The easiest way to create a movie

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17 Jul, 2012 03:14 PM

Dear developers,

First of all, thank you for this awesome software! I am just a beginner user, and my problem is that I frequently need to show my training task to others; and the best way is to make a movie in common format about what happens on the screen. I wonder whether there is already a build-in function to implement this; or are the frames shown on the screen somehow saved in the ".mwk" datafile? (I searched on the forum but there has not been any similar discussion yet) .

Thank you for your attention!



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Christopher Sta... on 17 Jul, 2012 06:47 PM

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    Hi Cheng,

    No, MWorks doesn't have a built-in way to record a movie of the stimulus display. Probably the easiest option is to use a screencasting application. I don't have enough experience in this area to recommend a particular package, but I think ScreenFlow is a popular choice.

    When recording your screencast, you probably should configure MWorks to use only a mirror window (and not a fullscreen display). To do this, edit setup_variables.xml so that the #mainScreenInfo variable contains the following settings:

        <value type="integer">0</value>
        <value type="integer">-1</value>

    (That is, always_display_mirror_window should be 0, and display_to_use should be -1.)

    If you need further assistance, please let me know.

    Chris Stawarz

  2. 2 Posted by cxue on 18 Jul, 2012 10:08 AM

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    Hi Chris,
    It turns out to be good enough! Thanks!!

  3. Christopher Stawarz closed this discussion on 18 Jul, 2012 10:31 AM.

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