The ScreenCorder 5 interface has been improved with a new visual display, more recording options and new navigation controls. In addition to the standard menu commands, easily accessible side tabs let you define multimedia, webcam and quiz content for insertion into your recording.
ScreenCorder 5 includes a new Multimedia Catalog with an enhanced interface. It contains a variety of text bubbles, arrows, animated objects and magnifiers which you can customize as you wish by resizing or rotating them, changing their border color, fill color, level of transparency and so on.
ScreenCorder now lets you insert audio and/or video material at any point of the recording. ScreenCorder also lets you extend (freeze) a frame during the editing phase, for instance to ensure that the user has enough time to register its contents. When inserting new material or extending a frame in this way, the audio and video footage following the editing point is merely "moved along" in the recording.
During the editing phase, ScreenCorder 5 lets you create one or more webcam recordings for insertion into your video. You can save these webcam recordings for use in different ScreenCorder projects, and even import other AVI videos into your recordings.
ScreenCorder 5 allows you to set markers to identify particular frames, during the actual recording or during the editing phase. You can use these markers in different ways, for instance to single out frames on which you want to do further work, isolate a section of the recording which you need to delete, or add interactivity to your recording.
You can now add interactivity to the objects placed on your recording during the editing phase. This enables you for instance to create navigation menus for your viewers, or let them perform specific actions by clicking particular objects, such as pausing the video, opening a URL, sending an email and so on. This feature is only supported by the Flash® (SWF) video format.
ScreenCorder lets you assess your viewers' understanding of your video material by inserting quizzes at key points of the recording. Quizzes can also be used to provide feedback on the information given in the video. You can choose whether the scores should be presented after each quiz or on a cumulative score card displayed at the end of the last quiz. Once the quiz is created, you can upload it to a SCORM-compliant Learning Management System (LMS). The scores can be sent by e-mail, printed or stored on the LMS server. As this feature relies on interactivity, it is only supported by the Flash® (SWF) video format.
You can now capture still snapshots of your screen recording during the editing phase. You can then export all the snapshots selected, either as image files in the folder of your choice, or embedded in a pre-formatted Microsoft Word document.
In addition to the formats available until now, ScreenCorder 5 lets you export your video to the FLV (Flash® Video) format, letting you easily integrate your video as a standalone file into other Flash projects made with the Adobe® Flash authoring environment.