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by OldCannon
Thu May 31, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 5644

Re: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor

katmandu wrote:You might also consider Jing, from Techsmith, the makers of Camtasia and SnagIt as mentioned above:

http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
True, but Jing Pro was abandoned by Techsmith in favor of Snagit:
"As we looked at customer requests about Jing Pro, we realized that the newest version of Snagit was the best tool to address the main concern—an end to the 5 minute video recording limit. Our Jing Pro users have always recognized the value of easily sharable images and videos, and we believe that the richness of Snagit will give them a total visual communication experience."

So, probably should just go down the Snagit path.
by OldCannon
Wed May 30, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 5644

Re: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor

TeXJ wrote:
OldCannon wrote:
TeXJ wrote:you can use fraps' free version, but you can only record up to 30 seconds...soo lots of little videos :mrgreen:
Not true. Paid version isn't limited. I mentioned FRAPS earlier. I don't recommend it for "desktop" style recordings just because it's more oriented to recording games. On top of that, if you decide to go into editing, the Snagit->Camtasia pair works wonders.
what do you mean, "not true"? The free version is limited. He said he just wanted to make some how-to videos. Shoot, it's free, he can download and try it. If it doesn't work, what is he out?
Your post and my edit were apparently made at the same time. You are right that it's free, but I don't think FRAPS is friendly to "desktop" users.
by OldCannon
Wed May 30, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 5644

Re: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor

TeXJ wrote:you can use fraps' free version, but you can only record up to 30 seconds...soo lots of little videos :mrgreen:
Not true (edit: I''m an idiot -- I need to read what you said before mouthing off, sorry! Yes, free version is limited)). Paid version isn't limited and it's only $37. I mentioned FRAPS earlier. I don't recommend it for "desktop" style recordings just because it's more oriented to recording games. On top of that, if you decide to go into editing, the Snagit->Camtasia pair works wonders.
by OldCannon
Tue May 29, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 5644

Re: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Thanks guys. I'm using a Windows 7 machine.

Chas.
Yup. Snagit/Camtasia will cost you, but you have support. CamStudio is free, but you have to count on community forums, and most community forums aren't as good as this one :tiphat:
by OldCannon
Tue May 29, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 5644

Re: Need advice: How to capture video of computer monitor

RPB wrote:Video

Not sure if this will do what you need or not since I never used it
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... ovie-Maker" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Learn more about Windows Movie Maker
Worst. Product. Ever. Even Microsoft thinks so, because it was handed to the MSN/Live team many years ago. When I worked in Redmond, it was a bit of a humorous secret that MSN/Live is where you sent unwanted products to die. It's like the animal shelter of Microsoft software "rlol"

Seriously. Just use Snagit ($50), or FRAPS ($37). Snagit is nice because it can integrate with their Camtasia Studio product ($300-ish), which lets you do nice interactive narrations. If you want Camtasia-like abilities on the cheap, look at CamStudio.

I'm with Wayne though - Snagit will do what you need reliably.

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