Polybore has been having a lot of fun with blender recently You can the recent animated logo efforts here. http://www.watchblogvideos.com/2008/10/new-watchblogvideos-ident-v20.html
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Polybore has been having a lot of fun with blender recently You can the recent animated logo efforts here. http://www.watchblogvideos.com/2008/10/new-watchblogvideos-ident-v20.html
Thursday, September 18, 2008
UPDATE: Just tried this recently after a bit of a break. It seems Animoto have changed something about their .mp4 downloads because polybore’s original way of editing animoto videos no longer works (although it still works with animoto .mp4 files from when polybore first wrote this). Not to worry have found a new way of doing it. You need this http://www.pazera-software.com/products/mp4-to-avi-converter/
Be careful when downloading it. don't hit the largest download button, it is an add for something else. The download button you want is smaller and blue. Be patient the download ite tries to sell you stuff, ignore all that and you will get pazera in the end. Pazera does not need to be installed just extract the zip folder then click the mp4toavi.exe file and you are in business. Use ADD FILES from the top black toolbar, select the one you want and then hit CONVERT. Thats it.
Friday, September 12, 2008
The car was going to the garage to get new tyres so I asked them to plug the car into the computer to get the code from the ECU. Well it turned out that the engine was running on a fuel mix that was too lean. This was resulting in a loss of power and increased fuel consumption.
First off I replaced the fuel filter then reset the ecu by disconnecting the battery for about 20mins. The warning light went out but came back on again the following day. Then I tried replacing the air filter no joy there either. The next possible cause for this error code is a vacuum leak. Sure enough when, with the engine running, I put my head under the bonnet I could hear a hiss, can't believe I had not noticed it before.
Having identified that there was a leak somewhere it was difficult to pin point it. Crawling around on top of a hot V6 with an ear to each hose was uncomfortable to say the least and I spent a frustrating time doing this. Then I found a fantastic tip online. I would love to attribute it but it came up on the google search page but I could not find the actual item at the web site.
The trick is to use a short length of hose or tubing as a sort of stethoscope. Hold one end to an ear and probe around in the engine with the other end. It works fantastically well for isolating the hiss sound of an air leak. I found the leak almost straight away even though it was an awkward place.
I sealed the leak with some insulating tape and now the car is back to full health. Now I just need to identify the part number of the t junction rubber tube that failed and get a new one. Looks like I should be able to fit it myself.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Now research work into alzheimer's is obviously commendable however despite polybore being a huge fan of technology polybore is a bit uneasy about robots with animal brains. Polybore also finds it odd that this story has not been more widly reported. You would have thought that this sort of "Frankensteinian" experimentation would have created a fuss.
Perhaps people have got used to this kind of research. If so what next? A chimp embryo brain used to control a more advanced robot or hey let's try a human brain.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Polybore has become a quiche convert. It wasn't until I tried making quiche that I really appreciated how quick, easy and tasty this dish is. I'm late in adopting the quiche as, prior to conversion, I have been put off by shop bought quiche which, in my experience, have always been very bland.
All you need is:
1 small onion.
2 table spoons single cream.
4oz (110g) streaky bacon.
1/4 (140ml) pint of milk.
4oz (110g) cheddar cheese.
Savory shortcrust pastry.
Tomatoes. (or red pepper)
First off put the oven on to preheat up to 180C. Then roll out your pastry and fit to your dish. The dish this recipe fits in (perfectly) is 12" (30cm) in diameter and about 1" deep (2.5cm). To save time I usually just buy ready made pastry.
Chop your onion as fine as you can be bothered. Cut the bacon into small pieces (I use scissors for this). Fry the bacon in olive oil or butter, then add the onion and fry until golden. Distribute the onion and bacon mix evenly on the pastry. Grate about 3/4 of the cheese and sprinkle it evenly over the onions and bacon.
Chuck the eggs, cream and milk into a bowl and mix. Add pepper and a pinch of salt. Then pour this over the cheese, bacon and onion. Grate the last of the cheese on top and decorate with sliced tomato or pepper (or anything else you think would be nice).
