The Capture Window Toolbar
Capture / Stop Button
Pause / Resume
Takes you to the Preferences Window.
Current Time Display
Start to learn how to capture by stepping through the basics first.
Make sure the capture source, camera or convertor is connected and turned on. Or try using the Built-in iSight camera.
Open the capture window by clicking on the Capture icon in the floating toolbar. This will open the capture window and an image should appear in the window from the camera or convertor.
Press the red capture button to start capture . This button will reveal a drop down menu if the click is held down while pressing the button.
Name the file and choose a destination folder. The desktop is a good place to start capturing files to as you will not lose them as easily.
Once capture has begun, a timeline window will pop up. This timeline allows live access to the capturing file, all the features of the timeline can be used live during capture. This timeline will continue to grow in length during the capture.
In the capture window, the status section in the bottom of the capture window will indicate: captured file length, size and data rate. It will also indicate disk information: available space and approximate capture length available according to remaining disk space.
To stop the capture, press the stop button . A message will pop indicating the capture is complete. The capture window will disappear and the timeline and movie window will remain.
The quick capture feature is used to initiate capture instantaneously forgoing any save options. By pressing CONTROL+COMMAND+R, capture will start immediately and the movie will be saved in the quick recording folder with a date stamp as the name. This feature can also be accessed in the drop down menu of the red capture button in the capture window toolbar. While this is a convenient feature for rapidly starting capture, it is mainly employed through the remote communications and iCal event captures.
During capture, a new file is written approximately every 5 seconds, then from these files a continuous reference movie is created on the fly. This automatic update process can be manually made to occur by pressing the update button in the capture toolbar. Pressing update will start a new file. This is useful when using timeline share* or when exporting movies through the matrix web export*.
View Capture Ratio
The settings for the ratios are:
Camera. This displays the native image ratio of the source.
Window. This displays the image to fit the size of the capture window.
- 4x This displays the source image in a 4 by 3 ratio.
- 16x This displays the source image in a 16 by 9 ratio.
Full Screen Capture
Capture can be viewed in full screen by pressing the Full Screen button in the capture toolbar. To exit full screen capture press the ESC key. When presenting the capture window in full screen, coding cannot occur. This is for viewing purposes only.
Communicate & Communicate Only
Code Window functions during Capture
During capture, with a Code Window open, you may create instances in the Timeline using capture mode (live capture) or code mode (after capture) or add labels to an instance (after instance has been created). You may also add more buttons or labels to your code window or remove them. Thus you may toggle between capture mode, code mode ,label mode, report mode and edit mode without affecting the capture.
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