QUOTE(Zaryin @ Aug 5 2009, 11:08 PM)
So I downloaded Camstudio and did a real quick tut on making a ball to see if it would work. It worked and lasted about a minute. But the size of the avi file is like 15 megs and the swf isn't much better. How do I get those file sizes down? I'll never be able to make tutorials with file sizes that huge
Thanks for any answers you may give.
You should convert it with Vegas or if you want to go free Super to for example h264.
Anyway it depends on the screensize. If you are using a screen-resolution of 1600 x 1200 it will result in much larger filesizes than for example 1024 x 768.
I use 1024 x 768 for all of my videos. You should scale your A:M-Window to that size before capturing -> This will result in a better quality and less time to convert the video.
For Screencaptures you wont need many fps. So use for example 10 frames / s. Depending on how fast you move the mouse of course, but generally it will be enough.
-> Using a lower value will decrease the filesize.
My workflow is the following, but this is for high-quality-results:
- Use MotionMPEG to capture the video (this creates really really huge files with a near to uncompressed quality)
- Convert it using Vegas to h264-movs
If you dont own a software like Vegas or Quicktime Pro you can do it like this, but you will need a newer computer:
- Use h264, Xvid or Divx for capturing. This is much harder to do for CamStudio, so you may suffer under low framerates.
If you dont have this options available in CamStudio's Videosettings, download FFD-Show
If you got any other questions, let me know.