How to navigate CaseGuard Studio for the first time


How to navigate CaseGuard Studio for the first time

Opening the software for the first time will open the ‘Get Started’ Window. This window will aid you in starting your first redaction project, opening a recent project if you are returning to CaseGuard, initiating a Bulk Redaction, or the CaseGuard Screen Recorder.


Create a project

Consider your project in CaseGuard as a directory folder. It’s where you’ll add your media elements, encompassing video, audio, image, and document file types. You can perform all your edits within the files inside this project. However, your original media files will remain intact and unaltered, a concept known as non-destructive editing. This approach ensures that your original data is preserved while you work on its copies.

  • To Create your new project, click “New Project.” icon-new-project
  • Choose a location on your PC where you want to store your project folder.
  • Enter a “Project Name” 
    • Optionally, you can add details like the name of the requester (the person making the request), case number, and date of request if applicable.
  • Click “Create Project” This action will open the File Explorer.
    • Add the files you wish to redact, edit, or enhance. Note that there is no limit to the number of files you can add.
  • After selecting all your desired files, click “Add
  • Your personalized Workspace will then appear. From here, start pinning panels based on your specific needs.

Open a Recent Project

  • Click “Open Project” icon-open-project to locate an existing project you have already been working on.
    • Alternatively, you can find your project under the “Recent Projects” tab, which is located on the right side of the ‘Get Started’ Window in CaseGuard. This feature provides quick access to projects you’ve recently worked on.
  • The File Explorer will populate. Find the Folder you would like to continue working on.
    • Click the Folder, then click the CG Project within the folder.

Bulk Redaction

Screen Recorder

  • Use our state-of-the-art Screen Recorder to capture video footage of any work that you conduct when working with the software. This tool is perfect for creating training videos or documenting the specific steps taken by an officer or government employee in responding to a FOIA request. Use the Screen Recorder to comprehensively document every action and navigation step within the system, ensuring a clear and detailed record of your workflow.

CaseGuard Studio Training Course

CaseGuard Studio provides a comprehensive library of training videos for both active and prospective clients, guiding you through the basics of using our software step-by-step. These tutorials cover a range of topics, from creating your first redaction or enhancement project to more complex tasks like accessing the metadata of photos edited within the software. Our training course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to use the software in the most effective manner possible, ensuring a smooth and productive experience.

Export and share everywhere

Export files in a wide range of professional formats using CaseGuard Studio. The supported formats include 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, MTS, TS, VOB, WMV, and many others, providing you with a variety of options to suit different needs and specifications.