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Windows Tracking in Screen Capture

This is Victor ‘Spooky’ Fontanez, and here in this blog post I'm going to tell you about an improvement that is in the Public Test Release and most recently in version 3.0.

In version 2.9 and previous versions, screen capture is quite good at capturing most applications. However with the default setting of ‘stick to title’ disabled, there were some instances where XSplit could lose track of the application you were capturing. Typically this would happen when the Window’s Title changes for any reason.

Example 1
Application ‘Final Burn Alpha’

After screen capturing the main window, you have to screen capture again for each game you load, as each time the window title changes to match the game name.

In version 3.0, we track the process more closely, so screen capture will know the window title has changed and follow along with it.

Example 2
Application ‘Final Burn Alpha’

After screen capturing the main window, you load a game.

Screen capture automatically follows the application’s new title window and continues to screen capture.

I do want to mention that you may see some unexpected behavior if you have multiple windows of the same application running.

Example 3
I have 4 untitled:notepad documents running.

If I screen capture one and close it, the application will find the next one on the process list and screen capture it.

However we think this way of tracking windows overall will improve screen capture for you in most applications. Give it a try if you have had problems with Screen Capture tracking your applications in the past and let us know what you think.