Add ability to pause, reverse to a specific point, and restart recording for on-the-fly mistake fixing

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If after making a mistake during my screen cast I could stop, reverse the video by X seconds and restart from that point it would be a great feature. This would minimize the need to post-processing of the video to cut out mistakes.
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Devin

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Aaron

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Hi Idea,

Could you give us a little more insight into the type of screencast you'd like to make?  

You can speed up the post-processing mistake-finding if you add a marker to the recording at the time of the mistake (press Ctrl + M during a recording), or by some auditory signal (snap fingers, clap hands) to act as a 'marker' on the generated audio waveform.  Then you can find these easily in the editor, and save some time that way.

Thanks for the feedback!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Regards,

Aaron
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In my use case it is for making a screencast of hand written notes with spoken annotation. Using a program like OneNote or Windows Journal to accept ink input. 

If I make a mistake either in the audio or in the handwriting, I would like to be able to immediately pause > reverse the recording to before the mistake > and restart the recording. This would allow me to erase the handwriting to the point before the error occurred and restart from there. In this way I could fix the mistake and produce a nearly seamless result in about 30 seconds rather than the time it takes to post-edit the video file which is significantly longer.

I understand that I can mark the video and go back later to edit, but that involves re-recording a new segment and splice it in. That extra effort is what I am trying to avoid.

To me, this feature is one that would justify the expense of the software when compared against the multitude of free offerings as it would greatly reduce the time required for me to produce a video clip and the result would be much more seamless that is achieved through splicing.

Devin

PS: this feedback is labeled as "Idea". That is not my name.
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My apologies, Devin (I'm still getting used to the new look of this website).  And thanks for the context for your work.
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I wonder if I'm not understanding what's being written. How is going back 30 seconds (which is not the same as reverse by the way) and recording over different from trimming 30 seconds and proceeding with the next clip? Both are done after the actual recording segment is finished.

In fact, with my projects thus far, trimming excess is the first pass I make. Since I'm trimming everything I'd want to trim in one sitting, each trimming is faster than it would be doing one at a time AND I have frame by frame precision that makes "go back 30 seconds" seem coarse by comparison.
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I am proposing that the edit be possible prior to finishing the recording of a segment. For example if I am recording something that will end up 10 minutes long but I make a mistake at minute 2, I want to be able to edit the mistake out immediately and then proceed from there. Basically I don't want to spend time editing the video after I have finished recording.
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When I'm recording, the ability to edit in post makes my recordings go faster and with less stress over getting "take 1" perfect. And as stated above, when I'm in trimming mode, my trimmings go faster because I'm going from one to the next. Since going back 30 seconds takes as long as trimming 30 seconds in post, and in post you have a frame by frame control, how is your idea faster/better? Not criticizing; I'm just not seeing what you are.
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I too need this functionality Aaron