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  1. Restart From Last Pause

    Currently you have a restart button that allows me to restart from the beginning. If I have a 5 minute script and everything goes well up until near the end, I don't want to restart the video and take the chance of messing up the first part of my recording, so I just accept the error and save the video. If you had a "Restart from last pause" button, I could pause the video at appropriate times during the recording as things are going well and if I make a mistake near the end, I would only need to re-record…

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    • Posting videos directly into Google Drive

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

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      • Allow webcam size and position changes during edits

        Allow the webcan inset size and position to be changed through an edit action so it is different in different segments of the recording. For example, I might want to start and finish with the webcam full screen and reduce it in size during other parts of the recording. Depending on the material, I might want the image in a different place during some parts of the recording.

        I can achieve the desired result now by recording each segment with a different webcam size or position separately and then splicing them together (Pro) but it would be easier and more…

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        • 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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          • 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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            • Color-Settings

              It would be great, if the user could change the colors from the mouse actions.

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              • Add text during recording

                It would be great to add text during recording.
                Example:
                I am a flightsimmer nd use Prepar3D together with Google Earth.
                During the flight I pass interesting locations from which I can see the name in Google Earth.
                If I just could enter that name in the recording for an editable amount of seconds that would be splendid.
                Currently I have to pause the recording, note the time and the location and afterwards edit the recording. Lot of work.

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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.

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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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                      • 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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                          • 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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                            • convert script file to captions file

                              After recording with a script file it could be good to be able to convert it to a captions file.
                              This way it wouldn't have to be re-entered when we want to have additional captions

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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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                                • hissy noise in the background

                                  I'm recording and there is an hissy noise in the background. it would have been cool if there was a feature to remove that background ambient noise. It ruins my entire recording and it is irritating to my audience. Thanks

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                                    • Add support for Box (box.net)

                                      I'd love to see Box as a location to save files. At Box, many of us use SOM daily, and end up having to save local copies. We'd be happy to get you in touch with our platform team to scope and build this! The APIs are located at http://developers.box.com/docs/#tokens-token-object

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                                      • Removing the yellow ring around teh cursor.

                                        Hey. How about you remove the yellow ring and the ring that comes up when you click? Or at least put an option to do so. Would help me greatly! Thanks!

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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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