Cropping a screencast

Hello,

I have a video that I made in the past and want to reuse a portion of it, but need to crop out the logo on the right of the screen.  Is there a quick way to do this with Replay?  I tried to just recast it with a new smaller screencast window, but the re-recorded audio is not very good.

Can I just rerecord the screen and import the old audio into the new screen cast?

4 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Daniel,

Also, is the logo on screen or a part of the player in general? If it's on the slide view itself, I'd look at recording with the second instance of Replay.  You may want to look at what audio element you're capturing, as I know folks in the past shared that using the "Stereo mix" allowed them to capture the system audio in a better quality. Where was the screen recording originally created?  If it was within Storyline  the logo was added as a part of the player you could look at cropping/fine tuning to just the section you need and publishing again? 

Daniel Rizza

I do not have Storyline.  It sounds like it is the better product for doing videos or screencasts.  I figured out how to do what I wanted.  I re-recorded my video with Replay simply cutting off the area I did not want with the custom window.  I did the new recording with no audio.  I did it with the audio at first, but re-recording the audio gave me a very poor quality as expected.

I removed the original audio from the original video using Microsoft Window Maker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZwtBsHrHfk) and then just added it back in on Track B to the new screencast with no audio and without the logo. 

At this point I had a new screencast without the logo as well as the original audio to edit together.  Task completed.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Thanks Daniel for the update and glad to hear you were able to get this working as you needed. The screen recording functionalities of Storyline are a bit different than Replay - so it would depend on what you needs are. You may want to take a look at the information here about screen recording in Storyline.