Schedule start and stop times for video recording

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(This idea is something we’ve heard from customers over time from several of our sources of feedback. We’re posting it here to gauge how well this fits our users’ needs. So please let us know what you think.)


It would be great to be able to schedule both a start and stop time for a video recording. This would be particularly useful for when there is a webinar and you won't be at your desk for either the start or end. Right now if you start a recording, you either have to do it way before and then stop it way after the webinar is done. Leaving tons of blank video for you to cut off and you run the risk of something going wrong on the computer that would ruin the recording.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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britur

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Not just the risk of something going wrong, but the length of time it akes to process the video and save it.  The amount of time runs into hours and hours! That is the reason. But thank you for adding the option of scheduling a start and end time.
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CyrusMD

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The timer will be a great tool and will be productive to the users

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britur

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But, we don't want to create a desire for soemthing that couold take months. I am quite an impatienty guy who values his time. So perhaps 2 stages if the times is more difficult. First stage setting a start and ending time. Second stage using a timer.
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until now nothing on the snaggit
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CyrusMD

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Usually when one edits a video there is usually a "start time" and an "end time" so the dual boxes are useful. when one is recording a streaming movie, then activating a timer is easy. Video Editors give you a choice of "Mark In" and "Mark Out"

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I would really like to see the ability to switch between different computer monitors when recording a video. So during the first couple of minutes, I could record monitor 1, then during the next few minutes, I could record monitor 2, then monitor 3.
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Official Response
This Idea didn’t get enough votes to be under consideration for a future release. So, we are marking this one as Not Planned for the time being. At this point, there are a lot of other things things we’ll be focusing on first. Definitely bring this up again when we do our next round of voting if you still see a need! 

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As you can see there is renewed interest in this feature.  Kindly reconsider and put it to a new vote. This really would make life easier and stop the Editor from crashing every time during the "processing" phase of a video that's longer than a couple of hours which results in a lost video. Thx
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Timer to stop video recording.

In Snag it 2018. When recording screen video, to be able to set a auto stop: 15-30-45-60 minutes or adjustable.
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This is highly disappointing that a Record Timer is not being planned. I have discussed this feature as an idea every time a new version is released, and NO TIMER! There have been several discussions from different people requesting this feature. What numbers from others do we need to have this considered. Do I need to start a petition on these boards.
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RK

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A Video Capture Scheduler would be so useful! in Image Capture it is already possible, so why not in Video Capture? To be able to set a fixed End Time for the Video Capture.
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I agree this is a great idea!  How many votes do we need?
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You folks at TechSmith could have another income stream, if you create another version of Snagit for stock market traders and futures day traders, like myself, that allows for having video captures of multiple computer monitors.

The video capture could be set to record monitor 1 for a certain number of minutes or seconds, and then record monitor 2 for a certain number of minutes or seconds, and it would do the same for monitor 3 and/or monitor 4.

This of course would be a more expensive version of Snagit; it could be called Snagit for Professionals or something.
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sherifosman

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You folks at TechSmith could have another income stream, if you create another version of Snagit for stock market traders and futures day traders, like myself, that allows for having video captures of multiple computer monitors.

The video capture could be set to record monitor 1 for a certain number of minutes or seconds, and then record monitor 2 for a certain number of minutes or seconds, and it would do the same for monitor 3 and/or monitor 4.

This of course would be a more expensive version of Snagit; it could be called Snagit for Professionals or something.
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wildlovingmodeling

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Start and stop times for video recording would be a huge benefit for my industry.
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britur

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Totally agree, made thye suggestion some years ago, but fell on deaf ears. It is a no-brainer! In the first instance for single recordings, but simultaneous recordings on multiple monitors wou8ld be terreific, but judging by the past, techsmith unli8kely to see the advantages UNFORTUNATELY.
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wildlovingmodeling

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scheduled recording and multiple monitors would be awesome. It would be a Godsend to have scheduled recording and the ability to be on a different window from the windos beging recorded. Could be recording on one window doing somethiing else on the other window. That would be the "cat's meow".