? tools to record and edit tutorials


What tools do you recommend - on MacOS X - to record short tutorials
like "Hello in 60 seconds"?

Alain

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Alain Ravet wrote:


What tools do you recommend - on MacOS X - to record short tutorials
like "Hello in 60 seconds"?

Alain


Jon Udell suggests Windows Media Encoder
(http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2004/11/11/primetime.html) for
making free demos easily on Windows (only supports .wmv, though), and
Camtasia Studio 2
(http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2005/02/07/primetime.html) for
making most of the popular video formats (including Flash, which is what
I used; nice small file size and cross platform), and much better
control over the production.

I tried WME, but had video card problems with it, and wouldn't have
known how to edit the results.

I ended up using Camtasia (from TechSmith http://www.techsmith.com/),
although I did find some bugs that wasted some of my time (certain
operations could cause Camtasia to stop operating correctly and need to
be stopped by the Task Manager). However, the ease of recording,
editing, and encoding make up for that. (It also costs dough, but is
free eval for 30 days.)

--
Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Alain Ravet wrote:


What tools do you recommend - on MacOS X - to record short tutorials
like "Hello in 60 seconds"?

Alain


Oops, missed the Mac OSX part. Jon Udell's columns give other
alternatives for Linux and Mac. I would look there.

--
Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Rob, try WINK on Windows.

Tom

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Thomas Singer (MoTJ) wrote:

Rob, try WINK on Windows.

Tom


Hmm, no voice, it seems. That was part of the lure for me to do the
demos. It's a nicer way to get an idea across.

--
Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Rob

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Oops, missed the Mac OSX part. Jon Udell's columns give other
alternatives for Linux and Mac. I would look there.

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It looks like MacOS is trailing Windows in this area.
I'll keep looking.

Thanks

Alain

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Alain Ravet wrote:

It looks like MacOS is trailing Windows in this area.
I'll keep looking.


I used vnc2swf for my demo the other day, which is available for the mac.

http://www.unixuser.org/~euske/vnc2swf/

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Mark Derricutt wrote:

I used vnc2swf for my demo the other day, which is available for the mac.

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And what about post-production? (adding text, drawings, arrows, voice,
etc..)

Alain

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Alain Ravet wrote:

And what about post-production? (adding text, drawings, arrows, voice,
etc..)


Not sure. There was mentioned on the site a new editswf app to let you
edit. Not seen it thou.

Mark

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