Release Notes

List of the changes applied to Screenbits on each update can be found below. This list gets updated every time a new version arrives.

May 2021

Version 6.13.3

  • Fixed a crash which could occur if audio driver was not present or not working properly

May 2021

Version 6.13.2

  • Fixed a crash in frame mode

Apr 2021

Version 6.13.1

  • Ability to choose capture format for camera overlay
  • Internal improvements
  • Fixed a crash issue which occurred mostly on x86 devices since the last update

Apr 2021

Version 6.12.1

  • Ability to import, export and reset application settings
  • Ability to cancel recording during the countdown time
  • Sound notifications for pause and resume
  • Fixed an issue which caused camera ovelay appear stretched when using circular shape
  • Fixed an issue in choosing files for watermark overlay

Apr 2021

Version 6.11.1

  • Ability to flip camera image horizontally
  • Internal improvements

Mar 2021

Version 6.10.1

  • Recording now automatically pauses when system goes to sleep
  • Internal improvements
  • Fixed "The object was not found..." error which could occur when system display adapters change between recording sessions

Mar 2021

Version 6.9.1

  • Ability to view size, resolution, frame rate and larger thumbnail of output files
  • An option to hide the app icon from taskbar when the app is minimized
  • App icon now stays in taskbar when minimized unless the related option is off
  • App icon stays in the notification area even if the app window is visible
  • Cleaner thumbnail icons for output files
  • Thickness of the outline border increased for camera overlay
  • User interface improvements
  • Internal improvements
  • Fixed an issue which caused recording to stop immediately if the output folder path contained unicode characters
  • Fixed an issue which caused the app window appear at first few frames of recorded video if 'Minimize when recording starts' was enabled

Feb 2021

Version 6.8.1

  • Fixed audio lag issue after pause/resume when using IntelĀ® Quick Sync video encoder

Feb 2021

Version 6.7.1

  • Ability to view which video encoder is in use from statistics section
  • Fixed an issue which caused the app to stick in "starting" state

Jan 2021

Version 6.6.1

  • Fixed an issue which caused distorted output in some cases since the last update

Jan 2021

Version 6.5.1

  • Ability to use chroma key to remove background from camera overlay
  • Recording performance improved on devices with IntelĀ® Quick Sync Video support
  • Minor UI improvements

Jan 2021

Version 6.4.1

  • Improved recording performance
  • Fixed an issue which caused the app to freeze after closing
  • Fixed an issue related to quality of output videos since the November update

Dec 2020

Version 6.3.1

  • Improved performance of camera overlay
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Fixed an issue which lead to 'Camera is not accessible' error if using camera overlay
  • Fixed an issue in Pointer capture mode if moving mouse pointer to the corner of the screen
  • Fixed an issue which could cause a black screen at the start if playing the output with the Movies app

Dec 2020

Version 6.2.2

  • Ability to view recording statistics
  • Ability to change frame-rate mode quicker from the main window
  • Fixed an issue which caused the camera ovelay appear stretched when using circular shape
  • Fixed memory leak when scrolling through large number of files in file manager

Nov 2020

Version 6.1.0

  • Recording performance improved significantly
  • Preview turns off automatically while the app is minimized
  • Minor UI fixes

Oct 2020

Version 6.0.1

  • Ability to preview the output
  • Ability to change overlay settings while recording
  • New UI design for overlay and recorder options

Oct 2020

Version 5.15.1

  • Shortcut to recorder/output settings in more (...) menu on files section
  • UI Improvements
  • Fixed camera position when using circular shape
  • Fixed tooltip text of auto stop button on the main window

Sep 2020

Version 5.14.1

  • Ability to use circular shape for camera overlay
  • Fixed an issue which caused the app to crash when using a hotkey to activate area selector

Sep 2020

Version 5.13.2

  • Fixed an issue which caused camera overalay do not appear properly when using certain type of cameras, since the last update

Sep 2020

Version 5.13.1

  • Ability to use animated GIF images for watermark overlay
  • Ability to apply scaling to watermark overlay
  • Internal improvements
  • Fixed an issue which caused recorded content appear over the black bars when using custom scaling

Aug 2020

Version 5.12.1

  • Internal improvements

Jul 2020

Version 5.11.1

  • Ability to copy recorded files from the application
  • Increased the default camera scale to 40%
  • More informative message when camera is being used by another application
  • Fixed an issue which caused close and maximize button disappear after minimizing the app
  • Fixed an issue which caused changes to video settings do not reflect on the app window
  • Fixed an issue which caused the app to hang after minimizing in a certain circumstances

