Feature Requests

What features do you want to see in Screencast-O-Matic?

  1. a embedable recorder for end users on support site

    Do you have anything like this?

    from screenr:

    mbed your recorder
    Add the recorder to your support site by copying and pasting provided HTML code. Your customers can now record a screencast of their problems by clicking the Launch Screen Recorder button. It’s that easy.

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  2. Option to not cover screen with SOM menu during pause

    When pausing during recording, the SOM menu remains on the screen, covering the work in progress, and it cannot be moved out of the way. This makes it difficult when, for example, I want to skip the recording of part of what I am doing, to keep things concise.

    I would like to be able to continue working without the SOM menu in the way. It would be great if an option could be added to minimize the menu, or to be able to move it out of the way.

    3 votes
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  3. Have the webcam setting retain a default

    I keep adding in my webcam for a screen cast - I run a test. Check sound and video, and then re-start, but forget to re-add the webcam video. So frustrating! Is there no preferences setting that allows me to have the webcam on by default? I'm on ScreencastOMatic Pro. I really want the recorder to default to webcam added or not depending on what I did in the previous recording ... great product otherwise. many thanks in advance

    5 votes
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  4. Give users the option of turning on and off the webcam at their lessure.

    Not every recording required video throughout its duration, for example, I would like to use the webcam at the introduction and conclusion stages of the screencast and not in the body (middle). I cannot manipulate the webcam once it is turned on! WHY?

    11 votes
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  5. Ability to record what is coming out of your speakers/headphones while you are recording.

    Like if i wanted to play music or do a co-op play in my video with a friend, to have an option to use skype of something of the sort to be able to hear what is coming through my speakers/headphones.

    7 votes
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  6. Video Controls at Top

    Hi, Can you please add the recording controls to the top of the "box" rather than the bottom? Having them at the bottom usually covers the start/play button on most websites...

    Thanks!

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  7. thinkness of free hand drawing tool

    I LOVE the new features, esp the drawing tool. I would like to see the ability for a few different thicknesses for the free hand drawing tool. I make videos drawing music notes on staff paper, and having the tool a little thinner would make it easier to draw notes on the staff. Keep up the great work!

    2 votes
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  8. can import music files

    to play music on your video

    24 votes
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  9. Add support for Box (box.net)

    I'd love to see Box as a location to save files. At Box, many of us use SOM daily, and end up having to save local copies. We'd be happy to get you in touch with our platform team to scope and build this! The APIs are located at http://developers.box.com/docs/#tokens-token-object

    60 votes
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  10. 52 votes
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  11. A blurring feature so we can hide information for security reasons...

    Example: If you are making a video logged into an account and the account information (screen name, certain fields, etc) needs to remain private.

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  12. Faster recording resume after pausing

    I'm not sure what to make of the 3, 2, 1 countdown when pressing record after having paused recording. If that delay is due to hardware or sofware limitations then fine but if it's just programmed in please remove the countdown and just resume recording ASAP. Thanks.

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  13. Add songs for a video.

    a video with music in the background is lighten up than a video without music. so my idea is that there is some standard musics come and then you can use those. and that you perhaps can put your own music erin

    343 votes
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  15. Allow webcam size and position changes during edits

    Allow the webcan inset size and position to be changed through an edit action so it is different in different segments of the recording. For example, I might want to start and finish with the webcam full screen and reduce it in size during other parts of the recording. Depending on the material, I might want the image in a different place during some parts of the recording.

    I can achieve the desired result now by recording each segment with a different webcam size or position separately and then splicing them together (Pro) but it would be easier and more…

    49 votes
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  16. convert script file to captions file

    After recording with a script file it could be good to be able to convert it to a captions file.
    This way it wouldn't have to be re-entered when we want to have additional captions

    16 votes
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  17. Capture video on the secondary monitor in a dual monitor system.

    For us professional web presenters your product is AWESOME! (Just bought pro today.) Problem is we need the primary monitor NOT visible to the audience so we can toggle between applications and programs when we're presenting. Please, Please, Please move this capability up the development list! Thanks.

    144 votes
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  18. ipad app

    hey, i think that you should make a app for ipad, iphone etc so we can record stuff on screen of the device it would work well and lots of people would get it

    email back please

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    completed  ·  Matthew Lapora responded

    Screencast-O-Matic announced that it just released an intuitive iPhone screen recording app. The mobile screen recorder is in addition to the company’s already multi-device suite of video creation tools.

    The iOS screen recorder is enhanced with features to enable users to record their iPhone screen and audio narration. Educators and students can easily record and utilize features in scenarios including:
    Create video tutorials – Highlight apps or process on a mobile device.
    Showcase student portfolios – Students are able to adjust the speed and rotation of videos they’ve created.
    Create recordings on the go – Publish video updates while outside of the classroom and crop for popular social sites.
    Give meaningful feedback – Connect with students quickly and utilize facecam options for communication.

    Once the app is installed, users can start recording their mobile screen. The user will have the ability to make adjustments to recordings including adjusting speed and…

  19. time recording feature

    video timer so I can record something for 1 hour and then it would turn off while I'm gone.

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  20. A better way to read scripts...

    I am needing to overdub recordings. It is cumbersome to do so from a script because you don't allow the window to be sized allowing me to see the entire script for reading. Yes, I know I can scroll. Would be nice if I could get this text out of SOM for reading / sharing with other voice overs etc. Perhaps export script to clipboard?

    Would still love to see a keyboard shortcut for advance to next section for recording scripts, I hate having to remember my mouse position and ensure mac has the "active window" look, as when you…

    3 votes
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