can you record a "video" of your patch

    Apr 29 2011 | 3:51 pm
    I am composing using a mixer I build in Max. Would be nice, since it's live composing, to make a visual recording of what I am doing so I can later reproduce and make changes if I need it. Anyone knows a good way to do this?
    Thanks a lot

    • Apr 29 2011 | 4:06 pm
      Have a look at [jit.desktop]
    • Apr 29 2011 | 4:07 pm
      If you really want video, you can use one of those screen capture programs, like Snapz Pro X (mac) or Camtasia (win).
      But maybe you could instead just write the parameters of your patch to a file with a small time interval (maybe 20-100 ms or so), like you would record automation in a DAW. That way you can actually have the patch 'reproduce' the composition, if you manage to add all the relevant parameters.
      Check out [text] or [coll] for writing data to a file. You can think about adding a timestamp to every line of data you add, so there is some info about the speed of playback in the data itself.
    • Apr 29 2011 | 4:14 pm
      I had my class build a rudimentary screen capture software as their first "follow along" exercise.
      Feel free to use it. It's a little pokey (slow framerate) but it does the job.
    • Jul 06 2011 | 10:07 am
      as for me, i usually use this tool
    • Jul 06 2011 | 11:55 am
      QuickTime X, File > New Screen Recording. To capture audio, you have to physically loop the output back into a line in, or even pick up the speakers via a mic, but it's free and very straightforward to use, cheers Roger
    • Jul 06 2011 | 12:14 pm
      On PC I use Camstudio... free with decent results. I dislike recording full screen so it can do a fixed region or one that will follow your mouse.
    • Jul 06 2011 | 1:54 pm
      If you're thinking more about sequencing, you should also have a look at the mtr object.
    • Jul 06 2011 | 3:38 pm
      What is the easiest way to capture audio and video... I'm using max for live...
    • Jul 06 2011 | 3:48 pm
      BTW, Camtasia is available for Mac as well. I've been using it for more than a year now.
    • Jul 25 2011 | 9:38 am
      to record screen activity i use this tool