That is it done. Just pop into your preheated oven and cook for about 35 mins. When you take it out of the oven leave it to rest for 5 mins before serving. Of course quiche is also great cold and is a great dish that you can make in advance of summer dinner parties.
Good dish to try some alternative ingredients as well. I've started making it with goats cheese and pancetta rather than cheddar and bacon. Yum.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This has to be the closest thing I have ever seen to the sale of bottles of fresh air. As a recent first time Dad I know that a new parent is prepared to try anything to help their baby sleep. My wife and I did a bit of research and found that some people have found that white noise has helped babies go off to sleep.
Interesting thought I, might as well give that a go. To my astonishment I found that there are web sites out their selling CDs of white noise.
Here are a couple of examples (lots more out there).
Wow what a bargain 12hr mp3 of white noise for only $9.99! Well how about getting white noise for free, at any volume you want, for as long as you need?
If you want to try out white noise with your baby, or know friends who might be thinking about it then bear this in mind. To get white noise all you need is an FM radio, knock the tuner off station, and hey presto white noise. Please don't go giving these gits any money.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Update: Check out an excellent alternative to aniboom in a new Polybore post here: http://polybore.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-create-animated-gif-for-your-web.html
Instructions: (these are slightly amended from those provided at the site but better)
2. Select the background of your choice by clicking the arrows. Hearts, Cupids, halos etc. I used "none".
3. Create: click the red button or space bar to Capture (photograph) frames.
5. Export your animated GIF to download, share and embed.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Anglian Water, the water company effected, detected the bug Cryptosporidium in it's water distribution system. This bug is a parasite which infects animals and can infect humans, if a healthy person is infected, they will not be going far from the toilet for at least two weeks, because of serious diarrhoea. For someone who is already frail or ill infection can lead to very serious illness.
Give Anglian Water their due credit, they were right on the problem with 500 people working round the clock flushing pipes, disinfecting tanks, advising the public to boil water and providing alternative drinking water. In the course of the clean up they "must have" found this small rabbit bobbing about in a water purification tank.
I say "must have" because the fact there was a dead rabbit in a tank has not been reported. Initially polybore had an image of a vindictive bunny, having penetrated security, perching at the edge of a tank before depositing it's droppings over the edge then gleefully hopping off. But the fact that it has been reported as being caused by a rabbit, and that it was a small one, surely means they fished it's dead body from a tank. So the rabbit must have fallen in and drowned (sploosh). Lucky for Anglian Water it was a cutesy rabbit, imagine the uproar if it had been a rat.
Polybore says exterminate all rabbits in the UK, exterminate with extreme prejudice. They are not supposed to be here, the rotten Romans introduced them. What did the Romans do for us? Infested the place with rabbits, that is what they did. Roads and central heating, I'd give them up if it meant no more rabbits.
Link to boring news article here.
Monday, July 14, 2008
I don't know exactly how much phosphorus sesquisulfide there is in a single match head. But even a conservative guesstimate of 0.1g would mean this guy has 95.6kg (211 pounds) of explosive stashed somewhere.
Look in the photos, he is clearly cutting the heads off of live matches! Is this an elaborate plan to cover up for explosive stock piling?
Here is where I first saw this story. http://www.myinterestingfiles.com/2008/07/car-from-956000-matchsticks.html No details on the match heads there, or anywhere else that I can find.
If anyone can put my mind to rest on what this guy did with the match heads I would be mightily relieved.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Meanwhile the much maligned, by certain US and UK commentators, France has pulled off three significant foreign policy successes in the past week. That is three more than George W Bush managed in his 8 year term. One more than New Labour has achieved in it's 11 years in government in the UK (credit for Kosovo and Sierra Leone).
1. The historic establishment of diplomatic ties between Syria and Lebanon mediated by France and Qatar.
2. Setting up an encouraging environment between Israel and Palestine for future peace talks.
3. The inaugural summit of the Union for the Mediterranean.
OK we have been optimistic regarding Palestine many times in the past as various US presidents have sought the foreign policy holy grail without success. Also the effectiveness of the Union for the Mediterranean has yet to be seen. The point however is that the vacuum left by the US and UK is being filled by France and this has to be good for world stability.
