I’m awake in the middle of the night (- feels like – it’s 7am on a saturday and i was looking forward to a lie in), so i thought i would get on with this assignment (yikes – due in yesterday?)
I found a great resource here – another blogger who has written a post reviewing more screencasting software than i would have imagined existed. (there are probably even more on the marketplace since it was posted!)
It even has this helpful definition:
Screencasting is a process of creating interactive demonstrations and software simulations. You take a series of screenshots of a running application. The software records your actions and instantly create a simulation or Screencast. The movies can be in a variety of formats like Standalone EXE, Macromedia Flash SWF, AVI format or the Windows Media Video (WMV) format or as streaming presentations from a website. You can even burn the simulations / demonstrations on a CD for mailing them to your Mom.
I would recommend a read through the whole thing, but the FREE and OPEN SOURCE software is at the bottom of the page, so scroll down.
My main problem this morning is that I am on my Apple Mac, but at the Polytech I use a windows PC, and it would appear that screencasting software is mainly for one platform or the other.
This is what I have found so far for screencasting on a MAC
It seems a bit convoluted…i think i’m getting tired again…
Okay – to focus! I am glad I have all this information here for future use – bearing in mind that my focus for this assignment is to do something for work (- I still plan to do a ‘How-to-scan slides/negatives on the Espon 4990 Scanner’), i will work on the computers at school with an appropriate software package (either screenhunter or camstudio).
bye for now