converting a playing score into a video

• May 9, 2021 - 03:47

I know that scores are played in real time with sound. Can I make a video of the screen to be loaded into an app?


Of course, you can.

But, you have to use a Video Screen Recorder software (something external from MuseScore).

With Ubuntu (Linux), I use "SimpleScreenRecorder".

You have to look for an Screen Recorder software (App) to your Operating System.

In reply to by Raymond Wicquart

For MacOS Quicktime Player could do that - though getting audio recorded as well may be a challenge. There are other packages which might work . Screen recording plus audio can be difficult, particularly if there's interactive input required.

It shouldn't be too difficult though to use a video editor and merge the video back with audio exported from Musescore, and it wouldn't be as critical as for lip sync situations.

Chances are that a well made video would use a lot of storage, so perhaps not suitable for an app. Use Handbrake to compress the large video file down to something more manageable.

I don't know what might work for Windows - Camtasia perhaps.

In reply to by dave2020X

I have tried to do this as mentioned for MacOS. It can be made to work, but it's a pain that the audio doesn't get recorded as well with the Quicktime Player screen recording. Matching up the audio can be tricky - though I've shown feasibility. However it should be easy enough if a piece of music is only played once. If there are repeats, or the video has been set up with the MS repeat mode in the Player - which might have been wanted for demo purposes - for example making a video about features in MS - then that's getting a whole lot trickier.

If anyone wants me to demo a short piece - public domain - I'll try - though it won't be immediate - and I'm not going to put up a complicated and high quality demo. There are some annoying things about the process. I suspect that there are dedicated tools which will capture both video and audio simultaneously, and in different quality levels, but I've not found one which works for me and/or is affordable yet.

In reply to by dave2020X

OSB Studio is open source and cross-platform and can record screen with synchronized audio on any platform. I've used it successfully on many occasions. but I've come to prefer simplicity. These days any number of browser-based solutions do a great job with very little in the way of installation or set up. Most of my screen recordings for the past year or two have been using Screencastify, which works even on my Chromebook.

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