PC game: Video Screen grab

Basicly I have I want some software to record the screen on a older Game that Runs on Direct X and to save it as a useable File like “.avi”.

Also where can I get Some Software to convert a Video short clip to a Gif…

Both are not related…

www.fraps.com isn’t bad for video capture
www.adobe.com for premiere. they have a 30 day free trial last i checked, that works well for converting video -> gif