Archive for the ‘Timeline Tips’ Category

ScreenGenius Tip: Disable ‘Snapping’ on the fly

Tweet “Snap to guides”, or “Snapping” is a useful feature when you’re trying to align or position items in your Preview Window or on your Timeline. When Snapping is on, the mouse will snap to various guidelines. For example, in the Preview Area, the mouse will snap your objects to the center and edges of [...]

ScreenGenius Tips: Resize your timeline

Tweet Just a quick tip for resizing your timeline. As you may know, you can increase and decrease the size of your timeline by grabbing and dragging from just above the time-counter bar. But here’s an efficient tip: If you double click where you grab the timeline to change the size, it will reset back [...]

ScreenGenius Tip: Create a picture-in-picture presentation

Tweet A picture-in-picture presentation can be a very effective way of presenting both a computer screen with your own commentary — adding a human touch to an otherwise tech-heavy presentation. It may seem like an advanced technique, but creating a  picture-in-picture presentation is really quite easy. All you need to do is take two separate [...]

How to show the passage of time in your ScreenFlows

Tweet It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up.  ~J.K. Rowling, “The Hungarian Horntail,” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000 In our day-to-day lives, we can’t control the speed of time. But in ScreenFlow, we [...]

ScreenGenius Tip: Using Markers in ScreenFlow

Tweet If you’ve ever created a long screencast, you’ll immediately understand the benefits of using Markers. But even if your longest screencasts are less than a few minutes, you too can experience the joy of Markers also – don’t fret! Markers are essentially “bookmarks” that allow you to define a point in your timeline, and [...]

Working with layers in the timeline

Tweet If you’ve spent any time using ScreenFlow, you’ll be somewhat familiar with the timeline, which appears across the bottom of your ScreenFlow window. The timeline in ScreenFlow is where you place all your media clips  (video, audio and still images) to control when they start and stop, or appear in your presentation. Adding clips [...]