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  1. Add More Music Editing Tools

    We can already insert music on Screen Cast O Matic when we finish editing our video, but me and a lot of other people, are tired of the music cutting into our intros and outros, and sometimes the music doesn't even recognize we are talking so you can't even hear yourself. We need more music editing tools such as we should be able to choose where it starts, ends, and be able to cut it if we want too, and we should be able to change the volume so it doesn't disturb the videos audio

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    • 19 votes
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      • Add inserting audio clip files through editing

        I get annoyed how I am unable to insert audio files throughout the editing. Please add this feature :)

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        • Update your support of BOX (box.net) to V2

          V1 of SOM already supports box.net. Please extend so that V2 also has the ability.

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          • Text to speech

            It would be nice to have a direct text to speech in the script mode or in the narration tool, like:
            1- enter a text (or text of a section)
            2- generate audio using text to speech API (and, on option, a translated audio/text with google transalation API)
            3- Insert the generated audio at the cursor position

            Some screen cast tools have this feature and it's very very handy for those who are not professional speakers or for making video in an other language than your mother tongue.

            9 votes
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            • Option to Export at 24 fps (and/or 23.976)

              These are very standard frame rates and should be a given. The program currently defaults to 25 fps upon export. This is unacceptable for any trying to pair screencast footage with DSLR footage or anything else that uses the 24fps standard (23.976), as it results in audio drift over time due to the conflicting frame rates.

              16 votes
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              • adding link to twitch and steam

                as twitch and steam and becoming more popular , why dont you add the lives to do live stream from own pc/mc to both twitch and steam

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                • 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.

                  8 votes
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                  • Is there a way to record on both of my screens at the same time?

                    I have two monitors and would like to record showing both of them.

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                    • Import scripts from version 1

                      It would be nice to move some of the old scripts from version 1 over to version 2. I tried exporting the scripts, which seemed to work, but when I tried to import them into version 2, it said it wasn't allowed.

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                      • 5 votes
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                        • Add music Ducking as a tool

                          The ducking function does not always recognize your narration. There are also cases where you would like to use ducking during very short silences. It would be a nice addition to add the ducking function as a tool. In that way you can manually decide where the audio should be reduced.

                          6 votes
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                          • Add a upload thumbnail option.

                            You should add a option to before you upload your video, add a thumbnail. It will be good and easier to put thumbnails on!

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                            • Add overlays for time of day and stopwatch

                              This request is to provide two new types of overlays. I would like a stopwatch which I can start at any time during the video. I could have more than one.

                              I would also like a clock with absolute time. I'd use the stopwatch far more often. But, I use scom to diagnose runtime issues that may happen at a specific time that I'd like captured.

                              Of course, I could add stopwatches and clocks to my desktop during the recording. But that is a hassle. Plus it doesn't give me the fine-grained editing that I want to do post-process.

                              If…

                              8 votes
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                              • low: Improve timeline for very long videos

                                Very long videos (20 hours) don't display the timeline very nicely. All the text is jumbled up. Suggestion is to just set the period longer so text is displayed properly

                                Please see the screenshot at:

                                https://goo.gl/photos/PXeHs6kaWQdVM5Tn9

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                                • batch render

                                  It would be great to hace some kind of "batch render". Once you have recorded a bunch of files you want to render them all in a batch. That way you can go to sleep while all the recordings are being converted to .mp4 in the computer.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • 5 votes
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                                    • Make draw tool work on live screen while recording

                                      I would need that the pencil tool could be manage with videos. I mean, I need to draw on a frame of a quicktime video, and keep the drawing visible while I go to another frame and draw again, without losing the last drawing.
                                      I hope you understand it.

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                                      • Facilitate the Image Overlay feature

                                        I used Sceencast-O-Matic to process a dozens of WebEx webinar and I needed to add a static "Thank You Screen" at the end of each webinar. The Image Overlay worked perfectly for this purpose. The only drawback was the needed procedure:
                                        1) Downsize the image to fit the frame by manually moving the upper left corner and the the bottom right corner (if done in different order the corner box would get hidden under the "Preview/Cancel/OK" panel)
                                        2) Remove the IN transition (there are 4 clicks needed for that)
                                        3) Remove the OUT transition (also 4 clicks)

                                        My suggestion would…

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                                          Thanks for the suggestion. One option is to make a small recording with your thank you screen then use the Insert More to insert that at the end of each of your recordings.

                                        • Use the +/- buttons to toggle the zoom in and zoom out function

                                          I am a film editor who works on software like Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro. This option is available there to toggle the zooming in and zooming out of the Timeline. Similarly here, you have the option to click the plus sign and minus sign. However a keyboard shortcut, using the +/- buttons would be quicker. :)

                                          Side note: This software is pretty damn awesome for its purposes.

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