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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • ability to change drives

          I would like to be able to use another drive when recording my videos so it doesn't bog down my computer.

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          • importing video and music

            It would be really awesome if there were a way to import mp4 video to be included into a SOM. Also, I would like an easier way of importing music that can be placed at a lower volume with my narration. I love screencast and would love to see these things added to make my videos better.

            8 votes
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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.

              72 votes
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              • Add songs for a video.

                a video with music in the background is lighten up than a video without music. so my idea is that there is some standard musics come and then you can use those. and that you perhaps can put your own music erin

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                  • 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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                    • pro account

                      After you created a video and add a title the video file saves in a weird file name like som_1361439738.mp4

                      This is bad for Seo

                      I always need to upload the file to my computer than rename it the title of the video as my testing have show that file name in youtube videos help seo

                      Please can you make this feature???
                      I just bought a pro account

                      i really want to direct upload to you tube with the title as the file name

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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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                        • 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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                          • Posting videos directly into Google Drive

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

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                            • Privacy settings

                              Being able to choose who can watch my video. Unlike youtube anyone can watch. If we have an array of selections such as;

                              all
                              emails we select
                              facebook
                              only those with a password
                              I am sure there are other categories.

                              but having an array of choices can help protect content for pro users.

                              5 votes
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                                You can setup a password on your uploads or we have Team Pro Hosting which lets you create a community of users and only share with certain ones.

                              • can import music files

                                to play music on your video

                                23 votes
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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.

                                  • thinkness of free hand drawing tool

                                    I LOVE the new features, esp the drawing tool. I would like to see the ability for a few different thicknesses for the free hand drawing tool. I make videos drawing music notes on staff paper, and having the tool a little thinner would make it easier to draw notes on the staff. Keep up the great work!

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                                    • Ability to import mp4 and .mov files

                                      How much better it would be to have an option to import other standard video files than just .som files.
                                      Surely this would not be a difficult task and would add IMMENSE value to Pro users. I'd be happy to pay extra for this feature,..you could at least double the annual fee and I would gleefully pay it ;-)

                                      I love S-O-M... so simple to use and a great alternative to other options.

                                      589 votes
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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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                                        • 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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