Archos Capturing Research

By January 7, 2005 One Comment


Capturing aspects of research to place online has always been problematic. If your wanting to demonstrate software packages or work flows, the only option was screen capture technology such as SnagIt from TechSmith. Such solutions are not ideally suited to 3D applications due the processing power required, often resulting in captures with dropped frames and less then perfect movies.

As such we have now moved to using the Archos AV400 (pictured above) which allows a direct connection to your computers graphics card and encodes to DIVX. DIVX encoding ensures compressed files at maximum quality and as its direct from your graphics card there are no issues about dropped frames.

The image above illustrates a movie captured showing our Virtual Worlds research, recorded direct from the Archos the movie can be viewed online from



Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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