Once you choose the 'Start Capture' button, all the action is in front of the camera but Pro8 has some nice features that make it an even more powerful feedback tool.
The 'Capture a max' option allows you to set how long it will capture for. This means you don’t have to be next to the computer to stop the capture manually.
The 'Time Shifting' option is a very simple but incredibly powerful tool. When using time shifting, you set the time-delay, e.g. 5 seconds, click the 'Set' button and watch the delayed playback.
This means you can perform an action, watch the recording of that action, perform the action again based on the feedback you get from the recording and repeat. The instant feedback loop continues indefinitely without the need for your interaction.
If you decide to start capturing while time shifting is enabled, whatever appears on the screen while you are capturing is what is saved to file.
Note: Time shifting does add a significant load to your computer. If your computer struggles, you will receive a warning message on the screen. If that occurs:
- Your first action should be to close all other applications and try again.
- If that does not work, drop the frame rate.
- If that does not work, use Standard Definition (SD).
- If that does not work, you need a more powerful computer.