RE: RoboHelp, RoboDemo, and Procedural Movies - Please Help

Subject: RE: RoboHelp, RoboDemo, and Procedural Movies - Please Help
From: "Sam Stuhlman" <Sam -dot- Stuhlman -at- w7optics -dot- com>
To: "Anthony" <italian_scribbles -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 13:24:36 -0400

I use Camtasia, which allows you to produce the movie in various
formats. You'll need to figure out somehow the format that is easiest
for most users. I did that by testing within my group. I gave them the
files with no instructions and waited to see who asked what. Then, I
sent 2 or 3 formats at a time and they decided what looked better. I
would package the movies separately and link them to the help. That way
if you need to change one, you just need to email a new file.

Also, you need to consider the users' computer platforms, monitor
resolution, etc. Is anyone using a Mac? Are they gamers with high-res or
testers with old cast off equipment?

Hope that helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony [mailto:italian_scribbles -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 5:18 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RoboHelp, RoboDemo, and Procedural Movies - Please Help

Hello Everyone,

I would like to add some "movies" of a variety of procedures in my
company's help system and am looking for some advice on the best method
and tools for the job. The help system itself was created on RoboHelp
HTML 5.0.1. We currently do not have RoboDemo.

Is it best to create the "movies" using RoboDemo software that is sold
separately or import the "movies" in .AVI, .MOV or .MPEG format directly
into their RoboDemo projects or (if possible) into the help system once
they have been generated by another software package?

If the latter, can it be done without RoboDemo and what is the best
video format to keep size to a minimum while delivering a high quality

Further, if the latter, what aftermarket software would you suggest for
constructing the "videos" to be imported?

Thank you so much for the help.

- Tony

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