A built-in feature of Production Truck is a screen capture extension that allows you to capture your screen and use it as a camera source. The screen capture can be told to capture your entire screen, other specific applications, or a specific drawn area of the screen. 


Below are instructions about Enabling Screen Capture options on MacOS and telling it to capture specific applications or areas, followed by enabling screen capture on Windows systems. 


Enabling Screen Capture

To enable Screen Capture within Production Truck, navigate to your Preferences, the gear icon in the middle of Production Truck. Then navigate to Audio/Video and select the camera source you wish to populate with the screen capture. 


In the Source dropdown Screen Capture will be one of your options by default. 


By default, Screen Capture will begin to capture your entire screen. 


Capturing a Specific Application

The Screen Capture extension has its own control panel, which we will need to bring up. Go up to the bar at the top of your screen and select Extras, then Screen Recorder - Beta. 



This will open up a small box that gives the Screen Capture extension some options. From the main drop-down you will want to select the application you are utilizing. You can use the Hide Toolbar option to hide the toolbar from your video conference application, giving it a cleaner look. 



This will begin to capture the software from wherever it is available on your screen. If you move the application around on your desktop, the Screen Capture will do its best to follow it. You may need to navigate back to the Screen Capture Controls to refresh it, if it is not tracking accurately. 


It would be beneficial to have a separate monitor dedicated to the application, that way items will not interfere with the Screen Capture extension. In the example below, we have Skype selected as our Camera 1, and color bars as our Camera 2. 



Capturing a Draw View Area

The Screen Capture extension has its own control panel, which we will need to bring up. Go up to the bar at the top of your screen and select Extras, then Screen Recorder - Beta. 



This will open up a small box that gives the Screen Capture extension some options. Within this control panel, you will select Draw View. This will give alter your cursor and allow you to drag and draw a rectangular area on your screen where you want the Screen Capture to grab from. 



This will begin to capture the software from wherever the drawn area is on your screen. If you move applications and files around on your desktop in this area, the Screen Capture will capture it. In the example below, we have drawn an area around the BlueFrame Technology banner image elsewhere on our desktop. It displays as our our Camera 1, and color bars as our Camera 2.



Screen Capture on Windows

Below are instructions for enabling screen capture on the Production Truck version of Windows. 


Within Production Truck navigate to the Preferences menu in the center and to Audio/Video, then select a camera source and from the dropdown select Medialooks ScreenCapture. 



Under this screen capture, the entire screen will be selected and captured. 



If you have any additional questions, contact our support team by calling (859)-215-7979 or clicking 'New Support Ticket' at the top of this page.