What is Screencasting?
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Screencasting is when you record a video of your computer screen, oftentimes for teaching or sharing ideas. Think Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Screencasts add a personal touch in ways that other methods (I’m looking at you PowerPoint decks and written proposals!) Giving feedback via screencasting.
Screencasting: From Script to Screen
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
From editing and rewriting video scripts to recording and screencasting new footage, she worked to refresh not only the visuals but also the scope of the tips to bring more useful, relevant content to users. Screencasting is all about process. Your pre-recording process begins by answering these questions and starting to outline the scope of your screencast. Pre-Recording.
Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Screencasting is one of the most dynamic tools educators can use to transform their classroom in a dramatic fashion without investing a tremendous amount of time learning a new software piece or app. The tools available to create screencasts are easy to use and can be quickly implemented by both teachers and students. This article is a not a “how to” of screencasting.
TechSmith Terrible Screencast Contest
JUNE 1, 2011
How many of you have watched a terrible screencast? Heck, I've made my fair share of terrible screencasts! I'm happy to announce we're having our first ever TechSmith Terrible Screencast Contest! Here at TechSmith, we are proud to make products for entertaining and effective screencast experiences, and we love to hear about examples of exceptional screencasts.
Announcing Screencasting in Snagit for Google Chrome
MARCH 11, 2014
Screencasting in Google Chrome is here! With our latest release of Snagit, you now have the ability to make screencasts from your Chromebook or any Chrome browser! At this time, we’re considering the screencasting feature in Snagit for Google Chrome to be in beta. Of course, making the screencast is only half of the story. Easy Sharing – The Holy Grail of Video.
AUGUST 24, 2015
Screencasts are a great way to look over someone’s shoulder remotely to see what’s happening on screen. used to use Camtasia for this but the price tag drove me away. used Jive instead. Both Jive and Snagit were rendered inoperable by the latest update of Yosemite for the Mac. Recordings show a black screen with a blinking cursor. Couldn’t they have alerted us? Bullshit
Happy 5th Anniversary 'Screencast'!
NOVEMBER 17, 2009
They landed on the term "Screencast":[link] for this genre. And, since then, screencasting has grown leaps and bounds. It's easier to record and produce a screencast. The barriers to entry on screencasting have been lowered. Tags: News Screencast Wicked Cool 31 504 Software and hardware have improved. You can read the post "here":[link].
From flat to phat: New Camtasia feature drops the needle on screencasts
APRIL 1, 2014
The post From flat to phat: New Camtasia feature drops the needle on screencasts appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. News & Events Camtasia for Mac Camtasia Studio Fun Screencast Screencasting Video TechSmith has never been an organization to shy away from innovation and being on the cutting edge. And frankly, we know a lot of videos are… well … boring. Watch Here!
59 Tips for Creating Engaging Screencasts
JULY 6, 2012
You can find that manual here: While the document was made for Camtasia Studio, the tips apply equally well to those using Camtasia for Mac or any other screencasting tool. Have you ever wondered what techniques you can employ to create a great video? We’ve distilled all the focus group information down into 59 informative tips and tricks and put them into a PDF guide for you to download.
Time Saver Tuesday - the 10ish Commandments of Screencasting
DECEMBER 13, 2011
Today's tips are all about how to make your screencasts less awful! I met Dan Nunez when he attended ScreencastCamp earlier this year. One of the sessions he led was called the '10 Commandments of Screencasting '. Do you have any Screencasting Commandments that you'd add to the list? Screencast Time Saver Tuesday 392 332 63It was a big hit. Honor your resolution.
We Need Your Help - Screencasting Tips for New Screencasters
SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
More and more people are screencasting. We're looking to gather and compile a list of the best screencasting tips to share with people that are new to screencasting or looking to take their screencasts to a new level. So the question is: What three things would you tell a new screencaster they must do to be successful? Together we can make better screencasts!
Screencast of the Week - GrowVeg.com
JULY 25, 2010
recently heard from GrowVeg.com about a series of screencasts they made with Camtasia for Mac. love that they made a demo screencast of their software so I could check it out before trying out their software. Their screencasts make it easier for people to understand the features of the software without having to read through instructions. Winters can be very long in Michigan.
