Capture Video Mode. Control panel
Control panel will show up near the selected area. If the panel doesn't fit outside the recording area (for example in a full screen mode), the program will suggest to hide it. After that, the desktop will become inactive. Use hotkeys to manage the process while the panel is inactive.
Control panel elements for video capturing
Control panel offers an access to several features:
The “Rec” button in the left side immediately initiates screen capturing. After clicking this button, it will be changed to the “Pause” icon which can be pressed to stop recording for a while. The “Pause” icon, in its turn, will be changed to the “Resume” icon – click it to proceed with the recording.
Clicking this button will make the desktop active so all the icons, panels and tabs could be used in a regular mode.
This button lets adjusting the size of the frame. Read more about adjusting the frames in Select recording area section of this manual.
“Draw” panel offers the needed functionality to add certain graphical elements to edit the video according to the needs of a user. Particularly, there are the drawing or text tools similar to those featured by the standard graphic editors. This can be done both during the recording or while the video is paused. All tools of 'Draw' panel are described in Draw panel section of this manual. Alternatively hotkey (Ctrl+Shift+D by default) can be used to activate the drawing panel.
This button helps to complete the recording and save the video. After pressing it, there will be a “Video saved!” informer with the output file’s path, duration, resolution, and size information. Clicking the folder icon will bring a user to the containing folder with a focus on this exact video file. A folder to which all the recorded videos will be saved by default can be selected through the [goto header='folde']Save to[goto] tab of the program's Settings panel. Alternatively hotkey (Ctrl+Shift+S by default) can be used to stop the video recording.
Zoom in / Zoom out
User can change the zooming ratio (up to x16) by pressing these buttons. The current zoom ratio is shown to the right of 'Zoom in' and 'Zoom out' buttons on the control panel. Alternatively hotkeys (F10 and F9 by default) can be used to zoom in and out the recording area.
This button adds the webcam image to the recorded video. The webcam will be opened in the separate window. Its size can be customized by toggling the markers in the corners, and it can be relocated inside of the the frames of the recording area. Double click the webcam window to fit it into the selected area, double click it once again to restore it back to the previous size. The button will be disabled if no webcams are connected to the current PC. Alternatively hotkey (Ctrl+Shift+W by default) can be used to enable webcamera.
Click the audio button to open audio controls on the control panel. In its left side there's an equalizer showing the live audio volume. In the middle there's a button to disable/enable audio, press it to stop/continue recording audio. To the right there's a current volume level slider, swipe the marker on it to increase/decrease the volume. The set level's value is shown to the right of the slider in percents.
Click the microphone button to open microphone controls on the control panel. In its left side there's an equalizer showing the live microphone volume. In the middle there's a button to disable/enable microphone, press it to stop/continue recording mic. To the right there's a current volume level slider, swipe the marker on it to increase/decrease the volume. The set level's value is shown to the right of the slider in percents.
Note that the hotkeys can be used for most of these controls while working. It's possible to change the hotkey combinations in the Hotkeys tab of the Settings panel.