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02-07-2006 01:02 AM  12 years agoPost 1
Chugga-bug

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How do you save screen shots?? and videos??? I've seen loads of shots on RR here, and videos of reflex flights.
Can't figure out how it's done.

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02-07-2006 01:07 AM  12 years agoPost 2
jackheli

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For screen shots, simply press shift-printScrn. That will put a screen shot of your desktop in the clipboard.

For videos I use Fraps to record directly into standard video file formats.

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02-07-2006 01:17 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Chugga-bug

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Sorry to sound so dumb! but where's my clipboard?

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02-07-2006 01:38 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Chugga-bug

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OK downloaded FRAPS and I think I'm getting there! Cheers!

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02-07-2006 02:12 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Chugga-bug

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I've downloaded the Fraps program and screen shots are saving ok, but as soon as I start to capture video, the frame rate for XTR goes down to 7 or 8 fps.. Oviously the sim becomes so jerky it's impossible to fly.
Anyone got any ideas to get round this?

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02-07-2006 02:46 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Micro-Maniac

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I suggest making a recording with XTR then record that recording with Fraps so the wrecked framerate won't foul your piloting.

I also recommend converting the 100meg avi files that Fraps creates into 3meg wmv files with Windows Movie Maker for sharing online.

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02-07-2006 03:35 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Chugga-bug

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Thanks,I'll give that a try.

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02-07-2006 03:40 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Chugga-bug

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Nope! That doesn't work!

Wont record while playing a saved xtr movie.

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02-07-2006 03:41 AM  12 years agoPost 9
Micro-Maniac

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I just uploaded a zipped wmv to my gallery that I recorded with XTR then recorded with Fraps then converted to wmv with Windows Movie Maker (XTR-PiroFunnel-wmv.zip).
(XTR-PiroFunnel-dmo.zip is the original XTR recording)

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02-07-2006 03:52 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Micro-Maniac

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I think the only way you can tell Fraps is recording (other than it wrecking the framerates) is if you have the FPS displayed which will change from yellow to red when it's recording.. Check your Fraps folder for a bunch of 100meg avi files that you may not have realized you recorded.

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02-07-2006 04:45 PM  12 years agoPost 11
pH7

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Chugga-bug asked:
but where's my clipboard?
"The clipboard" is really just a concept. The clipboard is were Cut and Copy put the information and Paste takes whatever is on the clipboard and pastes it. This is true in all windows applications and information copied in one application can be pasted in another. So, to get a still screen shot in XTR, or any windows application, hit shift-print screen in the application where you want the screenshot taken. Next go to any graphics application - Paint is the one that comes with the Windows OS - and do Paste. You will now have the picture you wanted in Paint. Do a Save As... and change the "Save as type:" to "JPEG", type the file name you want to use and the Save. You will have the picture you wanted.

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02-07-2006 04:56 PM  12 years agoPost 12
Micro-Maniac

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Actually there is a Windows Clipboard Viewer if you chose to install it with windows. There will a shortcut somewhere on your start menu maybe under System Tools. It's installed to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\clipbrd.exe.

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02-07-2006 05:01 PM  12 years agoPost 13
RCfan

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I posted this a while ago, but for screen/window captures I use a utility called PrintKey ... some cool features ... http://www.geocities.com/~gigaman/

Search the web for the last freeware version (before PrintKey Pro) or download the pro trial.

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