Quick question: I can record video fine. What's the preferred format for uploading? MP4? WMV? And if so, are there any bitrate or framerate recommendations? I think most online poker screenshots are "good enough" at 15FPS, which means 1/2 the file size of a "full motion" 30FPS video.
Does anyone know how I send a video recorded on CamStudio to someone else? Either via email or Skype or however else?
I can record it as either .avi or .swf. But with the former the file is too large to send, and I can't seem to send the .swf by email for some reason.
Sorry, not tech-savvy so a bit lost.
I downloaded Camstudio last night, Wanted to record my FT.
But then my right monitor started blinking green florescent colors lol
Any tips for Screen recording free softwares? or is everyone still using this cam studio or free verision of camtasia...
Im checking out screencast right now.
Hello, all. I mess around with a site that doesn't support HEM or PT, so I can't use those to get my hand histories. I'd have to deposit on there anyway, but I won't for various reasons. Anyway, I downloaded CamStudio version 2.7 so that I could record my play. I also ran into that "screen flashing green" syndrome the first time I tried to configure it. I ended up trying a few recommendations from various websites. From what I understand (I was in a hurry and didn't get into the details all that much), don't use the default Compressor (codec) that comes with Camstudio2.7 (Microsoft video 1). It's supposed to cause bigger file sizes, or somehow, it isn't an optimal choice. I first tried the DivX codec (free), but it was very sketchy with Win7 and CamStudio2.7. So, then I got the "CamStudio Lossless Codec v1.5" and it works fine so far for "region" captures. I'm using the below configuration, if it helps anyone:
[MS Windows7 Home Premium], [CamStudio version 2.7], [CS's Video Options are: Compressor = CamStudio Lossless Codec v1.5, Quality = 60, SetKeyFramesEvery = 100 frames, CaptureFramesEvery = 200 milliseconds, PlaybackRate = 5 frames/second, AutoAdjust = UNCHECK, LockCaptureAndPlaybackRates = UNCHECK, MaxFramerate = 1 Frame/Minute (default I think)]. Under "Options" I set it to "Do not record audio" 'cause I don't need audio, just a view of hand histories.
Still haven't used it a whole buch (just got it) but some file sizes, etc are below:
6max1.avi / length =00:05:34 size =47.6Mb WidthXHeight = 1116X611.
6max2.avi / length =00:19:49 size =146Mb WidthXHeight = 1126X595.
freeroll1.avi / length =01:53:56 size =1.04Gb WidthXHeight = 1116X663.
freeroll2.avi / length =00:17:57 size =161Mb WidthXHeight = 1126X625.
freeroll3.avi / length =01:19:58 size =685Mb WidthXHeight = 1133X635.
hu1.avi / length =00:21:35 size =152Mb WidthXHeight = 877X644.
I didn't spend a bunch of time delving into the particulars of tweaking it performance wise, as I just needed something to record my playing w/o audio, and not a huge waste on resources. So, I'm sure the above info isn't the absolute best, but a good alternative for anyone having trouble to try. From what I gathered, the codec is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle to get right...
fwiw, xvid has worked fine for me with Win7, you just need to have the recording dimensions in even numbers (i.e. 800x600 will do, 800x601 will give the 'use default codec instead?' error). If you always do fixed region, this is easy to set up. If you drag the region by hand, you should get an older version of Camstudio that shows the size as you drag... or go by luck, it'll match every 4th try
This'll give you something close to 1-1.5MB per minute (I also usually use the 5fps setting that you have), i.e. something that's way nicer to move around the internet. If you're recording for your own use only, this doesn't really matter I guess.