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v5.22.0 : 27 October 2016

  • Fix: The layout of the recorder window could be incorrect after maximising and minimising
  • Fix: could not upload to Youtube, due to API changes

 

v5.21.0 : 11 October 2016

  • Adds note about business-personal licensing to licence.rtf
  • Removes 'Webcam' title from webcam recording window
  • Fix: incorrect drawing of sound clips
  • Fix: 'webcam-only' recordings no longer prompt you to review/save/discard when recording stops - you can only save them.
  • Implemented 'Resync waveform with audio' feature.
  • Fix: rapid deleting, selecting and playback could cause a freeze in player

 

v5.20.0 : 26 September 2016

  • Fix: improved the process to move-copy the temp recording file to prevent possible errors.
  • Added option to rotate webcam image 180 degrees.
  • Fix: Recorder did not remember the last folder used in the file -> Open Movie feature.
  • Fix: the GDI -> MPEG movie conversion utility was creating broken movies.
  • Fix: problems with transitions - when objects were in the final frame of the transition, and in updating the transition cache.
  • Fix: unicode characters in textbox and button style names caused an error.
  • Fix: improved efficiency of processing the crash tracking file.
  • Fix: if the review option was being used from the Recorder when recording stops, and the movie triggered a request to convert it to MPEG mode in Player, this could cause a Player crash.
  • Improved the About, Splash and Welcome dialogs for high-DPI monitors
  • Moves the UI to record windows and regions to the main recorder window

 

v5.19.0 : 25 August 2016

  • Fix: prevents movies from being opened in two player instances.
  • Fix: tray icon or purple toolbar could be unresponsive after recording
  • Additional checks and fallbacks on opening of unsaved recording for review in Player.
  • Fix: when the 'display webcam while recording' option is on, the webcam window is made topmost while recording but not when recording is paused.
  • Set low memory usage and disables Player pre-loading when PC has =< 2Gb Ram
  • Fixed audio issues with audio virtualization software like Nahimic
  • Adds option to Review / Save / Discard recording when recording stops
  • Fix: Help file could not be accessed from Player of Plus edition
  • Fix: setting a low recording level for the "pc speakers" audio source caused the level to drop to zero

 

v5.18.0 : 11 August 2016

  • Fix: inserting one movie into another that contains zoompan effects could cause an access violation.
  • Fix: immediate opening of recordings in Player could be blocked if a user had previously set the "dont ask to play" setting in recorder.

 

v5.17.0 : 02 August 2016

  • Fixed a number of problems with webcams,including vertically flipped webcam images and issues on PCs with multiple webcams
  • Crop regions no longer follow the mouse by default, so the region position can be changed.
  • Implementation of Record-time notes in Express changed so they can be created but not edited.
  • FlashBack Connect accounts auto-created for trial users on first-use, instead of requiring account details to be input
  • Improvements to usability of screenshot function
  • Changes to the Recorder menus, including addition of Scheduling and Window menus
  • Disabled Skype recording level 'ducking' - Skype would change the recording level of the pc sounds source during calls, resulting in a quiet "other side" of the conversation.
  • Changes to audio code (use "internal" code instead of dll) which fixes some issues.
  • Fixed problems in FBCmd.exe utility (by porting to BCBXE3)
  • Express only exports to WMV, which doesn't have the usability issues of Flash (obsolete) and AVI (default Windows codecs are terrible) formats used previously.
  • Watermark added when on trial increased in size and scales with the movie.
  • On stopping recording, Recordings open immediately in Player
  • Fix: export folder paths now correctly handle unicode
  • Improvements to auto-update feature. Updates are downloaded in the background, and user is requested to update on restarting FlashBack

 

v5.16.0 : 22 April 2016

  • Updates Windows API used by sound recording on Vista and newer.
  • Webcam recording uses MSMF API instead of DirectShow on newer installations of Windows
  • Recorder UI adjusts correctly to high-DPI screens
  • Added a warning to Windows 'N' edition users that they need to install a media pack to enable sound recording
  • Added shortcut ctrl-W to close the current movie
  • Fix: the 'change movie speed' function did not change the speed of any webcam video in the selected section
  • Fix: Possible fix for Access violation error on display of progessor form
  • Fix: the audio recording level meter sometimes would not work (GetPeakValue returns 0)
  • Improved default 'pause' image, to show a 'play' icon
  • Fix: batch export could produce invalid MP4s when processing more than one FBR, due to invalid AAC timestamps

 

v5.15.0 : 6 April 2016

  • Fix: cursor highlight did not render correctly in 'spotlight' mode with no border
  • Fix: problem in re-recording cursor
  • Fix: Left side panel visibility was not saved correctly
  • Improves MP4 export by using Intel AAC encoder
  • Adds EXE format to batch export
  • Fix: blur objects were not cropped correctly during the 'Make cropping permanent' operation
  • Fix: transitions could be rendered slowly, holding up playback
  • Fix: PC speakers audio source was not recorded on some PCs
  • Fix: window regions were not recorded correctly in Windowes 10
  • Fix: webcam on Surface Pro 4 on Windows 10 was not recorded

