save drawing as a video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by sbb155, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. sbb155 macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
    I want to draw onto a wacom tablet and save it as a video for instructional purposes. In other words, I want to save the output of what I am drawing in realtime, so they can see me write, etc.
    How can I do this and how do I get it editable into imovie? I need to know if this is possible!

    I am sure there are teachers who do this all the time, but I need to know how. I dont want to save just the final drawing... I want to save the entire process of drawing as a video...
  2. P-Worm macrumors 68020


    Jul 16, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I think that there is a way to record what is happening on the screen under OS X though I haven't done it. You could open up a program like Photoshop, record the screen while you draw, then save the movie.

    It looks like you can use Grab to accomplish what you are looking for.

  3. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
  4. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    Yeah, or something like



    most of them have a free trial you can download, see which one you like best.
  5. seniorstinky macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I've seen this used and can vouche for it. I don't have to, however, as it has a free 30 trial! Give it a try.
  6. djstarrock macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2006
    UK, Scotland, Glasgow
    Well theres a free screen recorder called Copernicus its pretty good.
  7. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Copernicus Blows My Mind

    Every once in a great while, I stumble on a post that stands out as one of the all time greats. Surely the creator of this little thread deserves credit for his/her ignorance and moreover the courage to ask. But I plead guilty to the same level of ignorance when it comes to a motion capture application that can write to RAM and costs NOTHING. I have SnapzPro and it can't write to RAM. If it could it might be useful. But as it is, it crashes while it's copying due to limited HD resources.

    Copernicus is one of those rare free applications that is designed so elequently, you wonder why it's free. Thank you DJ Star Rock. You're a genius for knowing it's out there. And I feel like an idiot for not knowing until now. :eek: :)

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