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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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    • 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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      • Video Controls at Top

        Hi, Can you please add the recording controls to the top of the "box" rather than the bottom? Having them at the bottom usually covers the start/play button on most websites...

        Thanks!

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        • 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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          • can import music files

            to play music on your video

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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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                • 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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                  • Faster recording resume after pausing

                    I'm not sure what to make of the 3, 2, 1 countdown when pressing record after having paused recording. If that delay is due to hardware or sofware limitations then fine but if it's just programmed in please remove the countdown and just resume recording ASAP. Thanks.

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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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • Capture video on the secondary monitor in a dual monitor system.

                              For us professional web presenters your product is AWESOME! (Just bought pro today.) Problem is we need the primary monitor NOT visible to the audience so we can toggle between applications and programs when we're presenting. Please, Please, Please move this capability up the development list! Thanks.

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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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                                • 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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                                  • Have an Option To get rid of the circle

                                    on the record bar have an option whether to show the circle around the mous or not

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                                      • Easier access to tutorials

                                        I'd like to see a link on the homepage that would bring us to a page listing all tutorial videos.

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