Raelyn Tan: Blogging & Digital Marketing Strategist

The 7 Techniques I Use to Edit My Videos With Screenflow

edit-videos-screenflowThis is part 5 of 5 of my Crushing It With Video series on how to create awesome videos for your online business.

  1. A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating & Recording Awesome Videos For Your Business
  2. How I Got Over My Fears & Recorded My First Video
  3. The 5 Best Microphones Recommended By Entrepreneurs For Online Video Creation
  4. Blue Yeti Tutorial: How To Use The Blue Yeti Microphone To Get Clear Audio For Your Videos 
  5. How to Edit Your Videos With Screenflow 
The Ultimate Video Editing Tutorial: The 7 simple tips & techniques I use to get awesome edited videos using Screenflow.

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After you’ve filmed your raw footage, there are a couple of things that you should do when editing your raw footage.

Here’s how I edit my videos with Screenflow. It’s like magic for my videos.

When I first started editing videos on Screenflow, I learnt as I went along. It would have made things MUCH easier if I had a tutorial like this. 🙂

If you’re on the PC and using Camtasia, you may need additional materials as this tutorial is geared towards Screenflow users.

However, the functions are probably the same, just placed a little differently. 🙂 This tutorial is for editing videos with Screenflow. Let’s go!

Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • The 7 ways I edit my video to make them more professional
  • How to remove background noise in Screenflow
  • How to zoom in and out
  • How to add an intro/ outro to your video
  • How to add text into your video
  • How to blur confidential information on your videos

1. Remove any excess/ background noise

In screenflow, it’s super easy.  Select the audio clip on your timeline and check the box that says “remove background noise”. Don’t you hate it when the videos have a background static noise? This’ll get rid of most of them.

Sometimes my videos sound horrible, but the sound is always much better after checking the box.

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2. Cut off parts of video that are irrelevant

As I’ve a tendency to add word fillers into my sentences, which led to fears of being in front of video, this is an extremely useful technique. Word fillers include your “errs” and “erms”. I also have a tendency to ramble on and make unnecessary pauses. Cutting out parts prevents my video from becoming unnecessary lengthy.

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Like your favourite cake (gosh, don’t we all love chocolate cake), you can split parts of your videos up into smaller pieces, and then delete those that you don’t want. You can shift different portions of your video around too.

Select the relevant clip > Click on edit > Click on split clip to split your video clips up and delete those that you don’t want in your video.

3. Insert an introduction/ ending video if you like

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You may want to add a video intro or outro. It makes things a lot cooler.

Click on the “media library” tab (the last tab) in the right sidebar, then click on add media, find the video file/ image that you like and drag it to the front/ back of the timeline.

4. Add words/ music/ effects

add-text-edit-video-screenflowYou can add text by clicking on “insert” and “text box”. A text box will appear: you can change the font face, font size, colour, etc. and shift it to your desired position.

To add music, you do it via the add media button just like how you add an extra video or image into your video clip (refer to number 3). Drag it into your timeline.

5. Zoom in and out of details using Screenflow

Zooming in and out makes things clearer for your audience. Don’t you think that videos with zoom look a lot more professional?

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Click on the video tab in the right sidebar (first tab), click on “action”. (see above image)

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A yellow “template action” will appear on your timeline. (see below image)

Immediately toggle the scale on the right sidebar to zoom in (or out) at whatever object you want.

Repeat and create another “action” if you want to zoom back in or back out.

6. Blur out passwords/ details you don’t want to divulge

Sometimes you don’t want people to see certain details on your screen. You can blur them out with Screenflow. I use this when I’m logging into WordPress, and I don’t want people to see my username or passwords. Or you may want to mosaic certain details of your screen to protect your privacy. Anything goes.

It’s complicated to explain without recording a video, so here’s the best and most direct tutorial you should watch to learn how to blur stuff out.

7. Adjusting the Volume of Your Audio

There are times when I accidentally record myself too soft or too loud. This technique allows me to adjust the volume of my audio. It saves me a lot of time as I don’t have to re-record. You can easily edit this in Screenflow.

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Click on the audio tab on the right sidebar (second tab), and then slide the toggle to adjust the volume as desired.

Congratulations, you’ve learnt the basics of editing your videos!

Now you have learnt the basics of editing your video with Screenflow. You have all the information you need. Now the best way to learn is to do it yourself. So just get started asap.

xx Raelyn 🙂

This is part 5 of 5 of my Crushing It With Video series on how to create awesome videos for your online business.

  1. A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating & Recording Awesome Videos For Your Business
  2. How I Got Over My Fears & Recorded My First Video
  3. The 5 Best Microphones Recommended By Entrepreneurs For Online Video Creation
  4. Blue Yeti Tutorial: How To Use The Blue Yeti Microphone To Get Clear Audio For Your Videos 
  5. How to Edit Your Videos With Screenflow 
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Mitch Powell

You wrote: “It’s complicated to explain without recording a video, so here’s the best and most direct tutorial you should watch to learn how to blur stuff out.”

You mentioned blurring stuff out but did not provide a link to that tutorial. (I’ve yet to figure it out on my own.)

Great set of tips. Thank you!

Hey Mitch! There’s supposed to be a Youtube tutorial there – Not too sure why it disappeared. I’ve added it back in! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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