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darren.ackers
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Video Product Review

Hey

I would like to record a screen capture video with audio to review an ebook and then embed into my site. Could anyone give me some instructions please and the best way/ software to do this.
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maryt
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Hi Darren,

You may want to look at TechSmith products here- http://www.techsmith.com/products.html

It has all tools for video creation, screen capture, voice recording, etc. It comes with instructions as well.

I hope that helps!
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Jing is also pretty good at this.

I haven't used them in about two years, but they used to be free for videos under 5 minutes.
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I've been using TechSmith's Camtasia Studio for years, to make tutorial videos with voice narration. A few tips:

Write a script before you start

Study the tutorials at TecSmith. They are experts in video presentation.

When you make a mistake, false start, or speech sound ("uh", "er", sniff, lip-smack, etc.) you'll want to edit out later, say and do nothing for 3-4 seconds, while still recording. Those "blank" parts of your recording will make editing easier later. Don't expect to make a perfect presentation.

If you expect to ever use your video on YouTube, check their size/time limits. You might have to do a series of smaller videos.

Understand which video file format you'll need at the end of your processing - Camtasia Studio does several.

In your audio recording, use a foam windscreen over your microphone and position the microphone near your mouth, but underneath it. You must avoid the stream of air coming directly from your mouth, so as not to get "implosive sounds" (P-Popping). Do a short audio test while saying "popcorn" and "popeye" as a test.

A very good audio product for recording narratives is the SoundBlaster/Creative X-Fi audio card and it's excellent software mixing console.

Cheers!
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cecille.l
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I use Camtasia too and I think it's the most popular tool out t here for screen cap vids and audio presentation. I know Mark uses it too for his presentations/lessons.

Write a script before you start


Most definitely. Or keep queue cards in front of you so you have something to remind you what you should be discussing and showing on your screen.

Jing looks good too and I think you can do the job with this. It's free, which is great but it's limited to only 5minutes of video.

Have a great weekend everyone! :)
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Same here too I use Camtasia for video making.
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I've been using the open source CamStudio. I recently checked out the latest version and had a much easier time syncing the audio/video components than a previous version I had. If you don't have a lot to spend, I'd recommend it. Though if you have the dough, I'm sure Camtasia is a more fully featured program
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jimcoe wrote:Write a script before you start


At the very least, even if you don't have a full script, it helps to have a mind map or an outline. I don't like doing full blown scripts myself because I don't want to come off like I'm reading. A mind map or an outline can help guide you so you know what to say and when to say it without telling you how to say it.

jimcoe wrote:When you make a mistake, false start, or speech sound ("uh", "er", sniff, lip-smack, etc.) you'll want to edit out later, say and do nothing for 3-4 seconds, while still recording. Those "blank" parts of your recording will make editing easier later. Don't expect to make a perfect presentation.


BTW, that's a great tip if you're shooting "live action" video too. In fact, I've gotten to where I'll make 2 or 3 takes of what I want to say and piece together the best parts of the takes. (Okay... for transparency, I must admit that I've only done this with one video so far and that one hasn't been posted yet because I have yet to finish editing it.)

Annie Andre has an excellent video posted on Adrienne Smith's website on 5 easy editing techniques to make your YouTube videos less boring that has a lot of great tips to keep in mind whether you're doing screen captures or live video.
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darren.ackers wrote:Hey

I would like to record a screen capture video with audio to review an ebook and then embed into my site. Could anyone give me some instructions please and the best way/ software to do this.


Hey Darren,

Heard some good things about screencast o matic at screencast-o-matic.com. Might be worth taking a looking at :)
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If you have the budget I would recommend Camtasia. If you don't have the budget, then if your videos are under 5 minutes check out Jing. If they are over 5 minutes, take a look at CamStudio,
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