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3.2. VIDEO TAB :

In this tab, the recording options, video codec, video dimensions and video speeds are configured.

3.2.1. Recording Options :

i. Record Mouse Pointer :

By enabling this option, BSR will record mouse cursor movements into the video and photo capture. Click Mouse Cursor Settings button for further mouse cursor and highlight settings :

This window includes settings for mouse cursor and cursor highlight.

Enabling Record Mouse Click Displays will provide BSR to record mouse clicks to the video.

- Animation Display : Left mouse clicks are displayed as red animation circles and right mouse clicks are displayed as green circles on the video.

- Constant Display : Left mouse clicks are displayed as red lines and right mouse clicks are displayed as green lines on the video. The lines are displayed until the mouse button is released.

- Both : Mouse clicks are displayed with both animations and constant lines on the video.

Enabling Record Mouse Click Sounds will provide BSR to record mouse click sounds to the video.

Enabling Windows Cursor will provide BSR to record the mouse cursor with the current shape.

Enabling Custom Cursor will provide BSR to record a custom mouse cursor by selecting the cursor file. BSR includes four custom cursors.

Enabling Activate Cursor Highlight will provide BSR to highlight the mouse cursor with the specified color, shape, size and transparency. Restore Defaults button restores the default values for the cursor highlight.

ii. Record Date & Time :

By enabling this option, BSR will record date and time into the video. Click Date & Time Settings button for further settings :

This window includes date and time settings.

Format of the date and time can be set from the Format settings. Properties of the date and time display can be configured from the Properties . Position of the date and time display on the video can be set from the Position. The display of the date and time can be previewed in the Preview .

Enabling Record Mouse Click Displays will provide BSR to record mouse clicks to the video. Left mouse clicks are animated as red lines and right mouse clicks are animated as green lines on the video.

Restore Defaults button restores the default values for the date & time settings.

iii. Include Watermark :

By enabling this option, BSR will record a user-specified watermark on to the video. Click Watermark Settings button for further watermark settings :

Click Open Pic File button to select an image file to be added on the video as watermark. Transparency slider sets the transparency of the watermark. Original Size button sets the watermark to its original size. Original Ratio button sets the original aspect ratio of the watermark. Undo button undoes the last change. Watermark can be carried to any place on the video and resized.

iv. Record Subtitles:

When this option is enabled, BSR will open a small textbox during recording. Any text written in this text box will be displayed on the video as subtitles.

While screen recording :

Recorded video :

Click Subtitle Text Settings button for further subtitle settings :

You can select font, font size , text color and the background of the subtitles.

v. Disable Acceleration While Recording:

When this option is available (since the operating system will not allow, it is disabled in Windows Vista and Windows 7), it can be checked to prevent blank video recording. BSR turns off the hardware acceleration automatically just before starting the recording and turns on again when the recording is completed. Checking this option also increases the capture performance.

You may also need to turn off the video overlay in Windows Media Player by doing the following :

1. In Windows Media Player, on the Tools menu, click Options , and then click the Performance tab.

2. Click the Advanced button.

3. In the Video Acceleration area, clear the Use overlays check box.

4. Restart Windows Media Player and try to record again.

vi. Record Transparent and Layered Windows:

When this option is checked, BSR will record transparent/layered windows displayed on the screen. Since this option may slow down the recording, it should be used only when needed.

3.2.2. Video Compression/Codec :

If the Automatic option is checked, BSR automatically selects a codec installed on the computer. Another video codec which is installed on the computer can be selected by unchecking the Automatic option and clicking the Change button. Codecs are third party applications which can be downloaded and installed on the computer independent from BSR Screen Recorder. In BSR, these installed video codecs can be selected and configured by clicking this button. For instance Xivd and DivX codecs can be selected here if they are installed on the computer. For instance selecting the Xvid codec for recording will provide better quality and less file sizes. These codecs can be downloaded from their websites. Click Save Codec button to use the selected codec on all sessions. When BSR is launched, it will start up with the last saved codec. Some codecs also supports the Quality setting. The more quality causes more video file size.

When an AVI file is carried to another computer, the video codec used for recording the video must also exist in that computer in order to display/open the video. Microsoft Video 1 is the most common existing video codec. For distributing a recorded video file, if you used a special codec or a codec which may not exist in the target computer, converting AVI file to SWF , WMV or EXE formats in the video convertor before the distribution and then distribute the video in SWF, WMV or EXE format will overcome this problem.

3.2.3. Output Video Dimension :

When Automatic option is enabled, BSR sets the output video dimension rate automatically for a better capture speed (fps). When the selected region on the screen for recording is larger, BSR automatically reduces the output video dimension to increase the capture performance. The output video dimension rate can also be changed to a value up to 500% by the user. The output video dimensions can also be entered as pixel width and height instead of a percentage. The small check box near the Height textbox provides BSR to maintain the aspect ratio of the source. Clicking the small square button just under the Auto option will open the Output Video Size Dialog . When the Auto option is disabled, a small circle appears which provides BSR to save the settings for all sessions when turned on.

3.2.4. Recording And Playback Speeds :

Capture Speed : When the Automatic option is checked, BSR automatically sets the recording speed. Bu unchecking this option, v ideo capture speed can be configured. The fastest capture speed can be set to 100 frames per 1 second. The slowest is 1 frame per 24 hours.  Click on the red button figure to lock the current speed settings for use in all sessions. In WatchIt Mode, speed settings are not used. Computer performance may not allow BSR to capture video at the specified speed due to the computer performance during recording.

Also the playback speed of the video can be configured in this section. If ' Automatic ' option is checked, BSR automatically calculates the optimized playback speed of the recorded video. If not, the playback speed will be the value specified by the user between 1 to 30 frames per second. If the playback speed is 1 fps, then the user becomes able to select ' Play one frame every 2 seconds '. In this case, BSR records every captured frame specified times per specified seconds.

 

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