FlashBack Changelog

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v5.60 : August 2023

  • Fix: Possible crash when ussing fullscreen playback.
  • Fix: Uploads to Flashback Connect could become stuck at 5MB.

v5.59 : June 2023

  • Added support for h265 encoded MP4s when inserting videos.
  • Fix: Some progress bars may not animate.
  • Fix: Incorrect position for the Player’s File menu.

v5.58 : May 2023

  • Added support for h265 encoded MP4s when converting videos to FBR files.
  • Fix: Possible crash when the window for inserting videos is closed.
  • Fix: Corrupt layout on the Insert Text window.

v5.57 : April 2023

  • HTTPS is used for all licence and update checks instead of HTTP.
  • Changes to Flashback shortcut folder in Windows Start menu.
  • Fix: “Too many failed login attempts” message could be displayed by mistake when trying to upload to Connect.
  • Fix: Custom cursor size could be lost after pausing and resuming recording.

v5.56 : July 2022

  • Updated YouTube authentication to use the current method instead of the older one that is being retired soon.
  • Fix: Images imported from a mobile device could appear landscape instead of portait.

v5.55 : January 2022

  • Some minor fixes and improvements.

v5.54 : December 2021

  • Added support for longer YouTube title lengths.
  • Fix: Save option may be missing at the end of a recording session. 
  • Fix: Custom settings would not load when using FlashBack from the Command Line.
  • Fix: Big cursors displayed at the correct size.

v5.53 : June 2021

  • Fix: Recorder could crash 10 – 15 minutes into a recording.

v5.52 : June 2021

  • Fix: error in YouTube uploads.
  • Fix: custom cursors were not recorded correctly.

v5.51 : May 2021

  • Fix: improved support for unicode characters in file names in the Recorder.
  • Fix: sound could be lost from older FBR files when opened in v5 and the “Sounds were upgraded to the new format” message was shown.
  • Fix: Player could crash when autosaving or doing a Save As after a selection of frames were deleted.
  • Tweak: when buying a localised edition of FlashBack, the correct language edition is selected on the website. 

v5.50 : April 2021

  • Tweak: adds ‘legacy capture’ mode that can fix a problem with HDR monitors.
  • Fix: Recorder failed to save scheduled recordings if the recording was started before the scheduled time.
  • Fix: sound recording UI in the Settings dialog did not allow recording of microphone and PC sounds at the same time. 
  • Fix: zoom effects did not appear correctly in EXE exports.
  • Fix: error on importing WMV files.
  • Fix: in Express the movie cropping UI was broken so that the user could not back out of cropping after selecting the operation.  
  • Tweak: keyboard shortcuts added to Player menus, Recorder and Player dialogs.

v5.49 : December 2020

  • Fix: Converted video files could show a duration of 0:00 on the Recordings window.
  • Fix: Recorder user interface may not fully appear when app is started.
  • Fix: error in batch export when the path to the settings file contained non-ascii unicode characters.
  • Fix: problem caused by pressing the hotkey to start recording when already in the region or window recording user interface.
  • Tweak: FlashBack now only uses ‘mpeg’ record mode, to avoid performance problems and large FBR files caused by ‘GDI’ mode.
  • Fix: the ‘Default PC Speakers’ sound source was being incorrectly selected automatically.  

v5.48 : October 2020

  • Tweak: when recording webcam-only FlashBack can only record a single audio track, so the microphone is recorded as a priority, if available, then PC Sounds, ASIO.
  • Fix: If the user sets a custom Temp folder to a folder that FlashBack does not have access to, rather than failing to export (or failing on other operations) FlashBack now uses the default system temp folder instead.
  • Fix: recording failed to start when using the command line interface.
  • Fix: improved handling of the case where the user starts a second Recorder session and this detects an update available for installation.
  • Fix: FlashBack could fail to use the Chromacam virtual webcam.

