Screen capture is the act of capturing the video on a computer screen either as a point in time (screenshot) or live streaming.

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Capture screen with fixed region

I would like to know if there is a systematical way (software) to capture a fixed region on the screen, under Windows 7 or OS X. It must be accurate about the region. I always want to capture the ...
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Crop and capture screen software/plugin for Windows 7

Does anyone know of any software or a browser extension that lets me capture what's on my screen and crop it by ratio? I have Photoshop but don't want to keep opening it just to capture a simple ...
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FFmpeg screencast: capture only one window

I'm using FFmpeg with UScreenCapture under Windows 7 for screencast. Everything works fine, but I want to stream video from only one window - not the whole monitor. I know, there is an opportunity to ...
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Free tool like Snagit which can capture scrolling Window?

Snagit can capture scrolling windows like in a browser. Is there a free capture tool for Windows which can do the same kind of capturing. Not looking for a generic capture tool. Need one which can ...
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What is the lightest possible way to record a screencast with ffmpeg?

I would like to capture a sreencast at 60fps. I tried with this: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -c:a pcm_s16le -f x11grab -r 60 -s 1920x1080 -i :0.0 -c:v libx264 -preset ultrafast -crf 0 out.mkv ...
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Any alternative for PicPick on Mac OS X? [closed]

I need simple tool with two feathures, accessible by hotkeys: Color picker; Tool like "Screen Crosshair" in PicPick, for simple get size of any region of screen. I can't find any alternative. Mac ...
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ShareX screencast captures blank screen?

On Windows 7 64-bit. Trying to capture a video (screen cast) using Share X. Only the audio gets recorded, with no video. What could be the problem?
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TeamViewer to record a 1-participant meeting, with screen capture, audio

Has anyone worked out how to use TeamViewer 9 to record a solo session, say a self-hosted "meeting" with no actual participants? Similar to camtasia, I want to record my screen, along with audio in a ...
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How do I capture my second monitor using avconv?

With this command: avconv -f x11grab -s 2560x1440 -i :0.0 I can stream video from my main monitor. I also have a second, 1080p monitor on which I do my gaming. I want to stream from that monitor. ...
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10 bit Color Mode Corrupting Screen Capture

I am using a FirePro W5000 in 10 bit display mode with 2x Dell U3014 monitors on Windows 8.1. The output to the displays and color reproduction all work fine in all applications that support 10 bit ...
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Print Screen key going to black and white

Running Windows XP I am finding that printScreen button only captures a black and white image of the full screen but color for just one window (Alt-PrintScreen). Is there a limit to how much memory ...
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How to take a screenshot of a something bigger than the screen?

I have a created a route using Google Maps. I want to take a screenshot of this route in satellite view with maximum zoom. But since it doesn't fit my screen I can't do it. It there a way around this? ...
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Screen capturing with Daum PotPlayer

How do I capture an area or the full screen by using Daum PotPlayer? The steps I tried: Open the Device Settings dialog box using either "Right Click Menu > Open > Device Settings..." or by using ...
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Can Windows 7 or Vista's Snipping Tool capture a screen 10 seconds later, and capture the mouse pointer as well?

I wonder if Windows 7 or Vista's Snipping Tool can capture a screen 10 seconds later, and capture the mouse pointer as well? The thing is that sometimes we need to capture the thing that "pops up" ...
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How to capture screen video (with audio) using VLC media player?

I am pressing Media -> Stream -> Capture Device -> Capture Mode = Desktop -> Stream Then selecting destination File = test.mp4, leaving Profile = Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4) intact, ans ...
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Invisible mouse pointer when recording screen on a remote PC

What I'm trying to do is record videos on a remote server. The issue is that when I use any other remote control application other than the native windows remote desktop, the mouse pointer is never ...
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How can I take browser screenshots at a higher resolution than my browser supports?

I need to take a screenshot of a website as it would appear on a very high resolution monitor... say 4000x3000 pixels. My laptop's screen has a native resolution of 1400x768. Basically, I need to ...
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Program that does a screen print every 15 minutes and saves it to a file [closed]

I remember hearing of some software that would take a screen print every 15 minutes and store it in a file. They mentioned it can be used to keep track of the amount of time you spent on a project. ...
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Windows 7: Screen recording is laggy

I want to make a video of a shooter game in 720p HD format in Windows 7. But the video is always laggy (low fps). I'm using Camtasia Studio. If capture area (resolution) is smaller, the fps is OK, but ...
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Saving large webpage as Image

I'm trying to save a webpage as an image. The web page I'm trying to save is a bit long, and has many images. I tried Google Chrome Screen Capture Extension and few other Chrome screen-capture ...
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How to make recording area not to follow the mouse in Debut Video Capture Software?

I have dual monitor configuration and want to record everything what happen on second screen. I have selected second screen area successfully. During record I was wishing to press some control ...
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Does anyone knows how TeamViewer gets screen capturing?

I'm looking for an way to record my Android's screen without rooting my phone. This will be on my work phone, so I'm not allowed to root it. I recently found TeamViewer QuickSupport which lets you ...
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Create a screencast with ffmpeg: how to keep video+audio in sync?

