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  1. 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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        • 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…

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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.

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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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                          • International Support - Localization

                            Add localized versions of Recorder and Editing Tools

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                              • Incorporate ScreencastOMatic for easy use in LMS

                                Some faculty want to be able to create narrated screen captures while they are making comments on student submissions. But, they want the app Start button easily accessible in the course interface, and to be able to post the created mp4 file more fluidly to the course files area. It might be something like a Canvas or Blackboard LTI or building block to interface ScreencastOMatic with the LMS.

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                                • Add Rotation to Image Overlays

                                  It would be nice to be able to rotate images overlays so they can be at an angle in the video. Also maybe the option to flip images horizontally.

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                                    • add keyboard shortcut to hide webcam

                                      there's already alt+shift+w for toggling it big, why not one for hiding as well?

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                                      • Ability to hide/minimize recording area border and buttons

                                        Oftentimes I will start a recording and then get sidetracked on something else… Once a recording is started it is impossible to get rid of the recording area border and recording controls… It would be nice if I could hide those temporarily while I finished up my sidetrack.

                                        Thanks for considering this feature.

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                                        • Top bar below 'My Uploads', making as static, like freezing.

                                          When we select show more, the page keeps on scrolling down instead can we make the top bar belwo the My uploads like freez, so that, when there are more videos then it is easy for viewing along with the top titles

                                          This part is showing with the mouse in the video:
                                          http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/colZeNhajR

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