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  1. 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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  3. Make it Free Again!

    I used your app hours every day since I make video tutorial. Had to format my laptop, and when downloading version 2, I realized it is NOT FREE anymore. Make it free again and put your site's name on the bottom. Stop Being Greedy!

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  4. Chroma Key

    How about a Chroma Key for Green Screen effects?

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  5. insert script section

    If I need to insert a section in my scripted recording, it would be nice to have a button to insert a new blank section so I can record my audio and video.

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    You can do this by doing the following:

    1. Click in the text box for a script section either at the very start of the text or the very end.

    2. Press ENTER key and a new section will be added above or below depending on if the cursor was at the start or end of the text.

  6. Home and End keys to move to beginning/end of timeline

    Add keyboard shortcuts for Home and End keys to move to beginning/end of timeline

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  7. have the option to archive files...some files are no longer relevant, but I don't want to delete them...just store them

    I would like the ability to archive files. Some files are no longer relevant, but I don't want them deleted...just stored for future reference.

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  8. 4K Quality Feature

    I really need to record in 4K quality because it will make my overall videos better and attract more viewers and subscribers to my channel, resulting in a happier me. I've been using screencast for over a year now and it is by far the best and easiest to use screen recording software but if you put 4K in then screencast would get so many more users. the only other thing i can think of is the watermark on the bottom left, please make it a little smaller or just remove it.

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    You can record fullscreen on a 4k monitor but it might not be the best option when sharing with many users that don’t have such a large monitor.

  9. Keep the app open after finishing a recording (instead of auto-closing)

    Remain open after I finish recording (so I can record another video) instead of automatically closing after each video.

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  10. Have a green screen feature for the webcam

    Have a green screen feature for the webcam recording so that the backgrond can be any image of choice

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  11. bookmarks

    Give the option to put bookmarks on recordings. Bookmarks people can click on to go to specific section of the recording.

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  12. Give users the option of turning on and off the webcam at their lessure.

    Not every recording required video throughout its duration, for example, I would like to use the webcam at the introduction and conclusion stages of the screencast and not in the body (middle). I cannot manipulate the webcam once it is turned on! WHY?

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  13. Have the webcam setting retain a default

    I keep adding in my webcam for a screen cast - I run a test. Check sound and video, and then re-start, but forget to re-add the webcam video. So frustrating! Is there no preferences setting that allows me to have the webcam on by default? I'm on ScreencastOMatic Pro. I really want the recorder to default to webcam added or not depending on what I did in the previous recording ... great product otherwise. many thanks in advance

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  14. Posting videos directly into Google Drive

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

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  15. 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.

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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