One of my developers has a randomly reproducable issue with
recording in demonstration mode in captivate. Generally happens in
Visual Studio 2008, the entire demonstration records, and all
recording works flawlessly, save audio, where the last 5% or so is
clipped off entirely at the end of the demonstration.
I'm at a loss to explain this, or find a solution for it, as
there seems to be no specific trigger for it. It works sometimes,
others you end up reshooting the last 1-2 slides. Not a huge pain,
but somewhat annoying, sapping a quarter hour with each redo.
Doesn't seem to matter if something is clicked after audio
suspends, or you stop the recording via end button or clicking
captivate in the taskbar.
I have not yet tried recording directly into Cap 3 but I
found Cap 2 to be sufficiently flaky when recording directly into
the application that I began separately recording into another
audio app and importing the WAV files. Seemed much more
Works flawlessly in captivate 3 with the exception of the
trim bug, which I found a fix for, you should look at it, as it is
so seamlessly integrated it's almost automatic. Recording in
seperate files in this case would produce an excessive amount of
work, more than is justifiable. The main reason I went with
captivate is it gave me a tool my software developer's didn't have
to learn, they could do the little bit they had to in it with three
button clicks. I had considered going to audition or even an
integrated sound recorder to accomplish the same thing, but I found
it added too much complication to the process.
Apparently Captivate 3 has no method to verify sound as
active data, so, when you're done recording, it simply clips sound
off at the last recordable event. Easy way to make sure this
doesn't happen is to click the save button in the application
you're recording before hitting end (terminate recording).