Jul 2020

Version 5.10.1

  • Ability to detect and record wider range of cameras including virtual webcams
  • Using "Open Folder" multiple times does not open multiple explorer windows anymore
  • Long recording duration (+24 hours) gets displayed correctly
  • Fixed an issue which caused the app to stay in "Stopping" state forever
  • Fixed an issue which could cause camera overlay work incorrectly

Jun 2020

Version 5.9.1

  • Added visual layout of system displays to make it easier to identify and select the desired display
  • Added ratio to the list of resolutions
  • Attempting to delete a file moves it to recycle bin
  • App window stays open while the app is shutting down

Jun 2020

Version 5.8.1

  • Ability to apply transparency to the camera overlay
  • Extended the maximum size of camera overlay to up to 200%

May 2020

Version 5.7.2

  • Fixed an error message when shutting down Windows, since the last update

May 2020

Version 5.7.1

  • New "Frame" recording mode shows a frame around the capture area, makes it easier to capture an area of the screen
  • Ability to change delay settings from the main menu
  • UI Improvements
  • Fixed minor issues in area selector

Apr 2020

Version 5.6.1

  • Ability to view duration of recorded files
  • UI Improvements
  • Internal improvements

Apr 2020

Version 5.5.2

  • Fixed an error since the March update which was preventing the app to run if Windows language was set to Turkish

Apr 2020

Version 5.5.1

  • Ability to change capture mode while recording is in progress
  • Ability to change pointer, watermark and auto-stop settings from the main window
  • New layout and placement for app menu
  • UI improvements

Mar 2020

Version 5.4.1

  • Ability to rename files directly from the application
  • Ability to start recording from the selection tool
  • Internal improvements

Feb 2020

Version 5.3.3

  • Fixed another issue in automatic GPU selection on Windows 10 Home edition

Feb 2020

Version 5.3.2

  • Fixed an issue in automatic GPU selection on Windows 10 Home edition

Feb 2020

Version 5.3.1

  • Added an indicator of the available free space on the output directory in recorder settings
  • Notification icon now have a transparent background rather than a solid white/black color
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Fixed an issue with rendering the mouse pointer when using 125% screen dpi
  • Fixed the icon of Settings window
  • Fixed a warning message when executing the app executable directly in Steam version
  • Fixed a crash when clicking on the Sound Settings link in audio settings

Feb 2020

Version 5.2.1

  • The app now automatically selects the appropriate GPU to run on
  • Fixed an issue caused turning off outline color for text watermark have no effect

Feb 2020

Version 5.1.2

  • Fixed a crash after recording stops by the auto-stop feature in the last update
  • Fixed fucntionality of the close (X) button caused in the new title bar design

Feb 2020

Version 5.1.1

  • New design for title bar of application windows
  • Location and state of the application window (maximized/normal) is now preserved between sessions
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Fixed an issue caused the changes to the file name template apply only after application restart
  • Fixed an issue caused an error if user was set an empty value for the file name template
  • Fixed an issue caused an error if user used invalid characters in the file name template
  • Fixed an issue with some UI controls on high contrast theme

Jan 2020

Version 5.0.2

  • Fixed an issue in pointer capture mode

Jan 2020

Version 5.0.1

  • New user interface
  • Ability to view list of files in the output folder
  • Ability to share, drag & drop and delete output files directly from the application
  • Ability to resize the app to make it use desirable space on desktop area

Jan 2020

Version 4.1.5

  • Fixed an issue caused by the previous update which lead to an error on multi-gpu devices

Dec 2019

Version 4.1.4

  • More detailed error message when access to an audio device is denied by Windows privacy settings or a security software
  • Fixed "The specified duration is too long." error when system goes to sleep for a long time during recording

Dec 2019

Version 4.1.3

  • Fixed an issue caused high memory usage and out of memory error when the system is limited on resources
  • Reduced lags in the recorded audio from microphone on low-end devices

Dec 2019

Version 4.1.2

  • Fixed Display Settings link which opens system display settings from screen settings
  • Fixed the input source description on video settings
  • Fixed 'The request is invalid in the current state.' error message after stopping recording

Nov 2019

Version 4.1.1

  • Ability to send error reports automatically which helps to improve user experience
  • New notification area icon for light theme

