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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Capturing desktop operations

I am working on an industrial video an want to capture a mouse icon using the companies website in different ways. Just capturing screen movements. Does anyne know how to do this?
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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Hi Johnson and welcome to DVinfo. I moved your post to our "open DV discussion" forum since "alternative imaging" is really about home-built cameras.

Are you using a PC or a Mac? One way to do it with either system would be sending analog s-video from your graphics card to a DV camera if it supports that feature (most better cameras do). My Mac laptop already has an s-video port on it, so I can connect it to my VX-2000 (for example) and capture any activity. You can choose to treat it as either a second extended desktop screen or a mirror of the built-in screen, but either way all I would need to do is open a web browser window on that screen and I could tape any activity.

I'm sure you can also do something similar on the PC, but I don't have any experience there. I'm also sure there are utility programs which can capture screen activity to a Quicktime file on the Mac.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome and reply Boyd. I am a PC user. I have an XL H1. I am not quite sure if I have an s-video input at home but no doubt I have access to PC with one somewhere. I will have to explore your second option. I assume a quicktime file would work in Vegas.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #4
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Sounds good Johnson - based on your response I've moved this one more time... to our PC editing forum. I'm sure someone there will have a few ideas for you since the topic has come up before.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #5
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http://www.canopus.com/products/Twin...winPact100.php

This may be a bit overkill for you, but I have one and it does the job along with several others - about $550, you can even get it from one of our sponsors -

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

HTH... Steve
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Old March 17th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #6
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Windows Media Encoder

Johnson,

since you're on a PC, you can use Windows Media Encoder for screen capture, free from the Microsoft download site.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #7
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you can even get it from one of our sponsors
FYI, B&H is unfortunately no longer a DVinfo sponsor...
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Old March 17th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #8
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Depending on the scope of your project, and your budget, I find this to be very effective.
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp?CMP=KgoogleCStm
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Old March 17th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #9
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Boyd, in that case I'm pretty sure VideoGuys also carry that line... Steve

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Try this:

http://www.camstudio.org/
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Old March 21st, 2007, 08:23 PM   #11
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Great Find...but it looks to be a dead open source project(April 6, 2005)

needs to be forked
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