Re: Movavi software for creating video tutorials?

Subject: Re: Movavi software for creating video tutorials?
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:07:43 -0700

I use Mac Screenflow. It's 99$ and I've had pretty good results making both
step-by-step tutorial videos and more slick marketing style promo videos
with music and (limited) effects.

After several years of making videos, my advice to you is:

1. Record the audio reading one sentence at a time, leaving pauses of a
couple of seconds between them.
2. Record the video in segments.
3. Edit the sound and video as needed.

Recording the video and audio at the same time was a nightmare for me, so I
soon stopped doing that. More time editing beats more time recording by a
mile, and the interface in Screenflow is pretty simple. Lately I've also
been doing videos without the mouse pointer and just emphasizing
action/focal points with zooms and callouts. I really like the results.

If you want any more info or want to see some videos I've made using
Screenflow, let me know.

Good luck

Chris


On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 8:48 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Yes, Camtasia's tech support has been terrific. TechSmith is much, much
> smaller than Adobe and so can afford to be more customer-focused (that's my
> guess, anyway). I haven't checked, but this could also stem from TechSmith
> being privately owned, as opposed to Adobe that has to answer to
> shareholders (and Wall Street every quarter).
>
> > Chris
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 7:45 AM, Debbi Crum <debbi -dot- crum -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and insights.
> >
> > After reading all the comments, I wonder if Camtasia would be the best
> > route to go. Movavi is about half the price (although they have it on
> sale
> > for about 1/3 the price), but Camtasia must have a much larger user base
> > (more experts to reach out to when you need assistance) and probably
> better
> > support. Both of those have to be considered when comparing price.
> >
> > Captivate looks like a good product, but I'm worried that it might have a
> > steep learning curve. I'd like to be able to get up and running as
> quickly
> > as possible.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thursday, October 17, 2013 8:25 PM, Chris Morton <
> salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > Hmmm, well I found it pretty easy to edit the dead spaces in Camtasia, so
> > having to work slowly to avoid mistakes wasn't of any consequence. I was
> > also able to record the scripted audio separately in a digital sound
> booth
> > (my laptop in my parked car, to which I attached a mid-level Shure
> > microphone), then easily match up the audio which what I'd recorded in
> > video.
> >
> > In postproduction phase, Camtasia also let me easily zoom in to key areas
> > of the screen and add callouts.
> >
> > What I liked best was, since it comes from TechSmith, Camtasia is devoid
> of
> > the usual somewhat buggy, feature bloatware overkill found in many of
> > today's Adobe products. And I believe that Camtasia's learning curve is a
> > fraction of Captivate's.
> >
> > > Chris
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Working with Captivate for the last couple of days reminded me of one
> > > of its huge strengths over video-style recorders: you don't have to do
> > > things in real time. Only actions are recorded, the amount of time in
> > > between has no effect, so you can take time to read the script and
> > > work slowly to avoid mistakes.
> > >
> > > On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Robert Lauriston <
> robert -at- lauriston -dot- com
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > > > Captivate costs $30 a month. Get the 30-day free trial and see how
> > > > efficient it is and whether there's an output format that works well
> > > > on iOS.
> > > >
> > > > I find its annotated, editable animations ave a lot of time over
> > > > working with video.
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 6:18 AM, Debbi Crum <debbi -dot- crum -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >> My next project is video tutorials for an iPad app. My employer
> would
> > > like
> > > >> me to find a less expensive alternative to Camtasia or Captivate.
> > >
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References:
Movavi software for creating video tutorials?: From: Debbi Crum
Re: Movavi software for creating video tutorials?: From: Chris Morton
Re: Movavi software for creating video tutorials?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Movavi software for creating video tutorials?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Movavi software for creating video tutorials?: From: Chris Morton
Re: Movavi software for creating video tutorials?: From: Debbi Crum
Re: Movavi software for creating video tutorials?: From: Chris Morton

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