Free screen video capture tool

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    Ian Administrator

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    I found this handy little tool the other day and it's come in useful when I've been trying to demonstrate something to other people :). It's called "Jing" and it allows you to anything on your screen and save it to a compact swf file - so good for making tutorials and things like that.

    Here's the website: http://www.techsmith.com/jing/

    You can save the swf locally or use their free hosting platform to store/share it :thumb:.

    I tried some other free alternatives like Cam Studio, but it just didn't work as well. However, I would have liked to been able to add captions to the video - but that feature isn't included.
     
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    This will come in handy at work. I make a lot of step-by-step instructions in my day to day activities. I usually just take screen shots and paste them into MS Word.
     
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    I think this app does screenshots with annotations too :). If there's anything similar which can do annotations in video mode, I'd love to know.
     
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    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

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    Yes Jing is a useful tool for making videos of desktop actions. We use it at work especially for students on distance learning courses.
     
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    Handy, thanks :)
     
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    Interesting, thanks Ian.
     
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    how much system resources does it use? the issue I've found is they tend to slow things right down
     
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    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

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    It should slow down a modern PC that much. It's only a lowish resolution video and usually of shortish duration that you are making.
     
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    Yeah I've not noticed any slowdowns either, it runs really well :)
     
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    My hope is that if they can follow the mouse to the button, they will quit calling and asking things like "My OK button don't have a red circle around it. Do I still click it?"
     
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