Inserting step-by-step screen recording too short

May 24, 2013

I am trying for the first time, to record a screen and then insert it, in view mode, as step-by-step.

When I inset the recording into a new scene, it creates one slide and that slide is only 4 secs. long.

The recording lasts more than 10 secs.  

Two questions:

1) Why has the recording been shortened?

2) Why is only one slide created? Doesn't step-by-step create more than one slide?

When I insert the screen recording on a single slide, the length of the recording is correct - does not get shortened.



3 Replies
Peter Anderson

Hey Ejuana!

You should be able to use the Action Fine Tuning tool to move your endpoint back a little:

If necessary, you can also change the starting and ending frames for each slide in a step-by-step screen recording, which can be useful if, for example, you want to edit out an unnecessary step or a mistake made while recording.  To do so, you’ll use theAction Fine Tuning editor.  Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the slide in your step-by-step recording that you want to modify.
  2. Right-click anywhere on the slide, and select Action Fine Tuning from the shortcut menu that appears.
  3. Then do either of the following to adjust the starting and / or ending frames for the video clip on this slide:
    • The quickest way is to drag the starting and ending markers along the timeline until you have selected the clip you want to keep.

As for there not being more than one slide, does your screen recording actually contain any interaction, like mouse clicks or typing? Step-by-step screen recordings track "key frames" in which interactions occur...

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