Capturing a Film Scene for Video/Powerpoint

I humbly prostrate myself at the high alter of all those who know about film editing thingy stuff stuff stuff. Yeah, I've had a search but be fucked looking through every thread.

Anyway, grand exultant ones, how do you.....or is there some sorta softwarery thingy stuff that if say I want to 'capture' a portion of a film for a lesson (death by powerpoint), or for posting here for my esteemed arrsers, what/how/where/who is it? Err........acknowledgements given to film production house for their grateful donation of their film.
Where is the film you want to 'sample' coming from - YouTube or elsewhere on t'interweb, or VCD/DVD in your disc drive?
From my vast array of war DVD's. Allegedly.

Better add a bit of flesh to bones here. Basically, if there is a scene....oh, I dunno, say in The Odd Angry Shot, and I want to 'capture' a brief 30 seconds of a scene then add it to a PP presentation, or as stated here for my 'mates' how/what etc.


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try camstudio you can chop out a lump of film then recode it to fit. not too hard either. you can practise on cam sites.


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joe - who is the young lady in the gif?


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margaret nolan/vicky kennedy. glamour model as well - apparently.


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well to be fair we have given you two solutions so we had to stick some lady action in there somewhere :)
Hypercam is good. Slightly processor hungry on older machines though (some non dual core computers struggle with it). Can freeze the computer up - in which case, right click on it in the taskbar, and click restore, so that you can tell it to stop recording when you've got what you want.

HyperCam captures the action from your Windows screen and saves it to AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) movie file. Sound from your system microphone is also recorded.
Not sure what they mean about microphone - mine hasn't got one connected and it still records sound.

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well to be fair we have given you two solutions so we had to stick some lady action in there somewhere :)
Yes, I do humbly acknowledge the support and direction you have given me. And, like the simple grunt that I am I'll get lost in the instructions or **** it up royally then just head off to the pub. :)
Camtasia Studio - CNET

This is a good screen capture. You can record portion of the screen and the sections of film you want.

As to editing software, never a media pro about when you want one.
Pah, we use Adobe Captivate 6 (Download the free trial for 30 days rather than pay the £1300 fee) to capture. It's now HD. Set it up to capture an "application" ie, the DVD player software on your PC, or set it up to capture a portion of screen.

Save it out as a vid file or export direct to Powerpoint. You can edit the length/size of the vid in Captivate.

If we are doing professional stuff we have a proper video capture/editing suit, but I doubt you have £60k to spend :)

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