Feature Requests

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

  1. Android app

    Android app

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  2. Video overlay on another video.

    Overlay a video on top of another video.

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  3. Overlay Video Background

    Video background for the green screen instead of just image background. It will be wonderful to be able to insert video background instead of just image background for the green screen

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  4. insert script section

    If I need to insert a section in my scripted recording, it would be nice to have a button to insert a new blank section so I can record my audio and video.

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    You can do this by doing the following:

    1. Click in the text box for a script section either at the very start of the text or the very end.

    2. Press ENTER key and a new section will be added above or below depending on if the cursor was at the start or end of the text.

  5. Home and End keys to move to beginning/end of timeline

    Add keyboard shortcuts for Home and End keys to move to beginning/end of timeline

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  6. Chroma Key

    How about a Chroma Key for Green Screen effects?

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  7. have the option to archive files...some files are no longer relevant, but I don't want to delete them...just store them

    I would like the ability to archive files. Some files are no longer relevant, but I don't want them deleted...just stored for future reference.

    3 votes
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  8. Keep the app open after finishing a recording (instead of auto-closing)

    Remain open after I finish recording (so I can record another video) instead of automatically closing after each video.

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  9. bookmarks

    Give the option to put bookmarks on recordings. Bookmarks people can click on to go to specific section of the recording.

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  10. Have a green screen feature for the webcam

    Have a green screen feature for the webcam recording so that the backgrond can be any image of choice

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  11. Add Overlay Video

    Add an overlay video. Just like add an overlay image except it allows you to overlay a video file.

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  12. Posting videos directly into Google Drive

    It would be nice to be able to upload videos into Google Drive.

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  13. Provide the option to adjust width(broadness) of the pen.

    The current pen is extremely wide and makes it difficult to write on the slides in small spaces.

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  14. Overlay background music

    After editing a video, I would like to overlay a background music track.

    I don't want to record the music coming from my computer while I narrate, because when I edit the video, the backing music gets chopped and loses its fluency.

    I simply want to add a background track to the existing recording.

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  15. How to hold text on a moving background

    The next YouTube video shows how to hold text when the background is moving.
    I use this very when creating flight movies:
    https://youtu.be/J0kchN55IIY

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  16. Inserting a text slide

    There's something very simple that I can't figure out how to do. I have my recording and I want basically insert a "text slide" somehow. I want the playback of the recording to pause and then show a totally black screen with some text on it for about 5 seconds and then continue playing back the recording.

    How do I do this? First of all, I can't find any way using the text overlay tool to make the screen totally black with some text on it. When I try to resize the text overlay to cover the whole screen, it…

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    Couple of ways this could be done but one option is to create your text slide in a paint program / power point etc then use the Insert > New Recording option to bring up the screen recorder and capture that slide from the screen.

  17. 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.

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  18. Link to all my videos

    I see how to post links to individual my individual channels, but how do I share a link to all my videos? Is that a pro feature?

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  19. Do NOT permanently re-size my recordings please.

    Please do not permanently re-size my recordings when I want to upload to youtube. This has forced me to re-record videos. Please also support uploading higher resolutions. For now I must save my files out to full resolution video and then manually upload them to youtube. I fully understand the need to simplify software, but auto re-sizing videos and not allowing direct resolution selection is frustrating for power users.

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    If you want to upload to YouTube you should record at 720p or 1080p size to avoid resize and black bars.

    If you do record at a different resolution then the app will resize to 720p for you when you select YouTube upload.

    You can undo that resize by clicking the Edit option then click on the undo arrow in the upper right corner or clicking the drop down arrow and selecting to go back in the edit history to the “Created” entry which will put your recording back to the original size.

  20. Post a change log when doing updates, please.

    It would be nice to see what changes were made from version to version even before you've added tutorials or what not.

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