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  1. 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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    • Scale the Mouse when Zooming

      I've been noticing that if the screen is zoomed in post production to focus in a certain area of the screen that the mouse cursor stays the same size. It would be nice to scale the mouse at the same rate that the screen is scaled.

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      • will you be adding chroma keey or green screen

        this software is easier to use then Camtasia. would love to be able to use a greenscreen. had I known there was not a screen capability I would not have paid for 3 years.

        hope it is coming before my 30 day trial with Camtasia runs out. thanks

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        • Recording window follows mouse

          Oftentimes I find it difficult to move the recording window around on my screen to the places where I want to record… There's no easy handle to drag it around while you are recording… I know this might look kind of unprofessional in a finished recording… But that's okay because lots of my recordings are just for self documentation.

          I'm using a MacBook Pro retina display… If I am recording in HD 1080 the actual window size on my screen is still quite small… This requires me to shrink down my browser if I'm recording my browser to fit inside…

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          • Full screen mode for games

            Maybe this feature works and I just can't get it too but.. the recorder doesn't work if you open a video game in full screen. I would be even happier with your great product if it could overlap on top of full screen and still show the camera and record footage. If this feature works and I just don't know about it, please write back.

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            • include the drawing tool with the full screen recording controls.

              Specific to v. 2
              The drawing tool is included when you begin recording screen areas other than full screen, which is awesome! I think it should also be included in the full screen record controls so the hot-key doesn't have to be used. I also think the highlighter should be freehand, not rectangular. I'm a very proud user of the program! Keep up the good work!

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              • Ability to draw the recording area

                Just like Jing, I would like to select the recording area by first clicking in the top left corner of the rectangle, then in the bottom right corner. That means that I can start recording in three clicks. Using your current method, I spend a lot more clicks and I also need to hit the corners to drag them to the right place. Very tedious.

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                • Watch notification

                  Is there a chance of making a feature that notifies the video poster of when the video is viewed. Maybe something that indicates like the first 10 times or so...especially if you're trying to get feedback on say something like a video proposal or something?

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                  • Horizontally mirror the webcam

                    at the moment, when the cursor is on the right of the screen, my head points to the left. when the cursor is on the left, my head is turned to the right.
                    with an option to mirror the cam, it would appear that my head and eyes (aproximately) follow the mouse cursor. feels more natural to the viewer.

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                    • Add a split function

                      Add the ability to split a recording at the selected edit point (in edit mode) into a separate recording. The system should ask for a new name (or just append "_split") and add the second part (everything to the right of the edit point) as a new recording with this new name. The recording being edited should truncate everything to the right of the edit point, and this should be reflected in the overall size of the recording files (on the hard drive). Both recordings should retain the edits that apply to just those sections of video.

                      For example, I…

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                      • Allow us ro rearrange layer order

                        It would be great if we could rearrange the layer order of overlays. For instance, I found a mistake on the background of my video, and I want to place a screenshot image over that part of the background to cover it up, so that it looks like part of the background. However, my reviewer found the mistake after I had done the other overlays. Now that image is on top of all other overlays. If I could rearrange the order of the overlays, that would take care of the issue.
                        Thanks

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                        • Insert Imported-Audio at the Cursor point

                          The Import Voice Audio is a great feature BUT it's of limited use b/c you can only import one "track" and only starting the beginning of the video.

                          I usually record "sections" of the demo video (much like your great Scripts feature).

                          To use that here I need to be able to import Audio1 @ 0 seconds, Audio2 @ 5 seconds, etc.

                          11 votes
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                          • Expiration date for uploaded recordings

                            In the additional options area, like where we can add a password to view a screencast, it would be great if we could add an expiration date- so let's say I want to send a screen cast but then after 2 days, or after 3 views or 1 week, the video expires and can no longer be viewed again.

                            4 votes
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                            • Update interface resolution

                              I'm using an iMac with retina display and there is a contrast between the clarity of other apps (text, logos, etc..) and the screencast-o-matic app. I think it's just a matter of time before most user's displays have a higher resolution, so why not make the change to a higher resolution interface sooner, rather than later? Just food for thought.
                              Also, I want to say that I love the beta version and how streamlined the editing tools are -- keep up the great work with this app.

                              3 votes
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                              • .msi file

                                Need an msi file so that we can deploy through Group policy.

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                                • Recording area size in version 2 Beta

                                  Hi,
                                  I noticed that 1024x768 is not available as a recording screen size in Version 2. I do all my videos in 1024x768 because it's the same size as the software window I usually record. I know i can stretch the recording size, but doing that every time would be tedious. Would you please add that to the available sizes? Or better yet, could you give us te ability to save custom sizes so we don't have to resize them every time? Thanks,
                                  Michael

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                                    From what you described you might want to try the “Active Window” option which will snap the recorder to the currently active window (available in windows version).

                                    Also the recorder should remember the last size you used so if you do all your videos at the same size then it should go back to that size each time.

                                  • Video Responses

                                    Screen casts are useful for web software QA and at present I use them to demonstrate new features or software amendments. Ideally it would be great for a number of my clients to reply with a similar screen cast so they can outline any problems/amendments etc. It would be good to allow them a link to your software via my account to submit a screen cast in response to my initial video - i.e. like a video conversation. Admittedly they could open their own account with you and send a link to their response but the above suggestion would make…

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                                    • adding multiple music tracks

                                      I love the new version of the program, and I was super excited to see that we can add music, but I had a hard time trying to add more than one track, can we make a feature where you can add multiple audio tracks, and able to fade the music in and out along with it?

                                      21 votes
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                                      • Editing: be able to move a section to the beginning or the end

                                        request a feature where let's say I recorded 60 min. While editing, I want to move mins 50-60 to the beginning and make it mins 1-10.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • add video overlay for pro account holder

                                          making another row of media for the type of overlay , for this will make the videos will look as it has a secondary screen. Audio for this overlay has to be in the dropbox options so it can be the user choice.

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