What is Screencasting?

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Screencasting is when you record a video of your computer screen, oftentimes for teaching or sharing ideas. Common examples of screencasts are onscreen tutorials , video lessons , or slideshare presentations. Here at TechSmith , we understand the power of screencasting.

TechSmith Terrible Screencast Contest

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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! Community Screencast TechSmith 273 157 32 38

Video Simulations and Screencasts for Effective Online Training

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Check this blog to know how you can use video simulations and screencasts for process and software training. eLearning Design video based learning

Simple Screencast Production Tips for Better E-Learning

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Screencast tutorials are some of the most common forms of online training. One challenge is creating effective and engaging screencasts. Screencast Tip: Establish Context Quickly. Many screencasts aren’t clear about what the value of the screencast is.

Animated GIFs vs. Screencast Videos

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A few years ago, I regularly shared video screencasts. I definitely did not receive “I love your screencasts!” They were 5-10 minute screencasts with audio and webcam video of myself (looking professional in a dress shirt, despite the fact that I was wearing PJ pants).

The Ultimate Guide: What is Screencasting and Why Use it?

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A screencast is a digital video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration. Screencasting not only saves you time answering the same questions over and over, but it has been proven that 80% of viewers can recall a video they have seen in the past 30 days.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

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What is Screencasting? A screencast is a video recording of your computer screen, and usually includes audio. Screencasting is also referred to as video screen capture , and is a great way to teach or share ideas. Here at TechSmith , we understand the power of screencasting.

Screencast of the Week - Orin Thomas

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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.

Suggestions Needed - Screencaster Suggested Reading List

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I recently had a request by email to share a list of suggested books for screencasters. And, I was also thinking about different elements of a screencast -prep, planning, writing, graphics, presentation, storytelling and promotion. Great screencasts start with great writing.

3 Eye-Catching Ways to Add Interactivity to Your Screencasts

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Software animated demonstrations – which more recently have come to be known as “screencasts”- have generated new interest as a promising learning tool. So, here are three interactive elements for your screencasts you can add just in seconds: Signaling.

Articulate 360 – Developing Good Screencasts With Peek

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We examined the features of Storyline 360 that help develop effective software training simulations and online learning assessments. Peek is an application that can be used to create screencasts of software applications. Development of Screencasts is a Cakewalk.

8 Tips to Incorporate Screencasts Into Your Online Training Course

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There is a broad range of applications for screencasts in online training, from software product demos to POS system tutorials. Here are 8 tips to incorporate screencasts into your eLearning course design. Focus on Specific Areas of the Screencast to Reduce Cognitive Overload.

Meet Dan Spencer - Using Screencasts Effectively in the Classroom

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We're gearing up for the 24 hour screencast marathon about Camtasia next week. Dan uses Camtasia for Mac in his classroom to create screencasts of his lectures and then he loads them onto iPod Touches so his students can learn the material at a pace that works for them.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

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Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed. Create and produce your own screencast.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Twelfth Day.

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We're at the end of our 12 Day of Screencasting series. Today, professional screencaster and Camtasia trainer, Axel Becker shares his tips with you about voice training in a screencast! The screencast runs just 2:35 minutes! Screencast Tips and Tricks 600 26 32 218

From flat to phat: New Camtasia feature drops the needle on screencasts

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Click on the new effect option, Rap-ify – and after a short re-render process, your video will be updated with a new music style makeover – music, voiceover, and general look and feel all will be updated. .

Screencast of the Week - introNetworks

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This week's Screencast of the Week is actually a series of Jing videos (Jingcasts) from introNetworks ! Using it to show clients and prospects the nuances of our platform in bite sized chunks of five min has been incredibly effective. 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.

Need Special Effects for Camtasia for Mac Screencasts?

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If you'd like to add some screen effects to your screencast, check out OmniDazzle. Or there is a bullseye effect that follows your mouse cursor around the screen. OmniDazzle has several screen and cursor effects, including: * Pixie Dust.

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Behind the Scenes - How We Create Screencasts

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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. I wanted to make sure everyone saw this screencast. Effects Amplify. I was absolutely blown away at the number of screencast examples many of you shared on this recent blog post. Camtasia Studio Screencast Tips and Tricks 527 392 32 218

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Sixth Day.

