This weeks Screenflow video Tutorial tip is all about how to fade music in and out in screenflow. This is really useful if you don’t want your music to suddenly start and end.
I think adding a fade in and fade out adds some professionalism. Its also really easy to do.
You can do this in under 5 MINUTES!
So watch the step by step video tutorial below! 🙂
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Hey everyone dean haycox here from the screencastmagazine.com In this screen flow tutorial video I’ll be going over how to fade music in and out in screenflow.. stay tuned..
So this tutorial I’ll show you how you can fade music in and out weather it be background music or any other music.
Have a look at what I mean, you can see the music is faded in slowly at the beginning and the same thing at the end.
Really easy and simple to do.
If you haven’t already you’ll need to add your music to the timeline. If you’re not sure about how to add media to the library or the timeline please check out my other tutorial videos on them
I already have some background music on the timeline, you can see how the music just kind of appears and I don’t like that so, the first we’re going to do is go to the audio actions tab which is the little speaker icon at the top.
Just a little tip, whenever you go to add any actions make sure the clip you want to change is highlighted. You can tell if media is highlighted or not by looking at the colour around the media, if its yellow you know its highlighted. Otherwise if its not highlighted when you go to edit or add any actions it will be grayed out like this.
So, bring the scrubber up to the audio, this is the scrubber, you use this to scrub up and down on the timeline, highlight the footage and come up to the audio tab and click on add action, once you have added the action you will see it applied to the background by the yellow box you can see, let me zoom in a little so you can see it better.
What I really like about these actions in screenflow is that you can add the action anywhere you want on the timeline by clicking and dragging the action.
Now I can put this audio action where I want but for this example where going to keep at the front of the background music.
Oh by the way we can also speed up or slowdown the duration of the audio action too.
So I’m going to extend the action a little bit so we can see it more I think I will have the action there just before the music starts, now all we have to do is put the scrubber before the action and come up to volume and reduce it down to the level you want, which in this case it will be zero. Then bring the scrubber to the end of the audio action, and use the slider to bring up the sound.
Now if you have anything else playing in the background, for example on my screen recording I’m talking, so I don’t want the audio on the background music to drown me out.
So what I like to do is set the background music to around 25% but you can play around with that if you want too and you can see this by looking at the percentage going up, lets play it and take a look.
Can you see it moving from zero through the action and then getting louder as it passes the action we have created. All we need to do is apply the same audio action to the end and fade out.
So make sure the music is highlighted come up to the audio properties tab and click on action, we then need to add it to the end of the music.
Again lets extend the audio action by clicking and dragging to the right or left and then put it to where we want the music to fade out.
Remember to put the scrubber at the end of the audio action and then start to adjust the volume, if you do it at the start you will reduce the volume of the entire audio clip.
Once you’ve put the scrubber at the end, simply reduce the volume all the way down to zero and it will fade out nice and slowly.
What I like to do is fade in and out at the same amount of time which is about 3 -5 seconds in length but you can always play around and see what fits you.
So lets take a look at the fade out. Oh like that, that has faded out very nicely.
and that is how you fade music in and out inside of screen flow
All the actions within screenflow take a little practice but with a little patience you’ll start to master screen flow in no time.
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