Proposed Chapter Outlines

Subject to some minor changes, these are likely to be the main chapters that will appear in TheScreencastingHandbook.  Over in the Screencast Handbook Google Group we’re having a very useful conversation about the topics just so I know exactly what everyone wants to learn about

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You’ll be able to find a more up to date version of the chapter list on the main site (or here as a pdf).  As of the start of August, this is what I’ll probably be covering:

  • Introduction
    • Ian – Teacher, Founder, Screencaster and Researcher
    • Why I’m writing this book
  • What’s the value of screencasting?
    • Tutorials – learning by seeing
    • Product Tours – seeing your problem solved
  • Who else is screencasting?
    • Tutorials
    • Product Tours
    • Technical Support
    • Grant & Proposal Support
    • Recording a Meeting
  • Making a Screencast in 30 minutes
  • Making a Screencast inside 1 day
  • A deeper look at the techniques behind screencasting
    • Research – what problem are you solving?
      • Tours
      • Tutorials
      • Tech Support
    • Planning – how are you going to show your solution?
    • Prototype – making the rough-draft
    • Production – creating the final screencast
      • Recording the video
      • Recording the narration
      • Sequencing it all
      • Adding music
      • Adding a title screen
    • Export – which file formats do you need?
  • Embedding
    • CamTasia’s Player
    • JW FLV Player
    • FlowPlayer
  • Distribution
    • YouTube
    • Vimeo
    • ShowMeDo
  • Common Workflows
    • ShowMeDo – ‘good enough is good enough’ tutorials
    • ProCasts – professional software tours
    • Recording Meetings
  • Screencasting software
    • Windows
      • CamTasia
      • BBFlashBack
      • HyperCam
      • CamStudio
      • Captivate
      • Screencam
    • Mac
      • ScreenFlow
      • iShowU
      • SnapzPro
    • Linux
      • RecordMyDesktop
      • xVidCap
    • Web-apps
      • Jing
      • ScreenToaster
      • ScreenCastle
  • Microphones and hardware
    • Microphones
    • Mouse vs Trackball?
    • Webcam
    • Copy-holder
  • How Screencasting Works
    • A History of Screencasting and Screencams
    • Screencast Technology
  • Other resources
    • ShowMeDo.com
    • Lynda.com
    • Peepcode.com
    • Scrast.net
    • ScreenCastsOnline
    • Books
  • Getting More Help
    • The Screencasting Handbook’s Google Group
  • Tell others about The Screencasting Handbook
    • Spreading the word
    • Fair use and excerpts
  • Acknowledgements

To improve your screencasting knowledge you must read The Screencasting Handbook. The author (Ian Ozsvald) also blogs.
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