Feature Requests

What features do you want to see in Screencast-O-Matic?

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Ability to move from one computer to another

    I want to be able to work from more than one computer. Currently the work I do in one screen cast does not appear when I open the browser on my other computers. This is a big problem for me!

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    With the new secure backup feature, you can easily store recordings online and access them on any machine. This will allow you to move seamlessly between computers. This is included as part of every Solo Premier Plan.

    You can learn more about the secure backup here:
    https://screencast-o-matic.com/secure-backup

    For a tutorial on how to backup and restore recordings, please see this video channel:
    https://help.screencast-o-matic.com/channels/cFivolgec#navback

  6. 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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  7. Payment

    I want to sign up for a Pro Account but I prefer to use PayPal. I hope this is an option in the future.

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  8. Add account setting to disable 'Searchable' for all account videos

    I do not wish for any of my videos to be searchable so it would be nice to have a universal setting to disable this once instead of disabling per uploaded video.

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  9. Being able to pay will PayPal

    Like if your card doesn't go through it works on PayPal because when I type in the card number exact same as PayPal number it says wrong so I want to be able to pay with paypal

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  10. Allow for sections of video recording to hide mouse cursor

    After making a scripted recording in your awesome v2.0.0 beta62 pro version, I would like to see a way to have some sections of my recording show the mouse cursor and some not. As far as I can tell, there's only a global setting for the entire video. It would be nice to have this as an effect like overlays and transitions, for showing the mouse or hiding the mouse on certain sections of the recording.

    3 votes
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  11. Have a way to have timed recordings....

    To automatically stop recording after a set period of time.

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  12. Give an option to remove the blue highlight for mouseclicks

    There seems to be no way to do this in version 2.0 which makes the app fairly useless to me since I use a tabet pen to annotate. Who wants to looks at blinking blue circles everytime a letter is formed? The yellow cursor highlight seems fine because I want to point at things in my screencasts, but the blue hightlight is ridiculously distracting.

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  13. Have This as an Application on Desktop.

    I Usually go to the site to start recording, but There should be an Application on your Desktop that has the Screen-O-Matic Logo on it.
    It wouldbe so much easier!

    3 votes
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  14. Git rid of the mouse

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

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  15. 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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  16. More audio control for secondary MP3 track

    I think it's nice that you can add background music to your narrated video. However, one feature that I've noticed other software has that SOM does not, is the ability to change the secondary (music) audio levels throughout the video. If I'm narrating something, I may want the music to fade in the beginning and fade out at the end while I'm still talking. And not even so much a "fade" feature, but actually being able to manipulate the levels at different points in the timeline. Just a thought.

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  17. Let free users take away the halo in v 2.0

    In previous versions, free users could take away the halo around the cursor, but recently in 2.0 that feature has been removed

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  19. make a way to move, not copy, the screencasts to a channel

    Hi!

    I am using screencasts to provide feedback to my online students, therefore, privacy is very important. I would love it if I could make each student a channel, then move the video from the Uploads page to their channel. That way, the only way to see it is if you have access to the channel. That would make it so much easier! I could give the student the channel link with their password, then put all of their screencast videos in there. I would not have to add a password for every video I make for them.

    It would…

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    If you create a locked channel then put a screencast in that channel then you won’t be able to view the screencast unless you access through the locked channel.

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