Screen fade is a feature that changes the on-screen camera preview to black when recording. It is designed to help limit the distraction of a camera for the recorder and other people in the room.
The Record app has screen fade on by default.
There are two options for screen fade
(this can be found within the settings cog, found in the top right)
- 'On' camera feed will fade to black leaving only the controls displayed
- 'Off' Both camera feed and controls are displayed during the recording
You are able to control the setting during a recording, which can be handy if you need to turn if off to quickly check what is being captured in the field of vision, or if you find the camera feed is causing a distraction and need to turn it on.
When you start the recording with screen fade on you will see this banner