Zoom-in on a particular area of the screen
I am recording a video where there are tiny portions of the screen I want to highlight. There are times when a simple pan-and-zoom is in order, and I am aware of how to do that with Screenflow. However, there are times when I want to highlight a portion of the screen for a moment and zoom in on that.
As you can see in the attached screenshot, I want to highlight a portion of the screen. The text is tiny, and the feature is tucked away in the corner. I want to do a zoom animation that pulls out that portion of the screen to display it for a period of time.
I suppose there would be a way for me to layer the same video twice and then do the animation over the top-most video, but I feel like it might be a little kludgy.
Is there a way to do an animated zoom on a portion of the video clip?
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Hi, this request was already made in 2016... was unfortunately not included in the following SF versions 🥺
In the following video I found 2 possibilities for me.
(1) With the Mac App Snipposé I can enlarge smallest areas centered on the desktop during SF recording. The magnification is hidden again with a mouse click.
(2) I often post-process my SF recordings in FCP X. There I use the free Tap5a Zoom Highlight Plugin.
Here is a video example for (1) and (2):
Bill Raymond said:
I want to highlight a portion of the screen. The text is tiny, and the feature is tucked away in the corner. I want to do a zoom animation that pulls out that portion of the screen to display it for a period of time.
While it doesn't reposition or add a border you can do this with a Freehand Callout Zoom Up. Probably not as much control as you like though.
Zooming Up on the Like Unfollow buttons in this example.