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My company uses a 3rd party software. There's one screen that has a few graphs and a few lines that scroll across the screen. Similiar to a Screen Saver's Scrolling Marquee. They redesigned the software and this screen will no longer exist. I would like to capture this screen w/scrolling marquee. It doesn't really matter how much of it I capture. The longer the better. But, I know the longer it is the more memory it will use. I normally use this screen to show my clients to help sell our products. Is there some type of software or something else out there that can do this?? Thanks, ao

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Not easy – screen captures are just that – still pictures.
1 – try ‘Screen Grab Pro’ and capture as many screens as possible during marquee transit.
2 – Macromedia ‘Captivate’ and create a Flash movie.
3 – Streaming video capture to a ‘Windows Media Format’.
Good Luck.

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  • BarryCummings
    You could also try SnagIt ($40 at www.techsmith.com) which will record a video of the screen, or which can take timed snapshots. Techsmith also makes Camtasia ($300) which has much fancier video capture and editing.
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  • Snowiboy
    I have used a package called "Snag-It" that might work for this application. Here is a link: http://www.techsmith.com/ Good luck. Tom
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  • HardwareandNetworking
    For capturing the screen shots Press the Print screen key then paste it on word & go on.....
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  • Skbinmul
    You could simply create an html document, formatted with a marquee message, displaying the data that you want displayed. You can format the window to not show the browser title bar. I use this method for a Call Center environment, where we display notifications & call volume statistics to phone agents. hope this helps.
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  • Griffin2020
    Kind of a silly question, but if the screen is going away, isn't using it to sell the product a slight misrepresentation?
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  • DaveInAZ
    I agree with Griffon, when he said "...if the screen is going away, isn't using it to sell the product a slight misrepresentation?" It certainly seems to be, unless you're using this 3rd party software as a reporting tool to demonstrate what your own product does. But, using someone else's product to sell yours is a questionable practice, at best. Aside from the ethics involved, if this was such a key selling point, why did your company eliminate it? Seems to me they should have built that functionality into the product if they decided to stop relying on the 3rd party tool.
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  • Christi
    Try Snagit from TechSmith: http://www.techsmith.com/
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  • Dchristensen
    There are a couple choices that would capture the screen and let you export the captured images as a flash movie. The first is a commercial product called Camtasia. There is an open source version called CamStudio. Both of these products will let you capture all of the motion into a file including the ability to record audio/video, then export the whole thing as a flash movie. They are also handy to use for doing demonstrations or "live" tutorials.
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