I need help to remove or hide certain elements while recording

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Hello. I'm planning to use Camtasia Studio to record online conferences (group classes for a membership site) using the service GoToMeeting by Citrix. My problem is that I need to use Gotomeeting's control panel while holding the conference. I would like to hide/remove this panel for students to be able to watch the sessions later but the control panel takes some space and I'd rather keep it hidden in the edited recording. Attendees can't see my controls while in the meeting but would see them if they decided to watch the recorded screen by Camtasia. How could I solve this?

I'm attaching a screenshot of what the host's cpanel looks like while in a meeting.In principle, I'd keep it on the right side of the screen while the webcams and blackboard section are kept on the left and upper part. Thanks a lot in advance, would appreciate any help you could provide.

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Joe Morgan

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You could cover it up with a callout or image.

You could also crop it out in post but that might require re-sizing whats left after cropping. That could lead to reduced video quality.
 It may also mean that some of the video you resized would be cut off due to cropping.

I think covering it up may be your best option. you could even cover it with a video. The sky's the limit as far as what you can cover it up with. Just let your imagination guide you.

Regards, Joe
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If you have two monitors, drag the meeting panel to the other screen to not be in the recording.

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Thanks a lot for the quick reply, both Joe Morgan and Timbre4!

Having two monitors is brilliant but truth is, somebody else is doing the meetings so it'd be too much to ask for. I would personally do it, though. 

I think I will go for covering it up as I have to use my logo anyway, so that will do the job. Thanks again guys :)