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What is liteCam?

The easiest way to record ANY streaming/non-streaming videos

 

What you can record with liteCam:

  • Streaming ANY videos from sites like YouTube or Music Videos
  • Web cams and Chat Conversations. Online/offline lecture. Web conference
  • Flash and Quicktime Videos or any streaming or non-streaming video formats playing on any media players like Windows Media Player, anything on your computer screen

liteCam Quick Features:

  • Audio Wizard - Automatically detects your sound card for best recording. liteCam quick tutorial for audio and video settings.
  • Recording Quality - You have the mirror image of the original movies
  • Timer Recording just like VCR!
  • Various Recording modes: Custom Size, Window Frame, Full Screen
  • Optimized for video recording

liteCam Features

- Video and Audio Recording Settings - With a single click, you are ready to record your first movie.


- Windows Vista Support - liteCam fully supports Microsoft Windows Vista as well as Windows 2000 and XP.

 

Record While you Sleep

- Timer Recording Just like a VCR - Do you have to go out while you are recording? Use the Timer recording feature just like you do with your VCR. Recording will automatically start and stop at the time you set.

 

- Various Recording Modes Available - Full screen, window frame and custom size recording modes are available. You can even record half of a movie.

 

- Recording Quality - liteCam records exactly what you see on your computer screen.

 

- Affordable Pricing - Yes, it’s only $19.

 

- Green Version - Visit Green Page

 

System Requirements

Windows 2000/XP/2003 (32 Bit)

IBM compatible PC / Intel Pentium 500 MHz or faster / 256 MB of RAM or greater / 16 MB of Video memory or greater / Any sound card supporting Full Duplexing Required.
IBM compatible PC / Intel Pentium 1 GHz or faster / 512 MB of RAM or greater / 32 MB of Video memory or greater / Any sound card supporting Full Duplexing Recommended.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 / DirectX 8.0 / Microsoft Windows Media Player 9.0 recommended
- Depending on movie you are recording, graphic card, sound card, CPU or RAM may need to be upgraded.

 

Windows Vista (32Bit)

Intel Pentium 1.5 GHz or faster (2GHz recommended for Aero effect) / 1 GB of RAM or greater / 128MB of video memory or greater. Graphic cards supporting Direct X 9 and WDDM driver recommended. / Any sound card supporting Full Duplexing
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 / DirectX 9.0 / Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 or later recommended
- Windows Vista uses 30-40% more resources than Windows 2000/XP which can cause a slower recording performance on a Windows Vista computer with same specifications.
- Some features on liteCam may not work on Windows Vista 64 bit.

liteCam FAQ

Q> I recorded a movie, but I have a black blank screen.

Q > I recorded, but I don't hear any sound.

Q> I have nothing listed in the Devices box in the Audio Option dialog box.

Q> I recorded a custom size recording and Windows frame recording, but can't record movies… my desktop is recorded instead.

Q> I'm watching a movie from the web using Windows Media Player. Can I record this movie?

Q> Can I record VOD's from the web?

Q> Can I record movies from other players, other than Windows Media Player? Windows frames mode doesn't seem to work with other players.

Q> Can I record the movement of my mouse cursor?

Q> The movie is not synchronized with the sound. What can I do?

Q> I can not record via my WebCam microphone or my studio microphone a screenshot or skype communication

Q> I have lost the copy of liteCam and serial number

Q> I get the message "Incorrect serial number or not installed properly".

Q> Can I record my voice over while recording video?

 


 

Q> I recorded a movie, but I have a black blank screen.

 

A> The reason you have the black screen is because you didn't set up your video option. You have to change the Video option prior to recording.

 

More importantly, when you're recording through a web browser or Windows Media Player, you must run the web browser or Windows Media Player after the video setting.

 

These are the general steps for setting up.

Run liteCam > Setup video and audio >run movie player (web browser or any media player) > Record

If you run any media player before you set up the video option, the screen may not record or play properly.

In order to set up, Click the Tools menu > select Video Options
You will see the Video Options dialog box.
You will notice that hardware acceleration is set to Full (unless you have changed it manually). Click the “ Set Hardware acceleration to None ” button.

 

After recording, open this dialog box again and click the “Restore hardware acceleration to Full” button.

Click the “Okay” button to save and close these changes. Please refer to Kbase LC201 for further help.

 


 

Q > I recorded, but I don't hear any sound.

