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  1. Posting videos directly into Google Drive

    It would be nice to be able to upload videos into Google Drive.

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    • Inserting a text slide

      There's something very simple that I can't figure out how to do. I have my recording and I want basically insert a "text slide" somehow. I want the playback of the recording to pause and then show a totally black screen with some text on it for about 5 seconds and then continue playing back the recording.

      How do I do this? First of all, I can't find any way using the text overlay tool to make the screen totally black with some text on it. When I try to resize the text overlay to cover the whole screen, it…

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        Couple of ways this could be done but one option is to create your text slide in a paint program / power point etc then use the Insert > New Recording option to bring up the screen recorder and capture that slide from the screen.

      • Overlay background music

        After editing a video, I would like to overlay a background music track.

        I don't want to record the music coming from my computer while I narrate, because when I edit the video, the backing music gets chopped and loses its fluency.

        I simply want to add a background track to the existing recording.

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        • Provide the option to adjust width(broadness) of the pen.

          The current pen is extremely wide and makes it difficult to write on the slides in small spaces.

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          • How to hold text on a moving background

            The next YouTube video shows how to hold text when the background is moving.
            I use this very when creating flight movies:
            https://youtu.be/J0kchN55IIY

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            • Import narration for Scripted Recording

              If in the scripting function, we could upload mp3s to the scripts for which we would then record video, that would be helpful. I am in the situation where I am making videos whose not all of the audio is being recorded in-house.

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              • Link to all my videos

                I see how to post links to individual my individual channels, but how do I share a link to all my videos? Is that a pro feature?

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                • Do NOT permanently re-size my recordings please.

                  Please do not permanently re-size my recordings when I want to upload to youtube. This has forced me to re-record videos. Please also support uploading higher resolutions. For now I must save my files out to full resolution video and then manually upload them to youtube. I fully understand the need to simplify software, but auto re-sizing videos and not allowing direct resolution selection is frustrating for power users.

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                    If you want to upload to YouTube you should record at 720p or 1080p size to avoid resize and black bars.

                    If you do record at a different resolution then the app will resize to 720p for you when you select YouTube upload.

                    You can undo that resize by clicking the Edit option then click on the undo arrow in the upper right corner or clicking the drop down arrow and selecting to go back in the edit history to the “Created” entry which will put your recording back to the original size.

                  • Post a change log when doing updates, please.

                    It would be nice to see what changes were made from version to version even before you've added tutorials or what not.

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                    • Capture Still Image?

                      Is it possible to capture a single still image of the screen? If not, that with screen markup would be a nice feature.

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                      • Make the small record button control panel movable.

                        If I'm recording a YouTube video and want to frame out the YouTube controls, your panel covers the YouTube movie start button. They just happen to fall on top of each other. If I could move your panel, maybe center it or right-adjust it, that would never happen. Thanks!

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                        • add a fade to/from black transition

                          Hi,

                          It would be great if there were a fade to black/fade in from black transition. For now I use a workaround where I record a plain black screen, insert that and then fade in out from the insert.

                          Is there already a way to do this that I am just missing?

                          Thanks!

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                            By default the canvas under the screen video is black so you can seek to the very end or very start then add a Fade transition and it will do what you want.

                          • Either show the full script section or allow script export

                            I've seen the existing ideas that ask for exporting the scripts, and I agree with them, but an alternative that would work for me is to show the full script section on screen (instead of having it trailing off) - if I could resize that box, or if it could scroll, then I could see enough to know what's coming. As it is, even though I just recorded the audio, I'm still guess as to what's coming, and my video doesn't look natural. Being able to export the script (so I can print it), or being able to actually see…

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                              • provide a feature to temporarily switch off microphone while recording without a need to pause

                                Some microphones have no physical switch (ie. built in mics in laptops), it would be good to have an option to temporarily switch off microphone recording (ie. to receive a phone call or talk to your neighbour) and then switch it on again. At the moment the only way to do that is temporarily pause the recording, switch mic off and then continue the recording.

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                                • Add a way to import other people's video's into our collection to use, edit, and move into channels

                                  Add a way to import other people's video's into our collection to use, edit, and move into channels

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                                  • Record audio sources separately

                                    When recording, it would be awesome to record the computer audio and microphone separately so the audio tracks can be edited (clipped, volume adjusted) independently. Its difficult to balance the audio sources before recording and not possible to move the microphone narration separate from the computer audio.

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                                    • Get rid of automatic mouse highlighting!

                                      The majority of people don't want giant yellow mouse circles in their videos. This needs to be an option you turn ON, you shouldn't have to turn it off!

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                                      • Change default recording path

                                        If this is not already a feature...

                                        Hi. I have a small SSD which runs the OS; Windows 7 and all my programmes. I also have other hard drives which contain all my other files such as media and games. By default, screencastomatic records to my C: drive (SSD) which quickly fills up whilst recording. Once I have finished recording I know how to publish the video file to another drive, however can I change the default recording path to avoid my SSD getting filed up? (I have a pro account)

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                                        • Git rid of the mouse

                                          A way to get rid of the mouse follower in yellow for PC!!

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