The Screen Capture¹ module is specifically designed to capture (part of) the Windows desktop. This is often used to incorporate spreadsheets, websites or video conversations in a production. Right click the module to open its popup menu. The following additional menu entries are available.


Start

Starts screen capture. Due to the nature of graphics cards, screen capture (reading data back from the graphics card) is very inefficient and can quickly introduce interrupts in system timing. Only run screen capture modules that are actually being used.


Stop

Stops capture.


Capture > Window

The window to capture.


Capture > Display

The display to capture, also referred to as screen capture in case of a single display setup.


Rectangle > Fixed

Shows the Capture Rectangle which can be dragged to the desired position. The size of the captured part of the screen equals the main video resolution, ensuring 1:1 pixel mapping for best capture quality.


Rectangle > Scalable

Shows the Capture Rectangle which can be dragged to the desired position and resized. The aspect ratio will remain equal to that of the main video resolution, ensuring the entire video frame will be filled by the (scaled) captured part of the screen.


Rectangle > Freeform

Shows the Capture Rectangle which can be dragged to the desired position and resized at will. The captured part of the screen will be automatically scaled and centered in the video frame.


Option > Mouse Cursor

Check this flag if you want to add a (simulated) mouse cursor to the capture.


¹ Available upon request.


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