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Exporting all the Media files in native movie format, or publishing the /Media/recording.scc file format?

Thanks for the fantastic ScreenFlow program — I've been using it for over two years, and it's been so valuable to make videos that require isolated recordings of a speaker and their slides (recording a desktop from PowerPoint).

I want to automate the export of these two video files — currently, it requires creating a canvas to a specific dimension, moving the speaker camera video onto the canvas, adjusting the position and size, and then exporting to an MP4 file.  And then I have to move the camera movie off the canvas, and move the slides recording onto the canvas, adjusting position and size, and export it again.

At times, I have to do this for many recordings — it is tedious and error-prone, and involves two export steps that often takes a half-hour each.

If I could wave a magic wand, I'd love to be able to get the raw video files from the /Media directory, in whatever native video format they're stored in.

That way, I could edit those files directly, without having to do all the steps above.

My question: is it possible to export all of the raw video files?  Or is the .SCC format published, so I could programmatically extract the files?

Many thanks, keep up the great work, and thanks in advance for your help!
Gene
 

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • 4 mths ago
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    Gene Kim said:
    If I could wave a magic wand, I'd love to be able to get the raw video files from the /Media directory, in whatever native video format they're stored in.

     If you mean screen recordings, the .scc format is proprietary. 

    Gene Kim said:
    My question: is it possible to export all of the raw video files?  Or is the .SCC format published, so I could programmatically extract the files?

     The .scc format is proprietary and includes metadata not supported anywhere else. The file is not "flat" in that things like the mouse pointer and window highlighting involve information that is lost in a "flat" recording. This is why you must use ScreenFlow's exporting to create flat files. That metadata is lost though. You can certainly export ProRes or ProRes with alpha for use in other editing programs but that loses that metadata.

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    • 4 mths ago
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    Roger that — thanks for the reply.

    Would it be possible to export the raw camera recording as an MP4 file, which presumably has no metadata, without having to do the export operation?

    Thanks!

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      • 4 mths ago
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      Gene Kim Right Click on the ScreenFlow document and select Show Package Contents and look for the Media folder. MP4 may be in that location.

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    • CraigS I tried that. It doesn't work. It worked before. But weird that it doesn't work now.

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      • 3 mths ago
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      Rodney Garcia Not sure what you mean but doesn't work. Exposing that folder is an OS function. It's built into the operating system. It's not specific to ScreenFlow. All "packaged" folders have that option.

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    • CraigS Yes. That's what the "Show Package Contents" feature is when you right-click a file. Then you can see what is inside. In previous Screenflow versions, you will find the .mov or .mp4 file inside (even the captured screen). But now, it's not there anymore.

      From my research here, in order for you to get the actual files, you need to make a document based on their screen size and export it.

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    • 3 mths ago
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    Rodney Garcia said:
    But now, it's not there anymore.

     Could be there's nothing in that document. If there's an scc file or imported mov or mp4, they have to be there. If they're not there, they're not in the media library. In other words that is the Media Library. You can have files in the Global Library but you have to put them there. Nothing is in that library by default. 

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    • CraigS Actually, my goal is just to get the videos from inside the .scc file (screen capture and the captured webcam/camera) as a video file. They're basically inside the media library (.scc). 

      Is there a way to export these files into a video file?

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      • 3 mths ago
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      Rodney Garcia .scc is proprietary. The raw file won't work in any other program. That needs to be exported through ScreenFlow. Imported mov and mp4 files can be copied.

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    • CraigS So how do I export the raw files?

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      • 3 mths ago
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      Rodney Garcia for .scc files standard ScreenFlow export from the timeline. 

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    • CraigS Ok. So basically putting them on a timeline and exporting them.

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      • 3 mths ago
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      Rodney Garcia Yes. if you're going to do further editing using Apple ProRes is the best (but largest files). For smaller files use an H.264 setting and you can control quality by adjusting the data rate.

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    • CraigS What I hope to do is export the files in their original specs/quality as they were captured. :)

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      • 3 mths ago
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      Rodney Garcia Screen captures are in a proprietary codec because ScreenFlow needs the metadata to perform certain functions. ScreenFlow's Callouts and Actions require that to perform functions not found in other editors. If you want to use such files in other editors you must export them in codecs used by those other editors.

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