We develop video editors and I need to create some (a lot) of
courseware for our products. I was told that Captivate can capture
a video that is playing on the screen. So far, I haven't been able
to that. I have a trial version and need to know if Captivate can
ACTUALLY capture video.
Can anyone help me out?
If you mean capture "video" as in dynamically moving images,
yes Captivate can do that, but you might be happier with a tool
that is specifically designed for the purpose of creating AVIs from
moving content. Captivate 3 does a good job on short (10 seconds)
video captures, though.
Try that out by beginning a recording, then when you wish to
capture an action, press the function key F9 to begin "full-motion"
capture. Press the function key F10 to stop your full-motion
recording, and continue the recording normally. There is also an
option to record the whole recording in full-motion. Be aware that
your file size is likely going to be large, if you are capturing a
lengthy dynamic activity. Good luck!