Video recording has failed, reduce the recording region

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Video recording has failed, reduce the recording region

Postby JohnBrewer on Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:32 pm

Hey folks,

I've spent some time tinkering with Mimic today, and I've run into an annoying issue.

I'm trying to record a software slider being moved, but in Automatic recording mode the slider doesn't move in a fluid fashion. It jumps around.

To smooth it out I changed over to the video recording mode, but no matter how small I make the window or how short the video is, I always get an error message saying:

"Video recording has failed, reducing the size of the recorded region may prevent this from happening."

Has anyone encountered this? Got any ideas for me?

Thanks!
John
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Re: Video recording has failed, reduce the recording region

Postby BedfordWriter on Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:56 am

Haven't seen that error message, but I have tried to use Mimic's on-screen video recording. My suggestion is, don't. I've never been happy with the results.

It's a lot more work on your part, but you can use keyframes to build your own animation. Start with an image of the background and an image of the bit of the slider that moves. Set keyframes for the start and end position of the slider and there you go.

And send lots of suggestions to Madcap for ways that this can be improved. https://www.madcapsoftware.com/feedback/featurerequest.aspx
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Re: Video recording has failed, reduce the recording region

Postby JohnBrewer on Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:40 am

BedfordWriter wrote:Haven't seen that error message, but I have tried to use Mimic's on-screen video recording. My suggestion is, don't. I've never been happy with the results.

It's a lot more work on your part, but you can use keyframes to build your own animation. Start with an image of the background and an image of the bit of the slider that moves. Set keyframes for the start and end position of the slider and there you go.

And send lots of suggestions to Madcap for ways that this can be improved. https://www.madcapsoftware.com/feedback/featurerequest.aspx


I didn't think about the animation, but that's an excellent idea! Thanks very much for the help!
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