screen capture software that will work with Vegas?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Sam Abrams, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Sam Abrams

    Sam Abrams Guest

    I'm trying to find screen capture freeware that will work with Vegas. The
    one I've tried so far, Cam Studio, offers AVI compression that Vegas doesn't
    like, such as Xvid. Is there something that offers compression that Vegas
    will work with without trouble?

    Thanks,
    Sam
     
    Sam Abrams, Mar 14, 2012
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  2. Sam Abrams

    Paul Guest

    Sam Abrams wrote:
    > I'm trying to find screen capture freeware that will work with Vegas.
    > The one I've tried so far, Cam Studio, offers AVI compression that Vegas
    > doesn't like, such as Xvid. Is there something that offers compression
    > that Vegas will work with without trouble?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sam


    If CamStudio is doing a good job of capturing the screen, you'd
    be better off just finding a tool to convert the Xvid, into
    some other format that Vegas likes.

    Paul
     
    Paul, Mar 14, 2012
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  3. Sam Abrams

    Frank Guest

    On Tue, 13 Mar 2012 22:58:22 -0400, in 'rec.video.desktop',
    in article <Re: screen capture software that will work with Vegas?>,
    Paul <> wrote:

    >Sam Abrams wrote:
    >> I'm trying to find screen capture freeware that will work with Vegas.
    >> The one I've tried so far, Cam Studio, offers AVI compression that Vegas
    >> doesn't like, such as Xvid. Is there something that offers compression
    >> that Vegas will work with without trouble?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Sam

    >
    >If CamStudio is doing a good job of capturing the screen, you'd
    >be better off just finding a tool to convert the Xvid, into
    >some other format that Vegas likes.
    >
    > Paul


    Sam, I agree with Paul.

    Even though your screen is undoubtedly 4:4:4 RGB, the Xvid-encoded
    ..avi files that CamStudio produces are most likely chroma-decimated
    4:2:0 YUV files.

    Xvid is based upon the old MPEG-4 Part 2 codec and you should be able
    to open these Xvid-encoded .avi files in VirtualDub v1.9.11, for
    example, and save them out as non-compressed 4:2:0 planar YCbCr (YV12)
    ..avi files that Vegas will accept as input.

    And if the CamStudio .avi files happen to contain a lossy compressed
    sound track, especially if it's MPEG Layer III VBR, save the audio
    track from VirtualDub as non-compressed linear PCM for the best
    compatibility.

    You can use MediaInfo Lite v0.7.53 to confirm the codec/s used in the
    files produced by CamStudio and the files that you save out of
    VirtualDub.

    VirtualDub
    http://www.virtualdub.org/

    MediaInfo Lite
    http://www.codecguide.com/download_other.htm#mediainfo

    HTH.

    --
    Frank, Independent Consultant, New York, NY
    [Please remove 'nojunkmail.' from address to reply via e-mail.]
    Read Frank's thoughts on HDV at http://www.humanvalues.net/hdv/
    [also covers AVCHD (including AVCCAM & NXCAM) and XDCAM EX].
     
    Frank, Mar 14, 2012
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