Capturing Gameplay

I needed to capture gameplay to get some illustrations for papers and my thesis. Also, videos are good source to double-check details later. I did have software for this in my use while I worked at Tampere. Now I needed to figure out solution for OSX. The choice was ELGATO EYETV HYBRID which has functionality needed. Software works fine for capturing; unfortunately my Powerbook G4 is not updating screen without lack when recording. The solution for this is to split the signal for television and laptop, and use television to play.

(P.S., publishing screen captures and making recordings for scientific use are legal, with few limitations, in Finland, see tekijänoikeuslaki, 2.14.)

Published by lankoski

Petri Lankoski, D.Arts, is a Associate Professor in Game Studies at the school of Communication, Media and IT at the Södertörn University, Sweden. His research focuses on game design, game characters, role-playing, and playing experience. Petri has been concentrating on single-player video games but researched also (multi-player) pnp and live-action role-playing games. This blog focuses on his research on games and related things.

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