Also, I have 100+ Jing Video's already uploaded onto the Screencast account. How can I save those as mp4 files?
Unfortunately, Jing isn't able to produce video in mp4. SWF is the only format it will create video in.
If you current videos are already in SWF, you can convert those by importing them into Camtasia Studio, than produce the video out in whatever format you wish. You can try a free trial here: http://www.techsmith.com/download/cam...
Here is the detailed guide: http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-convert-swf-to-mp4-for-mac-easily.html .
It is a powerful and easy-to-use video converter tool, which can help you finish your flash SWF to MP4 conversion simply in few clicks. Moreover, it can convert video from one format to another, supports all existing video and audio formats.
while it’s possible to record your video playing in a media player with the Camtasia recorder like Rick suggests. I don’t recommend it.
See the problem with that. Is Camtasia drops frames when it records media playing in a media player.
Since upgrading all my hard drives SSD’s I thought I do some new testing this morning. I’ve always been aware of this problem but I thought new testing was in order since upgrading my computer. For whatever reason I get my best results if the file is stored on my desktop.
So, I stored the same file on my desktop, an internal SSD drive, and a high-speed external disk hard drive. I recorded the same 1280 by 720 video twice from each location. The desktop stored video yielded the least dropped frames both times.
1920 by 1080 or 4K videos produce a lot more drops frames in my previous tests of the past. I went with 1280 by 720 to keep it simple.
The desktop file dropped between20 and 30 frames. With a third recording reaching 67 frames.
The internal SSD dropped between 150 and 227 frames.
The external HDD drop between 121 and 150 frames.
So for no rhyme or reason, the numbers are inconsistent and less than ideal.
The two test recordings from each location were roughly 3 minutes and 35 seconds in duration in the video was just shy of 5 minutes long.
The final recording had 67 dropped frames. I use the desktop file for the recording.
So while it is possible to record a SWF playing to acquire an editable video. It really depends what you’re trying to capture. If the new video will be smooth enough for use.
In the video example shown below. I put a white dot with a red outline were a lot of the glitches occur. I marked 38 of them. The Camtasia recording is shown above and the original video is shown below. Some of the glitches are easy to spot and some of them are not.
I have clients that expect perfection from me. The glitches produced by this technique would not be tolerated by my clients. I intentionally used the best recording of the lot to point out the problems.
Had I chosen one of the poorer recordings with 100+ dropped frames. The problems would’ve stuck out like a sore thumb. You wouldn’t need a side-by-side comparison to spot many of the problems.
So the bottom line, the best thing to do is convert your videos to MP4 using a video converter. The ways to do that are numerous and you can Google that online.