NTEN and SalesForce Screencast: Learnings About the Interview/Documentary Approach

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you're making a screencast, and you end up having a vertical monopoly on the process (you write the script, do the filming, operate the mouse, do the editing, and produce it), you need to become a super learner. One thing I learned just two weeks ago from a phone call to the TechSmith tech support guy is that the.wmv files from Ready/Talk can be run through microsoft media encoder - so they could be pulled into Camtasia and edited. Add Beth's Blog: Screencasts to your page.

Using Web Conferencing Software To Create A Screencast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'd love to know: How much scripting does he do prior to the interview? Does he edit in Camtasia? Ready/Talk outputs the file into.swf format which can't be brought into Camtasia for editing. I tried to convert the.swf file into one that would import into Camtasia using replay converter and couldn't do it. Option 1: Record the.swf playback file using Camtasia after the call. If I do longer recordings, they have to be tightly scripted. Click To Play.

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The Making of "Product Demo - Mobile Beacon" Video

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While not every nonprofit needs to invest the resources to make scripted videos, we wanted to try the new format to better serve our audience, particularly the different learners coming to our site. The middle sequences with the websites were captured using a combination of Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia Studio for Mac. Since we had a script written, it was not time-consuming to add that on.

Jon Udell Answers My Screencast Question!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

especially when you are vertical monopoly on your screencast -- director, producer, script writer, researcher, narrator, set designer, etc. That of course, led to readers posting comments and more insights and even connected me with Avinash Kaushik who I interviewed in Ready/Talk and recorded it - using the recording for note taking as the wmv file is not standard and could not be successfully edited in Camtasia.

Technorati Tag Bookmarklet: The Screencast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's the script. will scan later) Also, I haven't fully mastered the editing features yet as I was just trying to get it from script to filming. Next I'm going to try the free trial of Camtasia (Udell uses that one) and go back to fooling with Camstudio (the free open source tool). Marshall has a great post about a technorati tag bookmarklet that can save you a lot of grunt work.

The Jing Project: Embed Screencasts Into Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TechSmith is the maker of my favorite apps, Camtasia and SnagIt. It was very liberating for me to create a screencast like this -- no storyboard, script, no retakes. The script can detect the Flash plug-in in all major web browsers (on Mac and PC) and is designed to make embedding Flash movies as easy as possible. Click to play. I have less than 20 days before I get on a plane and fly halfway around the world. That in and of itsef is a little mind blowing.

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