please add a way to view/review a recording while its still recording (paused)

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sometimes while recording, i pause for a min and forget what i last said, so i don't know where to continue...without ending the recording and watching it, is there a way to review whats been recorded? say just the last 5 sec?
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No there is not. It might be a nice feature to have.
I don't know of any screen recorder that is capable of doing that. So maybe it's something that's difficult to build into a screen recorder.
Regards, Joe
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Ethan, my brain takes a vacation sometimes as well as wanting to state something better. I usually just pause for several seconds, and then start again with what I'm sure I've said. The pause makes it easy to see where there needs to be some editing. This is very helpful, too, when what I'm doing on the screen isn't quite right. Good luck to you!
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i do that all the time and it works great...but imaginee you actually press pause on the recorder to take a call, or fix something you are recording, say for 5 minutes...you forget what you just said...you think you said something but didn't, and you move on to the next thing...it can be hard to splice in what you missed
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This is a situation where a script (and possibly teleprompter software) comes in handy! I recently found a nifty teleprompter app over on SourceForge. Works a treat, especially if you are recording via WebCam, as you stare basically at the webcam (really, just a fuzz below)

http://telekast.sourceforge.net/

Cheers... Rick :)
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I hear ya Rick, but making a script and teleprompting it adds tons of time onto an already long process. probably makes each video take 10 times longer to do (for me).  each vid is about 10 minutes of constant talking and showing our software at the same time.  I usually do just fine the first time through, and usually don't have to rerecord, but there are times i need to pause for a couple minutes, say to correct something in the software i'm recording... but want to review what i did before moving on.  i like having 1 camrec or trec...but i guess i'll just have to stop the recording and start a new one.  The other thing is i can't read a teleprompter.  I am showing off CAD software as i record and talk, so i have to watch the 3D software i'm modeling in as i talk.  I wouldn't be able to look back and fourth between the teleprompter and the software I'm recording.  we tried in the past recording the software, and narrating over the video, but its impossible to get the timing right.  it ends up taking longer and looking worse.  Thanks for the suggestion.  I'll keep that software in mind if we ever narrate over the video.
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Mary, i do that all the time and it works great...but image you actually press pause on the recorder to take a call...you forget what you just said...you think you said something but didn't, and you move on to the next thing...it can be hard to splice in what you missed
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I hear ya Rick, but making a script and telepromting it adds tons of time onto an already long process. probably makes each vidoe take 10 times longer to do.  each vid is about 10 minutes of constant taling and showing our software at the same time.  I usualyl  do just fine the first time through, and usually don't have to rerecord, but there are times i need to pause for a minute... but want to review what i did before moving on.  i like having 1 camrec or trec...but i guess i'll just have to stop the recording and start a new one

Thanks
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to avoid this issue, I do all my screencast captures in very short snippets, like 30 seconds each

I configure Recorder to use auto numbered file names, to NOT preview after capture, and to send each new capture to the timeline [CS is open in a new project] after the capture is ended with F10

I can then preview the last capture in the CS editor, if necessary, before proceeding to do the next capture

for me, keeping all my captures short helps me to minimize mistakes and actually makes the whole process go faster

perhaps give it a try?
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thanks for the tip.  I've tried that before and it makes the end result worse for me.  Everytime i start and stop, my voice volume/inflection, tone etc changes, my face is a slightly different distance from the mic, the mouse in a different place etc.  When i try to splice 20x 30second clips together to make a 10 min video, you can tell it's been spliced...and in my industry, that makes the videos look fake and modified and credibility is lost.  the videos look much better in the end with as few recordings as possible...they just flow better.  But every now and then i do have to stop.  most of the time i need to change something in the software we're recording, then resume...i try to keep these minimal.
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sorry to hear Ethan that it doesn't work so well for you; I guess because of the type of mic I use, I don't experience the audio volume problem between captures; if necessary, I can resolve cursor position jumps with splits and transitions

FWIW, I made a little demo of how I do it ...

http://www.screencast.com/t/0zAHn1RzB

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