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Jing Question
show user profile  Jock
Just a quick question about this Jing program a lot of you use.

If i do a movie of me going through explorer, or say working in Max i'm getting less than 1mb file size. If i open a flash file and make a quick movie of it, the files coming out at 20mb. I've tested it a few times and get the same result every time.

Now i'd have thought the program you have open is irrelevent as its only capturing whats on screen, its not got any association with the file type you happen to have open surely. Or am i being daft and missing something obvious?
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8/27/2009 8:41:35 AM (last edit: 8/27/2009 8:41:35 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
I would have thought its how much detail is in the area that you are recording i.e. explorer is mainly plain white, max is simple icons and grey backgrounds. A flash file could be full colour (I obviously havent seen the file you opened) and therfore would mke a much bigger file.

A 1024x1024 jpg of one colour will be a hell of a lot smaller than a photograph of the same dimensions.

Im just guessing this is whats happening with you

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8/27/2009 8:47:19 AM (last edit: 8/27/2009 8:48:24 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
Sounds like jing is using RLE or similar to compress, which works well on large areas of the same colour - like explorer, max viewports, etc. and encodes quickly. Regular video content doesn't compress well with RLE. For that type of content, use a wavelet based encoder such as mp4 / h264. Jing is not the only program of this type - use one that captures to avi, then encode the captured avi to h264. (e.g.FLV, then use an embedded flash player to view)
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8/27/2009 8:52:43 AM (last edit: 8/27/2009 9:07:17 AM)
show user profile  Jock
Its a panormaic view of an internal room so yeah theres a fair bit of colour and the image is constantly moving. I was trying to show someone what these panoramic views look like, and for some reason there computer wouldnt open the file so i thought i could use jing instead to show them.

I didnt realise it would work like that but i suppose it makes sense.

Cheers for the info, its no big deal or something for me to spend time over, was just curious why it happened more than anything.
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8/27/2009 8:54:35 AM (last edit: 8/27/2009 8:56:18 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
You could upload the panorama into a flash, quicktime (or even a [pimp]Infinity[/pimp]) based panoramic image viewer.
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8/27/2009 8:56:08 AM (last edit: 8/27/2009 8:56:58 AM)
show user profile  Jock
It is, its in flash, but there comp wont play it despite updating all there flash they reckon. I think there IT guy is on with it as we speak.
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8/27/2009 8:56:58 AM (last edit: 8/27/2009 8:56:58 AM)
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