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What are you using currently? I use Camtasia Studio and it works pretty well, I can record portions of the screen or the entire screen with the native screen resolution [1280x800].


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FFmpeg with a lossless codec is one solution. I recall a comparison of different codecs which concluded that Apple Animation (known to ffmpeg as qtrle) gave the best quality for screen-recording. ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 25 -s 1024x768 -i :0.0 -c:v qtrle output.mov Stop it by opening its terminal while it is running and pressing q. Obviously change the ...


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There are a lot of screen recording software, for example: CamStudio (free) Screenpresso (free/paid versions) Movavi Screen Capture Studio ($49.95) Camtasia Studio ($299.00)


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Personally I use Camtasia Studio and SnagIt. TechSmith, the vendor, has created their own codec for their software which IMO works excellent. You will probably find Camtasia a bit stiff when it comes to the price compared to your budget, but I mentioned SnagIt for this reason although it's primarily to capture screenshots it do have built-in video recording ...


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I love using Camstudio! It's free I've used it , not the best interface but great to use until you are willing to pony up $300 for Camtasia. http://camstudio.org/


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Alternatively, pipe your screen output to a second computer to record, using a device like a Blackmagic Intensity. It supports capturing to a totally uncompressed format (make sure you have an SSD or a RAID setup to record as the bitrate is very high). So the computer you're doing the work on should have dual monitor output - mirror the display so one ...


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I think it is mostly a structural thing. Games generally involves simple interaction with a lot of similar content. Hardware devices have a physical interface and while they can run lots of different software, the capabilities of the device are reasonably easy to describe. For general productivity software, the interactions are complex, but not so deep, ...


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H264 is actually a pretty good codec for such content. Its based on motion vectors and you can define in which intervals the codec should encode a full frame, everything in between will be based on the last and next keyframe (simplifying here). x264 is probably the best h264 encoder out there and luckily open source. Probably the best way to use it is ...


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Apparently Youtube took some extra time to process the HD. Both are showing in HD now.


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If you're OK with the command-line, you could use ffmpeg to record your desktop and then use the tee psuedo-muxer to record copies to multiple locations. I haven't used this to record to separate hard-drives, but I'm not aware of any underlying issues that would prevent it. A simple (Linux) example would be: ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 25 -s 1024x768 -i :0.0 -f ...


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You may find that it is easiest to use file system utilities rather than look for a recording application that writes multiple copies. You could run mirrored filesystems, which will provide copied volumes, or simply set up scripts to copy individual files to multiple locations.


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You can't do much about it. Movie Maker can only export in WMV format - and WMV is created for small video sizes (at the cost of quality). You will need another software package to export in other formats than WMV. Check out Pinnacle products for alternative - they target amateur producers.


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If you have a Mac, give ScreenFlow a try. It offers lossless screen recording which can be exported for use in Premiere or other NLE's and it's inbuilt editing is pretty good too for quick edits.


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If you're using Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution, I'd recommend recordmydesktop. You can install it in Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install recordmydesktop Afterwards, run it from a terminal, using the desired filename as an argument: recordmydesktop tutorial23.ogv Stop recording by pressing Ctrl + C in the terminal.


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I use ActivePresenter. The best free screen recorder I've known. It contains everything you need to make a professional screencast.


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I know you looked at ScreenFlow. Were you looking at the latest version--ScreenFlow 4? It does have some vectorial shapes (they're called Annotations): Line (arrow) Line Square (filled) Square Circle Now, that doesn't get you speech bubbles and other abstract shapes. For those, you can use a text box with an image fill--unfortunately, you've got to ...


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As long as the video isn't copy protected, you will want to use a stream ripper instead of trying to do a screen capture of your monitor. Any number of software products are able to directly transfer a video that is in the Flash streaming video format as long as it isn't copy protected. A quick search for "flash video ripper" and your operating system ...


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On OS X, seems like ScreenFlow can record in lossless (not by default, but this can be enabled in settings). Unfortunately, this application is not free. Still looking for free alternatives… Important update! This applies only to Screenflow 4.5.3 (and maybe some earlier versions). In Screenflow 5 this feature is gone. They advertise like they can do ...


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I'd say fewer people may be interested in this than in fancy electronic gadgets but there is no technical reason not to review software. It's actually a lot easier as you don't have all the complications that come with shooting "real-life" footage. There are actually quite a few people reviewing mobile apps with huge success. I'd say mostly the general ...


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You have two options, one, install software on the presenter's system that can encode and send a video feed to another system. This is in-effect going to be a screen casting application, even if the feed is only forwarded to another system to be packaged. The other option is to actually capture the raw output from the presenter's system through a frame ...


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BEFORE I would say onetruemedia.com It HAD a great online video editor, but that was bought out by disney and then shut down. (Disney just wanted the tools in one of their software bundles) Currently I would say videotoolbox.com Not the most intuitive, actually a very poor user interface. But it has the crop feature you are looking for, not easy to find. ...


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AutoScreenRecorder (currently version 3.1) appears to allow you to record as low as 1 frame per minute in the Pro version only (the free version does not allow altering the framerate).


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Probably because TV and CRTs scanned from the top left. Video cards store the screen buffer in this order, too, so scan-out from the screen buffer in left-to-right, top-to-bottom reads sequentially increasing memory addresses. Addressing video RAM as a 2-dimensional array extern int32_t screenbuf[480][640]; screenbuf[0][0] = RED; would modify the ...


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This is an issue for me too. You need a multi-pronged technique: Choose the quietest room. If street noise is an issue, which room is furthest from the street? Many people have offices and desks, but record in a child's room while that child is at school. Arrange yourself facing into a corner (for echo reasons) and surround yourself with soft stuff as much ...


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Try lossless encoding with ffmpeg First, with YUV444P ffmpeg -f gdigrab -framerate 60 -i desktop -crf 0 -pix_fmt yuv444p -preset ultrafast yuv-cap.mp4 If not clear enough, ffmpeg -f gdigrab -framerate 60 -i desktop -c:v libx264rgb -crf 0 -pix_fmt bgra -preset ultrafast rgb-cap.mp4 These will likely not be compatible with most video editors, but if the ...


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x264 is the best-in-class encoder for generating H.264 video streams and you can use it via ffmpeg, a command-line tool, to encode to a small-sized file. Get a binary from here - opt for the latest nightly/snapshot release - and run ffmpeg -i input.mov -c:v libx264 -crf 23 output.mov The output will be the same constant frame rate as the input but x264 is ...


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MKV does not store a frame rate in its container. So ffmpeg/vlc looks at the default duration of a frame instead. It sees 33.333ms and does the math, which is where your weird number comes from. Source: https://github.com/mbunkus/mkvtoolnix/wiki/Wrong-frame-rate-displayed To test this out, you can run ffprobe with -show_frames. I think you'll find the ...


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If cost isn't an object, I believe the higher end rack mount HyperDeck accepts an external timecode (ref in), but it's also quite a bit more expensive ($1000).


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The problem with compression is that it is a double edged sword. It can reduce the space required to store video, however it also takes processing time to perform the compression. When you are running a game, however, the CPU and GPU are already busy keeping the game running smoothly. In order to shrink the file size, you must either reduce the quality or ...



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