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For detailed information on recording in Captivate you can launch the online help of Captivate : http://helpx.adobe.com/captivate/topics.html# then check the recording section.
If you are recording in Video Demo, then you cannot Pause the recording, Puase works in case of recording software simulation.
We can only record one screen at a time in Captivate, voice can be recorded during recording the screen.
To edit the recording Preferences, please go to Edit > Preferences > Recording.
However, after ending the video demo recording you can record additional slides (insert > video recording), after recording all the slides, you can edit the slides (Split, Pan and zoom, and Trim).
Thanks for your response Varun, as I have been trying for an hour for a way to pause a video demo. I must say, for all of the amazing (and sometimes extraneous) features of Captivate, it is very disappointing that I can't pause a video demo while I am recording.
Is there a place for feature requests?
Captivate 8 still misses this feature... I am new to Captivate too, so I can-t tell the reasons or limitations, but indeed to be able to pause a video recording, as with software simulation would be more than handy! It-s confusing and a bit disappointing yes.
@BDuckWorks There is no shortcut key to pause a Video Demo recording.
It is possible to capture a video demo in multiple clips, but not using a shortcut key. You have to stop the video demo (End). Keep the application you are recording in that state. In the Video Demo editor you get the playhead to the end of that first clip, and then you can continue recording. It will be a new clip just after the first, you can use clip transitions to 'knit' them together, and/or inserting static objects between.