 

A > If the sound is not recorded, you must configure the sound option.
Audio Wizard Tutorial
These are the general steps for setting up:

Run liteCam > Setup video and audio >run movie player (web browser or any media player) > Record

In order to set up, Click the Tools menu > select Audio Options

You will see the Audio Options dialog box.
From this dialog box, you have to select a device to record the sound coming from your computer, including sounds from movies.

 

When you click the “Play” button, you will hear a sample sound. Select devices one at a time from the Devices box. When you see waves in the Show Wave box, select the device. Adjust the Volume for the device and click the Okay button to record sound.

 

Once you set this audio setting, you will not need to reset it ever again. It will be saved as default in liteCam.

When you're using other programs, like Sound Recorder for example, you will need to change the device to microphone from the audio settings in each application.

* Some old sound cards don't support Duplexing, which allows you to record sound from your computer. You may not be able to record sound if you are using one of these sound cards. Please refer to Kbase LC101 for further help.

 


 

Q> I have nothing listed in the Devices box in the Audio Option dialog box.

 

A> This sometimes happens when

- You have more than 2 sound cards on your computer
- You are using a webcam which has an integrated microphone

If you have this webcam error, the simplest way to setup audio is to just unplug your webcam during recording, and plug it back in after recording. However, if you want to record using the webcam or do not wish to unplug the webcam, please follow the steps below.

First, run volume control. If you see Volume Control in your taskbar, double click the icon to open the volume control.

 

If you don't see the icon in your task bar, click the Start Button > Select Control Panel > Double click the Sound and Audio Devices icon to open the Sound and Audio Devices Properties dialog box > from the Volume tab, which is the default page when you open the dialog box, click the Advanced button in the Device Volume box.

Now you have the Play Control dialog box open. Click the Options menu and select Properties. You will now have the Properties dialog box displayed. Check off the button located next to “Recording” and check off all the devices under “Show the following volume controls” box menu and then click OK.

If you have a webcam or microphone integrated with webcam displayed in the Mixer Device, you have to change it to your sound card.

 

Generally, the Recorder master will be selected, unless you changed it.
This Record Control will look slightly different depending on your sound card. Keep this Record Control dialog box open, and run the Sound Recorder. Click the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder.

 

Now we have both the Record Control dialog and the Sound Recorder open. We have to play music files using any media player. When the music plays, click the Record button from the Sound Recorder.

Now, From the Record Control Dialog, select devices one by one to check if you see waves in Sound Recorder.
For example when you click Recorder Master, you will see waves in the Sound Recorder if the Recorder Master is the device you are using to record sound from your computer.

Devices used to record sound are all different depending on your system, OS and sound card, so you will have to go through this process to manually configure this.

You are ready to use LiteCam now, but don't forget to configure “Video” in LiteCam.

 


 

Q> I recorded a custom size recording and Windows frame recording, but can't record movies… my desktop is recorded instead.

 

A> First of all, make sure that you have configured the video setting. If you did it correctly, you probably didn't select an area to record, after selecting the recording mode. After you choose from 3 recording modes on the left side of liteCam, you have to click the Select button from the Video Setting box.

 


 

Q> I'm watching a movie from the web using Windows Media Player. Can I record this movie?

 

A> Yes, but please configure the Video/Audio first, if you haven't done so already. Play the movie using Windows Media Player.

If the movie starts to play, click the pause button. Select “Window Frame” from LiteCam and click the Select button. Click the area where the movie is playing in Windows Media player to record.
You can record this movie in Custom Size mode, but in this scenario, Windows Frame mode is easier.

 


 

Q> Can I record VOD's from the web?

 

A> Yes, most VOD movies from the web use Windows Media player. Please configure the Video/Audio first if you haven't done so already. Play the movie using Windows Media Player.

If the movie starts to play, click the pause button. Select “Windows Frame” from LiteCam and click the Select button. To record, click the area where the movie is playing. Shown in picture below.
You can record this movie in Custom Size mode, but in this scenario, Windows Frame mode is easier.

 


 

Q> Can I record movies from other players, other than Windows Media Player? Windows frames mode doesn't seem to work with other players.

 

A> Yes, you can record. However, Windows considers the whole player as one window frame, it is better to go with Custom size mode.

You can also record QuickTime and Real Player, but it is not always compatible, it depends on the size of movies and the program settings.

 


 

Q> Can I record the movement of my mouse cursor?

 

A > No, liteCam does not support mouse cursor recording as it is designed to record video screen. If you would like to record desktop to create presentation or tutorial videos, try CamVerce.

 


 

Q> The movie is not synchronized with the sound. What can I do?

 

A> If you don't have enough system resources while you are recording, your movie might not be in sync with the sound. Try to close applications which you are not using while you are recording, and try recording again.

