Feature Requests

What features do you want to see in Screencast-O-Matic?

  1. Overlay VIDEO but retain existing AUDIO

    It would be very helpful to have an OVERLAY VIDEO function, with the OPTION of using the audio in the video, or the underlying AUDIO track. This would facilitate video in/out bumpers, animated logo transitions, etc.) that preserve the underlying audio recordings. (This can already be done with the "Overlay Image" function - which preserves the underlying audio - but that is a static image. The ability to overlay a video and keep the underlying audio would be a solid addition to the software.

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  2. Link to all my videos

    I see how to post links to individual my individual channels, but how do I share a link to all my videos? Is that a pro feature?

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  3. 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.

  4. Post a change log when doing updates, please.

    It would be nice to see what changes were made from version to version even before you've added tutorials or what not.

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  5. Capture Still Image?

    Is it possible to capture a single still image of the screen? If not, that with screen markup would be a nice feature.

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  6. Make the small record button control panel movable.

    If I'm recording a YouTube video and want to frame out the YouTube controls, your panel covers the YouTube movie start button. They just happen to fall on top of each other. If I could move your panel, maybe center it or right-adjust it, that would never happen. Thanks!

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  8. add a fade to/from black transition

    Hi,

    It would be great if there were a fade to black/fade in from black transition. For now I use a workaround where I record a plain black screen, insert that and then fade in out from the insert.

    Is there already a way to do this that I am just missing?

    Thanks!

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    By default the canvas under the screen video is black so you can seek to the very end or very start then add a Fade transition and it will do what you want.

  9. 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

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  10. Either show the full script section or allow script export

    I've seen the existing ideas that ask for exporting the scripts, and I agree with them, but an alternative that would work for me is to show the full script section on screen (instead of having it trailing off) - if I could resize that box, or if it could scroll, then I could see enough to know what's coming. As it is, even though I just recorded the audio, I'm still guess as to what's coming, and my video doesn't look natural. Being able to export the script (so I can print it), or being able to actually see…

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  11. provide a feature to temporarily switch off microphone while recording without a need to pause

    Some microphones have no physical switch (ie. built in mics in laptops), it would be good to have an option to temporarily switch off microphone recording (ie. to receive a phone call or talk to your neighbour) and then switch it on again. At the moment the only way to do that is temporarily pause the recording, switch mic off and then continue the recording.

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  12. Import narration for Scripted Recording

    If in the scripting function, we could upload mp3s to the scripts for which we would then record video, that would be helpful. I am in the situation where I am making videos whose not all of the audio is being recorded in-house.

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  13. Record audio sources separately

    When recording, it would be awesome to record the computer audio and microphone separately so the audio tracks can be edited (clipped, volume adjusted) independently. Its difficult to balance the audio sources before recording and not possible to move the microphone narration separate from the computer audio.

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  14. Ability to move from one computer to another

    I want to be able to work from more than one computer. Currently the work I do in one screen cast does not appear when I open the browser on my other computers. This is a big problem for me!

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    With the new secure backup feature, you can easily store recordings online and access them on any machine. This will allow you to move seamlessly between computers. This is included as part of every Solo Premier Plan.

    You can learn more about the secure backup here:
    https://screencast-o-matic.com/secure-backup

    For a tutorial on how to backup and restore recordings, please see this video channel:
    https://help.screencast-o-matic.com/channels/cFivolgec#navback

  15. Get rid of automatic mouse highlighting!

     The majority of people don't want giant yellow mouse circles in their videos. This needs to be an option you turn ON, you shouldn't have to turn it off!
    

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  16. Payment

    I want to sign up for a Pro Account but I prefer to use PayPal. I hope this is an option in the future.

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  17. Add account setting to disable 'Searchable' for all account videos

    I do not wish for any of my videos to be searchable so it would be nice to have a universal setting to disable this once instead of disabling per uploaded video.

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  18. Being able to pay will PayPal

    Like if your card doesn't go through it works on PayPal because when I type in the card number exact same as PayPal number it says wrong so I want to be able to pay with paypal

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  19. Allow for sections of video recording to hide mouse cursor

    After making a scripted recording in your awesome v2.0.0 beta62 pro version, I would like to see a way to have some sections of my recording show the mouse cursor and some not. As far as I can tell, there's only a global setting for the entire video. It would be nice to have this as an effect like overlays and transitions, for showing the mouse or hiding the mouse on certain sections of the recording.

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  20. Have a way to have timed recordings....

    To automatically stop recording after a set period of time.

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