Screencast of the Week - Why Most Screencasts are Tedious.
NOVEMBER 8, 2009
A blog post title caught my eye last week, 'Why Most Screencasts And Online Presentations Are Tedious (And How To Fix It)'! love Sean's blog post and screencast. Now, if you look at the typical screencast or tutorial, you're more than likely watching the same single frame with the same presenter. Here's Sean's great screencast. knew I had to check it out! No change.
Screencast of the Week - Orchestrate
JULY 12, 2009
ProCasts wins the highly coveted Screencast of the Week award this week with the screencast they created for Orchestrate - Employee Scheduling Software. liked this screencast for several reasons. also thought the opening animation was interesting and added a nice touch - it made the screencast seem professional and polished. Think again! Think again!
Screencast of the Week - Google Earth Design
AUGUST 2, 2010
This week's Screencast of the Week comes from Richard Treves on his Google Earth Design blog. There are several reasons I picked this screencast. have to say one of my favorite parts about this screencast is not actually part of the video - at the end of Richard's blog post , he shares what he has learned and posted his Camtasia workflow. It's a quick screencast running 6:34.
Screencast of the Week - Orin Thomas
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
In additional to being a screencaster, Orin is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer , Microsoft MVP , and has authored more than twenty books for Microsoft Press. Orin shared with me some of his tips for making screencasts which I thought were very useful so I wanted to share them with you. And, he is consistent about the visuals used for each action or event in the screencast.
Behind the Scenes - How We Create Screencasts
MARCH 7, 2011
I was absolutely blown away at the number of screencast examples many of you shared on this recent blog post. The screencast that was listed the most in your feedback was one done our Instructional Designer, Ryan Eash. wanted to make sure everyone saw this screencast. What else would you like to know about behind the scenes at TechSmith? I was absolutely blown away at the number of screencast examples many of you shared on this recent blog post. The screencast that was listed the most in your feedback was one done our Instructional Designer, Ryan Eash. wanted.
#AdobeCaptivate 6 Sneak Peek 03: High Definition Screencasts
JUNE 6, 2012
So here’s another peek into an awesome feature of creating high definition screencasts using the brand new Captivate 6. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" "Video screen capture" Adobe Captivate 6 HD Screencasts rapid elearning rapid elearning authoring tools screen capture Screencasts Sneak PeekAfter sharing sneak peeks on HTML5 publish option and Themes with you, we still have a lot to share and definitely cannot hide the excitement. Take a look! Inquisitive to know more about the new features [.].
Screencast of the Week - Speed Painting
AUGUST 29, 2010
And that applies to screencasts as well. :-). And that leads me to this week's Screencast of the Week. love these 'Speed Painting' screencasts - I'm always amazed at what people can create just using something as simple as Microsoft Paint. Oh, and if you'd like to make speed up the playback speed on one of your screencasts, you can do that with Camtasia Studio. Enjoy!
Who wants to be a better screencaster?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
If you want to become a better screencaster, how are you going to improve your skills? Camtasia expert, Daniel Park, has a couple upcoming events that may help you get the skills and expertise to get to the next level of screencasting. There dappertext was founded by Daniel Park, who is an author, screencasting guru, and TechSmith alumnus. Irvine, CA. airport). 24-25 (Basic).
PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity!
MAY 3, 2015
Check out these 5 ways screencasts have saved my sanity: Better How-Tos with Google Docs. By capitalizing on the convenience of screencasting, I am able to reach people individually with targeted help videos on whichever topic they request in a much timelier manner. The post PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity! And boy are they a tough crowd!
The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Sixth Day.
DECEMBER 17, 2010
We're half way through our "12 days of Screencasting. Today's tip is from screencast expert and veteran Scott Skibell. All together now. "On the sixth day of Screencasting, Scott Skibell gave to me. For the 12 Screencasts of Christmas, I wanted to make sure I shared a gold nugget and not just a lump of coal. The object then appears to float over the screencast.
Snagit for Chrome Update – Screencasting Comes Out of Beta, Gets Facelift
APRIL 23, 2014
With the release of Chrome’s M34 update, all of the screencasting features in the browser and OS are now available without having to jump through hoops to turn them on. The post Snagit for Chrome Update – Screencasting Comes Out of Beta, Gets Facelift appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. News & Events Screencasting Snagit techsmith snagit for chrome Update It’s free!
