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    Flash based video screen capture?

    Hi,

    Lotus ScreenCam can be used to capture screen actions.
    Problem is file is usually very big.

    Is there a way to capture this & save the info in a SWF File.
    This form of capture would be far more effective.

    Any ideas on tools that allow this?
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    Re: Flash based video screen capture?

    Hi, M.Q. ~

    Are you wanting to capture still or dynamic images?

    And are you wanting to capture from an SWF or save as SWF?

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    Re: Flash based video screen capture?

    Depends on your application. If you want to capture a sequence of screen shots and knit them into a Flash demo, there are some professional level products, such as ViewletBuilder and RoboDemo, and there are cheaper ones that I haven't read up on. Search here for either name and you will find other suggestions.

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    Re: Flash based video screen capture?

    Hi,

    I wanted to capture motion, so for example my mouse movements & which option they click on a pull-down menu.
    Then I want to save that AS a SWF file.

    Thanks,

    m.q.

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    Re: Flash based video screen capture?

    Download the demo of ViewletBuilder. You snap a screenshot (user-designated hotkey) and the program record the two mouse positions and creates an animation of the mouse moving from the point in your first screenshot to the point in your second. It's really cool because it's very lightweight compared with full-motion recording, and you can correct the path if you like and delete screenshots you decide you don't really need from the sequence.

    Give yourself a couple of hours, use a small window (e.g., 640x480), start with a short process (e.g., How to Set the Left Margin), and publish on your own hard drive for best results. Once you get the hang of it, I'd be interested in hearing your comments.

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