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  1. allow for looping recording with a "save this bit" feature.

    It would make this useful when I'm doing QA work. Configure: 1 minute chunks, keep the last 5 minutes. Record. Recording auto-throws-away stuff after 5 minutes. When something "interesting" happens, I can pause, edit -> "freeze" sections of video, export little sections. At end of recording, something with "here's the video" and "here are the time markers of things" (clip start, or text) -- make it easier to find the bit that you need to watch when consuming a bug.

    I've done a look around for what software QA folks use, and the closest is blueberry flashback, and the interface…

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    • be able to save the audio in MP3 format seperate from video

      After recording, let's say a webinar, it would be nice to download and save the audio portion only in MP3 format. This would enable users that don't need to see the video to download the MP3 and listen or their Iphones or other devices, in order to learn new processes or procedures

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      • Allow for larger sized text in Scripts

        I find it hard to read the text of my scripts on screen. Please allow us to vary the size.

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        • Simplify Video Recording for sections in scripts

          allow to record video per section, just like the audio.

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          • mute/unmute microphone during recording

            I know we have an ability to edit and silence soundtrack, but it is not useful for long recordings. We should be ably to mute mic on the fly

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            • Vector graphic pen tool

              I'd love a vector pen tool to draw smooth curves.

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              • Add Seconds to the Max Time

                When setting the Max Time for a recording, it would be nice to have the ability to set the seconds, not just hours and minutes. The idea being that I would like to make a 3 second or 5 second clip.

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                • Upload images to Google Drive / Dropbox

                  It would be nice if images could be uploaded to Google Drive and Dropbox, too.

                  I know this feature isn't planned yet, but you already have the upload-functionality for videos to these storages. The product would feel more complete, with an image-upload functionality to these storages, too.

                  3 votes
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                  • chat help

                    Have a chat help for those who are not able to open the screencast recording screen... I don't understand why I can't open it anymore.

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                    • Dual or Multi screen recording

                      Allow recording of two screens at once. I found I was unable to do this while doing a tutorial on programming using both screens. So I know for a fact it is possible and 2 of the competitors offer this feature.

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                      • 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.

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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.

                                        10 votes
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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.

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