 


 

Q> I can not record via my WebCam microphone or my studio microphone a screenshot or skype communication

 

A> liteCam does not support recording sound from microphone since liteCam is designed for movie recording. However, if you are using liteCam on Windows 2000 or XP, you are able to record your voice by manually setting the audio devices. (You need to configure the device so your voice can play through speaker) This may not work on some sound cards.

liteCam uses CoreAudio API (for Windows Vista) to record loopback type in Windows Vista, so even if you configure the device, you will not be able to record your voice through microphone. If you are recording a video chat, you can only record the other person’s voice.

 


 

Q> I have lost the copy of liteCam and serial number

 

A> Not a problem. Go to Support page and click "Contact Us". Select "Lost Key/Product" and provide us with order number and email address in Comments section.

 


 

Q> I get the message "Incorrect serial number or not installed properly".

 

A> I recommend you to uninstall and reinstall and try it again. Please refer to Kbase LC301 for further help.

 


 

Q> Can I record my voice over while recording video?

 

A> Yes you can. If you are using Windows 2000 or XP, set your audio device to microphone. As you record the video, you can start speaking to the microphone.

 

liteCam Press Release

Sep 15 2008. liteCam 2.85 - Fixed Visual C++ 2005 runtime error on some systems during the installation. Invalid value coordinates issue fixed

> Read Press Release

 

May 22 2008. liteCam 2.7 - Audio Channel, Bits and Sampling Ratio are adjustable on Windows Vista. Enhanced recording on Windows XP with Service Pack 3

> Read Press Release

 

Mar 18 2008. liteCam 2.5 - Recording issue on Windows Vista Service Pack 1 fixed. Set “Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V3" as default recording codec. Set “Record Audio” as default option.

> Read Press Release

 

Aug 11 2007. liteCam 2.2 - Minimize liteCam option, Sound card compatibility update

> Read Press Release

 

May 15 2007. liteCam Green - We’re not your average company here at Innoheim.  We believe it takes more than just economic gain to be successful. In light of that, we’re starting up a new initiative called liteCam Green.

> Read Press Release

 

May 15 2007. liteCam 2.01 - Buy Now option available under Help menu

> Read Press Release

 

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Welcome to the liteCam online tutorial!

 

This is a quick guide to get you started. You can download the full manual.


After installing liteCam, click Click Start button > All Programs > liteCam to run liteCam.
If you are running liteCam for the first time, you will see the following dialog box asking if you want to set the hardware acceleration automatically. It is recommended to select the automatic hardware acceleration automatically. You can download liteCam trial.
liteCam tutorial
If you untick the Show tips at Startup box, this dialog box will not show any more. Second dialog box you will see (if you are running liteCam for the first time) asks you to run Audio Wizard. The Audio Wizard will guide you to set device to record sound from your computer. You can run this wizard from liteCam main screen as well.
liteCam Tutorial
  You will see liteCam screen as shown below.
liteCam Tutorial
If you did not select the automatic hardware acceleration, we have to configure video setting.

We recommend you to select Automatic hardware acceleration option from Tools menu so that you do not have to set this manually each time you record.
liteCam Tutorial
If you did not select the Automatic hardware acceleration option, you will have to set it manually.
More importantly, when you're recording through a web browser or Windows Media Player, you must run the web browser or Windows Media Player after the video setting.

These are the general steps for setting up.
Run LiteCam > Setup video and audio >run movie player (web browser or any media player) >Record
If you run any media player before you set up the video option, the screen may not record or play properly.


In order to set up, Click the Tools menu > select Video Options

You will see the Video Options dialog box shown below.
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You will notice that hardware acceleration is set to Full (unless you have changed it manually). Click the “Set Hardware Acceleration to None” button.

After recording, open this dialog box again and click the “Restore hardware Acceleration to Full” button.

Click the “OK” button to save and close these changes.



Now we have to set audio options.

In order to set up, Click the Tools menu > select Audio Options
You will see the Audio Setting Wizard box shown below.
litecam-audio setting wizard
Please read the “Before running Wizard” section before clicking the Next button.
-Close all programs that are using an audio or video device.
-Make sure your speakers are properly connected to your computer and that the volume is on.

Click Next button to continue.

You will see the Device setting screen as shown below.
liteCam tutorial
Upon clicking Auto Detect button, liteCam will detect your sound card. You will hear a static sound for 5 -20 seconds.

You will see a screen pop up shown below. This will tell you liteCam has successfully detected audio device on your computer and will be automatically configured for recording.

