Looking for a screen capture software.

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  1. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    #1 nick_martin, Feb 20, 2011
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    I want it to stop RECORDING when the cursor stop moving, so the file won't be very large. I use it in class, so I have to switch between textbook and computer. Thanks.
     
  2. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    Thanks. I think I meant screen RECORD software, not just capture a picture. Thanks.
     
  3. urie

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    Check out CamStudio
     
  4. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    I tried Camstudio. It's pretty good, but I need one whick will stop recording when I stop moving the cursor. Anyone? Thanks.
     
  5. urie

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    Look in option section in Camstudio you can setup keyboard shortcuts it is set to F9 by default to stop recording.
     
  6. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    Can it stop automatically when I stop moving the mouse?
     
  7. urie

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    Now that question I do not understand if you are recording mouse movements and acidentally stop what good would that be. Whats wrong with just setting up a keyboard shortcut you can also set it up so as not to record mouse curser in your video.
     
  8. nick_martin

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    I use it in my Excel class. The prof shows us how to do certain thing on Excel, so I will do it on my pc. So I have to stop a lot in class when he is not working on Excel. I guess I have to do it manually.
     
  9. urie

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    So why can you not just pause Camstudio, then shrink Excel and work on whatever else you need to do then expand Excel when needed and continue recording.
     
  10. Skeptical

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    I use ManyCam for streaming my desktop, otherwise CamStudio is the best option.
     
  11. Grem135

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    Could make a hotkey using one of the extra mouse buttons (if you use multibutton mouse)
     
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