capturing iTunes Visualizer

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Ty Ford, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Ty Ford

    Ty Ford Guest


    I'm working on some trance music and the vizualizer in iTunes works very
    nicely. Does anyone know how to capture the visualizer display so that I can
    make complete quicktime movies with the music and the visuals?


    Ty Ford

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    Ty Ford, Sep 8, 2007
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  2. What operating system??? ;-)

    For Windows I could suggest Snagit or it's bigger brother Camtasia.

    No idea about Mac capture ultilities.


    Martin Heffels, Sep 8, 2007
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  3. Ty Ford

    Spex Guest

    For Mac OS X

    Loads of capture option and a demo version available.
    Spex, Sep 8, 2007
  4. Ty Ford

    Ty Ford Guest

    Thanks Spex and Martin.

    Sorry, OS X 10.4.9


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    Ty Ford, Sep 9, 2007
  5. Ty Ford

    FCP User Guest


    You can try direct capture - (lots of video capture tools available via - but I've always found that direct full screen
    capture to the desktop generates a pretty large data stream and clogs
    things up pretty fast - particularly since most apple displays work at a
    native resolution much larger than the 720x470 needed for a full rez
    digital video clip.

    I've found it most efficient to output the desktop display to a
    camcorder or VTR and do the recording there - then just treat the
    recording as any other piece of video.

    Plug in a $39 VGA to Composite/S-video adaptor from the apple store and
    your screen will automatically resize/sync to the appropriate video rate
    and size - then you can output the full screen at full rez directly to
    any videotape recorder in real time.

    FCP User, Sep 12, 2007
  6. Ty Ford

    nappy Guest

    YUCK! You're not serious! You will NEVER get a converter to generate
    anything near the quality of a capture app. It is physically impossble to
    do. That is bad advice.
    nappy, Sep 16, 2007
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