12861: How to Record a Video and Send it to Acronis

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Last update: 16-10-2012

This article shows how you can use CamStudio to record a video.


Follow these instructions describing the process shown in the video above:

  1. Download and install from CamStudio Website.
  2. Open it up, click on Region -> Region:
  3. If you would like to record audio, click on Options -> Record Audio from microphone:
  4. Click on the record button;
  5. With the left mouse button, click and drag to select an area that you would like to record:
  6. Demonstrate the issue;
  7. Click on the Stop button and save the video;
  8. The created video file will be quite large. One minute of recording may generate a 40 MB file. You need to compress the file;
    Avoid using the built-in Windows ZIP compression tool, as it does not compress the video very well. Instead download and install 7-Zip.
    Then right-click on your video and select 7-Zip -> Add to "Video.7z:

    This will shrink the file by as much as 800%. E.g. a 40 MB video will shrink to 500 kB.

After getting the video is compressed, you will be able to send it to us via E-mail - just reply to the latest E-mail from Acronis Support and attach the file.

More information

If the file is bigger than 4 MB, then please ask your Acronis representative to provide you with an FTP link and upload the video as described in Uploading Files to Acronis FTP Server.