Create Fully Interactive Demos, Tutorials and Software Simulations
MadCap Mimic is an easy-to-use software simulation and multimedia tool that lets you create fully interactive movies, simulations, presentations, and tutorials of software or systems.
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- Create fully editable, interactive movies of software applications
- Allow your users to view and listen to demonstrations/presentations and (optionally) interact with simulations
- Ideal for use in Technical Support, eLearning, Sales & Marketing, and in Help systems
Quickly Generate Multiple File Outputs
- Microsoft Silverlight and XPS
- Adobe Flash, AIR, PDF
- Mimic Movie Format
- Industry first cross-product variable support with MadCap Flare and Capture
- Now content reuse for movies: Single source your Mimic movies by inserting variables into your Mimic content
- Seamlessly integrate with MadCap Lingo for easy translation of multimedia elements
- Mimic and Capture share palettes and copy/paste formats
- Leverage previously created content with PowerPoint import
Recording in full-motion video allows you to more seamlessly capture fluid actions and motion from your desktop. Enjoy smoother animation along with the ability to record everything from YouTube videos and Window animations to animated dialog boxes and drop downs.
There are now three recording modes to choose from in Mimic for greater control. The recording options now include Video for full-motion video in a single frame; Automatic to automatically capture images as you perform actions in the recording area; and Manual to manually select which images to record using the PrintScreen button on your keyboard.
Embedded Navigation Controls in
You now have the option of embedding navigation controls in the SWF file. This makes it possible to deliver the SWF file only, rather than delivering other Mimic files.
Updated Recording Process
The record button replaces the ok button for immediate recording.
New Skin Enhancements
In addition to the new embedded skin option available for Flash output, there have been some other enhancements to regular skins including a "Fit to Movie" and a new default skin.
"I'm building a big Mimic project with 19 movies for the Marine Corps., designed to train Marines on the application we've built. After demoing the project, the client was incredibly impressed. They had no idea the tutorials would be so smooth and professional. Not to toot my horn - but Mimic is a great product!"
Laura Johnson | Access Systems, Inc.
Choose how you want to capture your movie: automatically record the steps a user takes to accomplish a task; manually take a screenshot each step of the way; or record full-motion video
Decide what your viewers need: modify text bubbles, cursor movements, or timing; add objects, music, narration or special effects.
Pick the output format: choose from one or more of the output formats, or output straight from your operating system's command line. If you are a Flare author, embed the movie in your project.
What窶冱 New in Mimic Version 6.0
You now have the option to record audio narration while shooting a Mimic movie, or you can add sound and voiceover recordings at a later time.
Add sound and audio objects, such as MP3 or WAV files, quickly and easily to frames using the new dialogue.
Improved Recording Workflow
A simplified recording workflow allows for a user defined aspect ratio, a drop down for built-in ratios, and the ability to lock the aspect ratio.
Flash Embedded Skin Enhancements
New skin enhancements allow you to add a progress (seek/time) bar, a mute button and volume control.
Embed Flash Movies Into Flare
Optimized for Flare 7.0 and higher, Mimic now allows you to embed Flash movies (SWFs) directly into Flare topics.
New Getting Started Wizard
Get a quick start on your projects with an all-new Getting Started Wizard.