I’ll be using occasional video capture within my research and am forever grateful to Jim Oliver, St. Kate’s MLIS Technology Guru, for introducing me to Jing. I’d originally hoped to capture all observations; however, the resulting file size and impact on system resources make this not feasible. Plus, digging through hours of video for later analysis would have been pretty time consuming.
So, instead, I’ll use a quick Jing capture on occasion, whenever I find something particularly interesting. Below is an example of me getting to know Jing.
Jing does impact SL performance a bit, but it’s OK becuase I’m using it to capture snippets that are generally less than two minutes long — and at these times, I’m able to position my SL view to capture what I’d like without moving my avatar. This avoids frustrating lag. Jing does not seem (thus far) to impact performance as long as my view of SL remains stable, meaning that features like chat function properly.