Until Afghanistan and Iraq are stable, safe, countries the US and UK will continue to struggle to influence anyone as exemplified by their recent failure to persuade the UN to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe.
A change of US President may reinvigorate US foreign policy. Unfortunately any incoming President is going be hamstrung by the legacy of Afghanistan and Iraq. It is difficult to see how the US/ UK coalition can draw a line under operations and withdraw in a timescale of anything less than 20 years. So until then it will be France who exert influence around the world. This should be applauded because the alternative is Russia and China filling the vacuum left by the US.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Listen to the polybore droning this post. (mp3)
Friday, July 4, 2008
Here is some of the music that was used as a method of torture.
AC/DC - Hell's Bells
AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill
Barney the Purple Dinosaur - theme tune
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
Christina Aguilera - Dirrty
David Gray - Babylon
Deicide - Fuck Your God
Don McLean - American Pie
Dope - Die MF Die
Dope - Take Your Best Shot
Drowning Pools - Bodies
Eminem - Kim
Eminem - Slim Shady
Eminem - White America
Matchbox Twenty - Gold
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Neil Diamond - America
Nine Inch Nails - March of the Pigs
Nine Inch Nails - Mr. Self-Destruct
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Queen - We are The Champions
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Of
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Saliva - Click Click Boom
Sesame Street - theme tune
Tupac - All Eyes on Me
If you are a musician whose music has been used for torture you should contact the organisation Reprieve. Reprieve believe that the US military has a case to answer under copyright law. The US military did not pay the artists concerned for public broadcast rights. Sadly their is a better chance of convicting the US Military under copyright law than there is of ever holding them to account for torture.
All musicians shocked by this situation should consider putting a clause in their contract forbidding the use of their music for the purposes of torture.
My personal view is that music is something that demonstrates culture and civilisation. For music to be twisted and used in acts of barbarity sickens me.
Further reading and links if you want to campaign against the use of music for torture.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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ANIMOTO is a free web service that creates awesome slide shows using your uploaded images. You can add your own music, or their stock music, to the slide show and ANIMOTO will add video effects in time to the music. If you sign up for the free service via the links in this post you will get a 5% discount if you ever decide to buy the all access account which allows you to produce longer videos.
You can embed the video into your website/ blog or export direct to youtube with no messing around. I'd include instructions on how to use ANIMOTO but there is no need it is incredibly easy to use and produces amazing videos.
My first effort (above) took about 10mins and I am looking forward to sorting out some better images and producing a longer video.
Next I am going to make a cool slide show of my new baby son, he is gonna love it.
New: Here is my latest version of the polybore promo vid full size at youtube. http://youtube.com/watch?v=is9LBxcf_m4
If you want to put clickable links in your video here is a link to required info. http://home-made-online-income.blogspot.com/2008/03/brand-existing-youtube-videos-with-your.html
Monday, June 30, 2008
You can see the story here. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7481715.stm
And in more detail here http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/article4237491.ece
Now I tend to agree that these marks should have been given. I visited a friend of mine a while ago. He showed me a note that some kids in his block had shoved through his letter box. It read "f*ck of".
My friend is an educator and he was not upset by the sentiment, it was the incorrect spelling of "off" which got to him. It is a sad state of affairs when a kid can spell "f*ck" but not "off".
Bearing this in mind I think the examiner was right to award marks because at least the kid taking the exam managed to get the spelling right. And as the examiner says, if the student had just added an exclamation mark "!" then he could have had an extra mark.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This cheese cake is really easy to make, tastes simply amazing and is sure to be a hit at the dinner table. It is best made the day before to allow it to set overnight. It will keep in the fridge for several days once made and seems to get better with age although I can assure you my experience is they are quickly gobbled up. If you are a bit daunted by the high calorie count of this recipe consider replacing the cheese and cream with low fat equivalents. My advice though is to make the full bodied version and have a smaller slice (if you can)What you will need (serves 8):
For the top.
6 whole lemons
600g (21.1oz) cream cheese (eg Philadelphia)
600ml (21.1floz) double cream
gelatin or vegetarian equivalent enough to set one pint
90g (3oz) caster sugar
For the base.