Screencasting in the Classroom with TechSmith and Edmodo
OCTOBER 23, 2013
Tom’s also a screencasting pro, and he frequently puts video content on his YouTube channel or on Screencast.com. Snagit is a great way to get started if you are new to screencasting. Sometimes new screencasters worry way too much about little mess ups. guess a good way to think of it would be for you to consider what type of screencast you are looking to produce.
I'm Feeling Lucky! Camtasia GoogleDoodle Screencast Winner.
JUNE 10, 2011
We received some great entries for our Les Paul Guitar Google Doodle screencast contest. Not only did Ellen create a fantastic screencast of the Google Doodle Les Paul guitar, but she also wrote her own lyrics and added more tracks in GarageBand. You can read more about Ellen's screencast video here. Check out Ellen's screencast below. We received some great entries for our Les Paul Guitar Google Doodle screencast contest. Camtasia Studio Camtasia for Mac Customer Videos Screencast 392 475 273 32And, I'm happy to announce the winner! She is our winner!
Screencast of the Week - introNetworks
FEBRUARY 21, 2010
This week's Screencast of the Week is actually a series of Jing videos (Jingcasts) from introNetworks ! Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week? Tags: Jing Screencast of the Week 24 194 48 You can see all the videos here. liked these Jingcasts - they're quick, personal (introNetworks CEO, Mark Sylvester , introduces himself in the Jingcast) and, I like Mark's new slang word - 'Jingspeak'! asked Mark about his experience using Jing and here's what I heard from him: Jing = EASY as anything I have ever used. We use it EVERYDAY.
Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial
DECEMBER 8, 2014
The post Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. For most TechSmith tutorials, the narration track is actually recorded first with a handheld microphone or a podcaster USB microphone that feeds straight into Audacity (an open-source audio editor). Over time, I’ve developed a very specific process for polishing the narration. 10:24.
The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the First Day.
DECEMBER 13, 2010
thought it would be fun to make a more useful version of the traditional Christmas carol and change it to be "The 12 Days of Screencasting"! 12 expert Screencasters have shared their tips and screencasting advice with me. Sing it with me. " On the first day of Screencasting, Molly McDonald gave to me. ". think it's the first song recorded about screencasting!
The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Seventh Day.
DECEMBER 20, 2010
This also applies in screencasting. On the seventh day of Screencasting, Tom Crawford shares his insights and tips about screencasting. Chime in the song. " On the seventh day of Screencasting, Tom Crawford gave to me. ". When getting ready for a screencast, go through all the steps you want to demonstrate a few times. Screencast Tips and Tricks 600 32 218
All About Screencasting - Meet Scrast and Camtasia Users Group
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
There have been some great resources cropping up on the internet for screencasters and Camtasia users that I wanted to share with all of you. Scrast is a site all about screencasting. They have a nice section with 'Tips for better Screencasts' and a section dedicated to Camtasia. Have you found other useful sites for Camtasia users and screencasters?
Only 1 Screencast Can Win. Cast Your Vote!
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
15 screencast videos. need you to cast your vote and help pick the first ScreenChamp Awards winning screencast! Who do you think is best screencaster? Check out the 15 screencasts and cast your vote here: [link]. and only one winner! Voting for Best in Show is now open! Voting ends December 16th and you can vote once per day. What do you think of the entries?
The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Fourth Day.
DECEMBER 15, 2010
Listen up fellow Screencasters! Ready to sing with me? "On the fourth day of Screencasting, Sean Carruthers gave to me. ". Like the tips our experts have shared with you during our " 12 Days of Screencasting " series? Screencast Tips and Tricks 600 32 218Sean Carruthers has a ton of professional video experience. It's my pleasure to share his tips with you.
Using Screencasts to Create High-Converting Sales Proposals
JUNE 11, 2015
The post Using Screencasts to Create High-Converting Sales Proposals appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Delivering a proposal to a potential client is the beginning of a long, stressful waiting game. Will they read it? And what if they have questions? Did I include enough detail to answer them? Or maybe too much? Chad Riddersen; owner of a boutique “growth hacking” consulting agency, Deviate Labs ; has developed a way to give himself peace-of-mind in these situations, and it’s easier than you might think. It’s as easy as pressing record.
