Thursday, May 21, 2009

My First HD Video

Today I made a screen capture demo of Sync-or-Swim, the static analysis program that I created with Kevin Bierhoff as part of my thesis research. You should definitely watch it now, even if you don't know anything about computers. If you want to actually be able to read the text, you should watch in HD, fullscreen.

Sync-or-Swim Video

The creation of the video was a little annoying. I needed it to be HD so that the text was actually readable. Here's how I did it:
  1. Downloaded CamStudio, a great and free screen capture program.
  2. Downloaded their lossless video codec.
  3. Important: If you watch Vimeo to recognize your video as HD, it cannot have a 4:3 aspect ratio! To fix this I changed my screen resolution to 1280x768. I told Windows not to stretch the screen so that I saw black bars at the top and bottom.
  4. Record and upload to Vimeo. Sweet!

Also, if you've been wondering why my rate of posting has dropped a bit, it's probably because I am putting more of the pointless stuff up on Twitter. If you want to follow me, do, but you'll have to request my friendship (nolacoaster). I still can't decide if I should be open or if I want the protection to post #juicytweets.

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