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  1. Mouse Pointer clicks not highlighted

    Can we have this functionality checked and made to work again please?
    No matter how I set the "left click" options for the mouse only the yellow circle is shown and no clicks.

    Very frustrating!

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    • Recording computer audio in Mac

      Record computer audio in macbook

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      • Time lapse function

        Time lapse function. I would love to be able to record my screen throughout the workday in a "time lapse" fashion. Now, this can be achieved by recording all day, then use editing program to edit the video down to smaller size, but it would be cool if SOM had a pre-programmed option that you take a few frames, then pause & start again after a while for a few more frames. The resulting video would be comparatively small & I'd have a record of what I did that day.

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        • .vtt caption format export option

          Export captions as .vtt files since Udemy accepts only vtt for captions

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          • Mirror published video horizontally for Light Board

            Wanting to use SOM with my lightboard teaching device. Need the video to be published in mirror mode horizontally. Google light board. Allow teacher to stand behind glass and write on it while being filmed. Currently published work is reversed due to optics.

            Can SOM do this now? Can you make it happen?

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            • Two souses of audio at once

              There should be a way to apply audio from one video and attach it to another while being able to have the audio from the second playing as while so two souses of audio

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              • Have two videos playing in the same clip

                you should make it so two videos in the same recording can play at the same time so one video can be playing while in the background another one is playing and you should be able to set which ones can be seen so you can just hear its audio

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                • Allow for Recording in Time-lapse Mode

                  When I use Corel Painter or Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator I would like to record the screen in a time lapse mode. You know taking a picture every 1/2 second or 1 second (or predetermined amount of time). This would be similar to using an iPod or Camera in this mode while a person draws their images. The space taken up by many still pictures should also be minimal. This could also be used by those with mobile Web Cams when they do stop motion animation. It would open up another market for ScreenCast-o-Matic!

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                  • Allow Renaming of the Layers and Image Overlays

                    I recorded a training video a couple of months ago. Getting back to editing it and some on screen tabs and links are now different. I am using image overlays to cover up the change. However, whenever I get to drop down menus I have 3 similar image overlays to keep the older features covered up and want to keep track of which image overlay is what, by naming them. Then their names could show up on the screen instead of just the word image, and I would know which one I need to click on and manipulate it.

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                    • User-defined recording sizes

                      SOM has 720 & 480 as default recording sizes which work in most cases. Would like a user-defined option to add a custom size.

                      For example, when creating a gif for a Slack channel, the ideal size is 400×225. Would be nice if SOM would remember those dimensions for me.

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                      • PIP for scripted recordings

                        I would like the ability to import another video or clip for a picture in picture when creating a scripted recording.

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                        • allow for deletion of multiple recordings on a channel.

                          Each year I delete obsolete channels. I can't find any easy way to delete the recordings without clicking on each of them.

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                          • Query for password protected folder

                            can we have the password protected videos??? I guess as of NOW we can password protect the folder. But insted of that can we have the password directly on the video file???

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                            • Allow 60FPS recording.

                              60 FPS video.

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                              • Allow video effects to be copied or saved for later use

                                Allow video effects to be copied or made into a template for consistency

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                                • Add computer audio option to scripted video

                                  Computer audio option within scripted recording. Add computer audio after script has already been recorded.

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                                  • 1080P , better support in small text recording- for coding guides

                                    1)better resoloution
                                    i have to say you that you have great software

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                                    • Click and drag overlays on timeline

                                      Click and drag overlay sections to different part of timeline. Currently need to increase the time then decrease to move to new position

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                                      • support for windows scaling (UHD displays)

                                        support for UHD screens
                                        (3820 x 2160 pixel on 17 inch screen), add support for windows scaling of apps.

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                                        • Show the MB size of the video file

                                          Easy way to see what size, MB my video is.

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