Create an On Screen Timer While Filming

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A good video is a short video. I am not always cognizant of how long I've been taping.  Having a transparent grey timer on the screen to let me know how long I am taping would be really helpful. I do not want the time to show up in the final recording, but just an on screen cue to help me keep it short. Even better would be if I could set a maximum time so the grey timer would change to yellow and red as I reach my max time. 
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Alice Keeler

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Perla Durgaswaroop

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You should try Camtasia, you can do it there. You can see the timer while recording

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Yvon Robert

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You can record the timer from an iPad and use it in Camtasia on a video track, you can resize and use any place on the screen. Also you can use on computer screen when you type or record or use it direcly from iPad.



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Alice Keeler

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That seems way too complicated, and I am using Snagit. I have Camtasia, it is more heavy hitting than I need normally. I would just like to make sure my screencasts are between 1-3 minutes. I can come up with a million work arounds, but none that would be as handy as having it automatically show up, via the settings, when I do a screencast. 
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If you have a second monitor or do a non-fullscreen recording you will get our Video Recording Toolbar which will show a timer, as well as a bunch of controls for your recording.

More info can be found here:

Hopefully this helps, Thanks!

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