v5.47 : September 2020

  • Fix: problem reports could not be sent from PCs that had no previous installation of FlashBack.
  • Fix: When multiple webcams were connected, and a non-default one selected, FB could show the non-default cam as selected, but record from the previously selected default.
  • Fix: Using ChromaCam AVS as the webcam could result in FlashBack locking up when the Settings dialog was displayed.
  • Fix: after making a recording with webcam + mic, no PC sound, if another recording was made with the same settings, the webcam was not recorded.
  • Fix: code signing certificate had expired, resulting in warnings on download from Chrome.

v5.46 : August 2020

  • Fix: DirectX rendering mode in the Player could cause problems on some PCs resulting in a crash or some objects not being rendered. It would be triggered by selecting a scaling value other than 100% or using zoom effects.
  • Added ‘Mirror source frame’ option when importing AVI to picture-in-picture/webcam video.
  • Fix: the Recorder Settings window could appear too tall.
  • Fix: rare issue opening movies in the Editor/Player from the Recorder.
  • Simplified the installer, removing a couple of steps.
  • Various fixes related to webcams.
  • Various smaller fixes.

v5.45 : June 2020

  • Improved audio quality in exports.
  • Improved handling of FlashBack Connect accounts for site licence users.
  • Made the style of the ‘Add Files’ window in the batch exporter consistent with the rest of FlashBack.
  • Now shows how much of the monthly bandwidth quota in FlashBack Connect has been used.
  • Fixed a problem that could result in unsynchronised audio and video.
  • Fix: after discarding a recording and opting to record again with the same settings, recording did not immediately restart.
  • Added the option to ignore warnings about Windows DPI issues that require a restart.
  • Fix: Zoom effects could be moved to an incorrect position on saving the movie.
  • Added the option to extend a Zoom effect to the end of the movie.
  • Improved help with licences.
  • Fix: Recorder windows could appear on a different monitor to the one displaying the main Recorder window.
  • Fix: Recorder dialogs: Fullscreen, Select Region and Select Window improved for PCs using high Windows scaling.
  • Fix: a zoom effect could be created with Titles.
  • Fix: operation of the Player volume slider improved for PCs using high Windows scaling.

v5.44 : April 2020

  • Fix: adding start or end titles would cause a crash.
  • Fix: files could be deleted after restarting Windows after an update, if FlashBack was in use during the update.
  • Fix: the Record Sound function in FlashBack Player caused an error if used more than once.
  • Fix: some rare images could cause a crash when resized.

v5.43 : April 2020

  • Fix: recording an ASIO audio source prevented other audio sources from being recorded.
  • Fix: various fixes to joining movies.
  • Fix: application would close immediately on detecting a cancelled licence instead of giving the user the chance to change it.
  • Fix: FlashBack would crash if the application exceeded its YouTube daily upload quota.
  • Fix: Player timeline scrolling could break during playback when running on >100% Windows scaling.
  • Fix: keyboard and mouse click sounds could be exported incorrectly.
  • Improvements to the Recorder user interface.
  • Simplifications to Zoom and Crop effects in the Player.
  • Improvements to the Player user interface.

v5.42 : February 2020

  • Fix: error opening files with a very long path name.
  • Cosmetic improvements to Player user interface on high DPI PCs.
  • Fix: error on PCs that had a non-standard DPI set.
  • Fix: errors were caused by upgrading when FlashBack had not been closed correctly.
  • Help menu simplified.
  • Option to record webcam only is now added to the main Recorder window.
  • Fix: the recorder floating toolbar was not displayed correctly for Windows scaling > 100%.

v5.41 : November 2019

  • Fix: the settings window was displayed incorrectly after using scheduled recording.
  • Fix: sound was not exported from the PC sounds track if other tracks were muted.
  • Fix: problem in exporting audio from long movies.
  • Fix: an occasional problem in sound recording.
  • Fix: on some PCs, mainly AMD GPUs, the ‘external’ Highlight object could cause performance problem in FlashBack Player for te default rendering option (DirectX). The default was changed to “Software IPP”.
  • Fix: deleting frames in recordings that had only occasional images changes, produced incorrect results.
  • Removed option to export to Powerpoint, because it no longer worked on some PCs (it used Flash), had become very difficult to support and was used by a very small % of users.
  • Improved purchase process when buying from trial Pro.
  • Uploads to FlashBack Connect now give you the option of replacing a previous upload of the same file, or creating a new movie.

