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 just makes the text huge, which I don't want. I just want some small text on a totally black screen.
I tried using an image overlay instead which seemed to work OK but I don't just want this text slide image to overly my recording for 5 seconds. I want it INSERTED. I want my recording to play to a certain point, have the text slide appear for 5 seconds and then have the recording pick up where it left off.
I tried doing this using the pause tool, but I couldn't get it to work. Is there some simple way I can do this? It's a VERY common thing people do in YouTube videos and I'd really like to figure it out.
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.
Paula Johnson commented
I was having a similar freezing issue when just inserting a new recording. If you create a separate recording, then insert an "existing recording" it shouldn't freeze on you.
Thanks, that way worked OK but I now have another problem. After I insert the new recording and try to play it back in the editor, the playback freezes in the middle. This same thing happened before when I inserted a pause and then tried playing it back. I'm using Vista, which might be part of the problem. Is there a problem with Screencast-O-Matic playback freezing after insert edits?
And is there another way I can insert a text slide in case I want to try it another way? Thanks.