 

v5.14.0 : 29 Jan 2016

  • Name change - "BB FlashBack" is renamed to "FlashBack"
  • Fix - crash in audio code
  • Fix - watermarks could be duplicated
  • Fix - some WMV video files could not be inserted

 

v5.13.0 : 8 Dec 2015

  • When uploading to Youtube, the entire movie is uploaded and not just selected frames.
  • Keys like 'pause' and 'break' are displayed in the user interface now, when being used as hotkeys in Recorder.
  • Fix: there was a long pause when trying to open the currently open file.
  • Fix: rapid editing and saving could cause a crash.
  • Fix: display of thumbnail images on mouseover of the timeline could cause a crash.
  • Fix: Recorder no longer makes a 'ding' sound on start of recording by default.
  • Fix: copy-pasting an image object could create an empty image on the first copy.
  • Improved user interface label alignment when Windows is in >100% scaling mode.
  • Fix: various memory leaks and potential problems.
  • Fix: error message on trying to add a Marker.
  • Fix: Youtube uploads were always made private regardless of sharing setting.

 

v5.12.0 : 19 Nov 2015

  • Fix: problem maximising Player on secondary monitor
  • Additional shortcut keys for menu items
  • Fix: in some cases an undo operation could cause an error
  • Fix: a problem with inserting frames into mpeg movies, caused by timestamps
  • Fix: it was possible to create multiple pauses in one frame
  • Fix: object duration incorrectly extended by 'slow down frames' operation
  • Recovers text data from corrupted textboxes
  • Fix to label sizing and alignment on Win 7 with 150% scaling
  • Fix: editing and saving rapidly could cause crash
  • Fix to highlight draw code that could cause AV in some situations
  • Fix: possible crash on inserting an FBR containing invisible webcam track

 

v5.11.0 : 8 Oct 2015

  • The 'loop playback' setting remains on when a new selection is made
  • Fix: a change to the Youtube API meant users needed to get an access token on every upload
  • EXE exports can now be played back at 1/2, 1/4, x2, x4 speed
  • Fix: it was possible for frames to be incorrectly ordered in MPEG movie exports
  • Fix: some versions of the XVid AVi codec would not export movies of certain dimensions
  • Fix: users could see an error relating to access rights on saving a movie
  • Fix: crash in Youtube upload
  • Fix: when playing Flash exports in Fullscreen mode, interactive buttons sometimes did not detect a click
  • Fix: conflicts between a number of components (XMLSettings, XMLParser, BBLogSysClient) could cause a crash on startup

 

v5.10.0 : 20 July 2015

  • Fix: MP4 exports could display a yellow line at the right side or white line at the bottom, depending on the export dimensions
  • Enables conversion of FLV files to FBR via the 'Convert video file to Flashback movie' function
  • Fix: when selecting screens to be recorded in a multi-monitor system, screens were incorrectly darkened
  • Fix: incorrect looping in exported GIFs
  • Fix: LAME encoder could cause AV on saving audio. Added FPU workaround
  • Enables running without licence for one day


v5.9.0 : 1 July 2015
 

  • Fix: long startup times could be caused by not clearing the crash tracking xml file.
  • Fix: cancelling an Insert Video operation hid the dialog, making it appear that the main window was unresponsive.
  • Various improvements to the 'Enter licence key' dialog.
  • Fix: prevents tiny regions being defined on Region recording
  • Enables FlashBack Connect trial licences

 

v5.8.0 : 22 May 2015

  • Fix: Region or window recording when Windows was using >100% scaling did not record the correct region
  • Fix: could not export text from a movie containing Button objects
  • Added openh264 support for MP4
  • Fix: to XML parsing problems
  • Fix: incorrect text on 'enter licence key' dialog for Express

 

v5.7.0 : 21 April 2015

  • Fix: possible problem on some PCs that did not have msvc80.dll
  • Fix: broken cursor data could cause exe exports to crash
  • Removed the option to run unlicensed
  • Fix: crash on start of Player due to GDI+ APi call
  • Added option to record 'modifier' keystrokes Shift, Alt, Ctrl
  • Fix: on screenshot uploads to FlashbackConnect, the wrong name was display on the Uploads dialog
  • Fix: when exporting a selection of frames, entering a value for the end frame clears the value for the start frame
  • Fix: saving then opening a recording from Recorder did not work when the date and time were automatically added to the file name
  • Fix: could not remove border from some images

 

v5.6.0 : 13 March 2015

  • Reduces CPU usage during playback when using default 'IPP' rendering
  • Improves speed of saving a recording when using size limiting functions in the Recorder
  • Fix: reseller IDs were not being passed correctly to bbflashback-keys.com domain
  • Fix: WMV export could crash with 'floating point exception'
  • Fix: volume control on central toolbar could be partly hidden because the toolbar was not adjusting to window width correctly
  • Fix: the upgrade link on the Express splash dialog could be empty
  • Adds ability to overwrite movies in FlashBack Connect rather than create a new one on every upload
  • Fix: if a movie had its audio track divided into clips, sometimes a clip could be repeated on export
  • Added options of different formatting when including the date in the recording file name
  • Added ability to reset FlashBack Connect account password when selecting the 'Use existing account' option
  • Added ability to add markers to movies in Express edition
  • Fix: some MP4 files when imported, played at > x1 speed
  • Fix: selecting to share to Youtube shared to FlashBack Connect instead
  • Fix: in the 'Upgrade to Pro or Standard' dialog in Express, the 'Upgrade' link could be blank

