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  • Is it possible to use DNxHD codec?
    I don’t have an answer, but I think it’s an experiment worth trying. If the codec is properly registered, Cam should find it and be able to use it, but the issue is whether a viable video will be produced in the process. A few years back, using the same logic regarding intra-frame compression (only), I made numerous attempts to create a usable video with assorted MJPEG variations. The program recorded and processed with no problem, but failed to produce a video that could be opened in any video editor I have. Maybe it’s the AVI container limitation, but I don’t know. Anyway, logic says it should be a good fit, so if you can get it to work, I’d like to know how..... Ken
  • Best settings for X264.fw
    Ken has done several very informative posts on using x264vfw. These two searches should show up his posts and comments made about them:
    http://camstudio.org/forum/search?Search=ken
    http://camstudio.org/forum/search?Search=bmoreken
  • CamStudio sound
    wa0goz - please learn to use Voicemeeter as a mixer instead. It blows away using Stereo Mix, and allows much better control over your monitoring. Either the original version or Voicemeeter Pro "Banana" will serve you far better.
    http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voicemeeter/index.htm
    If you set up Voicemeeter as both the default playback device and recording device (as you should when using this program), then CamStudio's problematic fall-back to "default" will stop being a problem.
    That gets around all the issues one can have with Stereo Mix. However, if you want to stay with Stereo Mix, have you tried setting that as the default recording device in the Windows Audio control panel? That also should get around the problem. Sorry that part of CamStudio is broken!
  • How to record from speakers to include media player or game audio AND the microphone in Windows 7
    wa0goz - please learn to use Voicemeeter as a mixer instead. It blows away using Stereo Mix, and allows much better control over your monitoring. Either the original version or Voicemeeter Pro "Banana" will serve you far better.
    http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voicemeeter/index.htm
    If you set up Voicemeeter as both the default playback device and recording device (as you should when using this program), then CamStudio's problematic fall-back to "default" will stop being a problem.
    That gets around all the issues one can have with Stereo Mix. However, if you want to stay with Stereo Mix, have you tried setting that as the default recording device in the Windows Audio control panel? That also should get around the problem. Sorry that part of CamStudio is broken!
  • CamStudio sound
    1. Change to record from microphone.
    2. Enable stereo mix or “what u hear” on your computer.
    3. Under audio options, select your specific audio capture device.
    That should do it.
    Ken
  • How Come When I Download Cam Studio 2.7 Says Might Harm My PC?
    There is a movement by anti-virus programs and browsers to consider any links that directly download an .exe file containing an ad-supported installer to mark it as a warning. Also, many anti-virus programs use a method called "heuristics" that uses guessing about files that it sees may be similar in some ways to known problem files. CamStudio's installer has fallen victim to this, but not without reason - the company who built the installer has sometimes taken on what I consider to be "shady" clients, which Nick has to tell them to remove from our offers.
    Any time you download a freebie, make certain you read everything carefully and decline any offers you do not want. Too many people just click "next - next - next" without looking and get burnt, which is what the shady folks are relying on.
    Nick does a good job at clearing out the muck, fortunately.
    Terry
  • CamStudio 2.7 Bug Reports and Installer Issues
    Windoze 10 blocks the page http://camstudio.org/forum/discussion/1201/camstudio-2-7-2-r326-is-now-available-to-download#latest as a malware page. That was the link from the forum entry just below this one.
    I'm also seeing a report of an r354. Is that for real? Where is it? Can I get to a version that is certified crapware and malware free? I was able to get to the page from the above link, which was just another forum page, so I'm a bit mystified about the page block.
    Appears that you are still using SourceForge. Any chance I could talk you into using GitHub instead? So far, GitHub has not been taken over by crapware vendors. At least, not that I know of...
    One last question: Is CamStudio Open Source?
  • camstudio 60fps recordings(how to?)
    These are the x264 settings which vopo posted a while back. They seem to be very dependable, coming close to a “set it and forget it” scheme for most uses:
    Video: x264vfw, Q100, key200, CFE 25, PBR 40
    x264vfw config: ultrafast, CRF23, Loglevel=none
    Note that the “ultra fast” is critical. 264 doesn’t seem to work well at all without it.
    Ken
  • camstudio 60fps recordings(how to?)
    Hmm, I already had my settings to
    CFE 10
    KFE 100.. so thats good?
    Also, not really using CamStudio for gaming, I use a different recorder for that. I just want good motion videos, and my current settings give me good results..
    Thanks for the answers Ken and Terry!
  • camstudio 60fps recordings(how to?)
    P.S. - I didn't know of Ken's trick of capturing at 5/60 and converting that to 200/60 - awesome workaround! :-)
  • camstudio 60fps recordings(how to?)
    Exactly as Ken said - CamStudio is tied to a 1000-millisecond rate, and so the audio will go out of sync if you do not have PBR times CFE summing to 1000. Workable settings are:
    CFE PBR
    10 100
    20 50
    25 40
    40 25
    50 20
    100 10
    And that's about all that will stay in sync. YouTube will convert once it gets hold of the file, so do not feel it has to be exact for them.
