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  1. Prepare for a new YouTube authentication process

    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6140397

    That's a link that you will want to read in order to keep the "publish to YouTube" feature viable. Just a heads up in case no one else has brought this to your attention.

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    • v2.0 Beta Hide Cursor

      It would be nice to have the option to hide the halo/cursor on v2.0.

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      • Install for All Users

        When the installer runs it installs for the currently logged on users. Ideally, there'd be an option to install for all users so whoever logs on to the particular workstation can launch screen cast from 1 single shortcut.

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          This is how the new v2 beta install works. Its only for Pro users at this time but we will also offer a free version at some point like we do for v1.

        • 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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          • time recording feature

            video timer so I can record something for 1 hour and then it would turn off while I'm gone.

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            • Option to not cover screen with SOM menu during pause

              When pausing during recording, the SOM menu remains on the screen, covering the work in progress, and it cannot be moved out of the way. This makes it difficult when, for example, I want to skip the recording of part of what I am doing, to keep things concise.

              I would like to be able to continue working without the SOM menu in the way. It would be great if an option could be added to minimize the menu, or to be able to move it out of the way.

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              • Add a memory tracker/estimated time left for recording

                It would be good to know beforehand how much recording time I have left so I know whether to clear space before I begin.

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                • v2.0 Hide Cursor Halo

                  There is not a feature yet to hide the mouse cursor halo ring... Hope we can get that soon.

                  Vote for this post to get it added to v2.0!

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                  • let pro users organize our videos into folders

                    After recording many videos, they start to stack up in the Recordings section of the program, if I could create playlists or folders to organize them, that would help me to keep track of all of the videos.

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                    • Time & Mouse

                      I Want an Unlimited amount of time to record something in
                      HD Video and Audio. I Would also love the mouse to be
                      visible only by the user and not recorded onto the screen
                      for professional purposes.

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                      • Ability to record what is coming out of your speakers/headphones while you are recording.

                        Like if i wanted to play music or do a co-op play in my video with a friend, to have an option to use skype of something of the sort to be able to hear what is coming through my speakers/headphones.

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                        • A blurring feature so we can hide information for security reasons...

                          Example: If you are making a video logged into an account and the account information (screen name, certain fields, etc) needs to remain private.

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                          • A better way to read scripts...

                            I am needing to overdub recordings. It is cumbersome to do so from a script because you don't allow the window to be sized allowing me to see the entire script for reading. Yes, I know I can scroll. Would be nice if I could get this text out of SOM for reading / sharing with other voice overs etc. Perhaps export script to clipboard?

                            Would still love to see a keyboard shortcut for advance to next section for recording scripts, I hate having to remember my mouse position and ensure mac has the "active window" look, as when you…

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                              • Timer

                                At least a cut off timer

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                                • give Pro users a link BEFORE the upload is finished.

                                  Your tool is truly the best. I use it to reply to emails .. because it's faster.

                                  I would love it that I receive the sharing link as soon as I start uploading.

                                  That way I can email my client with the link but not have to wait for the upload to complete.

                                  Plus, extra marketing opportunity for you : when the client receives the link, and the upload isn't finished yet, you will have a visitor that is waiting.... (during which time you can convert them to join Screencastomatic)

                                  win-win!

                                  Again, stellar product!
                                  Tom

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                                  • Allow multiple recordings to be stored and accessed at any time

                                    We can store our recording in case one gets deleted, and we can access them if we need

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                                    • Disable ZOOM!!!!!!!!

                                      I annotate in my instructional videos and use a program like Open-Sankore to annotate over desktop while I record.

                                      I would love to use the draw feature in the new updated applet but the problem is that as I write the zoom feature kicks in all the time. For me if I dot an 'i' or cross a 't' too fast the applet sees that as a double click and I get the zoom which RUINS the video. It seems like there could be an easy setting to just disable the zoom in/out so that I could just use the…

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                                        We released a new version which now has a setting option to disable this. Click on the “cog” icon on the recorder controls to see the Settings.

                                      • Option to remove 3 second countdown

                                        I don't like the 3 second countdown as it's very inconvenient. I hope you will add an option to stop the countdown. Thank you.

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                                        • Make videos playable using html5 instead of Flash

                                          Please allow videos to be viewable via html5 rather than flash/Java, so that more mobile users can see your content. My school system blocks YouTube, so that's not an option for me and my students with iDevices.

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