You may see different device name depending on your sound card. Please click OK to continue.
liteCam tutorial
If your sound device is successfully detected, click OK to test the selected device.
liteCam tutorial
Click OK to continue testing. You will hear music for few seconds, and then you will have this pop up:
liteCam tutorial
If you click the OK button in this dialog box, you will hear the recorded sound of the previously played music. If the sound is too loud or too quiet, slide the Volume bar to adjust the volume to the desired level. After adjusting, click Record&Play button again to repeat the procedure.

If you are unable to hear the recorded sound or failed to detect the sound device, please download liteCam manual from download page for more information.




Recording

There are five steps in recording.

Select the Recording mode and area > Stat Recording > Save File > Choose CODEC > Stop Recording


Selecting Recording Mode and Area

LiteCam offers you 3 different recording modes; Custom Size, Window Frame and Full Screen.

Generally, we recommend using Custom Size recording when you are using any media player other than Windows Media Player. Windows recognizes most of other media players as a single frame.

If you are using Windows Media Player as your default media player, you should go with the Windows Frame mode; this will allow you to be able to record only the movie screen without other frames such as buttons and menus.

You can use Full Screen mode if you have a movie playing in full screen mode. However, your mouse cursor will not be recorded. We do not recommend you to use Full Screen mode unless you have a very high end system.
The smaller the screen you record, the better and smoother recording you will get.
Custom Size Recording


If you choose Custom Size recording, click the Select button.
liteCam tutorial
You will see a hand shaped cursor with a “+” sign, as shown in the picture below.
liteCam tutorial
You can draw a rectangle using the drag and drop skill. Whatever is inside the red rectangle will be recorded. And you will notice that you can see the coordinate of the recording area.
liteCam tutorialThe recording area will be displayed in pink with coordinates on it. - MSN.ca / Sympatico web site

When the width of the rectangle is an odd number, you will see this message saying “Some Codecs are not compatible if the width of the recording area is an odd number, please change the width of the recording area to an even number and record again.”

If you have this message, you can add or subtract 1 from the coordinates manually.
liteCam tutorial
Window Frame Recording

If you're using Windows Media Player as your default media player or you wish to record a movie file from your web browser, Window Frame mode is highly recommended.
If you choose the Window Frame mode, click the Select button to choose the frame you wish to record. Move your mouse cursor and you will notice that the window frame is highlighted with a black and white border, as shown in the picture below.
liteCam tutorial
If the area you want to record is selected, left click on it. Your selected frame will be highlighted in pink with coordinates. If the wrong area is selected, you can click the Select button again from liteCam main screen to reselect the area.


Click the Record button to start recording.

Full Screen Recording

Full screen recording is even more straightforward. Select the Full Screen mode and click the Record button. Again, we do not recommend you to use the Full Screen mode unless you have a media-intensive system


AVI Recording Option


For all of the recording modes we have discussed, you will be prompted to save your file right after clicking the Record button. After saving your file, you will see this dialog box where you can set options for AVI files.
As you can see from the dialog box below, you can choose which compression program (Codec) you want to use. Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V3 Codec with default values is recommended for standard recording.
liteCam tutorial
If you have specific Codecs you would like to use, you can select from the drop down menu and configure it manually. When you are done, click the OK button to start recording.
Your recording will begin immediately after you click the OK button.


Stop/Pause recording

When the recording begins, you will see this icon in your bottom right hand side of the screen.
liteCam tutorial
You can pause or stop the recording by clicking one of these buttons.

You can play the recorded movie by either clicking the Play button from LiteCam or double click the file you have saved.
Frame rates

You can adjust frame rates from the main liteCam screen. You can enter any values between 1 and 30, but the default and recommended value is 10. You may record movies with 30 frames per second to have better quality recording if you have high end computer system. Please test-record at least 5 minutes to make sure if you would like to record with higher than 10 frames per second rate. If you want to initiate the frame rate to 10, you can simply enter 10 in the box or click Tools menu and select initiate frame rate.
 
Timer Recording
If you are recording a long movie and you don’t want to wait, you can use Timer Recording option. This Timer Recording option will let you set timer and automatically stops recording when the timer expires. Check “Timer Recording” box and you will see this Timer recording dialog box. You can enter the time (in minutes) and click OK. Your system will also be turned off after recording if “Shut down after recording” option is selected. Available timer value is between 1 (minute) and up to 240 (4 hours). Timer recording will be cancelled if you enter 0.
liteCam tutorial
Shut down after recording option
If this option is selected, your computer will be shut down after recording. However, it might not work depending on your OS and other running application.  
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