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Movie screen grab

Like a screen grab, but records a small movie.
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Sometimes you want to send people a small movie showing what's happening on your screen instaead of a static screen grab.

This would be useful for computer support, where a user says, 'When I press x, this number changes and then changes back to what it was before'. This sort of thing is hard to see in a screen grab, but would be easy to see if they could send you a small movie.

Or you could use it to send a friend a small movie of some cool graphics or a game you've got.

So the utility is like the 'Print Scrn' button, but you press a button to start recording, then press again to stop a bit later. It creates a movie file, maybe giving you compression options.

richard b, Aug 19 2003

snagit http://www.snagit.com
great screen grabbing thing, also scrolls down documents which can be handy [neilp, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

CyberCam http://shop.store.y...ynthuser/index.html
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

HyperCam http://www.hyperionics.com/home.asp
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

ScreenCam http://graphicssoft...welcome%2Fscreencam
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Bulent's Screen Recorder http://graphicssoft...tm%23screenrecorder
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

ScreenCorder http://www.matchwar...ncorder/default.htm
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

ScreenWatch http://www.screenwa...om/screenwatch.html
[phoenix, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Camtasia Studio http://www.techsmit.../studio/default.asp
As far as I am concerned, the very best of software-based screen recorders. [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       You can do this with XP's Remote Assistance feature - ok its not really a movie per say, more a live performance.
custardlove, Aug 19 2003
  

       baked - see link
neilp, Aug 19 2003
  

       It's generally considered bad form to post without searching to see if your idea exists.   

       Welcome to the HalfBakery.
phoenix, Aug 19 2003
  
      
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