Screencasting Android devices

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We all know the invaluable service provided by TechSmith via their products Jing and Camtasia. I'm looking for a product that will allow me to capture to a video all activity on the screen of an Android device. I believe this will be an excellent way to demonstrate apps, far superior to taking many screen shots. Has anyone any got a solution?
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Download Shootme in Android Market. Allows screencasting @ 10fps. Hopefully the developer can improve it further to allow much smoother video but its a start.
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Apparently it requires rooted devices.

Still looking for a solution.
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Hey Daniel,

Great idea, and as a fellow Android user (on multiple devices, no less...) I'm right with you!

Unfortunately, there are just not a lot of good solutions out there for this right now, especially software solutions (due to the need to root the device, as stated previously). The only thing I can think of to try would be, assuming your device has HDMI-out, something like a Blackmagic Intensity Pro capture card. We use these on our monthly web show "The Forge" ( http://goo.gl/aG885 ) to capture video from our cameras. I did try capturing from my Asus Transformer to see if that worked with the software we were using, but no luck. I know that Blackmagic has their own capture software too, so maybe that would be an option.

We're kind of riding the wave of the future here at the moment, and that's often exciting and frustrating at the same time! :)

Good luck!

Kelly R.
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You did it Kelly. You helped me by jogging my memory.

Here's what I'm going to do:
-My Bell (Canada) Mobility Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant has TV-Out through the mini plug to composite audio/video. I'm not sure this model supports HDMI out through the mini USB port. That's moot since I don't have an HDMI input port on any computers.
-I will connect the phone to my Sony video camcorder that can record through RCA A/V connectors. Record on tape.
-Capture the recording to MBP through Firewire.
-Edit & Post.

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post.

Cowabunga, dude! Look at that crazy wave we be rding!
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Awesome, that would work! Additionally, as long as you're using non-HD A/V or S-Video, you might want to look at getting a cheap capture card (I've seen them as low as $10 before). You'll probably have a better capture experience controlling it from your computer rather than your camera (not to mention more space for storage probably).

Glad I could help get you running, make sure to share your results for everyone!

Kelly R.
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That's a great idea and thanks for your kindness and encouragement.

I did share: http://danielbeylerian.wordpress.com/...

We can also connect on Twitter @danielebylerian

Cheers.
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No problem Daniel, and thanks for the kind words on your blog! Hope you get some good results with your capture!

Kelly R.
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For anyone interested, this recent blog post with a video I made might be of some relevance to the topic at hand.

http://visuallounge.techsmith.com/201...

Kelly Rush
Video Production Specialist
TechSmith Corporation
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We all know the invaluable service provided by TechSmith via their products Jing and Camtasia. I'm looking for a product that will allow me to capture to a video all activity on the screen of an Android device. I believe this will be an excellent way to demonstrate apps, far superior to taking many screen shots. Has anyone any got a solution?

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