Screen capture to a dvd

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Hi I ned to be able to do a screen capture and burn it to a dvd or copy it to a memory stick in a dvd format , I keep trying with Camtasia 8 studio , but not sure how to do it , it is not realt explaining anything like that in the help files , only help files relate to palying it on a pc .

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Anne
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Are you simply trying to copy or backup the recording file to one of those memory devices or are you wanting to be able to actually view the video from them once you have the file on it?
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Hi there

I'll work from the assumption you want the end user to view it as they would any other DVD.

What you need is some "DVD Authoring" software such as Adobe Encore or similar. These packages allow you to take the MP4 or other types of files and put them in a format used for DVD.

Corel makes a product called WinDVD ( http://www.windvdpro.com/en/ ) but it appears it costs roughly $30. Over on the free side I found a product called DVD Styler ( http://www.dvdstyler.org/en/ )

Hopefully this helps... Rick :)
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Hi there

Thanks for your replies , and excuse me for the terrible spelling mistakes .

Answer: to lonnaylor , Yes I am wanting to be able to burn the file to a dvd in a DVD format to play on a normal DVD player , it saves a file in a .Camtasia file format to begin with , I thought maybe that when I click to record a screen capture from a web site that I could be able to record it in another format .

Answer : to Rich I think the above as answered your question ! , but anyway yes that is what I want to do , is the dvd authoring software for converting the .camtasia file format to a DVD format ! .

I can not understand why this is not built into the program after all I am doing a , " Screen capture Video " .

cheers

spike
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Hi Spike

Well, I'm going to say that 98.2% of all the folks that use Camtasia are intending to share the result via the web in some way. Very few folks are wanting to use it in the way you are wanting. And my guess is that is why you don't see DVD authoring built into the product. (did I mention that 95.2% of ALL statistics are just made up on the spot?)

But I'll also add more here to clarify. You seem to be understanding that once you finish a recording session you are done and ready to "share" the file. But that's not normally the case. Normally, folks make edits to the files they record. Perhaps adding zooms and pans and callouts to draw attention to different areas. And once that is complete, you then "Produce" the video to an output that you can share in some way.

However, as with anything there are exceptions. You do have an ability to configure the recording format so that instead of recording in TREC (which is only really understandable and can be read using Camtasia) to AVI (which is a widely understood format). And if you did this, you would have a file that could be shared immediately after recording.

Additionally, DVD format is somewhat of a dying breed. Even the mighty Adobe has dropped the Encore application from its lineup. As I understand it, this is because nearly everyone is producing video intended for web and streaming consumption.

Cheers... Rick :)
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With version 7, if you want to record your sound card, and not just use an external mike, you can only create camrecs, not avi's. I do know that Professor Jonathan Lewin, records all his lectures in Kennesaw University, and captures all the notes he creates during each lecture.  After each lecture he presses a few buttons and activates a CD writer in his office.  After each lecture his students collect a CD containing a sound recording of that day's lecture, a movie of the notes to the lecture, the cumulative notes for their course.  The CD also contains a Menu.  I think in the olden days he did talk about this at various conferences. 

I don't know if you can record avi's of the sound card with version 8.  Jonathan says he can't use 8, but I can't remember why it doesn't work for him.
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Hi Rick

Yes I do make web videos to put on youtube , that works fine and as you say that is what the program is really for , but what I am wanting to do ( as another project ) is to capture some i-player ( on demand movies on a TV chanel ) streams and cut and blend them to make a dvd or to load them onto a mem stick so that they will play on a dvd player to a tv , I can do that in .avi mode but it tells me that there will be no system sound with it ! .

spike

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