Nov 2019

Version 4.0.6

  • Changed the icon on the taskbar notification area to make it more visibile on the light theme of Windows

Nov 2019

Version 4.0.5

  • Ability to fall back to software encoding mode if hardware encoder does not work properly

Nov 2019

Version 4.0.4

  • Fixed some issues which caused crashes

Oct 2019

Version 4.0.3

  • Fixed an issue caused the changes to the output folder apply only after relaunching the app
  • Fixed an app crash which occured when user clicked the privacy policy link

Oct 2019

Version 4.0.2

  • Fixed 'Output folder is not set' error, when using the default output folder, caused by the previous update
  • Fixed an issue caused an extra '.mp4' at the end of the output file name since the previous update
  • Fixed false warning about audio (error code 0x8000000a) at the start of recording

Oct 2019

Version 4.0.1

  • New recording engine significantly improves screen recording performance, produces smoother videos and smaller files
  • Maximum frame rate increased to 120
  • Improved webcam recording
  • Minor user interface improvements
  • Fixed 'Default audio device was not found.' error when attempting to record default output audio after a remote desktop connection

Jun 2019

Version 3.8.1

  • New modern design for user interface controls
  • The app now supports dark theme by respecting Windows app mode settings
  • Ability to quickly change output resolution and frame rate settings from the main window
  • Ability to quickly change pointer recording option from the main window
  • Simplified the design for the main window to make it even cleaner and easier use
  • Switching to high contrast mode no longer requires restarting the app to update the UI

May 2019

Version 3.6.1

  • Fixed an issue related to magnifier (selector) when using non-default DPI settings

Mar 2019

Version 3.5.1

  • Ability to record IEEE float audio
  • Ability to record 24kHz audio
  • Pointer highlight and click effects now position and scale correctly when using fullscreen magnifier
  • Fixed an issue caused duplicate pointers get recorded when using fullscreen magnifier

Feb 2019

Version 3.4.1

  • New logo
  • Fixed size of the logo on small tile

Jan 2019

Version 3.3.2

  • Minor user interface improvements

Dec 2018

Version 3.3.1

  • Ability to record 16 kHz, 32 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 176.4 kHz audio

Dec 2018

Version 3.2.1

  • Sound notification when recording gets stopped or cancelled
  • Recording now starts quicker than before
  • System shutdown/log off is now handled properly by the application

Oct 2018

Version 3.1.3

  • User Interface improvements
  • Fixed an issue which caused the app do not launch properly from a different virtual desktop

Sep 2018

Version 3.0.1

  • Revamped user interface makes the app look modern and easier to use
  • Ability to enable/disable webcam overlay from the main window
  • Settings dialog allows users to view and change some of the settings while recording is in progress
  • Fixed some issues with unsupported audio formats
  • Fixed "Access Denied" error when the app cannot access to the output folder
  • Fixed an issue which caused inactive audio devices appear in the audio device selector

Apr 2018

Version 2.12.1

  • Webcam overlay feature is now out of experimental state
  • Minor improvements to user interface
  • Fixed "Webcam format is not supported." error which prevented some users from using webcam overlay

Mar 2018

Version 2.11.2

  • Fixed an issue which led to not using hardware encoder

Mar 2018

Version 2.11.1

  • Ability to start new recording after stopping automatically
  • Ability to view license information on the About dialog
  • Application icon now becomes hidden from alt+tab menu when it's minimized to the notification area
  • Fixed visibility of items on the status bar in high contrast black theme
  • Fixed a crash issue when user assigned an empty text to the output file name
  • Fixed an issue in selector caused some UI elements interrupt selection

Feb 2018

Version 2.10.1

  • Ability to add webcam overlay to video (experimental)
  • Ability to record wider range of audio formats and configurations
  • A new design for Settings UI
  • Some UI elements are now slightly larger to improve user experience on high-dpi and touch screen devices
  • Increased size of the default font to improve user experience on high-dpi and touch screen devices
  • Improvements in overlay preview
  • Fixed another issue caused some settings reset to default after each update

