How do capture video off my screen?

dynamit

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 6, 2007
20
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Sweden
Hi,

I'm developing a little web app and I need to make some videos (Apple style) to explain some of the features. What I need to do is to record what I do in safari to a video file.

Later on I'll edit it and convert it to flash video but I need some video to work with.

Do you guys know of any good apps for this purpose? It would be sweet if it wasn't too basic. For example I'd like the capured area to follow the movement of the cursor so that I don't get the entire screen or window in the video.

I'd be extremely graitful for any tips.
 

Mac In School

macrumors 65816
Jun 21, 2007
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Hi,

Do you guys know of any good apps for this purpose? It would be sweet if it wasn't too basic. For example I'd like the capured area to follow the movement of the cursor so that I don't get the entire screen or window in the video.
If this exists, I'm all over it too. :)
 

kwood

macrumors 6502a
Jun 26, 2006
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In the Great White North.
Not the most viable solution, but you could just hold a video camera in front of your screen.

Seriously though, I used a program for this a while ago but I can't remember what it was. I'll see if i can find it. In the mean time try angelwatt's suggestion.
 

nplima

macrumors 6502a
Apr 26, 2006
606
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UK
hi

it might be easier/cheaper to use a second computer for this.

for OS X there's:
http://www.pure-mac.com/screen.html
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/Screen-Movie-Recorder.shtml
http://www.freemacblog.com/mac-options-for-capturing-a-video-of-your-screen/

however, for windows there are many more: http://www.swftools.com/tools-category.php?cat=929

and by using VNC to control your Mac remotely you'd record the session on the Windows box.

Likewise, if you have a Linux box handy, there are completely free apps:
Byzanz
http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/byzanz-record.1.html
Istambul:
http://live.gnome.org/Istanbul
RecordMyDesktop
http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/
Wink:
http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

good luck