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Have you looked at DemoShield? We tried out a trial version at their
website http://www.demoshield.com. Unfortunately, it contains ScreenCam, which
you say has not been that great. But we compared it with Astound. It
seemed a little more complicated to use than Astound, but created an
> From: Susan Grodsky[SMTP:sgrodsky -at- MIL3 -dot- COM]
> Reply To: Susan Grodsky
> Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 1997 11:41 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Multimedia maze
> I am exploring what it would take to create a self-running
> of my company's product. What I visualize is what is called a "movie"
> a file that the user opens, and that runs without input from the user,
> showing cursor movement, buttons being pressed, windows opening and
> closing and so on. I would need to coordinate a soundtrack (just
> with the screen action, of course. The movies would be distributed on
> CD-ROM, would run on a machine at trade shows, and might be placed on
> the web site.
> I am running into problems finding the tools I need for this
> First, I need to capture the "movie". My company's product runs on
> boxes or Windows NT machines. I have not found screen capture software
> for either platform. Does anyone know of such software? I have been
> using ScreenCam on a Windows 95 platform (with Exceed software to run
> the product) but the screen captures have problems.
> Second, there is a dizzying variety of multimedia development
> editors, etc., including:
> MacroMedia Director6 by MacroMedia
> Lumiere, by Corel
> Astound, by Astound s/w
> Premiere, by Adobe
> Can someone compare these products for me, or point me to an article
> does the comparison? I have been wasting a good deal of time trying to
> get specific technical information from the sales staff of each
> Finally, if someone in the Washington D.C. area would be willing to
> an hour or so demonstrating any one of the products listed above (and
> fielding my questions), I will gladly buy your lunch!
> Susan J. Grodsky
> Editor, Interarrival Times
> MIL 3, Inc.
> Phone: (202) 364-4700
> Fax: (202) 364-6182
> sgrodsky -at- mil3 -dot- com
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