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  1. This is amazing!!! Maybe add scaling

    I'm on a university computer where I can't install any software and this is the only way for me to record my files without stealing a Admin password! Very easy to use interface, I love it. this is what students need!

    maybe have an option to scale the recording window to a set scale eg, 16:9 so you can increase the size whilst keeping it in scale for future editing

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    • Normalize audio

      Use Case:

      I often find I need to insert a bit of audio narration, often several little snippets.
      And then I need to adjust the audio of each snippet.

      It would be FANTASTIC to have an option to normalize all the Narration or Computer audio.

      I think this is very doable as programs like Goldwave can do this.

      SOM rocks, BTW!

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      • Import from version 1

        I think this one is obvious

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        • Auto looping button for music.

          I tried the new Beta. Seems my music ran out of time during my recording and there wasn't a function to loop the song. If you can add that function would be great. Also a blur option to keep a blur area for the whole video. Having to manually put it in certain times is time wasting. Maybe a click button will appear them manually make like a quick square... I hope I'm not confusing you lol.

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          • Auto Stop

            Have a setting to auto stop a recording. One setting could simply be time - stop after so many 00:00:00 (hours/minutes/seconds) Better would be to ascertain if anything is actual changing on the screen and if not, stop the recording. This would allow someone to begin a lengthy recording and walk away knowing that the recording will be done when they return.

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            • Ctrl+Z feature

              It seems nice the Ctrl+Z feature in SOM tool, allowing users to undo your recent changes.

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              • Allow propage admin user to create channels with other shared users to upload

                We are planning on multiple users creating videos through the Propage. However, if two users were recording screencasts for 1 channel on separate computers they are unable to submit videos to the channel together. You should make the admin account associated with propage be able create global channels that propage users can choose to upload the videos to.

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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.

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                  • allow the feature to edit other video besides SOM videos.

                    would love the ability to pull in recordings from my iphone and edit them and use them with screencast footage.

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                    • When editing, I would like to add existing avi video to current cursor location.

                      When editing som video before exporting, I would like to add outside video in avi format.

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                      • enlarging part of the screen

                        Hi,

                        I seen this feature on a youtube tutorial and thought it could be a cool feature. Its at 9 minutes into the tutorial and the bit I am talking about is at 9.06 minutes.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx21y9eJq1U#t=540

                        Basically rather then zooming into an area, what it seems to do is use a frame as a background image and then pop up a cutout of a smaller area that is being worked on.

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                        • 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.

                          • 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

                            6 votes
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                            • 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.

                              • URL friendly channel

                                I would like to be able to make an URL friendly url for my channel(s)!

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                                • Don't add, remove noise

                                  Instead of adding noise to silent sections, I'd rather have Screencast-O-Matic filter noise from the recording. Right now I use Audacity to perform that step, but it would be a lot more convenient if Screencast-O-Matic did that for me.

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                                  • create more ways to organize channels.

                                    So that you could create a group, and within that group have a number of channels, to make it possible to not have so many channels in the dropdown menu to sort through.

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                                    • Open channels!

                                      Please get the "Open submission" option back. Me and my colleagues have used it many, many times in our class.
                                      Sincerely
                                      Sune

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                                      • have a custom link option for channels

                                        add the ability to make a custom link for any channel

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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.

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