Using Captivate 3, my organization has been trying to capture
some of the classes that take place in our computer lab and make
them available online. As the recording goes over an hour, there is
an increased likelihood that, when the recording is stopped,
Captivate will crash.
Does anyone know what the size / time / slide limit is for a
(The computer running Captivate 3 is a 1.86 Dual Core
Pentium 4 processor with 2Gb of RAM and a 128Mb of video memory.)
Has anyone else used Captivate in this manner with better
luck? If so, I would appreciate any advice you have to offer.
Personally, I think an hour is way way more than Captivate
was ever designed to handle. I believe most folks use it for
segments averaging five to ten minutes.
Question here. What mode are you using? Screen capture or
Full Motion? I ask, because realistically, you would want to avoid
Full Motion mode. Even in Screen Capture mode, you would want the
presentations to be rather short. We normally recommend anywhere
between 50-65 slides as a very broad and general upper limit. There
are a great many factors that need to be considered.