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video grab help

03-09-2011, 09:18 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 217
video grab help

Hi,

What software do you use to video grab your desktop(win7)?
I try snagit but I can't seem to grab a video in a smooth 30fps...

Anybetter software to try??

Thank you.

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03-11-2011, 12:49 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Kingston Upon Thames, UK
Posts: 19
I'm assuming you want to make a video demo of a game here, rather than grab the actual desktop.

another vote for FRAPS for me - it seems to have the least effect on your framerate (which is good if you want to show your work in its best light).

otherwise kkapture is good - but it was designed for noninteractive demos, so it uses a hack to 'lie' to your app that it's running at a fixed framerate, so if it's a game it won't be playable. You could get around this by logging game input to a file and play it back whilst grabbing with kkapture. The extra effort would give you a silky-smooth video though
03-31-2011, 10:10 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 65
Windows: Camstudio has also good recording quality and is a free alternative to Camtasia.
http://camstudio.org/

Camtasia for MAC is a wonderful screenrecorder and easy to use video editing software for 99 dollar (free 30 days trial) itīs more expensive for windows.

https://store.techsmith.com/order/camtasiamac.asp
03-31-2011, 05:18 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by artcue View Post
Windows: Camstudio has also good recording quality and is a free alternative to Camtasia.
http://camstudio.org/

Camtasia for MAC is a wonderful screenrecorder and easy to use video editing software for 99 dollar (free 30 days trial) itīs more expensive for windows.

https://store.techsmith.com/order/camtasiamac.asp
I used Camstudio for one of my projects. It was free, it was my first time using it. Worked like a charm, totally recommend it.

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