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
JULY 3, 2012
A screencast is a recording of your computer screen to which you add an explanation by voice- combining it into a video. screencast is a classical way of explaining computer programs and software. You might for instance explain via a screencast how to start a twitter account. But there are a lot more creative ways you can use screencasts. Can I make a screencast?!
A practical guide to creating learning screencasts: part 1
APRIL 14, 2011
A screencast is a demonstration of a task carried out in a software application or on a web site for use as a learning aid or for reference. To create a screencast, you simply carry out all the operations involved in completing the task and the software records this as an animation. Screencasting tools. Coming next: creating all-in-one-take screencasts. Media elements.
Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy , neoK12 , or other sources. Create and produce your own screencast. Screencast PowerPoint Model.
Screencast of the Week - Picture-in-Picture for Whiteboard Recordings!
FEBRUARY 7, 2010
There are a couple elements that can make screencasts interesting and engaging. Motion from drawing on the screen with something like a Tablet PC or Wacom tablet make a screencast dynamic and can focus viewers attention. And, the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) option in Camtasia makes screencasts lively and shows off the presenter's personality. Some researchers at Microsoft have done something really creative for their screencasts using PIP! This is an easy way to add a handout to your screencast. Any nominations for next week's Screencast of the Week?
5 Best Practices for Screencasting
JUNE 13, 2013
As an online educator, sometimes creating a screencast for your class can be extremely beneficial. There are three primary uses for screencasts: Demonstrating the use of a computer software. We have selected 5 best practices to achieve a high quality screencast for your online course. What tips do you have for recording a screencast? Displaying a slideshow.
Screencast of the Week - Super Bowl Screencast
FEBRUARY 14, 2010
Google ran an ad that was a screencast! And, that's our Screencast of the Week this week! Regardless of that, I am happy to see screencasting hit big time. This has to be the world's most expensive screencast (and maybe most viewed screencast?)! All wrapped together in a beautiful screencast! love that a simple screencast can evoke that much emotion!
Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions
AUGUST 3, 2012
So you can’t make it to Screencast Camp? The post Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. So you can’t make it to Screencast Camp? This means you can watch 1/5 of all of the … Continue reading → The post Screencast Camp 2012: LIVE Streaming Sessions appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.
5 Screencasting Tools for Online Learning
JUNE 27, 2013
We’ve narrowed it down to a few of the best screencasting applications to help you build your online course a little easier. With Screencast-O-Matic , you have the option to record through your browser with one click or through the downloaded application. Screencast-O-Matic is free for Windows or Mac users. Camtasia creates a simple process to capture and edit what you record.
Inside a K12 Math Teacher’s Screencasts
JUNE 12, 2013
Question: What type of Jing screencasts do you create? My screencasts are designed to supplement my math curriculum by sharing concepts, computations, and sample problems to support classroom instruction. The format of my screencasts vary slightly based on how I feel I can convey each individual math standard. Vocabulary terms are also scattered among my screencasts.
Become Better at Screencasting: Tips from Anton Bollen
AUGUST 20, 2014
This year at Screencast Camp , things were pretty low key for me until it actually started. So you’ll see a little rust in this episode, but regardless, our guest, Anton Bollen, TechSmith German Evangelist, provides some great tips about becoming a better screencaster. Anton’s Screencasting Tips for becoming a Better Screencaster. The show wasn’t without incident though.
50 Screencast Tips from Chris Pirillo
MARCH 1, 2011
Thought I'd share another useful resource for all you screencasters out there. I was out to Seattle this week for work and was lucky enough to catch up with Chris Pirillo. He reminded me that he recently released an ebook with 50 screencasting tips ! Screencast Tips and Tricks 388 158 32Many of you know Chris from his popular site, Lockergnome.
Screencast of the Week - Behind the Scenes of a Screencast
NOVEMBER 28, 2010
This week's screencast is from Mel Aclaro. have to say the title of his blog post about his screencast caught my eye right away - " Camtasia Isn't Just For Screencasting ". picked this screencast for several reasons. This is a great way for people to get the most out of their screencast software investment. ". Who do you nominate for next Screencast of the Week?