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.

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