Monday, November 13, 2017

(Tutorial) Image Capturing Software Fraps/LiceCap/GifCam

Video Capturing Software

(from by Jon Riggal )

FRAPS is a utility for taking screenshots and video of your PC. Run it in the background while you play games, and check the frame rate, make gameplay videos and take screenshots with ease.

FRAPS / Mirror Download

(I use Fraps extensively for fan trailers I put together; All you need to do is assign a key to stop/record video files and that's it (I use " ~ " ); it's very easy to use.

I usually write down what scenes I need to shoot beforehand and then record them, (so the file size isn't quite so high.) Usually, you'll get a large avi file (once it reaches a maximum of 3.6GB, footage will continue to record in a new file), so then I use Quicktime 7 to convert them into a file size that's smaller and more manageable while retraining the original frame rate - before pulling them into a video editing software program.

It doesn't capture everything, it doesn't capture Flash, but Fraps is excellent for recording raw video files from RPGMaker games.)

(to upload to 60fps on youtube, choose video editing software that will allow you to: 
-keep current frame rate at 60fps 
-output video files to 1280x720 and 
-preserve aspect ratio*)

Animated Gif Capturing Software

LICEcap / Mirror Download

From FF5:B@BB Taken with LICEcap

(from by Softonic Editional Team )

LICEcap is an original tool for creating animated GIFs by recording your desktop or a window you have open. To enlarge or reduce the main LICEcap window and the size of the GIF you want to record, all you have to do is edit the window dimensions.

You can also specify a maximum FPS (frames per second) and pause and resume recording. LICEcap will help you record anything, whether it's typing, a video from your PC or YouTube, or something you're doing 
on Windows.

GifCam / Mirror Download

From Fleshchild, Taken with GifCam

(from by Softonic Editional Team )

GifCam can be used much like a traditional camera. You are able to drag the window over the desired video image and begin recording until you have captured the necessary frames. You can also add frames and remove images that may cause lag times. The updated version now supports keyboard inputs a handy advantage if you need to add integers such as the desired height and width or the frame rate. Once you are satisfied with the finished product you can save your GIF much like any other file and you are able to choose the file destination.

(The main difference between GifCam and LICEcap is that, while you get a smoother recording with LICEcap; once you hit record and stop, that's it, you can't go back and edit your animated gif.

With GifCam, you can record, delete frames, and even use it open up and edit other animated gifs not created with GifCam. If you're looking to capture a series of images in a sequence, quickly and efficiently, use these two programs interchangeably.)

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