v5.39 : October 2019

  • Fix: error in the startup process that recovers recordings that were interrupted by a PC crash.
  • Option to use FlashBack Player in either DPI-aware (sharp text and images) or non-DPI-aware (scaled up and slightly blurry) mode. Go to Tools -> Player Options -> Appearance.
  • Fix: error in the process where FlashBack offers to optimise a recording (convert GDI mode FBR file to MPEG mode).
  • Adds option to use “legacy” capture method, since the new high performance method added in v5.37 can cause problems on portrait monitors and on key capture on some PCs.
  • Improves appearance of the central toolbar on smaller screens by hiding labels and controls to make everything fit.
  • Warns that upload of files > 1Gb to FlashBack Connect could take some time.

v5.38 : October 2019

  • Improvement in Player appearance on PCs that use high Windows scaling.
  • Fix: monitors in Portrait format were not recorded.
  • Fix: settings were not saved correctly on restarting FlashBack.

v5.37 : September 2019

  • Significant improvement in recorder performance.
  • Improvements in region recording user interface.
  • Express and Pro trial users now can share movies online using FlashBack Connect.
  • The process of uploading and sharing a movie with FlashBack Connect has been simplified.
  • Changes to the Recorder user interface.
  • Improvements to fonts and the user interface when using Windows scaling.
  • Fix: users with an expired trial licence were unable to enter a new full licence.

v5.36 : May 2019

  • Fix: movies with large dimensions were not exported correctly to MP4 format using the openh264 codec.
  • Fix: movies with large dimensions were not played correctly in EXE exports.
  • Fix: it was possible for users with an expired Pro trial licence to be unable to enter a new licence key.
  • Fix: problem exporting movies with only one audio channel.
  • Fix: it was possible for a scheduled recording to try to display a message, blocking unattended recording.

v5.35 : Oct 2018

  • Fix: problems entering a full licence key when FlashBack Pro is in trial mode.
  • Fix: problems with EXE exports entering and exiting full screen mode on Windows 10.

v5.34 : Sep 2018

  • FlashBack Pro no longer requires users to enter a licence key.
  • Fix: very long file names could cause a crash.
  • Small fixes to the options in the ‘Speed up selected frames’ function.
  • Improved memory use in video tracks.
  • Fix: The ‘slow down frames’ function could cause problem when applied to objects with a pause.

v5.33 : Jul 2018

  • Fix: recordings of certain dimensions could fail to export to MP4, when the MSMF codec was selected.
  • Fix: the previous update could fail to recognise a licence.
  • Fix: text in some boxes in the Annotation tab was displayed incorrectly.
  • Default Player settings changed to increase performance by using DirectX.
  • Some textboxes in the Annotations tab were not displayed correctly when dragged into the movie.

v5.32 : Jun 2018

  • Fix: a watermark could go off-screen during a zoompan operation.
  • Changes for GDPR compliance
  • Fix to application of updates
  • Fixes for users of ASIO audio sources

v5.31 : May 2018

  • Improved the check for audio sources that cannot be initialised correctly so it shows a warning before recording starts.
  • Minor fixes and improvements

v5.30.0 : Mar 2018

  • Fix: problem with displaying sound tracks when there were more than 4.
  • Fix: ASIO drivers pre-installed on Dell PCs could cause a crash on startup
  • Fix: watermarks were incorrectly sized and positioned in EXE exports.
  • Audio is now speeded up or slowed down by the ‘Speed up / Slow down selected frames’ function.

v5.29.0 : Jan 2018

  • Fix: problem with keyframes in imported video files.
  • Fix: audio was corrupted on export to QuickTime and MP4 formats, in v5.28
  • Fix: copy-pasting a textbox that paused the movie while being displayed for a set duration, did not copy the pause.

