screen capture and blur effect


im trying to create an app to apply effects to my windows desktop

what i want is to open my oFx app and anything that is under it could be captured and manipulated to say apply effects like blur, ripples etc …

The idea is to have some kind of viewer that deforms anything under it in real time.

I almost had success using flash (adobe air3) , but it worked below 15 fps and with some crashes
i used this ANE ( to capture the screen

this is one of the effects i did to apply to my desktop using flash :

So what do you suggest to capture my desktop or a region of it ?
i was thinking to try something like

but i prefer to hear from your experiences.

Perhaps this post can help you:

hi lilive

i’ve tried but cant make the project work yet,
will keep learning from there .

thank you for the tip.