How to move or change position of a screencast recording?


I have chosen a story size of 1024*672px. Then, I inserted a recorded screen, 'Step-by-step slides > View mode steps' of dimension 982*516px. By default it is positioning the screen cast on the center of the slide.

I need to re-position it, which I am not able to do so. I am not even able to select the screen cast on the screen.

Please advise how can I move it, and also how I can I scale or resize it?

Thank You!


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Kevin Mc


I know this is an old post but I had to come up with a workaround that may be useful to others.

I wanted a screencast of an iPhone on the right hand side of my course. To accomplish this I did the following.

  1. When capturing using Storyline set the width of the capture area to match the resolution/dimensions of your Storyline file. Ensure the height is also the same
    • In my case I put the iPhone emulation to the far right and set the capture area to include it and part of my desktop background.
  2. When you are finished the screencast should fill your slide and have the content at the position you need. 

Caveats: The screencast acts as a background on the slide which will block Master Slide elements due to the stacking order. This can be overcome by putting the Master Slide elements into layers on the Master Slide and triggering them to be visible when the timeline starts.

If you do not need any of the built in features ie Testing and Simulation you could export the video to MP4, Crop if necessary and then bring it back into Storyline as a video and place wherever you like.

I hope this helps. :-)