Stop blinking rectangle when video captring

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Can I capture video without the blinking rectnagule?

It interferes with my operation of teh software I am testing.
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asafep2812

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Mike Curtis, Employee

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Hello,
I don't believe you can turn this off. Does the rectangle appear in your video?

Let me change this into a feature request so that we can better track it. We're revisiting some of the Snagit video feature, so any more details you can give us would be swell. We of course don't want the recording to interfere in any way.

Thanks!
Mike Curtis
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asafep2812

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Mike,

The rectangle does not appear in my video.
Also, in the video I do not see the mouse cursor.
Is there an option to record the cursor and also key strokes?

Asaf
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Mike Curtis, Employee

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Good news, Asaf!
You can record the cursor. Here's a screenshot of what you need to do (Snagit 10 example) http://screencast.com/t/jH19c0jRI

There isn't an ability to record key strokes though.

But--it sounds like you might be making some informative tutorial videos. Have you tried Camtasia Studio? You can get a fully-functional 30-day trial here: http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html

In version 7 we added keystroke capture (and auto keystroke callouts so the viewer can see what you're pressing with little or no work on your end), and we updated the cursor effects and the way the cursor is captured in the recording. (It's way more flexible as to what you can do at various points in the video.)

I encourage you to give it a spin if you've got the time and interest. We'll be here if you have any questions during the trial.

Mike Curtis
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asafep2812

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Mike,

Thanks, I will try.

Regarding Camtasia - I'm using SnagIt to record my actions when running manual tests and not for tutorial videos. That is why I need to know where my cursor is and which keystrokes I have pressed since I may be using Hotkeys for various actions.

Asaf
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi,
I would just like to jump in here to second Mike's advice.
Camtasia Studio has the capabilities you are looking for and way more regardless of the type of testing you are recording.

Our recording technology allows you to capture the keystrokes you are using and present them automatically to your viewers on the screen. It also allows you to enhance the cursor after you have recorded.

Camtasia Studio comes with a fully operational, 30-day trial so you have nothing to lose by trying out these features. I say GO FOR IT!! It might just change your life!

Thanks for using Snagit!
Kelly
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Larry L., Software Engineer

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Hi Asaf!

I'm a developer on Snagit, and I'm excited to tell you that we've made dramatic improvements to the user experience surrounding video in Snagit 11, which we release today.

Although we don't remove the idea of an animated indication that there is a video being recorded entirely, I think we make the indication of what is going on much clearer; rather than using a blinking rectangle, we have a solid rectangle with animated film-strip sprockets running along both vertical sides.

I encourage you to give Snagit 11 a shot by downloading a free trial found here: http://www.techsmith.com/download/sna...

Afterwards, we'd be very curious to hear if this change addresses your issues, or if you simply need all animation gone entirely. Please let us know!

Thanks and happy capturing!

Larry L.
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Uttam Paudel

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I am using Snagit 11.2.0, and I would have loved the option of stealth recording (without the animated film-strip while recording video). It should have been my choice to make whether or not to have those animated film-strip sprockets running along both vertical sides.
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Hello. First of all, thank you for developing such a fantastic screen capture tool. I have only one burning issue which has already been brought up here by the user community. I am surprised that Snaggit hasnt fixed this issues even in the latest edition. I am a design researcher working on visualization and HCI.(human computer interaction). Wearing my research cap, may i suggest you to give user to leave this option.  Animated blinking rectangle while capturing is highly distracting as our peripheral vision is very sensitive to any movement. This is a evolutionary mechanism in our neural circutory to detect any movements on periphery. Same principle is used to in User linterface design carefully to take attention of the users on task completion etc. However, this princple has been wrongly used here. Instead you could have a timer runnring at the corner showing how many minutes the video capture been running. Could blink after a specified interval reminding the user that capture is still running. In case u are not clear about my suggestion, i would be happy to provide more info.
Cheers