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Filming the screen
« on: February 19, 2010, 01:25:20 pm »
Hey, any of you know how to film a computer screen without filming it.

I've seen loads of computer education and you can see the screen but it doesn't look like it's being filmed, just like there is come way of capturing it into FCP...

Ideas anybody?

Want to use it for teaching the transcribe program.

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Re: Filming the screen
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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 01:45:37 pm »
Half the battle is knowing the right word to look for.

you're after "screencasting"

http://mashable.com/2008/02/21/screencasting-video-tutorials/
offers a variety of free and commercial applications for PC and mac that should do what you're after.
not tried any of them personally so I can't recommend anything.
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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 04:54:48 pm »
Justin, the program for that is Camtasia.

It's an industry standard. Been around for years. There may be some other, or newer things available that will do what you need, but this one has been the "go to" app for critical stuff for quite some time.

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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 05:32:25 pm »
My vote goes to Camtasia, I've used it myself and it works well. If you need something cheaper there's always CamStudio. There's also HyperCam 2, but I never got it to work properly.
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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010, 07:03:16 pm »
If you're running SNOW LEOPARD, quicktime will do it for free.

If you're running an older OS - I have used a program called "Screenflick" which is $25 us
http://www.araelium.com/screenflick/


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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 02:17:50 pm »
Camtasia only seems to be for PC. :( none of them round here...

And it seems CamStudio is too!!

So looks like screenflick it is!

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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2010, 02:27:28 pm »
Read the top of the screen.

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Re: Filming the screen
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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010, 02:57:43 pm »
Fraps is a good program also

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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010, 10:55:29 am »
Fraps is PC only as well...

OK, so we have:

iShowU HD Pro - $60 - has some cool features, and compatable with FCP, drag and drop the files in HD. Pretty cool?

Camtasia - $100 - looks pretty cool, but do I need all the editing features if I'm gonna use FCP?

SnapzPro-X - $70 - doen't seem as good as the others...

Screenflick - $25 - cheap and seems to be pretty cool.

So any advice appreciated. I'm thinking iShowU is looking the best for me thus far, but if any of you think any different them please tell me why now! ;)


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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2010, 12:58:08 pm »
I thought you ditched FCP. But yes, you probably don't need to duplicate your editing abilities.

I would look for -stability-. If you will edit, etc, in FCP, just make sure what you get can capture in a stable environment.

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Re: Filming the screen
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2010, 09:54:25 pm »
I really wanted to ditch FCP but then selling new cam would have sucked...

I can export at least now, and I'll work on getting the other bits fixed as I can.

OK, I think iShowU boasts best compatibility with FCP.

Let's see, gotta try and shoot some more vids this week, so hope it goes smoothly.

Also have to look into the template thing. Plus need to finish my course I bought, Ripple Training, seems very well demonstrated... and lots to learn, already been a huge help. Maybe I should get a private teacher to pop by and give me a few lessons...



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