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I want to record a specified section of the screen so I can capture video+audio from a game in a flash applet on a website. I tried Camtasia but it always seems to record at a low quality and it crashes when I try to adjust it. Fraps also didn't work because I think it only works for fullscreen games and you can't manually specify an area to capture. Does anyone know any good free or paid software that can do this?
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I think Hypercam can do that, not sure though.

http://www.hyperionics.com/hc/
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Just tried Hypercam and it worked perfectly. Trying to figure out what framerate to set it to, at first I did 10 and it skipped a lot, so I tried 50 and it looked weird. It's usually like 29 or 32 or something like that, right?
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Use 30fps, it should be perfect for a video.
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post #5 of 10
There is also camstudio and screenr, even though it sounds like you've found your app.

Camtasia is great, but it crashes too much.
    
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Actually Hypercam isn't that great, so far it's recorded the audio out of sync every time I've used it, and the video will lag every now and then. I'll look into camstudio and screenr. Something exactly the same as Camtasia but with better picture quality would be perfect.
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There is also camstudio and screenr, even though it sounds like you've found your app.

Camtasia is great, but it crashes too much.
I tried camstudio but it lags every now and then, which I can't have. It also won't detect my sound card, which is weird.
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25-30FPS is the ideal range of FPS to avoid "choppyness".

Are we talking about Game recording or Desktop?

Because with your current system I'd be surprised if you could record most games at 30fps.

Since when you begin recording it hacks down your FPS about 50% from my experience.
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25-30FPS is the ideal range of FPS to avoid "choppyness".

Are we talking about Game recording or Desktop?

Because with your current system I'd be surprised if you could record most games at 30fps.

Since when you begin recording it hacks down your FPS about 50% from my experience.
I'm talking about recording games but the game is just an online flash game so I doubt it needs a really high-end system to run it.
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Snagit? Not sure, but, used this program a long time back at uni, seemed good at the time, not sure if they have video recording though
    
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