[kepler-dev] recording Ptolemy/Kepler demos

Ferdinando Villa ferdinando.villa at uvm.edu
Thu Nov 11 10:37:06 PST 2004

I've just tried out vnc2swf and it seems to work great. Took 5 minutes
to set up and install, and it works on most systems, recording from most
systems. Being vnc-based the display may be a bit sluggish. The issue is
mostly whether we can live with (or translate) flash animations.


On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 13:29, Laura L. Downey wrote:
> I sent Mark a url that referenced several screen cam/screen recording
> software apps.  Some are commercial products, some shareware and a few
> freeware.  See:  http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/screenrecorders/
> I followed the sourceforge.net link but I didn't see a screen recorder
> referenced on the site.  Am I missing something?  It looked more like a way
> to test code than to actually record anything.
> VNC also looks like it only works on Unix and we are thinking here at UNM we
> need something to record on a Windows platform.  After all, the Windows
> platform is our biggest -- at around an estimated 75-80% of our target user
> base.
> Does whatever screen recorder we choose have to be open source or freeware
> or shareware?
> Laura L. Downey
> Senior Usability Engineer
> LTER Network Office
> Department of Biology, MSC03 2020
> 1 University of New Mexico
> Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001
> 505.277.3157
> ldowney at lternet.edu
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kepler-dev-admin at ecoinformatics.org
> [mailto:kepler-dev-admin at ecoinformatics.org] On Behalf Of Bertram Ludaescher
> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 10:53 AM
> To: kepler-dev at ecoinformatics.org
> Subject: [kepler-dev] recording Ptolemy/Kepler demos
> Those subscribed to the ptolemy-hackers list might have seen the
> recent request for a screen recording mechanism. Two options mentioned 
> were: 
>     http://sourceforge.net/projects/abbot
>     http://www.unixuser.org/~euske/vnc2swf/
> Maybe someone wants to check those out. Since some have vnc already
> set up, the second one might be particularly easy. 
> I think a record workflow composition demo (and others, e.g., workflow 
> exectuion) would be fantastic to have, e.g., for those very precious
> minutes during presentations (there are a few high-visibility meeting
> coming up!). Also for educational purposes this might be very useful. 
> Would be great to have some Kepler demo movies on the web...
> Bertram
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Ferdinando Villa, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, Ecoinformatics
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Dept of Botany, Univ. of Vermont

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