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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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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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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I agree I get the feeling that SnagIt is falling behind what is necessary in this global era.  Many of use must be tuning into webinars throughout the day, often aired at inconvenient times. It would make things easier for me if I could preset the webinar to record and end.  I think the issue of the longer than 1 hour recording time should be focussed on first as I currently set the start but cant sit at the pc for a 2-3 hours recording and risk it being lost, which is what happened to me yesterday
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I definitely agree the ability to pre-set start and finish times would certainly take this to a whole new level. 
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britur

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Thanks for resurrecting this Shane. Had forgotten all about it. I think the product manager shows a flagrant disregard for user's time bordering on the scandalous. Maybe he should be sacked and left to his own consequences!
I think we need a revolution here. This is too important to be left in the hands of myopic product managers! 
Somebody mentioned a petition.
Another option is to take the discussion off this platform as it is controlled without any vestige of transparency by TechSmith, and thus not reflective of user interests.

I would be prepared to host such a discussion with voting on my own site, which aims in a very broad sense at making the world a little bit better. No kidding, I am a geriatric activist. And still going strong at the age of 75!

What do other users think? We could have voting mechanisms and much more transparency than exists here. The one good thing TS has done in recent versions is Panoramic Capture. It is brilliant. Video capturing where starting and ending times could be just as brilliant if we forget about overkill situations with/without simultaneous capturing on multiple monitors.

What does the product manager think? Are TS close to bankruptcy in these uncertain times??? I really hope not
 Are there any expert developers here as I mighr well need a bit of help setiing this up, not much, but anyhow, would be most welcome.   On a professional basis.The link is:
https://gobaug.org
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Hello there! I'm happy to chat about this request further here or in a video chat if anyone has time, just let me know.

This is definitely still something on our radar because it certainly would have value for folks that want to record webinars and keep their own copy, but hasn't had the same level of interest as with other requests that have been made here and elsewhere and implemented in the meantime: Text Capture/Grab Text, Templates, Favorites Tool, dragging an image/video from the tray, recent font list, snapping on the canvas, and plenty of other smaller things.

Most people we've discussed this with in the past have expressed that it would be nice, but it's not the next thing they'd want in Snagit. The conversations have been mostly that, a majority of the time, webinar providers publish a recording after an event and that the Snagit recording is mostly a backup. The value of Snagit video recording for most people we have spoken with and had in betas/user tests has been in creating videos that help teach or get a point across. With that in mind, we've listened and pushed for new ways to create video recordings of your own. Most recently with Video from Images.

But like I said, I'm more than happy to continue the conversation and get new perspectives!
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I would absolutely love to have a timer feature with Snagit where I can set start and stop recording times. Will you please add this feature. Thanks.

- Gregg F.
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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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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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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".