Video Screen Capture FAQs

What's file format that Screen Movie Studio uses to save the movie?

It saves the captured movie as Standard AVI file. The AVI (Audio-Video-Interleaved) format is the most common video format under windows.

AVI file is uncompressed and must be large in size, is this right?

No, some AVI file is uncompressed, while most AVI file can be compressed into smaller size. The compression method includes Microsoft video 1, divx, mpeg and so on.

Can I use the captured movie for commercial purpose?

Of course, all rights of the movie belong to you.

Why can't I record sound?

To record sound: right click volume control->options->properties->select recording and press the OK button, check each one and then start sound recording. To record sound from microphone: check microphone. To record sound from other application: check Stereo Mix or Mono Mix (Attention: the name depends on you system)

How to capture video from other application (such as realplayer)?

On some systems that use graphics hardware acceleration for video playback. This is often possible to disable the graphics hardware acceleration. There are two ways to disable graphics hardware acceleration:

1. Disable graphics hardware acceleration globally for all applications using the Control Panel "System" applet. Go to the "Performance" tab and click the "Graphics" button under "Advanced settings...". Set the "Hardware acceleration" slider to None and hit OK. You may need to restart Windows to have this change apply.

2. Disable graphics hardware acceleration for a particular application. For example, in RealPlayer G2 select Options/Preferences from the RealPlayer menu. Go to the "Performance" tab and disable (uncheck) the "Use optimized video display" setting. You may need to stop and restart any movie being played to have the change take effect.