manipulating image in step-by-step screen recording

Hi, I'm brand new to Storyline, so forgive me if this is really basic....

When I do a screen recording, I can then insert it as a video or a step-by-step. If I insert it as a video, I have an object which I can then move/resize. But if I insert a step-by-step, it appears as though the actual screenshot is inserted as a backgorund image, and I cannot manipulate it. Because of the template I'm using, I need to be able to move the actual image.

Is there a way to manipulate the image on a step-by-step slide? Or is there maybe another approach?



7 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Chris and welcome to Heroes!

When you insert the screen recording as a step by step slide set up, as you mentioned it does become a part of your background, so you won't be able to move the elements or the image itself as that would cause the elements to not necessarily match across slides. If the screen recording is covering other elements, you may want to look at recording at a smaller size than your story size so that there would be some additional white space around the screen recording and allow you to add additional elements into that space.

Phil Mayor

Storyline deals with screen recordings differently to captivate, the screenshots are actually videos and can be fine tuned to show whichever part of the recording you want, the great thing about this is that onscreen animations can also be captured in Storyline whereas captivate misses them.

If you want manipulate the images you are probably better using a different tool and bringing that into storyline.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Michael, 

You can export screencasts as MP4 videos, and you can save individual frames as PNG images. (To import step-by-step slides from another project, see this user guide.)

We'll look at two export methods here:

Tip: MP4 videos will be exported with a compression format of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, an encoding profile of High @L3.0, and a frame rate of 25 fps.