As for my setup I am running a linux distro (I've tried and successfully used Fedora Core and Ubuntu for this) -- so heres a step through of how I do my videos and probably why I get those flickers. (Sorry if its hard to read, I'm probably going through editing and fixing punctuation - my worst thing)
- Video recording tool: gtk-recordMyDesktop
- Why? I tried others but they would create too much lag, this tool makes the videos come out great, the downside? video file size. If you record at 1600*1200 for a few seconds you have a huge file, but since my videos are recorded in 800*600 its not too bad. (I also don't have audio enabled in the program)
- It has a nice Window Select option where you can click and it will box a box around your recording area - like others I'm sure.
- Firefox is open source, my OS is open source, I love open source!
- Add-ons: There's a nifty tool for Firefox called Firesizer - I'm sure theres other that do the same thing - but this allows me to set my window size for the video without having to change my desktop resolution to get the right size. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5792)
- this is a linux distro, I'm sure some have heard/seen videos of how cool you can get the desktop to be all cool, I installed CompizFusion (http://www.compiz-fusion.org) it allows me to do a bunch of crazy things, I can write on the screen (I really wanted to use this in a videos but my computer couldn't handle the writing and recording and would lag ) in addition to the writing tool there are various desktop settings and a zoom/zoom out feature, you can set three different zoom settings (how close in and how fast)
- My on-board audio is broken so I had to use another computer to record it, I used a simple audio recording tool, easy to google and find one.
Alright, so after I've recorded my video and audio I put them both onto my linux machine and startup WMWare
and get Windows up, I can easily drag and drop files between the virtual machine and my host
so I drag and drop all the video files into Windows and convert the ogg file to wmv. (Why? When I try to upload
my ogg file in either Windows or Linux then I will get an error from YouTube saying my video is too long)
Then I use Windows Movie Maker to put it all together.
Don't use linux? It's alright. Summarized way (feel free to ask for details):
- Get VMWare or some virtualization program for Windows.
- Install it using the virtualization program.
- After it is up and running all you have to do is install the above things in the virtual OS and your good to go =]