300g (10.5oz) digestive biscuits (or equivalent biscuits)
100g (3.5) butter
60g (2oz) granulated sugar
It is a lot easier to turn out the cheese cake with a tin like this. A clip cake tin with removable base. Like the one pictured below. My tin is 8" in diameter and 4" high.
It is best to make the base first. Crush up the biscuits, it is fun to do this by putting them in a plastic bag then whacking it with a rolling pin. Don't get too carried away or the bag will split. If the biscuit crumbs are larger you will get a more crunchy base.
Put the crushed biscuits in a bowl. Add the granulated sugar. Melt the butter in a pan and add to the mix.For added zing add some zest from the lemons (scrape lemon skin using a zester). Mix up then place it in the cake tin. Firm the biscuit base down with a spoon, or the base of a glass. Then pop the tin in the fridge for half an hour or so in order that the base sets before you add the topping.
The topping is also really easy. Squeeze the lemons (take out the pips), and add all ingredients, except the gelatin/ vege gel into a mixing bowl. I usually use an electric whisk to do the mixing. Once the mixture is smooth prepare the gelatin or vege gel and according to the instructions on the packet and add.
Carefully pour/ scoop the mixture into the cake tin and place in the fridge to set. For best results leave in the fridge overnight or for at least 3 hours.
That's it, just turn out the cheese cake. I tend to serve it on it's own but if you want to show off decorate the top with fruit.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
According to the UN the Taliban raked in a cool $100 million in 2007 from opium production in Afghanistan last year. While the Coalition and world aid agencies pump in hundreds of millions of dollars to help Afghanistan the world's junkies pump in millions of dollars to the Afghan opium industry. The Taliban use this money to acquire armaments to kill Coalition troops and Afghan civilians.
So if you are a junkie reading this, if it is not enough that you are killing yourself with your addiction for you to stop, then have a think about the guns, violence and murder you are supporting by buying heroin.
If you are not a junkie, before you feel to smug, are you buying the records of a junkie? If so we know what the junkie musician will spend the money on, yep heroin.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Flycatcher by name, fly catcher by nature. They find a nice perch, launch themselves from it and catch flies on the wing before returning to the perch. The smart wee chap in the photo likes to perch on the aerial of my car.
I've been trying to get a decent photo of him for ages, because he is so wee and so busy it has not been easy. Am hoping to get a good one before my visitors return to Africa for the Winter.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
It is the fighting season once again in Afghanistan, for Afghans it has been like this, pretty much every year, for as long as anyone can remember.
Polybore has been following the events in Afghanistan since the Soviet invasion of 1979 when as a precocious 7 year old I wrote to Margaret Thatcher to suggest trade sanctions against the USSR in order to put pressure on them to withdraw.
Well Polybore did not have much influence with Thatcher, instead of trade sanctions she suggested that British athletes boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The Soviet Union remained fighting in Afghanistan for 10 years before their withdrawal in 1989.
What are the differences between the Coalition occupation and that of the USSR.
1. The USSR had a much larger force with up to 104,000 troops, currently Coalition forces are expected to reach approx 65,000 after reinforcement this year.
2. Coalition forces have a mandate to reconstruct Afghanistan and to support the Government. The USSR did not have a reconstruction mandate, per say, however they were there to support the Communist Regime that was governing Afghanistan at that time.
3. USSR troops killed by the end of the 10 year occupation numbered 14,427. During the Coalition's 7 year occupation 841 troops have been lost.
It is clear that the Coalition has had some hearts and minds success in Afghanistan when compared to the USSR occupation. With less troops they have sustained far fewer casualties and fighting has been less widespread during the Coalition occupation.
To sustain this success the Afghan people must have confidence in their Government. The danger is that the Coalition will end up propping up an unpopular Government which would alienate Afghans and result in increased support for the Taliban. Evidence of corruption and incompetence by the current Afghan Government is starting to emerge and this does not bode well for the Coalition's mission.
The truth is that there is no exit strategy. Realistically the Coalition are looking at having to be on the ground in Afghanistan for the next 30 to 50 years for there to be any chance of leaving Afghanistan in a state in which it can secure itself against the Taliban. With few countries comitting battle troops to the Coalition, and with Canada contemplating withdrawal beacause of this, the future of Operation Enduring Freedom is in doubt.
