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Making screencasts

There are several good programs for making screencasts. I have tried to list the bigger, more complete programs that I am aware of. I’m not sure about their costs, and so forth. Instead just use it as an overview. There are also some smaller, free programs which you can download. I will not list those here however, as I don’t really know much about them.

Adobe Captivate

http://www.adobe.com/se/products/captivate/

The most widely used program, I believe. It is a part of the Adobe Creative Suite. We use it at Stockholm University to work on our web-based courses. You can find an example here:

http://www.sub.su.se/subskurser/webbkurser/uppsatser/start.htm

Camtasia Studio

http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

Also a common program. I have not worked with it but think it is a bit easier than Captivate (but also more limited).I don’t have any good examples of Camtasia use, but I quick search turned up the following blog (where you can find an example video I believe is made with Camtasia):

http://www.emergingedtech.com/2010/05/5-reasons-why-i-think-camtasia-rocks/

Articulate

http://www.articulate.com/

Perhaps not as well known, but very interesting. Probably the easiest program to learn as it works as a plug-in to Powerpoint. To make screen captures you need it’s sister program Screenr, which is free.

Karolinska Institutet has used it to make this screencast:

http://kib.ki.se/vetartikel/player.html

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  1. June 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Hello again, facebloggin’ friend!
    Thanks for all the links and comments on the different ways capture.

    I’ve been trying to figure out how to connect this blog to my “life stream” ;o) online.

    If you happen to have a solution to that, it would be very much appreciated.

    Will now go on to try out what you have suggested.

    Also, maybe easier to “follow”, if you’re into that (and I’m guessing ’cause of the facebloggin’ enthusiasm!) to keep up professionally through Facebook or Twitter? (See, this is why I need to connect my blog to FB, get it into my “stream”).

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