One of the best ways to teach people complicated tasks is with a screencast. In this blog post, I will show you how to create professional looking screencast videos in just a few minutes, and with just a few clicks of the mouse.
A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. The term screencast compares with the related term screenshot; whereas screenshot generates a single picture of a computer screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on a computer screen, enhanced with audio narration. You can see an example of a screencast I did below.
The software I use to create my screencasts is call ScreenFlow. This is by far the best screencast software out there. It has the most features, and an extremely fast rendering engine. The only downside to ScreenFlow is it’s only available for the Mac. PC users will have to make do with Camtasia Studio.
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