Should the people of Afghanistan begin to think that the Coalition may withdraw then the Taliban will become an increasing military threat. They will be able to move with greater support from Afghan villages looking after their future security in the event the Coalition withdraws.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
This was Scotland's most stolen sign until special anti- theft measures were deployed a couple of years ago. My neck of the woods made the news, for once, because this sign was so often stolen. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3720848.stm
Renetto White Renetto Black.
Paul Robinett AKA renetto (wikipedia)
I'd like to show you the video of renetto blacked up (blackface) but he has taken it down from YouTube, and it does not seem to be held on any other servers, so we will have to make do with the still.
He says in his vlog that he took the video down because in it he had used copyrighted material from an audio series "This I believe" and that the copyright holders had made a complaint to YouTube. renetto reads excerpts from the email he received from the copyright holders and is at pains to say that they were very reasonable and only wanted videos which contained their material taken down. renetto also, pointedly, says that the copyright holders would be interested in him promoting their material in the future.
renetto is a smart media savvy guy who has built an online presence which makes him valuable to advertisers. In particular he a partner in YouTubes revenue sharing scheme. This scheme expressly forbids the use of copyright material without permission. http://ca.youtube.com/partners
Because of renetto's obvious intelligence and business experience you might conclude that, just maybe, he was using the copyright material with its owners consent because to have done otherwise would be out of character and utterly stupid. renetto describes himself as an inventor. Inventors are very clued up on copyright.
Blacking up is very controversial and has offended a significant number of YouTube users and would have had the potential of offending many more people if the video had been left to stand. renetto actively courts the media and it would not have been long before his blacking up would have run as a negative story against him, this in turn would inevitably lead to advertisers dropping him.
Subsequent videos posted by renetto have critised copyright law, many YouTube users have voiced there opinion that this is diversionary tactic to draw attention away from the fact that renetto blacked up in a video.
If you watch renetto's video's you can see in his eyes that something has clearly gone wrong with his game plan. He has failed to acknowledge the offence he has caused by his blacking up, instead he has been angrily banging on about copyright law. I invite the reader to draw their own conclusions.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
If you want to check them out then visit them at the even more hilariously named arcelikas.com
You see before you the original woolen swimming trunks. They lurk in a cupboard in the house and occasionally I threaten to wear them.
You really need those draw strings on these, that wool is going to be jolly heavy when you come out of the water.
Made by Admiralty they boast go faster stripes, cotton gusset (the chaffing would be unbearable otherwise), draw strings, and a badge of a woman riding a flying fish. Pure class. You can't beat wet wool against the skin.
Just goes to show our forefathers were much tougher than us.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
80% of the worlds electricity comes from fossil fuels. Fossil fuel power stations just pump their waste products, millions and millions of tonnes of CO2, into the atmosphere. In comparison nuclear power waste is minute in volume and it's storage is extremely closely monitored.
In terms of safety, considering the technology the first generation reactors were built with, nuclear power has a good record. There has been one major incident at Chernobyl. Chernobyl's design has been found to be flawed and unlike nuclear power stations in the West it did not have a containment dome. This design omission allowed the discharge of radioactive material following the explosion.
New nuclear facilities are being built with the superior technology compared with previous generations of plant. They are ever safer and ever more efficient.
Nuclear power is not the solution to meeting the worlds future energy needs, but it is an essential component of the solution. Energy conservation, renewable power sources (wind, tidal etc) and nuclear are the way forward. Nuclear power fits well with renewable sources because it is as natural as they are and does not emit CO2. Consider where the Earth and all life gets it's energy, from The Sun, a gigantic nuclear power plant.
Glastonbury tickets sold out in a few hours in 2005 and 2007. This year you can still buy tickets months after they went on sale. I can understand peoples reluctance to go. In 2005 one day of rain was enough to turn the event into a massive stinking slimy cess pit. We still enjoyed ourselves because we had pitched our tent on the hill so were not amongst the poor sods who had their tent submerged effectively losing all their gear and it was our first visit so there was some novelty value to the mud.
