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Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Dennis,

You could conduct to annotations and callouts within Presenter as detailed here or Storyline as a screen recording. So Replay is designed to be used in conjunction with those tools as well. Our team continues to take feature requests in regards to functionality that you'd like to see though, so feel free to share those here. 

Katie Gokhshteyn

Welcome, Nelson! 

While there isn't a built-in blurring feature in Replay, there are a few workarounds to choose from:

  • If you're embedding the video in Storyline, the How to Hide Sensitive Information in Screen Recordings tutorial Ashley shared is perfect for the job.
  • Using an outside product for custom edits like such ..and I'm sure folks here in your new community have suggestions about what they like to use for this! 

That said, I’d love to bring this idea back up to our product team! Would you mind telling me a little more about why that particular function would come in handy for you? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

Erin Higgenbotham

Hi Katie - Old response so I don't know if you're working on it. Bluring content helps me hid sensitive information. Like account numbers, store numbers, etc. If I am doing a walkthrough demo, I can show the actual software and then blur out areas that I do not want the rest of the learning audience to see.

Erin Higgenbotham

Thanks Leslie. I know that it was suggested that we use external software, but...I guess this feature depends on what you want to do w/ replay. Is it supposed to compete with Camtasia (which is what I initially thought) or is it something else? It just would be very helpful to have these options (bluring), fade-in, fade-out, etc...but I know it depends on how powerful you want the software to be. But thank you so much!

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Erin, 

We have a few different screen recording tools in our Articulate 360 suite, so you'll have a bunch of options to record and produce videos. Here's a quick take on it, 

  • Peek: short screencasts that don't need to be edited
  • Replay: screencasts that you want to be able to edit a little
  • Storyline: longer screencasts that you want to be able to add interactivity to

Also, this article titled Record, Edit Videos with Articulate 360 will walk you through how each would vary. 

As for comparing with Camtasia, these discussions are a bit older, so they're comparing and working with the two tools prior to Storyline 3 and Articulate 360, but should give you a good sense:

Finally, a great resource titled "A Complete Guide to Creating Videos for E-Learning" may be of interest to you!