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    whats a good screen recording program?

    Im trying to find a good program to record whats going on my screen so i can save the files for youtube, a portfolio, ect.. But their are a ton of them on the internet.. so are their any you would recommended that dont interfere with software like Photoshop and ZBrush and dont come with a complimentary virus?


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    Camstudio seems to be the favorite amongst speed-painters, at least so far as I've found thus far. The real secret to it is having your settings dialed in properly and having a computer capable of running it cleanly.

    Personally, I've yet to get a decent 'speed paint' out of it... though my attempts have only been half-hearted at best. I think I may try to knuckle down and give it a serious go tonight. I'll let you know what it returns...

    Hope you find something though... I'll surf the web a bit and keep my nose to the grindstone. Cheers.

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    Yeah, Camtasia's usually considered the best. That's what I used to produce my tutorial in. It's got some quirks, but it does the trick.

    For a quick and dirty solution, you can use livestream.com to record your stuff and then download the files.

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    I use Camtazia....Pretty decent so far. Tho I do have 12gb of ram and Core i7 965 running so I wouldn't know if you really could get a decent screen recording with non decent specs.

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    thanks guys ill look into Camtasia and camstudio

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    ManyCam is not a recording program itself, but I love it so much over CamStudio. I don't think it records on its own, but if you are using ustream or livestream you can use it to switch between your webcam and desktop. There's a ton of options that go with it and it's free.

    This is one of the videos I've done with it (there's an irritating ad at the beginning of it though) (And I look like a dork, I'm aware of that):

    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10692606

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocolove View Post
    Yeah, Camtasia's usually considered the best. That's what I used to produce my tutorial in. It's got some quirks, but it does the trick.
    ...I'm pretty sure this bot is mocking me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I've been trying out bbflashbackexpress as sometimes camstudio crashes.
    WOW! I just tried that and it's awesome. I can even hook it up with ManyCam as well. Thanks!

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    check this out http://www.livestream.com/ - this website, will even let you broadcast as well as record.
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    Unless you have an amazing connection the livestream procaster will heavily limit your video quality based on your upload speed, 512x288 being normal quality - best stick to something offline like camtasia or whatever people are recomending.

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    Camtasia, if you can afford $300.
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    I used Camtasia and found it was clunky, but I then realised it was an old version. I would imagine the latest version is pretty good, assuming they've cleaned up the main bugs and crashes. Unfortunately mine was a one-time license for a specific job so I can't use it again and if I were doing tuts just for my personal site or Youtube I'd first look into cheaper alternatives.

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    I am using camtasia but somehow when i enter photoshop and paint it slows down the brush movement, idk why, its the new version and my PC isnt that old.

    Maybe a super quality thingy, and btw how can i Export a file in MPG,Avi etc cause when i try it keep extracting for 15 hours , 80 MB file size, 10 min lenght ??
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    OKay for the brush movement you need to turn off a setting called Capture layered Windows. That's found in the options menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brashen View Post
    OKay for the brush movement you need to turn off a setting called Capture layered Windows. That's found in the options menu.
    just tried that and its still slow, maybe 1,5 sec slower than normal, i dont think its because my PC cause its pretty fast, can run Crysis on max xD.

    Btw know anything about codecs, cause the videos are just too long and the size is super huge ?
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    Hmm the brush lag worked for me when I turned that off....maybe there are some other setting you may want to experiment with. As for the videos being huge after you've done recording you need to produce the video which drops it to a fraction of hat it was. As for the time when producing your videos right click on the time frame and increase the speed. I usually put it to about %600. Hope that helps.

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