We went to Glasto 2007 thinking that surely the organisers have learned a lesson after 2005. They claimed to have improved the irrigation for the site. Well maybe they had, but with rain every day over the event, and 100,000+ people trudging about the site was a slurry pit from day one. The site is basically a big plug hole, all the rain water washes straight to the stages and the soil type means that very little rain is needed for it to turn to mud. The organisers are fully aware of this but in my view have not done a few common sense things to counter the mud threat.
Why oh why could they not put down walkways for pedestrians, they put down temporary roads for vehicles to get about. There is nothing worse than having to step off sound footing into deep mud to let some impatient git go past in a vehicle. Also it would be very easy to put out some kind of seating. One of the worst things about the mud is that its impossible to sit down anywhere. Even if you have a camp chair its going to sink into the mud.
How about some kind of flooring in the toilets? Falling into urine soaked mud is not fun in anyone's book.
The last straw for me was the terrible sound quality at some of the stages. I was so relieved when it was over. Sure I enjoyed seeing so many of my fav bands but this was outweighed by the miserable mud trudging.
The only time I felt scared was when I realised I was not going to be able to get out of the door on my side and I briefly worried about the risk of fire. I suppose there was not much opportunity for fear during the crash, just after it.
I always used to think that whiplash was a made up injury to claim compensation. Well I can assure you it does exist and involves a bit of pain for a few months.
Monday, June 9, 2008
This leaves me with three possible reasons for the diggs disappearing.
1. The people who digged it only want to be associated with very popular items. If they digg and the item does not go on to get hundreds of diggs they undigg. If this is the case then this behavour would seem to damage the idea of digg being a tool which can highlight good information from sources which don't have the clout of say, CNN or the BBC.
2. The people found something else I had dugg that they disagreed with and as a protest undugg my other submissions. If this is the case then it's against the spirit of digg and what is the point of this kind of protest if no one leaves a comment to explain why they have undugg.
3. Maybe some people just like digging stuff then undigging it?
It's not something I am going to lose sleep over, I'm just curious. I would suggest to digg that perhaps they might encourage people who undigg leave a comment to explain why. If nothing else this would help other diggers decide if they want to digg an item or look at it at all.
Anyone out there got any ideas?
When the war started it was pretty obvious that the weapons of mass destruction argument for invading was a false one. This has been borne out by the failure to find any significant evidence of WMD in the years following the invasion. It was also evident that the invasion would cause chaos and anarchy in Iraq, there have been plenty of lessons from history demonstrating what happens to a country after invasion.
The new reason justifying the invasion of Iraq after a bit of Orwellian rewriting of history is the removal of Saddam Hussein. This argument does not wash either, how can you justify removing one dictator when you allow others to stay in power like Mr Mugabe of Zimbabwe.
Of course the elephant in the room is Iraq's oil resources. Why can't the US and UK just come out and say this was the reason for the Iraq War? It is the one justification that will stand the test of time. Invading Iraq to secure the oil resources was a good idea, look at the oil price just now, imagine what it would be if Saddam Hussein was still in power.
How can war be justified for oil? Look at the effects high oil price are having, a world food shortage is developing that could result in the deaths of millions of people. If Saddam were still in power, with the ever present threat of war, the price of oil would be far higher.
Their web site is awsome and videos of their ads can be found there. They make Pesi and Coke ads look like they were produced by a 4 year old. Well I guess they probably were.
Check it out at http://www.irn-bru.co.uk/adverts/favourite-ads.html
Sunday, June 8, 2008
1. Screen-cast-o-matic (completely free)
2. Screen Recorder Gold (free trial)
3. Adobe Captivate 3 (30 day free trial)
2- Screen Recorder Gold.
Many many features, here is a brief summary.
Real time recording of desktop, adjustable area, or snap to window/ application.Automatic annotation.
Recording is converted to slides which can be fully edited, annotated and interactive content added.
Recording is published in flash format.Sound recording/ narration.
30 Day free trial.
The new version of Captivate is much more expensive than in predecessors but has increased interactivity/ multimedia functions. I'm using version 1. If you need a spot on annotated tutorial this is the software to do it. At a price.