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software for recording screen movement?

All,

Excuse my Ignorance….but

I've been asked to translate my work to video. And as many of you know that cant be done without losing the essence of the work (interaction). But these are the demands so…

Does anyone know of a good program to use that will record my playing with the work
on the screen and then translate that to a video format?

I have used some homemade type programs before, but they are always buggy and
messy.

I can of course film the screen via external camera, but a more direct approach would
be nice.

excuse my ignorance again,

Jason Nelson


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Prayas Abhinav April 11 2006 02:54Reply

Hi Jason,

I use Macromedia Captivate for this. Do try it out….

prayas

On 4/11/06, Jason Nelson <newmediapoet@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> Excuse my Ignorance….but
>
> I've been asked to translate my work to video. And as many of you know that
> cant be done without losing the essence of the work (interaction). But these
> are the demands so…
>
> Does anyone know of a good program to use that will record my playing with
> the work
> on the screen and then translate that to a video format?
>
> I have used some homemade type programs before, but they are always buggy
> and
> messy.
>
> I can of course film the screen via external camera, but a more direct
> approach would
> be nice.
>
> excuse my ignorance again,
>
>
> Jason Nelson
>
>
> ________________________________
> How low will we go? Check out Yahoo! Messenger's low PC-to-Phone call rates.
>
>



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Pall Thayer April 11 2006 06:46Reply

Hi Jason,
I had to do that once and managed to locate a webpage full of
different programs for recording video from the screen. Of course,
they varied in quality. The first one I used turned everything that
was gray to pink. Not good, especially since the imagery I was
recording was primarily in grayscale. The one I ended up using is
called movie grab and is a usable demo. The quality was quite good
but it doesn't do audio.

http://eskimonorth.com/~pristine/screen.html is the page with all the
apps.

Pall

On 11.4.2006, at 04:40, Jason Nelson wrote:

> All,
>
> Excuse my Ignorance….but
>
> I've been asked to translate my work to video. And as many of you
> know that cant be done without losing the essence of the work
> (interaction). But these are the demands so…
>
> Does anyone know of a good program to use that will record my
> playing with the work
> on the screen and then translate that to a video format?
>
> I have used some homemade type programs before, but they are always
> buggy and
> messy.
>
> I can of course film the screen via external camera, but a more
> direct approach would
> be nice.
>
> excuse my ignorance again,
>
> Jason Nelson
>
> How low will we go? Check out Yahoo! Messenger's low PC-to-Phone
> call rates.




Pall Thayer
p\_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
http://www.this.is/pallit

MTAA April 11 2006 07:20Reply

if you're using Mac OS X the best program is Snapz Pro.

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/

Not cheap, but it does a fantastic job. I used it to create a little
'reel' of MTAA's net art.

On 4/11/06, Jason Nelson <newmediapoet@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> Excuse my Ignorance….but
>
> I've been asked to translate my work to video. And as many of you know that
> cant be done without losing the essence of the work (interaction). But these
> are the demands so…
>
> Does anyone know of a good program to use that will record my playing with
> the work
> on the screen and then translate that to a video format?
>
> I have used some homemade type programs before, but they are always buggy
> and
> messy.
>
> I can of course film the screen via external camera, but a more direct
> approach would
> be nice.
>
> excuse my ignorance again,
>
>
> Jason Nelson
>
>
> ________________________________
> How low will we go? Check out Yahoo! Messenger's low PC-to-Phone call rates.
>
>



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James Alliban April 11 2006 14:53Reply

I've used Camtasia - http://www.techsmith.com/ to do this. It's very effective and has loads of features.