[ Help - Advanced Options... ]
Options window can be accessed via the Help menu within Instant
Demo. The following advanced options are available:
This sets the location for any temporary files created by Instant
Demo during the recording process. Recording screen activity
requires a large amount of disk space, as such you may wish to
change this location to another disk drive.
Export Timing Data
When checked, any movie you save will also have an associated
*_timing_data.txt file. This file will contain a line for each
frame of your movie with the following information:
Frame Number, Frame delay, Frame deleted (Y/N), Talk bubble
This file may be processed by a scripting language or imported into
a spreadsheet program and modified accordingly. Any changes
to the file are automatically applied each time you load the
associated idemo project file. Changes do not become
permanent until you re-save the idemo project.
When checked, this option will allow you to synchronize any
sound file via the 'Synchronize
sound' option in the Instant Demo editor. By default
(unchecked) only sound recorded with Instant Demo can be
synchronized. Enable this option if you wish to synchronize a
sound track recorded with an earlier version of Instant Demo (v4.00
When checked, the Flash playback controls skip ahead,
skip back and the scrollbar will not pause your movie
when operated. The default behavior of these controls is to
pause your Flash movie when they are operated by the viewer.
When checked, this option alters the default screen recording
behavior of Instant Demo. When checked, this option will
force Instant Demo to generate additional frames during periods of
idle screen activity. Use this option if you wish to have
finer control over editing the captured video or sound.
When checked, this option places the Flash playback controls over
the top of your demonstration. This is useful if you wish to
show a full screen recording on a computer with the same full
screen dimensions. When unchecked, the controls are placed
above or below the presentation.
By default Instant Demo provides keyboard shortcuts for the Flash
playback controls. When creating interactive presentations
that require keyboard input, this option should be un-checked.
When checked, this option allows you to manually define sub-movie
boundaries for long Flash presentations in the Professional Style
Window (Frame Effects section). See the Professional Style
Re-sync option for more
When unchecked the Pause/Break
hotkey is used to start and pause a recording session. Check this
option to use Alt+P as the start and pause hotkey to avoid conflict
with other applications.
Use this option if the Flash playback controls do not work
correctly in your presentation manager or web page. When
checked, Instant Demo will create an additional file called
<project>_main.swf. This file must be published to the
same folder as <project>.swf.
When checked, this option will display the total play time
alongside the current time position in the Flash playback controls.
The time display must be enabled in the Flash settings for this
option to take effect.
When checked, this option will display the Flash playback controls
at twice normal size.
Save Custom Defaults
This option allows you to set your own Custom Default Settings for
all projects. To set the custom defaults, open any Instant
Demo project and change the settings to the desired defaults. Click
on the Save Custom Defaults button in the Advanced options
window to save your custom default settings. Now check the Use
Custom Defaults to automatically apply the settings to each
subsequent project opened. Note that the original settings are not
altered in any project until it is (re)saved. You can always revert
back to the original settings for a project by un-checking the Use
Custom Defaults option.
This value scales the default display time calculated when entering
your talk bubble text in the Instant Demo editor. If you wish
to shorten the default display time then use a value below 1.0. To
increase the default display time, use a value above 1.0. For
example a value of 0.5 will halve the display time, a value of 2.0
will double the default display time. The default value is 1.0.
This sets the minimum display time of a talk bubble (in one
hundredths of a second - 1/100s). The default is 300 (3
When this value is set to zero, Instant Demo calculates a default
Flash frame rate based on the length of your movie. You can
override this default by assigning a non zero value here. For
example a value of 20 will ensure that your Flash movie will be
exported at a fixed 20 frames per second.
SWF Delay Scale
This value scales the talk bubble display time for all talk
bubbles in your exported Flash movie. Note that changing this
value may result in loss of sound synchronization. The default
value is 1.0.
This value sets the overall playback speed of your movie. To
slow down the playback rate of your movie use a value below 1.0. To
increase the playback rate use a value above 1.0. For example a
value of 0.5 will halve the playback seed, a value of 2.0 will make
your movie play twice as fast. The default value is 1.0.
This value allows you to filter out visual noise in your screen
capture when exporting to Flash. If you have visual noise in
your original screen capture or you wish to ignore small localized
visual changes (to improve final compression), then use this
option. The value entered is the threshold on the number of
localized pixels that have changed from one scene to the next. For
random noise a value of 5 or less will improve compression
dramatically. The default value is 0 (disabled).
for Long Delays
This option enhances the default Ctrl-Left and Right Arrow search
behavior of the Movie Scrollbar.
When checked, clicking on the scrollbar arrows whilst holding down
a Ctrl key will advance or rewind the movie to the next
frame containing an edited frame or the next frame with a
delay greater than the one specified. This option allows you
to quickly find any unwanted pauses in your screen recording.
This option sets the maximum Zoom/Pan duration in 1/100th of a
second. Use a higher value to slow down the zoom/pan.
The default value is 200 (2 seconds).
This option sets the minimum update region for SWF
compression. Smaller values will provide better compression
however it may truncate your Flash export due to resource
limitations. If your Flash export exceeds the number of
allowable Flash objects, then try setting this to a higher