Not all screencasts are created equal. What I mean by that is, there are lots of different tools one can use in order to create a screencast. There are different types of software and applications such as Jing, Demo Builder, CamStudio, uTIPu, and what I use, Camtasia Studio. There are also lots of different settings and effects you can use within those tools. I decided to show you what steps I go through before, during, and after recording a screencast to end up with what you normally will see as an end product on DemoGirl. This is not really a tutorial on how to use Camtasia Studio. It’s more of a way for me to show you what settings I use when creating a screencast. Hopefully it will be useful to those just getting started.
At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to record a screencast showing how I record a screencast. Sound confusing? Yeah, it did to me too. Then I remembered that even though I long ago upgraded to Camtasia Studio Version 4, I still have Version 3. So, I made the recording with version 3 but showed you all of the features I use in version 4. Pretty nifty, huh? Here’s my screencast tour of how I make screencasts for DemoGirl:
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