I created some screencasts with ffmpeg. The PC I use has capable hardware (Intel Core i7-4930K Six Core 3.40GHz 12MB Cache, 32 GB RAM), but unfortunately it runs Windows 7. Because I want to do my ...
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vlc player automatic capture recording ratio does not add up

I am trying to capture screen shots from a movie for my research and I tried it for every second. Both VLC and GSpot say that the fps is 25, so I set the recording ratio at 25. It is a 2 hour movie, ...
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Rolling desktop recorder? [closed]

I want a piece of Windows software that will constantly record what I'm doing on my desktop, discarding footage that's over [30] seconds old. Its recording would be a rolling one. The idea is that I ...
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How to applescript the 'grab' application

I am trying to write an apple script to use the "Grab" application in the Utilities folder to capture and print an application's window. I can get to the part where I tell Grab to start window ...
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Make screen capture of PS3 connected to my monitor

When I change the input mode of my monitor to the PlayStation 3 (HDMI) and click Fn + Print Screen on my keyboard it takes a screenshot of my desktop computer instead of the game I'm playing. Does ...
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Trying to record my screen and voice from usb microphone but voice is very low in output? (using kazam on linux)

I am using Linux with Kazam software for screen recording. I am trying to record my screen as I speak while recording to make some tutorial video on my laptop. The problem I am facing is that the ...
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Any Fraps alternatives out there? [closed]

Are there any Fraps alternatives out there to record gameplay footage? CamStudio is out, since it's impossible to record gameplay footage with consistent and fluid fps WeGame records in very bad ...
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Recoring screencasts with adobe captivate

I am trying out the adobe captivate and considering to buy, but the quality is not that great, and I dont know if its configuration or its just not possible to get better. I set my screen resolution ...
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Is there a time management tool that allows to study browsing time? [closed]

I would like to help my friend with time management, and I'm looking for a problem that can every X seconds (unless the computer was inactive for some minutes), measure what program (or if it's the ...
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Software to automate website screenshot capture [closed]

Do you know any software that can automate the process of getting screenshots of every page of a website? It would act like a spider/crawler/robot. You name it... For example: I developed a website ...
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How can I get millisecond-level accuracy timestamps on screenshots (vlc)?

I'm currently using rt.exec("C:\\VLC\\vlc screen:// --dshow-vdev=screen-capture-recorder --dshow-fps=10 -I dummy --dummy-quiet --rate=1 --video-filter=scene --vout=dummy --scene-format=jpg ...
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How does the Print Screen key work?

I want to know how the Print Screen key works. This is useful to take a snap of the current screen, but how does is this possible? Is there software that run and take a snap when print screen key is ...
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How to capture text from the operating system in a practical and simple way?

Sometimes we can't select the text to copy & paste, such as dialog boxes. Sometimes it's just not practical, such as 100 files inside a folder. Is there any practical and simple way to capture ...
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Screencast recording performance (using ffmpeg)

Hello everybody out there doing desktop recordings, On my old notebook with an Intel Mobile processor with 1.5 GHz and 1 GB RAM, producing a screencast is a pain. I am using a framerate of 15 fps ...
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How to record screen while installing Windows?

Besides recording the screen with an actual camera what are the options to make, for example, a Windows installation video tutorial?
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What tools exist for capturing consecutive screenshots of a film? [closed]

Is there any tools that allow for capturing screenshots of a film at set intervals? E.g. something that captures a screenshot every second and saves them to files in an ordered sequence. I'm using ...
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The sound is periodically “dying” when capturing with ffmpeg + directshow

I am trying to capture video and sound with the following command ffmpeg -f dshow -r 15 -i video=screen-capture-recorder:audio="Desktop Microphone (2- HD-5000 - Microsoft LifeCam.)" -acodec mp3 ...
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Why does the mouse lag when screen recording with CamStudio?

When I try to record a screen capture video using CamStudio (portable version), my mouse lags so much that it is practically impossible to do anything. Reducing the size of the region I'm capturing ...
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Why does MS Expression Recorder make the capture area blank/white in XP?

I have had this problem on 2 different virtual machines running Windows XP SP3. Basically, you can still see the green cross-hairs and outline while Expression Recorder is recording, but everything ...
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Why does the audio have such poor quality when I playback screen captures?

I can record a video and capture audio just fine, but when I play it back, there is something like white noise in the background, you can barely hear my voice, and it certainly isn't clear enough to ...
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Is there a utility to do OCR on images on the windows clipboard?

Sometimes, I find myself typing out a lot of text from a screen capture. Its quite tedious. Is there an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program out there that would allow me to quickly convert ...
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Rapid screen capture program? [duplicate]

Are there any free cross-OS (or at least Windows) programs that will do rapid screen shots and save them as images? I'd like to create animated gifs with these.
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Screen recording without third-party software on Windows 7?

Is there a way to do screen recording on Windows 7 without installing third party software? (Doing it with Microsoft software would be okay). Specifically, I'd like to be able to run a program and ...
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Mac & Photoshop: Screen capture of an application then pasting it into a new document in photoshop issue

This used to work perfectly up until about a month or two ago. When doing a screen capture onto the clipboard (cmd + ctr + shift + 4) and pasting it into a new document in Photoshop (only in ...
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Can FFMPEG capture from the screen in Windows?

I am trying to capture a certain region of the screen (actually its specifically a number of visible windows) on Windows XP with FFMPEG but I can only find options to capture from X11: ...
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Win7 Screen Cap to Realtime Video Driver?

Back in the ancient days of XP, I had a program (the name escapes me) that would allow you to specify a section of screen or the active area of a window the realtime content of which would then be ...
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On Site User Testing Software [closed]

Is there any software for OS X or Windows that can capture both the screen and capture the user via cam? I need this for on-site user testing where people sit down and try our app.
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Which screencast program can record up to four hours of screen video and which codec to use?

I want to record a live online video show (record the computer screen) I'm attending. The total length will be four hours. I know about the free Camstudio (Windows), which is able to record video. I ...