New Capture program (replacement for Jing)

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I dont want to upload to screencast - how do I just save videos locally ?
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mike.aubury

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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Capture does not offer the ability to save videos locally.
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Terry

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Although it counts against bandwidth, you can Capture to ScreenCast then download or share the video.
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Terry

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My situation is that while I appreciate the Shift-11 to start Capture, we need a key combo to STOP recording.  I can use the stop square in the control bar, but that means I have to look away from the camera to mouse over to it.  I would like to keep looking at the camera and use a key combo to terminate the recording with no need to trim the end of the video. 
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Jake Fenton, Capture Team Mac Engineer

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Hi Terry,

I'm sorry that I'm just now seeing this, but I believe whatever hotkey is set to start capture, will also stop it, for both platforms.

We're investigating maybe adding a new hotkey, or changing the existing stop-hotkey, to pause the recording as well, but haven't settled on which workflow would make the most sense.

Hopefully that helps!
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mike.aubury

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So - its not really a replacement for Jing, which would allow you to locally save (albeit SWF) videos locally.

I assume its a deliberate design choice to hobble "capture" in order to drive sales of the paid for products ? 
Or is it something we can expect in a future version ? 
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While Jing did let you save, as you point out the SWF videos were essentially unplayable or uploadable anywhere but Screencast. You couldn't, for example, put a Jing video on YouTube.

The idea is more to help people quickly and immediately share with others. We're building other services now that would allow you to do more with your videos when you're trying to share what you know, teach, and train. We will, however, keep a good free option for hosting these videos (like we do now on Screencast).
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mike.aubury

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SWFs are still playable in internet explorer.

Got to admit - I'm pretty disappointed with this Jing replacement.

Its nowhere near as intuitive to use (as pointed out elsewhere - first thing i tried was to make PrintScreen the hot key and you cant, no "sun" for capture, no history), and the only way I can send this new mp4 is to upload then download it to screencast, thats pretty crazy when the file must have been on my machine somewhere the whole time.
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jesecan

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Indeed. I hope the screen capture will be upgraded to be more like Jing. I could capture a window with a clik and be done in seconds. Now, it's not even as goog as Greenshot or other tools. At the moment it's a real letdown. Fingers crossed for the people who, like me, used Jing juste as a great screen capture tool.
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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mike.aubury - our latest release fixes the bug where you couldn't use the PrintScreen key as your capture hotkey.
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mike.aubury

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Installed and working - Many thanks!
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Chris Moutray

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Paul - I've just tried PrintScreen key as hotkey and it doesn't work when I have Visual Studio 2019 (VS2019) open, but works with other apps. Also note I quit Capture and started Jing which did work with VS2019 using the PrintScreen as the hotkey. Capture version 1.1.10.510
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prabakar venkataraman

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I really wish Jing replacement was a better Jing rather than a Jing-minus-minus.