RE: Camtasia vs Captivate vs Wink

Subject: RE: Camtasia vs Captivate vs Wink
From: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
To: techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:38:32 -0400


+1 what Rick said.

Captivate does do full motion video, but Camtasia does it better, and the
video editing layout in Camtasia makes much more sense for full-on video
projects. Though I have to say I like the text-to-speech built into
Captivate these days. It's great when you are in a pinch for narration.
You've got to work it a bit and learn the VTML (VoiceText Markup Language)
to make it sound good. I built a custom Tag library in Dreamweaver and
matched it to a custom page type. I use the Dreamweaver IDE to write/tag up
my text and then copy & paste into captivate.

Cheers!

-Greg

techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
06/06/2011 09:20:15 AM:

> From: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us>
> To: "Rick Stone" <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>, "Cardimon, Craig"
<ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
> Cc: techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: 06/06/2011 09:20 AM
> Subject: RE: Camtasia vs Captivate vs Wink
> Sent by: techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> You can do full motion fully narrated demos from Captivate, too, though.
> But you're right about the scaling.
>
> Kay
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+kay -dot- robart=tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kay -dot- robart=tea -dot- state -dot- tx -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com]
> On Behalf Of Rick Stone
> Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 8:16 AM
> To: Cardimon, Craig
> Cc: 'techwrl'
> Subject: Re: Camtasia vs Captivate vs Wink
>
> Hi Craig
>
> For me, the answer here is "it depends".
>
> If I am wanting a full motion fully narrated demonstration, I'm using
> Camtasia. If I'm wanting something interactive, where my viewer may
> click and/or type to perform a simulation, I'm using Captivate. Another
> thing to consider is the area you need to capture. If I have no choice
> but full screen, Camtasia seems to do a better job as its approach tends
>
> to be "Capture as large as you can, then reduce the size to what you
> want when you publish.". And it seems to scale things wonderfully so
> there isn't much loss of clarity. But with Captivate you don't want to
> take this approach as any scaling afterward will have a negative impact
> on what you see. The extent to which things degrade will depend on how
> much scaling is done.
>
> If I'm on a severe budget where I cannot spend any money, Wink is my app
>
> of choice.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail and any attachments may contain confidential or sensitive information which is, or may be, legally privileged or otherwise protected by law from further disclosure. It is intended only for the addressee. If you received this in error or from someone who was not authorized to send it to you, please do not distribute, copy or use it or any attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and delete this from your system. Thank you for your cooperation.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help.
Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need. Try
Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.
http://www.doctohelp.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


References:
Camtasia vs Captivate vs Wink: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Camtasia vs Captivate vs Wink: From: Rick Stone
RE: Camtasia vs Captivate vs Wink: From: Robart, Kay

Previous by Author: Re: Freeware Time Planning Tool?
Next by Author: Re: Saving data to hard drive vs posting it to network
Previous by Thread: RE: Camtasia vs Captivate vs Wink
Next by Thread: RE: Camtasia vs Captivate vs Wink


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads