How do capture video off my screen?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dynamit, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. dynamit macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  2. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    If this exists, I'm all over it too. :)
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  4. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  6. dynamit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies. I've been looking at links and some how found this neat little app called igrabit. It lets you set the area to be recorded, it follows the mouse and allows you to select quality frame rate and codec. So far so good.

    Oh... and it's free.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/igrabit.html
     

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