v5.28 : Jan 2018

  • Records from ASIO audio devices
  • Fix: possible crash when webcam is unavailable
  • Improves appearance of localised versions of FlashBack when running on English Windows.
  • Improves audio quality when exporting to MP4 with openh264 codec.
  • Color codes objects in the timeline bars.
  • Fix: incorrect naming of microphone and ‘pc sounds’ sound tracks
  • Adds MP4 and AVI export formats to FlashBack Express
  • Fix: the ‘Minimise when recording’ menu item in recorder would appear to be ‘on’ when it was actually set ‘off’ and vice-versa

v5.27 : September 2017

  • Fix: opening FBR files with a very long folder path name produced an error
  • Fix: crash on player close
  • Fix: crash on startup due to FBConnect upload agent
  • Fix: player did not remember the folder last opened between sessions
  • Fix: issue where the Recorder tried to save to the Temp folder
  • Added an ‘Export’ option to the post-recording dialog
  • Fix: identically named sound sources caused an issue where they could not be recorded
  • Increased maximum webcam FPS to 30

v5.26.0 : July 2017

  • Fix: when the webcam preview window is first shown, some webcams could be incorrectly displayed.
  • Fix: a ‘division by zero’ error could be displayed on WMV import.
  • Fix: a problem exporting to Quicktime when the movie contained pauses.
  • Fix: Express batch exporter should only export top WMV format.
  • Fix: cannot hide webcam if frames are selected in which it is not displayed.
  • Simplifies scaling options for MP4 exports.
  • Fix: crash in batch export for some FBR files.
  • Increased maximum webcam FPS to 30.
  • Fix: identically named sound sources caused an issue.
  • Recordings now opened by default when recording stops, for PCs with 8Gb and above.
  • Fix: Recorder could try to save as to the temp folder when file size limiting was used.
  • Fix: when using the ‘Open’ function, the Player was not defaulting to the previously used folder.

v5.25.0 : March 2017

  • Fix: improvements to webcam capture code (now uses MSMF)
  • Fix: Flashback Connect upload form – movie names could overlap ‘copy’ and ‘open’ links
  • Fix: recording could freeze if the webcam was not initialized correctly
  • Licence now only downloaded once when multiple instances of FlashBack are run
  • Player is pre-loaded only for PCs with 8gb and higher RAM
  • Fix: sound source names containing Japanese characters could not be selected for recording
  • Fix: MPEG recording mode quality level setting was not saved
  • Added tooltip hint for volume level controls
  • Fix: the help text for FBAPI wrongly stated that it was only available for TestAssistant
  • Fix: added workaround for exception in Win 32 SaveAs function
  • Added option to turn off/on Player pre-loading for previewing recordings
  • Fix: incorrect audio formats could be displayed when there are no audio recording sources

v5.24.0 : Jan 2017

  • Fix: message about requesting an express licence could be displayed when running Pro

v5.23.0 : Jan 2017

  • Express now displays ‘Try Pro’ panel
  • Changed how unsaved temporary files are handled – its believed this could be causing file corruption
  • Fix: various problems could be caused when the FPS of an inserted MPEG movie was different from the movie it was inserted into
  • Fix: transitions could be displayed incorrectly when changing the duration of objects before the transition so that they are displayed at the start of the transition
  • Fix: incorrect webcam preview displayed when rotation was enabled
  • Improved memory handling of very large movie files
  • Improved EXE player performance for MPEG movies
  • Added support for NV12 format in import of AVI files
  • For command line recording of a region, the region selection dialog is no longer shown
  • Added workaround for issue with the progress form displayed during the stop recording operation
  • Fix: the default Windows audio recording source could not appear in the ‘mic’ list. We now list all non-mic and non-pc speakers sources in the ‘mic’ list.
  • Fix: when running from the command line on a PC with multiple monitors, the monitor selection dialog no longer appears
  • Fix: to the GDI to MPEG format converter
  • Fix: dragging an image across a transition could cause an error in special cases
  • Fix: inserting frames into an MPEG movie, when the MPEG track had different FPS than the FBR could cause issues

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.