The Screen Capture source lets you grab the complete screen or a part of it and provide what’s displayed there as video for use in any layer that supports a video source.
Adding The Screen Capture Source
To add the Screen Capture source to your mimoLive document click on the “+” button on top of the Sources Repository to show a list of avaiable source types. Find the Screen Capture source and drag it to the Source Repository.
Including The Mouse Cursor
Depending on your needs you can switch on or off the recording of the mouse cursor. E.g. if you are doing a screen cast you want to see the mouse cursor in your video production. However if you a capturing a Google Hangout or Skype call you don’t want to see the mouse cursor.
Selecting The Capture Area
The Screen Capture source can either capture a complete screen or a certain part of it. The available screens are listed in the lower section of the popup menu. If you select a certain display it will flash twice to indicate which one you selected. If you select “Custom” as the capture area you can show and modify this area with the “Shop Capture Area…” button below the popup. A black frame appears which inner bounds define the capture area. You can drag it around and resize it at its corners.
To make sure that the custom capture area is exactly the same pixel size as your mimoLive document you can select “Document Size” in the Capture Area popup. Then the black frame can olny be dragged around but not resized anymore.
If you’re trying to capture the screen of an app, you also might want to capture the audio output, for example to record a Skype call.
In order to do this, you need to use a tool that redirects the audio output from the app you want to capture and provide it as an audio source to mimoLive.
The following applications are available to perform this task: