Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Windows XP Movie Maker HD screen capture video: Create your own emulated HD profile

Ok a bit old school in regards to Windows XP, however for various reasons I only have a Windows XP system at the moment. I have been creating some screen capture videos on my XP laptop and editing these with movie maker. I was not really getting good results by editing and exporting screen captured video from movie maker.

Note the orignal profiles for HD I used do come from this website
That website link does state that the profiles help you emulate HD with movie maker.

So back to my screen capture videos with camstudio and editing with movie maker.
This is what I ended up doing to get high quality screen capture video on XP.

1) Download camstudio AND the lossless codec.

2) Downloaded the file WMV-HD-1280x720 from . ( I restarted movie maker and exported a video with the new profile)

3) This did improve the quality of my video, however not to the standard I had hoped.
So checking the display resolution on my XP laptop and it was 1024x768

4) I edited the downloaded profile WMV-HD-1280x720  with notepadd++  to match the resolution of my display. Basically changing all occurrences of 1280 with 1024 and 720 with 768. Then saved the file with a new name.

This works to the standard I wanted.

So for the best results for screen capture videos is to match the resolution of your screen to the output profile used by windows movie maker.

Here is is a link to my edited 1024x768 profile, which can be placed in the following directory

C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\Profiles\WMV-HD-1024x768.prx

Restart windows movie maker and the profile can be selected in output option

Monday, August 29, 2011

World Map of downloads of my Barcode SAP device types - BWIPP in SAP

As I have now left Japan, I thought I would close off my time there with a blog combining the two topics that were inspired by my stay in Japan. Those two topics were QRcodes and GIS(maps) with a focus on SAP.

QR codes
A QR code in my passport from Japan customs, led me to include the Barcode Writer in Pure Postscript in SAP. (BWIPP). The BWIPP can be included in SAP device types and I have made a number of these available for download. (follow the link to see the downloads).

Being lost in Japan made me fascinated with mapping and GIS (geographic information systems). I tried to include some of these elements in SAP. e.g. previous posts squeezing the world into SAP and hopefully I will post a link to an upcoming blog on SCN. I have a SCN blog still awaiting approval in regards to maps and SAP.

The combination: A map of SAP BWIPP device types downloads

The image below is generated by my geoserver in the cloud of only the countries that have clicked on my BWIPP device type links. The stats are based on information and I am maybe missing some countries from the list as site does have an "other" section. An example of the stats can be found here for QRcode downloads . So far 34 countries have accessed all the device types with over 250 clicks on them.

Here is the same map without any filters showing all countries in the world but the countries that have clicked on the BWIPP device types highlighted.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Geocommons map of SCN Points

Below is my attempt at a map in Geocommons with the SCN points example.

View the map full screen here.

You can select show the details on any country be selecting the year and country as shown below.

The ABAP code I used to generate the data is in an SCN blog that is awaiting approval. As I am a SCN "junior" blogger each blog needs to be approved before its released.

My SCN blog title is "Thematic mapping SCN points with KML and other thematic map examples"

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