Screencasting Software

“Screencasting” is simply the act of capturing parts of your laptop screen as a video file and sharing it with others. I have only recently started experimenting with it, but am impressed with what is possible. It has become really, really easy to produce a short educational training session and to post it on YouTube or Vimeo.

There are loads of software for it, paid as well as free. Start experimenting with free stuff and then buy a professional
version if you have sustained interest. All you need is a microphone to get started. You can also make “silent” movies, but those are not much fun to view and learn.

What is ScreenCasting? (Explanation from O’Reilly)

Here’s a Comparison of screencasting software (wikipedia article)

The following links have reviews of the different “screencasting” software options available.

I myself use CamStudio and it works just fine for my needs.



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