 

v5.5.0 : 9 Feb 2015

  • Shifts sound back to its natural pitch when playing back at > x1 speed
  • Adds ability to send screenshots to FlashBack Connect
  • Fix: crash in EXE export, on opening the EXE player
  • Fix: Player crashes on startup in vistacoresoundapiwrap.dll, for some PCs
  • Fix: export to Powerpoint format could create a zero byte file
  • Adds ability to have date and time added to the file name.
  • Fix: help file could not be opened in Express
  • Fix: crash on exporting text to RTF for localisation in some movies
  • Fix: crash when settings 'Record webcam only' and 'Display webcam while recording' settings are both on.
  • Adds 'unlicensed' text to the Recorder title bar when running unlicensed, to make the status clearer.
  • Fix: large image objects could disappear after the movie was saved.
  • Improves performance when opening movies that contain many key presses.
  • Enables dragging of red frame before region recording starts.

 

v5.4.0 : 19 Dec 2014

  • Shows more properties of webcam video streams, e.g. FPS
  • You can now specify the duration of scheduled recordings instead of a stop time
  • Fix: speeding up frames in some movies (those recorded with MPEG mode) could put mouse clicks out of sync with the video
  • Fix: In the left side pane of the Player, the Help button from the KeyLog tab could be visible in other tabs
  • Fix: opening a movie from the Welcome window when the movie is in a separate window from the Player caused an error.
  • Fix: arrow keys not displayed correctly in the keybar
  • Fix: some dialog boxes could be displayed split between dual monitors
  • Fix: framebar scroll on dragging selection was too fast
  • Fix: crash on stopping recording
  • Hides the main Recorder window when defining a record region
  • Fix: 'upload initializing' could be displayed for a long time when uploading to FlashBack Connect
  • The upload list is cleared on changing FlashBack Connect accounts

 

v5.3.0 : 31 Oct 2014

  • Fix: uploading cropped movies to Flashback Connect resulted in incorrectly cropped movie
  • Fix: clicking items in the left side pane when no movie loaded caused crash
  • Fix: the scheduled recording start and end time controls were not drawn correctly

 

v5.2.0 : 14 Oct 2015

  • Fix: Youtube authentication codes were not being accepted by FlashBack which meant it could not authenticate to an account on first use.

 

v5.1.0 : 6 Oct 2014

  • Fix: region recording on 3 monitor systems could produce a movie that could not be opened.
  • Fix: crash on batch export to Flash format
  • Auto adjustment of audio levels when recording, if detected to be too low

 

v5.0.0 : 16 Sep 2014

Major additions:

  • Share movies easily with FlashBack Connect (Beta - for Pro and Standard purchasers only)
  • New user interface
  • Password protect movies
  • Easier localisation of movies: movies can contain multiple languages and import/export text
  • Add 'magnifier' effects
  • Many other smaller improvements and fixes

 


 

Version 4

 

Version 4.1.20 

  • Fix: used old Youtube API which resulted in upload errors.

 

Version 4.1.19 

  • Fix: movie loading could freeze due to problems in crash tracking log file.

 

Version 4.1.18 

  • Fix to licence management improvement in 4.1.17.

 

Version 4.1.17 

  • Simplifies licence management by removing licence from licence server on uninstall.

 

Version 4.1.16 

  • Now checks online for invalid or abused licences
  • Fix: recording the webcam could produce a "division by zero" error message
  • Fix: when running the Player in fullscreen mode, some buttons failed to operate
  • Fix: incorrect default save folder
  • Fix: fix to problem with use of FPU that could create movies with no audio track

 

Version 4.1.15 

  • Fix: problem with access rights when saving a movie

 

New in version 4 

  • Add Transitions to make a smooth fade from one part of the movie to another
  • Drag objects to and from the 'gallery' to reuse them more easily
  • Export to GIF format
  • Blur parts of the movie
  • Make notes at record time and see them in the recording
  • And many other smaller improvements

 


 

Version 3

New in version 3:

  • New recorder window to show most used options and enable faster recording.
  • Enhanced Player framebar interface to make it easier to work with presentation objects.
  • Add arrows to movies
  • Add watermark images to movies.
  • Sound processing: noise removal and options to compress and normalize volume in movies.
  • Add 'titles' to the start and end of the movie.
  • Insert video files into movie.
  • In-movie pauses handled by pause objects rather than inserting frames.
  • Flash-FLV exports can contain interactive objects such as 'click to continue' buttons.
  • Scheduled recording.
  • Apple device (iPod, iPad, iPhone) compatible exports with MPEG4 format.
  • Rich text in textboxes.
  • Automatically display invisible keystrokes.
  • Fade sound in and out.