We have two clients that need us to record computer screens while they are working software.
In the past, we've used a Sony 1024HD scan converter but it just seems really soft. So, we're looking for a software package that can do the same and record to a format that we can plug into a FCP timeline.
We're looking at Camtasia. Has anyone used this or something else that works? If this is the wrong forum, please send me somewhere else quickly.
It's a dry heat!
Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .
I've used Camtasia for multiple purposes and had great results (everything from doing narrative tutorials to running a PPT capture during a presentation and just dropping the clip into the timeline without dealing with separate slides and worrying about where you are in the presentation...that sort of thing.)
I have used SnapzPro on Mac...it seems fine as well.
Jing is from the same people as Camtasia, but it goes directly to a deployment format...Flash I think...harder to use for post.
I'm not familiar with the less expensive/free utilities for this purpose. Haven't had time to explore them.