion tracking is as you intended.

How to use the callout feature in ScreenFlow?

ScreenFlow's callout feature is a powerful tool that allows you to highlight, focus, or point out specific areas of your screen recording. To use this feature, first, you need to select the clip in your timeline where you want to add the callout. Then, click on the "Callout" button in the properties pane, and select "Add Callout."

Once you've added a callout, you can customize it according to your needs. You can choose to highlight a specific area, blur out a part of the screen, or create an action that draws attention to a particular element. You can also adjust the opacity, scale, and position of the callout. Additionally, you can animate the callout to make it appear and disappear smoothly. Remember to preview your video to ensure the callout works as intended.

How to adjust the tracking speed in ScreenFlow?

To adjust the tracking speed in ScreenFlow, you first need to open the software and select the clip you want to adjust. Once you have selected the clip, you will see a variety of editing options in the right-hand panel of the software.

Among these options, you will find the "Video" tab. Click on this tab and you will see a slider for "Speed". You can adjust this slider to increase or decrease the tracking speed of your clip. Remember to click "Apply" to save your changes. The tracking speed adjustment feature allows you to speed up or slow down the motion in your video, which can be useful for creating slow-motion effects or speeding through less important sections of your footage.

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