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Steve WargoNeed
by on Jun 24, 2008 at 4:28:39 pm

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.



Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
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 .


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David Roth WeissRe: Need
by on Jun 24, 2008 at 4:45:30 pm

First, this is the wrong forum.

Second, you never called, and so I sat by the phone holding my breath all weekend long, just dying to go to the Cine Gear Expo in the 126-degree heat.

Third, try IShowU at http://www.shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html. At $20 it's probably a bit expensive for you, but I'll loan you a buck or two if you need help.

Hope this helps...

David

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles

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Arnie SchlisselRe: Need
by on Jun 24, 2008 at 6:03:01 pm

David, you should've come out to Brooklyn! I would have taken you to Coney Island!

Arnie

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Steve WargoRe: Need
by on Jun 25, 2008 at 5:58:09 am

[Arnie Schlissel] " I would have taken you to Coney Island!"

Hey Arnie, he's mine.



Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
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 .


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Steve WargoRe: Need
by on Jun 25, 2008 at 5:57:30 am

[David Roth Weiss] "but I'll loan you a buck or two if you need help"

Can you do 5?

Sorry, got to go to work and had no computer access. If you think it's hot in L.A., you haven't been to hell.



Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
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 .


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walter biscardiRe: Need
by on Jun 24, 2008 at 6:12:33 pm

iShowU is what we use. Outstanding product and only about $20

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
Biscardi Creative Media
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Pat FordRe: Need
by on Jun 24, 2008 at 9:11:23 pm

For a corporate shoot the client wanted to use PowerPoint....as you know they think that is simple.

On this shoot we used a scan converter...can't remember which one my camera guy has but I think he said it was a couple thousand bucks.

We also got copies of the slides and converted them to AVIs with Camtasia.

The Camtasia version was far superior. The scan converted versiion was muddy and blurry in comparison.

Camtasia is about a $300 program...though you can use it for a month fully functioning.

I don't know about the motion screen capture utilities first hand, but I have heard positive things about them.



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Zak MussigRe: Need
by on Jun 24, 2008 at 9:51:06 pm

Steve,

If the machine you're recording is a Mac, then ScreenFlow is top notch.

Zak

"You can't fix coverage in post."


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Tim KolbRe: Screen Capture
by on Jun 25, 2008 at 6:19:52 pm

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.





TimK,
Director, Consultant
Kolb Productions,

CPO, Digieffects


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Brendan CootsRe: Need
by on Jun 27, 2008 at 5:41:36 am

IShowU. Can record full screen 1920x1080 29.97 animation codec WITH sound without skipping a beat. As mentioned, at $20 it's tops.

Brendan Coots

Splitvision Digital

http://www.splitvisiondigital.com


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Bill DavisRe: Need
by on Jun 28, 2008 at 9:40:15 am

Hey Steve,

If you're still working on this a LOT of the Mac community is talking about ScreenFlow.

It's a brand new app that just won a big Apple Design Award.

It's supposed to really leverage Quartz Extreme and Core Animation and a bunch of other Mac Technologies to create stunning screen recordings.

The Apple page is here.

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

Might be worth looking at.

Take care, stay cool!




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creator: muti-track movies
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Steve WargoRe: Need
by on Jun 30, 2008 at 1:52:53 am

Thanks everybody. Camtasia looks like the PC app and ScreenFlow toe Apple app.

Our present client is on a PC but we're a FCP house so we'll probably go both ways. (DRW - Hold your tongue on that one)

Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
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 .


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