    The KFE works anywhere from 30 to 200. 200 will save space (smaller file sizes), but may not permit satisfactory "scrubbing" when clicking on the playback progress bar.
    But really, if you want game recordings at 60fps, you really should be using OBS and not CamStudio. http://obsproject.com
  • camstudio 60fps recordings(how to?)
    I’ve experimented with just about every combination of CFE and FPS settings, and I and I can tell you that 60 is the least workable number you can use. Divided into 1000, it yields a result of 16.666 which, if loaded into a video editor at a setting of 16.667 and 60 I/O will yield about 10 minutes of acceptable audio sync. A setting of 16 in Cam will get you very short sync at best. If you have an editor which will accept an MPEG-4/AVI file, you can capture at 5/60 with an output of 200/60 which will produce a video with decent motion and perfect sync, as well as the desired frame rate.
    Ken
  • New Try with CamStudio
    Click the "sun" shaped icon in the toolbar till AVI appears. The MP4 converter is broken.
  • 2.7 worked great, for a couple hours. Then stopped.
    Well, using Cam to re-capture a known area of the screen is certainly creative. I never would have thought of that. I’m not familiar with the features of Movie Maker, but if it can’t crop, it’s limited to say the least. Nothing wrong with anticipating the largest video area which needs to be captured - probably saves a bit of resource, but adding generations of re-encoding to get to a finished product will seriously degrade the image. The first (and worst) such instance is using Cam to record anything but an AVI. You really need to control any container conversion before the editing is done and you create a finished product. If you capture using x264/AVI or MPEG-4/AVI, then edit and convert, there’ll be hardly any loss in image quality. Others have gotten a good result using x264 with Cam set at 40/25 or 25/40, but that doesn’t work well for me, and I’m still using my original 5/90 setting, doing a 200/30 output conversion in Avidemux, where I do my cropping, and other corrections, while creating a DVD video compliant end product. BUT the point is that, even if you don’t have the software to do that (Avidemux is free BTW) you need to archive the best quality video possible, so you can come back and work with it later, if you choose to. You can do temporary work to create a “watchable” video, but do save your archived original. Oh, converting AVIs to MP2 or MP4 can reduce file size by about 80%, if you’re careful about it.
    Ken
  • 2.7 worked great, for a couple hours. Then stopped.
    I am basically doing what you just described now bmoreken, except instead of recording the whole screen I record a set area that is big enough to capture all of the video formats. I also don't have video editing software that can do the cropping part, so I end up using camstudio to re-record and crop the video, then movie maker to clip the parts I want and create a final product. It ends up being quite a process, and taking up a ton of space on my hard drive. It works, but it is not exactly what you'd call ideal.
  • 2.7 worked great, for a couple hours. Then stopped.
    Just a thought here, but your preset idea, while being a good one, probably isn’t going to happen. It sounds to me like the material you’re recording is very important, and your first job is to make sure it gets saved. You can deal with editing later, but if you don’t successfully capture the subject material, you’re not going to be able to go back and get it, so you need to be sure you don’t “outsmart” the process at the risk of causing problems. If I were doing it. I’d go full screen and get an archived version. I’d then use a video editor to crop, resize, set FPS and edit sequences to save and delete what you want. I use x264/AVI and do the editing in Avidemux, which does a fine job.
    Ken
  • CamStudio dies on mouseover
    I hit record and place the fixed region (divisible by 2 - in fact, just the default 320x240) on the screen. CamStudio immediately reduces to the system tray. There is nothing in the taskbar. The icon will sit in the system tray happily until I approach it with the mouse pointer. The instant it contacts the icon, the icon disappears. There is no prompt to save and no recording has taken place. I've tried all the recommended settings plus uninstalling/reinstalling Xvid codec (the recommended one - Jawor's) and CamStudio itself. I have even reverted to version 2.0 which plagues me with the avi codec error. Version 2.0 used to work fine for me and I can't think what might have changed to upset it. Any ideas?
    Windows XP SP3.
    Ross
  • problem getting Premier Elements to recognize CamStudio output
    I’ve now gone through the entire process and have come up with results similar to yours. I get an MP4 file with no audio and an AVI file with audio but no picture. There’s no easy way to merge these two, since editors won’t generally accept movie files as primary audio tracks. So, if anyone figured out how to get this process to work in one step back when the quoted thread was active, it would be great if they could fill in the blanks here.
    After reading all of the potential solutions for the 264/AVI problem with Vegas and Premier, I’m reaching the point of thinking that there isn’t a good one. If one has to essentially run a video through an editor to convert it for use in another editor, maybe that second editor isn’t worth the bother of using at all.
    BTW I use Avidemux 2.5.4 for converting my Cam h264/AVI files and have never had a problem. I gave up on Premier quite a while back and didn’t even bother to bring it onto my new computer.
    Ken
  • problem getting Premier Elements to recognize CamStudio output
    Ken
    Thanks again. Almost there. The "trick" above worked great. The only problem was that I did not get any audio!!! When the video plays back in Windows Media Player, I can hear the sound but there is no video.
    I can now import the video into Premier Elements and it sees the video fine, but there is no audio track!
    Thanks for all of your help on this.
    John