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Learn Screenflow In One Hour (Step-By-Step Beginner's Guide)

Alex Edson

Learn Screenflow In One Hour (Step-By-Step Beginner's Guide)

Alex Edson

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9 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Course!

    • 2. Creating Your First Recording

    • 3. Splitting Clips & Re-Arranging Clips

    • 4. Adding Text & Sub-titles

    • 5. Clip Transitions

    • 6. Zooming-In & Callouts (Highlights)

    • 7. Adding Music & Sound Effects

    • 8. Export Settings

    • 9. Thank you!

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About This Class

Learn Screenflow in under 60 minutes with our step-by-step guide for beginners.

Have you ever wanted to edit videos professionally? Look no further, because this course will make you an expert video editor within under one hour.

In this course, you will learn how to:

- Record your screen and import media files from your desktop

- Split & re-arrange clips

- Add text & sub-titles to your clips

- Insert transitions in between your clips

- Zoom-in & add callouts to your clips (highlight effects)

- Learn how to export your content with the best settings

... And so much more!

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1. Welcome To The Course!: Welcome to the course. My name is Camilla and I'll be your instructor before we begin. I want to say thank you for making this course possible. You're truly a rock star. So without further delay, let's get right into it. First, let me provide you with a quick overview of this course is structure and Section one. We will create our screen floor recording. This is where I'll show you how to record both audios and visuals for your screen flow file . Once you've created your recordings, I'll then show you how to rearrange and split clips. Then, in Section two, you will learn the basics of how to edit your screen flow recording. This will include things like adding transitions, adding on screen text and so on. And lastly, and Section three, you will learn some of the more advanced features of screen flow, such as how to add blurs creating moving animations. Ad highlights. Zoom in and out and so much more. So are you ready? Awesome. I'm so glad to hear you're excited to get started now that we're ready to go. Let's move onwards with Section one 2. Creating Your First Recording: in this mini lesson will be creating our first screen floor. According to begin, you want to boot up screen flow by launching the application. Once launched, you will see the screen full icon in the top right corner of your computers. Minibar. Click the screen flow icon and click configure recording. Once here, click new documents and set the dimensions for your projects. For this course will be using 1920 by 10 80 which are the dimensions for 10 80 p high definition. After creating your project, you'll be taken to the screen floor interface. Now is a good time to save our recording by giving it a name. To do this will simply go to file and click Save Ass, then will want to type the name that we want for a file. For this tutorial, I'll be using example screenful recording. Once saved, you will again see the screen flow interface. It looks pretty empty in here, but don't worry. We're about to change that toe. Add in your media clips, such as on existing video or audio file. Simply drag and drop the files from your desktop into your media library, as shown on the screen. Or, if you wish to create a new recording, simply go to the screen that you wish to record and click the configure recording button again. From here. You'll simply want to record your desktop by clicking the red button. I should note that you can also record audio by selecting the record audio from check box. When you're ready to begin your recording, simply click the red button. After you're done recording your screen. Click the screenful icon again from the top menu bar and click Stop record. Once you do this, you will see a pop up, asking you where you'd like your file to be saved. Select the file name that you're recently created and click OK. Once you do this, you will see recording placed within your media library. The last thing to do for this mini lesson is dragged the clip from your media library to the clip editing section by dragging and dropping a file as seen on screen. Once the clip has been moved into this section, he'll be ready to begin the editing process 3. Splitting Clips & Re-Arranging Clips: once you have your audio clips and video clips in this highlighted section were ready to begin the editing process. But first, let's play the clips and make sure everything looks and sounds good. To do this, simply click the rewind button and then hit the play button. Everything sounds good, so we're ready to go now. Let's say we wanted to make this clip a little bit shorter by cutting out the part where there is a gap and nothing is set. The first step is to zoom in to the clip by using this little slider shown on screen. Once resumed in will be able to see the clip that we're about to edit quite a bit easier. If we want to edit this clip by cutting out a chunk of it will simply go to the beginning of the section that we wish to cut by dragging the red line. Then we'll select the clip by left clicking it. As you can see, the clip will be highlighted yellow. Once the clip is highlighted, simply hit the T key on your keyboard. Congratulations. You just split your first clip and screen flow. The next thing to do is go to the end of the section that you wish to remove and repeat this same process. Once you have highlighted the clip that you wish to remove, simply hit the delete key on your keyboard and your clip will instantly be deleted. But let's say after all this editing, you changed your mind. I want to bring back the clip that you deleted. To do this, you'd simply click edit from the top menu and then hit. Undo or alternatively, you can also use the keyboard shortcut combo Command plus E. If we do command Z a few more times, we will bring back the clip that we deleted as if the video was never cut at all. And that wraps up this mini lesson on splitting and rearranging clips in our next lesson will go over adding texts and some titles. So without further delay, let's continue 4. Adding Text & Sub-titles: now that we've covered clip splitting and other basic features of screen flow, let's go over the process of adding text and subtitles to your recordings to do. This will first go to the section in the video that we want to add text to and click the play button as a reminder. This could be done by using the red line. Once we found the part that we want to add text to will simply click the T tab in the top right corner of the screen flow interface and then the plus button. This will insert a text block into your video, which you can then modify accordingly. If you wish to move the Texan to a different location, simply drag and drop a scene on screen. To change the color of your text, simply highlight your text clip and click the color section Pallets. Feel free to play around with this and other details, such as changing your font and Tex ice. If you wish to eliminate the text background, you can do so by an checking the backdrop check box as seen on screen. So now that we've gone over how to add text, it's time to get a little fancier with Subtitling, which is the on screen text that you're seeing right now. To begin subtitling, You will simply want to cut your text block so they align with their audio blocks. For example, let's play snippets of our example clip. What are the industries that are going to see even more change off the back of a I once we know where to split. The text clip will then move the Red Arrow to the next clip that we wish