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Mastering Adobe Captivate 7 by Damien Bruyndonckx

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The inner working of the Captivate capture engine

The Captivate capture engine is based on screenshots. Going back to the Adobe Media Encoder project, let's review what exactly happened when you clicked on your mouse during the capture using the following steps:

  1. Return to the Chapter02/encoderDemo_1_1024.cptx file.
  2. Make sure that the first slide is selected in the Filmstrip panel.

The first slide shows the initial state of the application. When filming, you used your mouse to click on the Add Source icon of AME. When you clicked on this icon, Captivate launched a sequence of actions behind the scenes:

  • Captivate recorded the position of the mouse at the time of the click (using X, Y coordinates)
  • Adobe Media Encoder executed the action
  • When Adobe Media ...

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