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Remember screencam?
How best to do this in Flash 5?

 11:54 am on Jun 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

If you wanted to do a demo of a software product, the old lotus screencam was probably the old school standard and I recently read about flash MXs ability to import video which is ideal when used with one of screencam's newer brothers and sisters (like matchware's screencorder etc)....

However I ran into a demo that looked just like screencorder but was done in Flash 5. Any idea how they may have achieved this?

If you want the URL of the site, send me a sticky.





 12:26 pm on Jun 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Sticky me. To me it sounds like a job for macromedia director. I use to build director demos all the time. I think macromedia is trying to phase out director and go to flash. Action script is almost able to replace lingo. I would think Flsh can handle what ever it is. It just maybe a huge file.


 6:27 pm on Jul 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well since hes new to Flash, he would probably find it easier than learning Director... Flash MX has ability to import video, sounds, and you can then easily put text or whatever on top.

You can use SnagIt (a screencapture util) that captures video aswell as still images on your puter. You can set the frames per second rate adn everything.You can then import it intot o flahs and draw text all over top of it...


 7:32 am on Jul 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

Snag it is quite good. I've used it on several occasions.


 8:14 am on Jul 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

Korkus replied to my Sticky with some useful Macromedia URLs which describe techniques to simulate video in Flash 5:


Obviously if you're using Flash 6 then you should be able to do a straight import.

I've long been a fan of SnagIt and I think it was me that recommended it to Brett - I didn't realise it could capture screen interaction like screencam though - cheers guys. I'll have a play with that later.

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