Re: Screencasting tools thread redux

Subject: Re: Screencasting tools thread redux
From: Abby Klemmer <aklemmer -at- factset -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 11:58:31 -0400

Rob -

For option (1), I highly recommend Adobe Presenter. It does exactly what
you describe, very easily & intuitively. And it automatically imports the
Speaker's Notes content into your finished presentation for
full-text-search and transcript purposes. (Cool!)
For option (2), I use Camtasia, but I'm getting more and more curious
about Captivate. I've also embedded small Camtasia-produced SWF files
within PPT slides and used Presenter for the bulk of the presentation
(e.g., the plain-vanilla PPT slides.)

Abby Klemmer
Knowledge Specialist
FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Rob wrote:

<<Just writing to see what the "state of the union" is with
screencasting tools between Captivate, Camtasia, and free alternatives
like Wink. Any thoughts on the most recent versions of these?

My particular need is just to make quick screencasts with some audio,
no background music necessary. Two types:

1. Going through and talking through a PowerPoint slideshow.
2. Going through and talking through web or application screens.>>


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