Re: Screen capture software for demos

Subject: Re: Screen capture software for demos
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:00:26 -0800

For screen captures, I like the free Greenshot, in that it has many of the
features of the commercial SnagIt app from TechSmith.

But if you're wanting quickie demos with voiceovers and such, I'd use
TechSmith's Camtasia. It's very cost-affordable and very capable. The
company offers a free 30-day trial download.

When doing voiceovers, I've found recording in my car to offer results
comparable to a sound-insulated recording studio. I used a good quality
Shure mic, connected to a Shure XLR <> USB interface, to record my stuff on
my laptop while sitting in the car. I'd just let the "tape" roll, then use
a sound editor (the free Audacity is excellent, although I used High
Criteria's Total Recorder) in "post-production" to cull my mistakes and
tighten up the audio.

It was then fairly straightforward to drop in my audio into Camtasia,
syncing the audio with the edited video.

> Chris



On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Phil Vuncanon <pvuncanon -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Folks,
>
> Does anyone have a recommendation screen capture software that I could
> use to create a software demo? I use a Windows machine.
>
> I have Captivate, but it is not really adequate for what I'd like to do.
>
> Ideally, it would be something that allowed voice narration, text
> inserts to point out user interface elements, and other useful
> features to create a software demo.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Phil
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