Recording with Webcam

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Video Encoder ’09 allows you to capture live video from your webcam to create a video that you can then convert to Flash Video (.FLV).

To record with webcam:

  1. From the Video Encoder ’09 welcome screen (or from the Articulate Button), click Record Webcam.
  2. When the Record Webcam window launches, it will attempt to locate your webcam; if it does not, you may see text that says No Signal. If that’s the case, do the following:
    1. Click More device settings to reveal Device Settings.
    2. Click the Video Device drop-down menu to select your webcam from available devices. If more than one is listed, try another device.
    3. Click the Advanced link to set advanced device settings.
  3. Under More device settings, you can also specify the following:
    • Video Size: Choose from the following dimensions for your webcam recording:
    • Audio Device: Use the drop-down menu to choose the audio device you’d like to use to record audio in conjunction with your webcam.
  4. Press the Record button to initiate recording. You will see a countdown (3, 2, 1) before recording begins. The duration of you recording will appear beneath the preview window.
  5. Press the Stop button to stop recording. The total duration of you recording will appear beneath the preview window.
  6. Press the Play button to playback your recorded video.
  7. Press the red X to delete your recorded video and record another. You will not be prompted to confirm the deletion.
  8. Click Save to save your recorded video as a source Windows Media File (.WMV).
  9. Specify the location on your computer where you’d like to save the file, and click Save to save, or Cancel to exit without saving.

To edit your webcam video:

After saving your captured webcam video, it will automatically open in Video Encoder ’09, where you can work with the video as you would with any other imported video.

To learn more about toolbar options available for editing your video, see Using the Toolbar.

To publish your webcam video to Flash (.FLV):

To learn more about publishing your webcam video to Flash Video, see Publishing to Flash Video.