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  1. Side by Side Webcam + screenshare/slides

    Larger video when doing a combined video and slides-screenshare (so they are side by side in the final output)

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    • 2nd web cam support

      2nd web cam support clear switching controls

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      • Allow hyperlinks in notes and descriptions

        Adding notes on the website is great. I think it would be great to be able to have clickable hyperlinks (to a new window) in those notes.

        I create tutorials for clients and refer back to other websites throughout the talk so if they can click on the particular link I am talking about, that would be perfect.

        Example note: [4:14] Visit www.justcallmetom.com/seo to read more about this.

        7 votes
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        • to make semitransparent highlighter

          As an option. It works better in my student's opinion, because pointer is still noticeable, but it doesn't cover text of formulas I'm pointing at.

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          • Shutdown computer after a task

            Give us the option to shut down the computer when the program is finished with the tasks!

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            • Overlay Text - Align

              Add the ability to align text to left, center and right when you write more than one line or in a paragraph

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              • Allow users (teachers) to create SUB-FOLDERS under main folders so that we can better organize our videos for pupils' learning.

                For example:
                I created videos for English, Math and Science.
                Right now, I can only create folders for the above three. I am not able to create sub-folders within each English, Math and Science folders for the various topics.
                It will be very useful for teachers like me as we are rolling out flipped learning in the school.
                Thank you.

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                • Embed Code for Tabular Channel Format

                  I'm a pro host user and I'd like be able to use the table view of the channel on my website so I can manage channels content on your platform and have it appear in a easily readable format on my web page. The current channel-view uses most of the page for the playback window and the descriptions on the side are in small print ie) harder to read. Can you offer a channel embed code that allows me to post a read-only, tabular version of a created channel to my school website?

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                  • Semi-automatic removal of silence

                    I do dictations and webinars and need to cut out silence pieces usually from 15 seconds to 5 minutes. It would be nice if the program automatically could label them for deletion, allowed to prevew the result and approve one by one.

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                    • I would love to see the classical menu

                      Great program, very helpful, great interface, a reasonable price. I am using it already for years.
                      A classical menu - File, Edit, View, Tools, Help would greatly help. Icons are confusing and are located in unexpected places. Some functions are hidden deep within the interface, it would be nice to have them all listed in the menu. Especially difficult it to find the settings dialogue.

                      4 votes
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                      • Be able to record in 1080 with webcam

                        When recording with a webcam only, I'm limited to 720, but would love to capture in 1080 so that when I combine webcam video with screen capture, both will be in 1080.

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                        • Alignment Tools

                          Alignment tools in relation to the video dimensions will be great.
                          It will be handy if I want to centrally align text or overlays in the exact center or other positions on the video.

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                          • Interactive summary

                            Include possibility to add an interactive clickable summary.

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                            • Add a Noise Gate and Audio Equalization Tools

                              A Noise Gate gives the user the option to eliminate sounds below a certain volume, helping the speaking be more isolated.

                              Audio EQ allows the user to change the volume of certain frequencies in the audio. So low frequency sounds like blowing on the mic can be reduced or high frequency sounds like buzzing or atmospheric sounds can be reduced without reducing overall volume.

                              8 votes
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                              • TTS

                                I would like to have text-to-speech narration for my training videos. I use it in another system and it is so much more efficient.
                                I need English, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian languages.
                                If I can make a video in one process from script, over recording, to editing to Youtube it will make me a lot more efficient as a educator.
                                I suggest to use the Google TTS API or similar.

                                2 votes
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                                • Allow picture-in-picture webcam to be captured at a higher resolution

                                  When selecting the "both" webcam option to record a live webcam as a picture-in-picture, the resolution of the webcam is degraded significantly. Please add the option to select a higher resolution for the PIP webcam.

                                  As a classroom teacher, I use SOM everyday to capture my screen presentations, while the PIP webcam shows the live action. Currently, it's somewhat blurry due to the resolution degradation in spite of having a professional webcam.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • User Manual

                                    Hey, a good online User Manual would be a big help.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • provide additional style options to arrow overlay.

                                      At present it is possible to add lines only in recording Draw & Zoom. The control of this drawing is somewhat limited.
                                      By making additional style options available the Arrow Overlay in editing mode, specifically double headed and non-headed arrows (lines) this would approve the flexibility of edits.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • KEEP OR DELETE

                                        set the default of KEEP or DELETE when closing the program to KEEP not DELETE.

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                                        • ADA compliant

                                          But CAN I record script and export to text while doing my math videos so they will be ADA compliant? I am looking for reuse here.

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