One of the things I love about ScreenFlow is how powerful and quick it can be to create a great-looking screencasts. As you get more proficient with the interface, you’ll start learning how much keyboard shortcuts can dramatically speed up your workflow. These are a few of the handy shortcuts I find myself using all the time:
- J and spacebar: Play and stop playing the presentation. This saves me from always having to click on the play button.
- Left arrow and right arrow: Nudge the playhead left and right in the the timeline. This allows me to position the scrubber right where I want it, without having to use the mouse.
- ; and ‘: Move the playhead to the next clip in my timeline. This is another way to easily jump from clip to clip within my timeline.
A typical edit session for me would start with my hitting the spacebar to start playing the presentation. When I see something I want to edit, I hit spacebar again to stop the playhead. I left arrow or ; back to my desired edit spot and use my mouse to select a clip to edit.
The other shortcuts I find myself using all the time are: T to split a clip, and Command-1, Command-2, … etc to bring up the various properties menus.
These are just a few of my favorites. What are your favorite keyboard shortcuts for ScreenFlow?