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We're half way through our "12 days of Screencasting. Today's tip is from screencast expert and veteran Scott Skibell. On the sixth day of Screencasting, Scott Skibell gave to me. The object then appears to float over the screencast. Screencast Tips and Tricks 600 32 218

How screencasting has helped one student feel more prepared for college

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mathcast or screencast) to demonstrate the process of solving the problem, which was extraordinarily helpful. Recognizing their effectiveness, Mr. Marcos began posting these videos on mathtrain.tv Guest post by Tiana Kadkhoda.

Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial

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How to use the Amplify effect in Audacity. How to repeat an effect. The post Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Screencast of the Week - Tom Crawford + Gondola = Fun

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It's time to get back into the Screencast of the Week! I had a chance to catch up with screencaster, "Tom Crawford":[link] from "Visualization Network":[link] at "CES":[link] recently. I also like the style of Tom's screencast.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Tenth Day.

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Today's tip for "The 12 days of Screencasting" is from Daniel Park. And, he's made hundreds of screencasts. On the tenth day of screencasting, Daniel Park gave to me.". One of the biggest threats to effective screencasting is bulk.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Seventh Day.

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This also applies in screencasting. On the seventh day of Screencasting, Tom Crawford shares his insights and tips about screencasting. On the seventh day of Screencasting, Tom Crawford gave to me. ". Screencast Tips and Tricks 600 32 218

PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity!

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Check out these 5 ways screencasts have saved my sanity: Better How-Tos with Google Docs. I find the effect is more than explanatory. The post PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity!

Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

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This week's Screencast of the Week comes to us from a professional screencaster, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts ! I liked this screencast for several reasons. The audio quality is great on this screencast which is important as viewers are generally intolerant of poor audio.

Make your Screencasts Pop in 3D!

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One of my favorite screencasters, Paolo Tosolini has shared his tips to make your screencasts stand out from the crowd! He helped make a screencast that had a ROI of $2.4 In this guest blog post, Paolo will share how to make your screencasts pop like they're in 3D!

Become Better at Screencasting: Tips from Anton Bollen

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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.

How to Create a DIY Green Screen Video Effect

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This visual effect is often called chroma key compositing or chroma keying. It is a post-production effect that allows video editors to replace backgrounds and insert footage or images into their scenes. This process can actually be very cost effective and easy to set up.

Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping

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Rather than writing out entire documents and refreshing the browser to see the effect, I start by prototyping in services like CodePen or jsFiddle. Prototype environments help you get to the root issue and communicate quickly and effectively. What About Screencasting? Using screencasts, I can do the same thing. One way to approach this is to have students screencast their own thought process.

Screencast of the Week - Tom Green Bends Flash Video

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This week's Screencast of the Week comes from the wonderful Mr. Tom Green. Tom made a screencast for Layers Magazine - The How-To Magazine For Everything Adobe about 'Bending Flash Video in After Effects'. Congrats on being this week's Screencast of the Week, Tom!

How to Optimize Your Screencast Videos for Search

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So you’ve just put the finishing touches on your latest Camtasia screencast video. Fortunately, you don’t need to be an SEO guru to squeeze more search engine traffic from your screencast videos. Here’s a step-by-step blueprint for screencast video SEO.

24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

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It's time to kick off our marathon of 24 Screencasts about Camtasia in 24 hours! Matt Pierce, our Customer Engagement Manager, is the host of the videos so you'll see him in most of the screencasts we make. Noon: Using Screencasts Effectively in the Classroom - Dan Spencer.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

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Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed. 1 Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at their own pace. Create and produce your own screencast. Screencast PowerPoint Model. Guest post by Michael F.

Count Down to 24 Camtasia Screencasts in 24 Hours.

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We'll have a wide selection of books that are perfect for any screencaster that you could win, including: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath. Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design by Jenifer Tidwell.

The Green Screen Effect – TechSmith Tips

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TechSmith Tips is a weekly series that will focus on tips in screencasting, video editing, and more. This week, we will show you how to pull off the Green Screen Effect. Lighting is the most important aspect of pulling off the green screen effect.