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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:00 AM   #1
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Screen Capture For Google Earth Tour?

Hi All-
I want to record a tour of a neighborhood on Google Earth--actually, it's a fly-by of a "path" that I have laid out. I know Google Earth Pro lets you record movies, but I can't afford the $400 for a subscription...especially for a one-time clip of about 30 seconds long (it's for a home video for my parents...)

I've tried a few freeware screen capture apps (Camtasia and Camstudio) and the results have been poor--very low framerates, jumpy and slow. Not at all usable...

I guess that I could film the screen with my PDX-10, but I'm sure it will pick up the scan lines on my CRT. I don't have an LCD (I'm assuming that if I had one I could get away with it, right?) Borrow a laptop, maybe?

Can anyone think of a way to do this? Is there another video screen capture app that you could recommend from experience?

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:07 AM   #2
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Are you on the Mac or the PC? There are programs on the Mac which can capture any screen activity as a quicktime file and I assume there are similar things for the PC.

You should be able to shoot an LCD screen with your PDX-10 if that's the way you want to go. But with a Mac laptop you should also be able to use the S-video output to send the screen image to your PDX-10 for capture. I think you will find PC laptops with the same capability, and there are graphics cards for desktop machines which can also do this.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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yeah try with the tv output from laptop to camera if you can usually s-video if not try I used it for google earth for a client its only 37$ and will out put a raw avi at several frame rates ;)

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Old November 26th, 2009, 07:20 AM   #4
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hm...are you try Macvide ScreenCap? I use this prog...
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