Record Timer

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There are many times that I will capture a re-posting of a recorded webinar and I know how long the webinar would be, but since Snagit doesn't have a Recording Timer feature, I am finding myself having to set my watch and come back with I think the webinar is almost over. I wish you would add this feature, then I can spent more time doing other things for my business. Thank you.
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mk5mediagroup

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  • hopeful this will get done sometime this year.

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Rick Stone

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While I totally agree that this would be a welcome feature, it's also worth noting that the Windows operating system itself has a built in stopwatch timer. I had some stuff I wanted to create and I had no idea how long it was going to take. So I needed a "Stopwatch" in order to roughly time it.

After searching for a stopwatch app, I discovered that the operating system itself offers one!

Just click the Start menu and type "Alarm" and Windows should present the Alarms & Clock app.

Cheers... Rick :)
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However, wouldn't saving the recording in whatever (mp4, AVI, WMV, MOV, etc.) and watching it in that format? Most viewing apps (except QuickTime) show the movie total duration and time elapsed.

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Rick Stone

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Perhaps you misread the initial post? The OP is looking for a way to configure things so the SnagIt recorder will stop the recording process at a pre-determined time.

At least, that's what I understood. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Congratulations! Agree absolutely with mk5mediagroup. In fact I proposed something similar over a year ago, but not as smartly as he has done here.  Fully support this. Ingenious to call it a record timer. And as he (assume) it is a  he, without a timer he has to be aware of when it finishes. So unnecessary to add additional tasks for us users. To further reinforce mk5mediagroup proposal is the fact that if you miss the end of the recording time, the time taken to a) finalise the recording increases exponentially (I guess a very inefficient saving process) and b) time needed to save also increases.  Hopefully TechSmith this time round will listen and understand that time-saving is important in todays world for us busy Snagit Users as well.
On another point as I receive feedback on all Snagit and Camtasia responses I cant help thinking that TechSmith's development process is beginning to get seriously out of control as many of the issues suggest no proper auditing is being done.
I would like to propose an improvement to the current system such that
a) bugs
b) withdrawal of valued functionality
as a minimum are properly monitored so there could be a filter showing a) and b) and whether they have been resolved. Some of these issues have been around for far too long.
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Very much agree with MK5. A timer is a must before i purchase another version of snaggit. Too many times i forgot to hit stop and on my computer once a recording hits a certain length my computer will freeze while consolidating the recording. A timer would save all kinds of trouble.
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brt

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Absolutely spot on Brian. All the evidence unfortunately is that TechSmith has lost control of their own development process, if indeed there ever was one.