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  1. 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.

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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.

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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.

        6 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.

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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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                    • Let the user choose Screen-o-matic installation path

                      Right now it automatically installs itself on the C drive. As a result, temp video files eat up my disk space which in turns bloats Windows.

                      24 votes
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                      • record web cam while recording scripts

                        We need to be able to record our web cams while recording our scripts. I love being able to record script but either my face isn't there or I look like a Ventriloquist.

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                        • Flip webcam video

                          Can you add the ability to flip the video horizontally so that you get the perspective of the person being recorded rather than from the perspective of the computer looking at them. The reason would be that it will do an eye-track study (rough but effective).

                          15 votes
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                          • see screenshots online

                            i wish there was a history of screenshots online if they are saved to richtext or links, you would think these would be available.

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                            • interaction button

                              We want to create "Interactive" videos. For example, the video would show a situation, and the viewer would click a button or select between two buttons to skip to another section of the video.

                              6 votes
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                              • Allow speed changes that include audio

                                The ability to change the speed of a recording is nice, but I would really like to have the option to speed the audio up and stay in sync with the video (as opposed to just the video being sped up now). Of course, the pitch of the voice should remain the same after being sped up.

                                I also think finer grained control would be nice. Either a custom field where we can type the speed multiple or something that includes 1.25, 1.5, and 2x.

                                Thanks!

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                                  • Write your temporary data into %TEMP% on windows

                                    We use roaming profiles, and our users find the free tool helpful however we have seen people install the local application to their overcome a few issues

                                    I have to grant permissions to the local installation folder in our installations (C:\Program Files (x86)\Screencast-o-matic) to allow the recording function to work correctly, and its a lot of work for several hundred users.

                                    Please can you change your App to write temporary data to to %TEMP% over the local working path, this will make me happy as %TEMP% is not a protected location :)

                                    Thanks

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                                    • Allow sign in with Google

                                      This is a big selling point for school districts which are using multiple products and are overwhelming teachers and students with multiple credentials.

                                      BTW - you've got some SSL/authentication issues on the uservoice app.

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                                      • Vertically Mirror Webcam

                                        I would like to point my webcam in the downward position so i can record myself writing on a notepad. When pointed downward the webcam image is upside-down when using it as a document camera. I am aware that i can solve this by using a tablet pc and annotation software but for some of my clients who don't have that and only have a webcam this sounds like it could be a good option

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                                        • Minimize Recording Toolbar

                                          I would love to be able to minimize the recording toolbar -- sometimes on my laptop when I need to record a larger part of what's in the browser it overlaps my taskbar and I can't switch between windows because the recording toolbar is covering it.

                                          I was thinking just a way to click on the one end and have it slide to a minimized version or being able to drag it to the right or left to better see the taskbar underneath would be great.

                                          Thanks in advance

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