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HyperCam (Screen Recording) UDF

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

This UDF allows users to record the events occurring on their screen in real-time (otherwise known as "screen recording").

Windows XP alone doesn't include a screen recorder. However I believe Windows Vista and Windows 7 do.

I wanted to find the best free screen recording UDF solution I could for Windows XP. CamStudio is clearly a popular choice in these forums. Though I was already using HyperCam prior to evaluating CamStudio. After comparing the two applications, I found them to both be almost identical, with one major exception. HyperCam includes a COM interface. It was therefore the ideal choice for an AutoIT UDF.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • AutoIt3 3.2 or higher
  • A HyperCam is installed & registered
LIST OF FUNCTIONS:

_HyperCam_StartRec($filename, $start_x = 0, $start_y = 0, $width = @DesktopWidth, $height = @DesktopHeight, $compressor = "MSVC", $comp_quality = 85, $frame_rate = 10, $key_frames = 100, $record_sound = 0, $playback_rate = 10, $flash_rect = -1)

_HyperCam_StopRec()

EXAMPLE:

The following example demonstrates how the HyperCam UDF can be used to record activities on the screen. On running the script, a full resolution screen recording (of the entire screen) will be performed for 3 seconds, with the result stored in the file "c:\full resolution 3 second recording.avi". Immediately after this, another screen recording is performed, on a 400 x 300 pixel area of the screen, also for 3 seconds, with the result stored in the file "c:\400x300 3 second recording.avi".

HyperCam example.au3

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HyperCam.au3

Edited by seangriffin
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Cheers, Sean.

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Unstable :mellow::P

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yes,Unstable,102line!

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Unstable :mellow::P

Please explain. Tell me what fails.

Have been using the UDF successfully at my work environment over the period of one day so far.

Could it be the way HyperCam is configured on my computer??

Edited by seangriffin

Cheers, Sean.

See my other UDFs:

Chrome UDF - Automate Chrome | SAP UDF - Automate SAP | Java UDF - Automate Java Applications & Applets | Tesseract (OCR) UDF - Capture text from applications, controls and the desktop | Textract (OCR) UDF - Capture text from applications and controls | FileSystemMonitor UDF - File, Folder, Drive and Shell Monitoring | VLC (Media Player) UDF - Creating and controlling a VLC control in AutoIT | Google Maps UDF - Creating and controlling Google Maps (inc. GE) in AutoIT | SAPIListBox (Speech Recognition) UDF - Speech Recognition via the Microsoft Speech (SAPI) ListBox | eBay UDF - Automate eBay using the eBay API | ChildProc (Parallel Processing) UDF - Parallel processing functions for AutoIT | HyperCam (Screen Recording) UDF - Automate the HyperCam screen recorder | Twitter UDF - Automate Twitter using OAuth and the Twitter API | cURL UDF - a UDF for transferring data with URL syntax

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C:\Documents and Settings\KIN\My Documents\Downloads\HyperCam.au3 (102) : ==> Variable must be of type "Object".:

$_HyperCam_obj.StopRec

$_HyperCam_obj^ ERROR

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

C:\Documents and Settings\KIN\My Documents\Downloads\HyperCam.au3 (102) : ==> Variable must be of type "Object".:

$_HyperCam_obj.StopRec

$_HyperCam_obj^ ERROR

Just checking the obvious. Did you register the HyperCam automation server? I know I haven't made it clear (yet) but in the remarks in the UDF I state that you need to run:

“C:\Program Files\HyCam2\HyCam2.exe” –regonly

to first register HyperCam as a COM object before using any functions. I need to make this clearer in the topic.

(It's a shame HyperCam doesn't do this automatically on installation)

Edited by seangriffin

Cheers, Sean.

See my other UDFs:

Chrome UDF - Automate Chrome | SAP UDF - Automate SAP | Java UDF - Automate Java Applications & Applets | Tesseract (OCR) UDF - Capture text from applications, controls and the desktop | Textract (OCR) UDF - Capture text from applications and controls | FileSystemMonitor UDF - File, Folder, Drive and Shell Monitoring | VLC (Media Player) UDF - Creating and controlling a VLC control in AutoIT | Google Maps UDF - Creating and controlling Google Maps (inc. GE) in AutoIT | SAPIListBox (Speech Recognition) UDF - Speech Recognition via the Microsoft Speech (SAPI) ListBox | eBay UDF - Automate eBay using the eBay API | ChildProc (Parallel Processing) UDF - Parallel processing functions for AutoIT | HyperCam (Screen Recording) UDF - Automate the HyperCam screen recorder | Twitter UDF - Automate Twitter using OAuth and the Twitter API | cURL UDF - a UDF for transferring data with URL syntax

See my other Tools:

Rapid Menu Writer - Add menus to DVDs in seconds | TV Player - Automates the process of playing videos on an external TV / Monitor | Rapid Video Converter - A tool for resizing and reformatting videos | [topic130531]Rapid DVD Creator - Convert videos to DVD fast and for free | ZapPF - A tool for killing processes and recycling files | Sean's eBay Bargain Hunter - Find last minute bargains in eBay using AutoIT | Sean's GUI Inspector - A scripting tool for querying GUIs | TransLink Journey Planner with maps - Incorporating Google Maps into an Australian Journey Planner | Automate Qt and QWidgets | Brisbane City Council Event Viewer - See what's going on in Brisbane, Australia

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Just wanted to say I've been using this on Vista and 7, and it is working well.

Thanks!

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Never knew HyperCam has COM. Thx!

Edited by dexto

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