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    Devante
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    Hi all,

    New member here.

    Want to find out who on here use ‘screen capture’ software to
    record say audio/video?

    If so which software do you recommend that’s easy to use (intuitive),
    able to magnify screen so that viewer can see it easily and is less
    than $100.

    Any assistance is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Devante.

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    Osmond Mcleod
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    I use Xsplit

    It is a little more complicated than other capture programs, but it works with everything i have tried.

    I had quite a bit of trouble finding an application that worked with full screen applications.

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    Devante
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    Osmond Mcleod, post: 169686 wrote:
    I use Xsplit

    It is a little more complicated than other capture programs, but it works with everything i have tried.

    I had quite a bit of trouble finding an application that worked with full screen applications.

    Osmond,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I just went to http://www.xsplit.com/ and
    watched their ‘A quick overview’ video. Can xsplit do ‘A quick overview’ type
    of video?

    Thanks.

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    Osmond Mcleod
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    As far as i am aware, xsplit does not allow you to add text and anotations and i dont think it has a zoom function like that as shown in the quick overview. Sorry i missed that requirement in your OP. Xsplit merely captures the video and sound on your screen.

    If you are looking to edit the video and add text etc, i would consider something like Adobe Premiere Elements

    Something like this may also suit better: http://www.bsrsoft.com/

    Cheers

    Glenn

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    eWAY
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    Look at Jing – http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

    Same guys that do Camtasia Studio which you can then buy for post-production changes.

    Jing on its own allows you to record up to 5 minutes for free. Screen Zoom would need to be done in Camtasia.

    Maclean

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    Osmond Mcleod
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    Also look at snagit

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    The Copy Chick
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    eWAY, post: 169692 wrote:
    Look at Jing – http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

    I was trying Jing the other day to put a quick video together for clients explaining how to use the Word “track changes” tool, but for some reason, I couldn’t highlight document text while it was running. Anyone else had this issue, or does my computer just hate me?

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    Devante
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    eWAY, post: 169692 wrote:
    Look at Jing – http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

    Same guys that do Camtasia Studio which you can then buy for post-production changes.

    Jing on its own allows you to record up to 5 minutes for free. Screen Zoom would need to be done in Camtasia.

    Maclean

    Hi I should’ve been more specific I guess. What I meant wen I stated ‘screen capture software’ was ‘Screen recording software’.

    My initial investigations have resulted in Camstudio being one of the top quality
    one around. The only issue is the price of $300US!!!

    Thanks for all your help.
    Devante.

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    Osmond Mcleod
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    I have done alot of video and screen capture with games. If you can message me or post a bit more about what you are trying to do, i might be able to help you a little more.

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    John Romaine
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    Camstudio is free.

    http://camstudio.org

    Camstasia is worth every cent of $300

    I’ve been using it for years.

    If you’re on a MAC, Screenflow is one of the best.

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    Ade2
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    John Romaine, post: 169743 wrote:
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    Camstasia is worth every cent of $300

    I’ve been using it for years.

    ……

    I would have to agree with that. The cheap and free ones are OK but I found them clumsy and you grow out of them pretty quick.

    Camstasia is will save time and packed with features

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    markn
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    I’ve used Wink by DebugMode for ages. It allows screen recording or event driven recording. You can then go back and annotate the recording or do voice overs. Works well enough for my purposes.

    http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

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    eWAY
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    Devante, post: 169738 wrote:
    Hi I should’ve been more specific I guess. What I meant wen I stated ‘screen capture software’ was ‘Screen recording software’.

    My initial investigations have resulted in Camstudio being one of the top quality
    one around. The only issue is the price of $300US!!!

    Thanks for all your help.
    Devante.

    That’s ok, we new what you meant. Jing does both screen capture and screen recording (up to 5 minutes) Camtasia is $300 but worth every cent.

    Maclean

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    James
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    We probably need to confirm your OS before making recommendations?

    I’ll add another vote for ScreenFlow if you’re on a Mac. Fills all the requirements of your initial post including annotation, plus callouts are a pretty cool feature. http://www.telestream.net/screenflow/features.htm

    There is also a web-based software called Screenr which I have tried. It’s naturally pretty slow but worth checking out. http://www.screenr.com/

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