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Master Geek

# 15387 20-Aug-2007 11:37
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Does anyone know of or use screen capture software?
I want to record my computer screen performing a set of tasks so i can use the movie in a presentation. It is just for a one off presentation so a free programme would be preferred. 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. 


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Master Geek

  # 82952 20-Aug-2007 11:59
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Thanks for the quick repsonse.

I have just downloaded windows media encoder from the microsoft website and it seems to do everything i need for free.

I will take a look at your recommendation as well.

You can close the thread if you like.


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Ultimate Geek


  # 82953 20-Aug-2007 12:06
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snagit - is pretty good/ easy to use.

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# 82958 20-Aug-2007 12:22
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freitasm: SnagIt and Camtasia are from the same company. SnagIt is for screenshots, Camtasia for screen movies.

...But you can use SnagIt to capture screen movies too: Video Screen Capture

Capture a short video of your own desktop activity. With SnagIt in this mode, you can make quick tutorial videos to share with others.

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  # 82999 20-Aug-2007 16:54
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For more complex presentations (i.e. actually installing stuff, demonstrating apps etc) you can use VMware workstation 6's new record/play feature which actually records the system events rather than a 'movie' of what's going on. Basically it guarantees your demo will go as planned and you can stop it at any time allowing users to 'take over'.

Developers out there will be interested to know you can also program client apps to start the recording themselves. As mentioned in the blog below this should be very handy for tracking race-condition bugs. Tongue out

More info here:

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  # 83000 20-Aug-2007 16:59
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This does kind of the same job but only different.

Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.


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  # 83424 22-Aug-2007 23:35
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Camtasia is the best Laughing


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