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Old July 10th, 2004, 03:00 AM   #1
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Importing computer screen capture to video

Hi all, first timer here. I have a query. I want to capture screen movement as, for instance , a training exercise for computer users, and want to import it into my pinnacle 9 software and add video footage t0o create a complete video.

I have tried a number of evaluation packages including snagit and camedia studio. These all appear to work very well with capturing and replaying the desktop stuff on a computer (avi files) but have very low resolution when imported into a video, even if I capture zt 25 frames (PAL).

Any one know if this can be done and if so how?

Would appreciate it if there is any info.


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Old July 10th, 2004, 05:05 AM   #2
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I've captured web site activity and tutorial material in apps like PhotoShop with Camtasia Recorder, and used the results in finished video a number of times, with resolution identical to the screen activity. I believe Windows Media Encoder also includes a screen capture utility, at no cost, but while I tried it long ago I can't comment on the quality vs Camtasia - I just don't remember.

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