Re: Mini-lesson creation with audio and video

Subject: Re: Mini-lesson creation with audio and video
From: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 16:25:07 -0400

techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
04/24/2007 09:43:31 AM:

> On 4/23/07, Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com> wrote:
> Don't be tempted to record audio as you go along.
> > Take a hint from the way the motion picture industry works. There is a
> > reason they never record the audio track at the same time as they are
> > filming the scenes. ;)
> >
> >
> I would recommend going one step further with that and do what they do
> in the animation industry: record the audio FIRST, since the audio is
> much harder to adjust for time. Then, you can adjust the screen caps
> to fit the time of the audio.
> --
> Until next time...
> Kevin Amery
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Having produced many of these myself. I completely second that. It's much
easier to take the screen capture while listening to the audio playback,
than to try and record audio over the action.
FWIW I use both Captivate and Camtasia. I find the file sizes to be pretty
much the same (huge) especially when output to Flash or if you include
playback controls. i am looking forward to upgrading to the latest version
of Captivate though for the branching features. Gives the user a more
natural flow through our apps.

Gregory P. Sweet
Health Media Training Specialist

Bureau of HEALTHCOM Network Systems Management
New York State Department of Health


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