10/28/2010 A new version of HayWire is now available! It includes many bug fixes and an improved interface. Users can control many aspects of how HayWire renders computer memory by using the tab selector right of center at the top of screen.
These programs are "beta" quality and are likely to crash.
Although we have never experienced a "Blue Screen of Death"-level crash running HayWire during development and testing, that record is unlikely to stand forever. HayWire can consume a lot of resources, so we discourage using it on any mission-critical system, or one which is responsible for the safety of people or property.
Enjoy them with a healthy skepticism and remember you are on your own.
I have found that the Infognition Lossless ScreenPressor codec works quite well for compressing video streams generated by HayWire and heartily recommend it. I typically use it to capture demonstration and test runs and then transcode later to a more generally available distribution format.
Video capture is for very advanced users only at this time. I do plan on making it much easier for everyone by adding direct user interface support for this function to HayWire.