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VJ
2nd May 2005, 00:53
Hello,

Is there (free?) software that allows me to make a movie from what is happening onscreen? I know fraps can do this for games, but I'd like it to be done on my desktop... Or can fraps also do it for the desktop?
(I need to make a demonstration movie of the use of a program)



Jörg

Rakido
2nd May 2005, 02:01
You could try Wink, it's freeware:


Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots of your software, use images that you already have, type-in explanations for each step, create a navigation sequence complete with buttons, delays, titles etc and create a highly effective tutorial for your users.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/Flash/Wink.shtml

Otherwise give Camtasia a try (not freeware)


Camtasia Studio is a complete solution for quickly creating professional-looking videos of your PC desktop activity. Anyone can Record and create a full-motion video tutorial or presentation, in real-time, and publish it in the format of their choice. No multimedia or programming experience necessary!
http://www.techsmith.com/products/studio/default.asp

VJ
2nd May 2005, 02:01
Never mind, I found that Windows Media Encoder can do it...
:D


edit:
Hey, wink looks useful too! (not what I meant, but useful nonetheless) :)
Thanks!


Jörg

az
2nd May 2005, 02:41
The program that I found did this with the least slowdown and dropped frames etc. was HyperCam DX. I think there is a free version that inserts a watermark in one of the corners. I tried various other free programs and programs with demoes, they were all MUCH worse than this (well, it's only a druon 1300, so what did I expect?

AZ

Fat Tone
4th May 2005, 05:23
I use Robodemo 5, which creates .swf files. It is a little clunky, but quite powerful. This has now been superceeded by Macromedia Captivate, but I'm still waiting for my purchasing gimp to order it.

VJ
4th May 2005, 05:34
Apparently, CamStudio can do it do (as I have been told).
http://www.infoweek.ch/downloads/dl_single.cfm?dl_id=986&sid=0
(it should be freeware)


Jörg

dbdg
4th May 2005, 06:07
Lotus screencam used to be alright, bound to be a version online somwhere.

Goliath
27th July 2005, 00:34
Hello,

Is there (free?) software that allows me to make a movie from what is happening onscreen? I know fraps can do this for games, but I'd like it to be done on my desktop... Or can fraps also do it for the desktop?
(I need to make a demonstration movie of the use of a program)



Jörg


For such purpose try Screen VidShot (http://www.geovid.com/screen_vidshot/)
I always use it and i like it...

Fluff
27th July 2005, 02:11
Camtasia

A guy at work sweas by it.

http://www.techsmith.com/products/studio/default.asp?CMP=KAC-CGoogle