to split and then begin the process over and over again. Allow me to fast forward and show you what this will look like when done. If we go ahead and click play, you will see that each text block is different. What are the industries that are going to see even more change off the back of a I. This is because each different text block aligns with a different audio block, and that wraps up Subtitling in Your next topic will cover transitions, which are these cool things that you see on screen. So without further delay, let's get into it 5. Clip Transitions: Now that we've covered text subtitling and other basic core functions of screen flow, it's time to go over transitions, which are basically visual effects that are added in between your clips. To add a transition, simply take one of your two clips and move them on top of one another by dragging and dropping. If you zoom in and dragged the clip on the right over the clip on the left, you'll notice a transition is created to make the transition longer. Will simply want to make the clips overlap more as seen on screen. To preview your transition, simply rewind a few seconds prior to the transition starts and click the play button to change your transition type. Simply double click the transition as seen on screen. This will open the transition selection menu for this course. We will be using the cross dissolve effect to preview the transition. Simply rewind and click play, and that's how you do transitions in a nutshell. In our next topic will cover zooming in and out, which is this cool effect that you see on screen. Additionally, we will also cover call out effects, which are these neat highlights that make it possible for you to bring extra attention to specific areas on your screen, so without further delay, let's get into it. 6. Zooming-In & Callouts (Highlights): zoom and call it effects enable you to make things on your screen easier for your viewers to see. For example, let's say you're creating a video featuring an article by The New York Times, and you want to highlight a specific sentence in the article like I'm currently doing on screen. To do this, you'll first want to make the text easier to read by zooming in. To begin, Simply highlight the video clip that you want to add your zoom effect to and click the video tab that you see here. Next, you'll want to click the plus action button. After clicking, plus action, simply zoom in by using the scale slider. It's worth noting that you can also move the position of your screen. For instance, if you want to make the animation, zoom into a different sentence. You can simply move the zoomed and screen toe a different position. If you rewind and click play, you will see that the screen moves to a different spot. To make the transition effect go faster. Simply shortened the animations duration and to make the transition effect go slower, simply lengthened the animations duration as shown on screen to add your call out, which is this neat highlight effect. Simply Dragon dropped the red line to the point in your video clip where you want your highlight to begin. Once you do this, the next step is to select the clip that you wish to add a call out to and click the color icon shown on screen. Once you've selected your clip, simply click the plus action button and then the Freehand option from the multiple Choice menu. Then you Zier mouse. Hold down the left click button and highlight the area that you want to add your call out to. Once you've selected the area, feel free to play around with the other options, such as blur, opacity and blur background. Now let's rewind a few seconds and preview how this call outlooks Awesome seems pretty cool , however. I think it would look better if we faded in the call out. To do this will simply split the clip before the call out and made the clips overlap as shown on screen. Now, if we rewind, we can see that there is a nice fade in effect before the cull out begins. Collins Air useful for more than just highlighting items on your screen. They can also be used for censoring sensitive information, such as a password being typed onto a log in page. Now that we've covered, zoom and call, it affects. We will not proceed to the next section of our course, which is heading. Music on the other side affects your screen floor recordings. 7. Adding Music & Sound Effects: adding music to your clips and screen flow is a breeze. To begin, drag your MP three music files from your desktop to your media library once and put it into your media library. Simply drag your audiophile to your editing section as shown on screen. If you're a wind and click play, you can see that your clip will have music at a fade in effect to your audio clip. Simply right. Click the clip and choose your preferred option. For example, if you wish to add both of fade in and fade out, effect your music file. Simply click the add starting and ending transitions option. To make the fade transitions longer or shorter. Simply zoom in and drag this Linus seen on screen. You can also lower the volume of your music clips by going to the audio tab and adjusting the slider accordingly. As seen on screen toe add sand affects your recordings, such as a laugh soundtrack or balloon pop noise. Simply dragged the MP three audio file from your media library to the part near courting. We want the effects of begin. If we rewind and click play, we can now preview the sound effects that we just added. Now that we have finished our screen flow recording, it's time to convert the file into an MP four formats and export to the desktop. This exporting process, also known as rendering, allows you to take your screen flow files and turn them into shareable videos, which can then be uploaded to YouTube and other video sharing platforms. So without further delay, let's continue onward to the next section and export your video. 8. Export Settings: Once you have finished editing your screen floor recording, the next and final step is to export your video. To do this, simply click file and then export. Once you see your export settings, you will then want to ensure that your dimensions are correctly set. Since we created our project in 10 80 p, we will be using 1920 by 10 80. You will then want to select a few more options. I recommend selecting motion blur with light sampling. Additionally, it's recommended that you de select the letterbox content option as shown on screen. Lastly, you will then want to click customize. From here you will select the check box age to 64 then enter a 60 frame per second frame rate. Set your profile to automatic select multi pass by to 64 automatic for the key frame rate. As for the audio, you'll want to select a sample rate of 48 kilohertz and a data rate of 320 kilobytes per second. Lastly, you will want to select stereo for the channels. When your settings look like mine on screen, click OK and then click export, depending on the size of your screen flow file. It may take some time for the video to complete the exporting process. In the meantime, feel free to sit back and relax. Way computer does all of the hard work. Once your file has been exported to your desktop, you can then play the video file to ensure everything looks perfect. And Lola, you have successfully recorded, edited and exported your first video using screen flow. Congratulations, you're now a video editing wizard. 9. Thank you!: thank you for watching this course. We hope you found it extremely helpful. If you know anyone else that may also be interested in learning screen flow would means so much. If you could please take a quick moment to share this course with them. It would also help tremendously if you could leave a review and let others know if this course helped you, Thank you so much again and have a great rest of your day.