[kepler-dev] recording Ptolemy/Kepler demos

Bertram Ludaescher ludaesch at sdsc.edu
Thu Nov 11 18:03:42 PST 2004


Thanks -- that's great. Seems Ferdinando is already up and running
with the vnc2swf tool. If someone has some spiffy Kepler animation
demos (5min at most) ... I could use them next Monday at NSF ...

But I'll leave already Sunday AM... 


>>>>> "LLD" == Laura L Downey <ldowney at lternet.edu> writes:
LLD> We are looking at the screen cam/screen recorders to do a couple of things:
LLD> -to record usability sessions
LLD> -to make demos
LLD> -to make online training modules
LLD> We want decent fidelity, ability to embed in web pages, some basic
LLD> annotation features, and a few different formats such as movies and animated
LLD> powerpoint.
LLD> We are meeting next week to discuss and assess the tools I referenced in the
LLD> about.com link.  I'll add the two tools Bertram referenced as well.  Then
LLD> I'll report back to the list.
LLD> Laura L. Downey
LLD> Senior Usability Engineer
LLD> LTER Network Office
LLD> Department of Biology, MSC03 2020
LLD> 1 University of New Mexico
LLD> Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001
LLD> 505.277.3157
LLD> ldowney at lternet.edu
LLD> -----Original Message-----
LLD> From: Ferdinando Villa [mailto:ferdinando.villa at uvm.edu] 
LLD> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 11:37 AM
LLD> To: Laura L. Downey
LLD> Cc: kepler-dev at ecoinformatics.org
LLD> Subject: RE: [kepler-dev] recording Ptolemy/Kepler demos
LLD> I've just tried out vnc2swf and it seems to work great. Took 5 minutes
LLD> to set up and install, and it works on most systems, recording from most
LLD> systems. Being vnc-based the display may be a bit sluggish. The issue is
LLD> mostly whether we can live with (or translate) flash animations.
LLD> ferdinando
LLD> 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
LLD> 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
LLD> 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
LLD> 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
LLD> 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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LLD> -- 
LLD> Ferdinando Villa, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, Ecoinformatics
LLD> Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Dept of Botany, Univ. of Vermont
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