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How do you Enter Preview in Screenflow 7

Hello,

In ScreenFlow 6 there was an option to enter preview in the "view" section. When you press enter preview your video expands to your full screen without having the timeline or anything.

I just got ScreenFlow 7 and I cannot find any option to do this... It seems that they have taken out the ability to do so. Does anyone know how to do it? (I'm sorry if it is an obvious answer)

Thanks in advance.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    In ScreenFlow 7 we added View > Hide Inspector and View > Hide Timeline.
    With those additions you can see the Canvas clean. The performance should be better than ScreenFlow 6 Preview.

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  • Oh. Thank you. The video's performance is actually better 馃憤

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Tarush Gandhi That's what we found. Also with our improved user customizable key commands, you can create key commands to Hide Inspector and Hide Timeline. 

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  • CraigS Oh thats useful to know, thanks again.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Tarush Gandhi You're welcome of course.

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    • SilkCharm
    • SilkCharm
    • 5 yrs ago
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    The Quick key was Opt-Apple-F. That doesn't seem to work now for Preview? I hid the Inspector and the Timeline but the Preview mode did not activate (did not full screen, did not lose the black framing. No way is this a preview mode. Are you saying we also have to drag around and resize screens? Or am I misunderstanding something? 

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    SilkCharm We removed the Preview mode because there were issues with it. You can zoom in so the image fills the screen.

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    • SilkCharm
    • SilkCharm
    • 5 yrs ago
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    CraigS hide inspector hide timeline then I'll have to expand the window then zoom every few minutes instead of hitting the quick key? Meh. I've downgraded - I'll upgrade when fixed. This is the most common thing I do! Please let me know when it's fixed. 

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    SilkCharm You'd have to make the feature request since we found the new method more reliable (although certainly more key strokes).

    LP will document that for you.

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    • rasheed
    • rasheed
    • 5 yrs ago
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    CraigS said:
    we found the new method more reliable

     More reliable for what? 

    I agree with SilkCharm. If a feature that is important for editors/creators is broken then wouldn't the better solution be to fix it, instead of removing it?

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    rasheed unfortunately not always that easy. We wish it were. We continue to investigate improvements.

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    • silver_tiger
    • 5 yrs ago
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    CraigS Request documented in engineering database. 

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    LP Thanks for that.

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  • CraigS 

    Hi,

    Perhaps better quality, but i still have to hide Inspector and view each time i want to control a full preview ... I think back to version 6 !

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Dany Rock Jr We are investigating implementation.

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  • CraigS Hey ... thank you to try ;)

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 5 yrs ago
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    Dany Rock Jr You're welcome of course.

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  • Sorry, I have to disagree.  This is a step backwards.  Have to do multiple keystrokes?  

    If you wanted to take it out to revamp it.  Fine!  However, if we are doing "removing all the bloody windows through multiple bloody keystrokes"...   At least, have ONE option in the pull down menu that would accomplish this.  I don't know..  call it... HIDE ALL"   

     

    Sheesh...

    Sorry, Craig..   This is bad form and a serious step backwards.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    John Lambert certainly make the feature request. Perhaps the developers didn't envision the need.

    ScreenFlow Feature Request Form

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  • Doesn't look like this issue has been addressed in the intervening months. Another vote to bring back the preview functionality. The upgrade to version 7 has caused significant problems and resulted in of hours of lost time. Not good.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Mark Taylor Please fill out the feature request form. There were serious concerns about Preview which is why it was removed. Reintroducing it would involve investigating. Please request it. Investigation may take some time though.

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  • Why not just add a menu item that would call both hide items and enter full screen with the video zoomed and call it Preview? Unless you're coding the behavior directly into the menu items, this should be trivial, a quick win, and would make tons of folks way happier with your product.

     

    Just because it has the same name doesn't mean it has to be the same functionality. And, the only part that seems to be new would be the zooming bit. Everything else is already written - and works (by your own account) much better than the old functionality.

     

    As big a pain as this is, I'm really shocked you all haven't implemented the fix I mention already. Please address the issue post haste.

     

    ... and thanks in advance!

     

    Eddie

     

    P. S. - Please take usability into account before applying your next "upgrade."

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Eddie Bush That's an interesting idea. Please do fill out the form I posted above with the explanation you gave.

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  • Done:

    Telestream Case #00604032 - Improve UX for Preview Functionality

     

    I guess there is no way for others to vote for this, or for me as the submitter to keep tabs on its progress? Hopefully, you can prioritize into the next maintenance release.

     

    Please keep us posted here as the story evolves.

     

    Thanks, Craig.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 yrs ago
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    Eddie Bush If others see this thread they can submit the request as well. We do keep track of the number of requests and it can impact development priority. 

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