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Is there a method or a plugin to do a screencapture (ideally similar to JingCast) with Microsoft OneNote? Ideally it would be just a button similar to the one that turns on your webcam that would record whatever was happening on the screen at that point.

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Are you trying to capture a single image of the screen or a video of something you are doing onscreen? –  William Jackson Jul 17 '12 at 16:18
If you want video of your screen, as in creating a demo video for people to watch, I use camstudio.org its free and works pretty well. –  Rob Jul 17 '12 at 16:25
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Use "Windows Logo + s" for screen capture in MS OneNote. Video capture is not possible, must use 3rd party application.

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Try the snipping tool in windows 7 or print screen

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If you are really looking for a screencapture, then why do you need OneNote? You can always go for software such as screen-capture-recorder-to-video-windows-free and virtual-audio-capture-grabber-device which are free and open source. If you want to see how it works before trying it out, you can visit this tutorial.

The basic logic behind these is that they use ffmpeg2 which in turn uses 'screen-capture-recorder-to-video-windows-free' for its video input and 'virtual-audio-capture-grabber-device which are free' for its audio input. Both of these are configurable. The tutorial shows how smooth the recording goes. These software also provide a UI (developed in Java) for changing settings as suited to the user.

e.g use (from command line):

ffmpeg -f dshow -i audio="virtual-audio-capturer":video="screen-capture-recorder" ScreenCast.mp4

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Ok, maybe don't post this on every "screen capture" question. –  Gnoupi Oct 25 '12 at 9:03
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