Hopefully someone will be able to post a couple of simple and useful tips.
Things people might want to do would be either realtime recording with audio/voice, or a timelapse sequence where the video is sped up to make it more exciting and perhaps fit more work into the 10 minute youtube limit.
Oh my, I almost forgot about camstudio, yes! Thank you! Little tip for those, who do that for the first time again or not, check your video options first and see what codec works the best for you. Jing is still defaulting to a near perfect quality, while camstudio may start off with microsoft video 1, which is a tragic mess!
Post by wikkidwidgets on Mar 15, 2010 15:19:38 GMT 1
Wow... you can tell an expert is at work there.
When it comes to learning.... A picture is worth a thousand words.... A video is a thousand pictures...
This was a really neat idea. Watching the creation process of someone with professional level experience, How your Sculpture evolves was quite an epiphany. thanks for the lesson Taron! (Post more! Post more!)
The best way to record sculptris with minimal effort, with 100% no cost (and both items used are open source) is to use camstudio with the XVid codec, in my opinion. Using this method I recorded at 1280x1024 ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9-dthbtg7U )
Note: The quality has actually decreased from uploading to youtube HD. On my desktop the video looks really high quality, from about 2ft away from my screen, when played fullscreen, the video looks as if it is actually my desktop and not a video.
As you can see from my video it records at a solid framerate which is fine for sculptris.
CamStudio lets you record audio, but if you have a noisy atmosphere (like my computer / jetplane) you can simply record the audio in audacity instead, then use the noise removal tool. Tutorials for that are on youtube.
Post by smarterthanyoulook on Jun 4, 2010 14:16:40 GMT 1
Fraps supports desktop capture on Vista and Windows 7 so it's another alternative. I resized my desktop to 1280x720 to make posting to Vimeo or wherever easier, but I still see the taskbar peeking up from auto-hide. Are there any tricks to making the workspace full-screen or get rid of annoying little artifacts like the taskbar?
I guess I could always use VirtualDub to strip those pixels out and then re-add them as black.
I record my video's with camtasia. Im a big fan of recording 1:1 for the quality it gives. To limit my video size i resize my windows to 800x600. With sculptris's interface this doesnt represent much of a problem. Only the paint button gets a little clipped.
I use various tools to aid me in video recording.
For drawing on the screen i use a little application called ZoomIt.
As the name implies you can use it to zoom aswel. I only use it for drawing on the screen. Pressing ctrl+2 puts you in drawing mode. It freezes the screen and allows you to scribble. Pressing escape clears the screen and returns control to the application you were using before calling it. You dont have to install it and it runs from the task bar as a tray icon. Its superb.
To make certain i can switch to and from different applications without having to move either my recording area (i hate that) or the application i just started (i hate that too) i use a little app called Sizer.
This also runs as a tray icon again needing no installation. What it does is add a few fixed resolutions to the menu that appears when you rightclick on the window frame of any app. This is fantastic for making certain it fits into your capture window! Not only that it even allows you to center the application on your monitor! This allows you to "stack" apps or windows on top of eachother and just alt tab during recording. Really, really sweet app and before i forgot; you can add any resolution to its list of choices that you want.
To show people which keys or mousebuttons i press during my presentation i use a little app called ShowOff.
Again this app runs from the taskbar as a tray icon needing no install (i love those apps). Essentially this little app gives you a little bar showing which keys or mousebuttons you are pressing. Simple but very elegant and fully configurable. Fonts, colors, size, delay until fade you can all change it.
I hope this helps people wanting to make tutorial video's get great results a little easier.
PS Just for clarity. When i mean they run from the taskbar as a tray icon i dont mean they always have to be enabled. Just fire them up when you start recording and exit them afterwards. No clutter and no polution of your sytem.