Google Earth

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Asky, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Asky

    Asky Guest

    Is there a way in which you can record the animation of a search in google
    earth and save as a file, or do you need special screen grabbing software?
    If so what software is suitable. I assume there is a copyright issue also?
    Thanks for any advice.
    Asky, Jan 27, 2006
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  2. "Asky" wrote ...
    Might be easiest to aim a camera at a LCD screen.
    ZDnet/Tech TV did that quite commonly and they had a
    budget that could afford virtually any hardware or software.

    Google might well give you permission (depending on what you
    are going to do with it).
    Richard Crowley, Jan 27, 2006
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  3. Try Camtasia.

    david gourley, Jan 27, 2006
  4. Asky

    phaem Guest

    Camstasia or Snagit do the trick
    phaem, Jan 27, 2006
  5. Asky

    PTRAVEL Guest

    I found that, on my computer (a 3.0 GHz P4), screen capture software
    couldn't keep up with the Google stream and the result was too choppy. What
    I wound up doing was using my dual-head video card to output the cropped
    Google Earth window to the A/V video input of a miniDV camcorder, record it
    and then capture the resulting video. I've gotten pretty good results that
    PTRAVEL, Jan 27, 2006
  6. dennisgdaniels, Jan 28, 2006
  7. Asky

    \R&B\ Guest

    Camtasia and other similar screen capturing software won't do it. Something
    about recording the screens of media players (like Windows Media Player,
    Quick Time and others). Same thing happens with Google Earth. You capture
    the frame okay, but inside the frame, you get nothing but a black screen
    where the "earth" should be.

    Google Earth does sell software that enables you to output a Google Earth
    search (flyover, zoom-in, or whatever) to Windows Media (.wmv). But it's
    pricey (though I suppose that is relative). First, you have to subscribe
    (annual subscription) to the Google Earth PRO ($400). Then there's a
    plug-in add-on for $200 that enables you to do the screen capture thing,
    exporting as .wmv. Go to and click on the Google
    Earth Pro for details.

    And yes, in answer to others, there is a copyright thing in play here. Only
    by subscribing to the "pro" service to you have access to this stuff for

    \R&B\, Jan 30, 2006
  8. Asky

    Markeau Guest

    Many moons ago the fix for the "black screen" capture problem was to
    disable video acceleration in the playback application ... don't know
    if it would work in this case, but worth a try.
    Markeau, Jan 31, 2006
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