Jan 2018

Version 2.9.1

  • Ability to add click effects to the video
  • Ability to choose a shortcut key for activating the selection tool
  • An option to choose behavior of the X button (minimize/exit)
  • A shortcut to Magnifier application (View > Magnifier) which can be used to zoom in/out while recording
  • Audio Recorder now immediately adapts to changes in system sound settings
  • Magnifier (Selection Tool) now become visible when user attempts to resize the selected area
  • Back quote (`) key can now be used in keyboard shortcuts
  • UI improvements
  • Fixed an issue caused some settings reset to default after each update
  • Fixed AUDCLNT_E_UNSUPPORTED_FORMAT error when attempting to record system audio in a rare scenario
  • Fixed incorrect horizontal position of watermark text in the preview box

Jan 2018

Version 2.8.1

  • Ability to automatically stop recording by its duration or output size
  • Ability to add watermark image (in addition to watermark text) to the video
  • Ability to set opacity and margin for watermark
  • Ability to view active overlays, output size and total available storage in the main window
  • Watermark is now being placed over the content not over the black bars (if any)
  • Recording now automatically stops before system rans out of storage space
  • Improved overlay preview
  • Fixed an issue in the selector on multi-display setups

Dec 2017

Version 2.7.3

  • Ability to record from multiple display adapters (video cards) together
  • Fixed an issue caused the app to be unable to detect all of the connected displays in some setups
  • Fix a crash issue when using Window selection mode

Dec 2017

Version 2.7.1

  • A set of predefined values for the output resolution
  • Ability to use custom output resolution
  • Ability to select scaling mode (aspect ratio, stretch or no scaling)
  • Ability to preview output resolution and scaling
  • Frame rate is now being displayed on the main window
  • UI improvements
  • Fixed an issue in selecting a fixed area in multi-display setups

Nov 2017

Version 2.6.1

  • Ability to record multiple displays
  • Fixed some issues in the selector UI

Nov 2017

Version 2.5.1

  • Ability to take advantage of hardware encoder -if available- to improve performance
  • UI improvements
  • Fixed some issues with screen rotation
  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to crash when attempting to play recorded video from the app

Oct 2017

Version 2.4.1

  • Added support for recording 8kHz, 11.025kHz and 22.05kHz audio
  • Added support for recording wider range of audio devices including Bluetooth headsets
  • Improved audio recorder to work well when system is under pressure
  • Fixed an error which occurred when recording an audio device with incompatible format

Sep 2017

Version 2.3.1

  • Ability to run on Windows startup
  • Ability record default audio recording/playback device
  • Ability to keep the app always on top
  • Customization options for the selection tool
  • Ability to set delay before recording
  • Ability to play record/countdown sound
  • Tooltip for notification area icon which shows status and duration of the recorded video
  • Improved video recording functionality and performance
  • Increased maximum frame-rate from 60 to 120
  • Simplified hotkey usage
  • Improved reliability of the hotkey system
  • UI improvements
  • Fixed an issue that occurred when system display went off during recording

Aug 2017

Version 2.2.1

  • Added x64 version
  • A new advanced selection UI featuring magnifier, keyboard integration and more
  • Ability to record in up to 4K quality
  • Ability to limit output resolution to FHD quality
  • UI improvements
  • Registering hotkeys no longer requires restarting the app
  • Fixed "The data specified for the media type is invalid..." error on 4K displays
  • Fixed "AUEnumDeviceFormats failed" error when attempting to record a disabled or unplugged audio device
  • Fixed the "Error code: 887A0004" warning during recording
  • Fixed an issue where a white box was being recorded over the cursor

Jul 2017

Version 2.1.4

  • Ability to record two audio sources together (e.g. both speakers and microphone)
  • Ability to record in variable frame-rate to improve performance and reduce output size
  • Ability to select sample-rate and number of channels for the output audio stream
  • Support for recording 96 kHz and 192 kHz audio
  • Improved performance
  • UI improvements
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Not enough storage available" error on some devices
  • Fixed an issue that caused the app to crash

Jun 2017

Version 2.0.4

  • Support for in-game recording
  • Ability to select video size (full or half)
  • Improved performance; it now works a lot smoother than before
  • Improved overall stability of the app
  • Improved UI responsiveness
  • Improved the preview UI
  • Improved the hotkey selector box
  • Fixed some issues with resolution changes and UAC screen
  • Fixed an issue with changing font of the watermark

May 2017

Version 1.2.4

  • Shortcut to the system sound settings in the Audio & Video settings
  • Reduced size of output files
  • Improved recording performance
  • Increased transparency of the cursor highlight ellipse
  • Fixed an issue related to recording audio from playback devices
  • Fixed an issue related to recording audio when using low frame-rates for the video