Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Screen Recording Recommendations?

Any recommendations?
Others? What's best? Your thoughts?


  • I have been using 3 screen cast recorders:


    Here is a my notes:

    Camtasia is very easy if you are doing video with voice over, but it is a bit of a pain trying to get cations and bubbles into it. And the output really only works as flash.

    Turbo Demo is quite expensive, but works very well. It's main point is that it uses scrren shots as opposed to a streming video. You loose a little in movemnet (i.e. you can't watch the mouse highlight an area of excel, just the start of highlighting and finish)but you get two hugh benefits 1) you can print word docs or pd of the video (good for handouts) 2) you can save it as a java script for tiny file (BIG SELLING POINT)

    Captivate, I haven't used very much. The reason I am getting this is that Captivate allows you to do interactive simulations within the program, great for training on software.

    hope this helps,
    Good Luck.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:20 AM  

  • I use camtasia and captivate. Both have strengths and weaknesses. I think you can do more quicker with captivate, but you may find editing to be a bit of a pain.

    By Anonymous Kevin, at 1:38 AM  

  • Thanks Mike & Kevin!

    By Blogger Glenn E. Malone, at 3:52 PM  

  • Camtasia is excellent but somewhat pricey (esp compared to free alternatives.) Lately I've been using SmartTech's free software that goes with its SmartBoards-- only to use it you don't have to have a SmartBoard, and it is cross platform. I have been using the Mac version, but the Windows version is setup the same and the screen recorder works great. I have been very pleased with the results, and recommend this to anyone interested in screencasting because the price is unbeatable (free) so you don't have anything to lose trying it!

    By Blogger Wesley Fryer, at 8:46 PM  

  • This may sound a bit like self promotion but I have some extensive reviews of screencasting software on my blog including TurboDemo, ViewletBuilder and Camtasia.

    Screencasting for your mom

    This has links to all the reviews.

    By Blogger Amit Agarwal, at 3:30 AM  

  • exactly what I was hoping for thanks Amit.

    By Blogger Glenn E. Malone, at 5:21 PM  

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