software for recording screen movement?

Posted by Jason Nelson | Tue Apr 11th 2006 2:40 a.m.

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 | Tue Apr 11th 2006 2:54 a.m.
    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 | Tue Apr 11th 2006 6:46 a.m.
    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.

    --
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    p\_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
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  • MTAA | Tue Apr 11th 2006 7:20 a.m.
    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 | Tue Apr 11th 2006 2:53 p.m.
    I've used Camtasia - http://www.techsmith.com/ to do this. It's very effective and has loads of features.
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