Posts Tagged ‘Linux’

Come to the screencasting SkillSwap in Brighton on Jan 27th

Posted on January 14th, 2010 by Ian

On January 27th here in Brighton I’m co-running a SkillSwap evening, I’ll spend 45 minutes teaching screencasting (based on a Mac) and Andy White will spend 45 minutes teaching podcasting.  We’ll cover planning, recording, editing, distributing and mics between us. We’re both aiming the talks at freelancers (so they can communicate better with clients) and […]

New Handbook ready – read on for December’s updates

Posted on December 23rd, 2009 by Ian

I’ve just released the next update to The Screencasting Handbook – with this update the book has doubled in size to 77 pages.  The current version is Revision 6, you can see the full table of contents on the homepage. The important additions are: New “Making a screencast in 1-2 days” chapter, it is 30 […]

Screencasting Interview on the Internet Marketing Podcast

Posted on December 17th, 2009 by Ian

Yesterday I was interviewed by Andy White (author of Podcasting Unleashed) on the hows and whys of screencasting for marketing software products.  Some of the links mentioned are listed here. We discuss: How to get started at zero cost (using Jing (Win/Mac), QuickTime Pro (Mac), BBFlashBack (Win) and RecordMyDesktop (Linux)) Professional screencasting packages (Camtasia and […]

VNC/FLV screencasting problems – flvrec.py (vnc2flv) and vnc2swf

Posted on December 16th, 2009 by Ian

I’m having a problem with .FLV video recording on Mac and Linux machines using vnc2flv and vnc2swf.  I’m playing with automated screencasting ideas and I like the idea of using VNC-based tools.  I can generate .SWF files without a probem, .FLV output from both programs causes a weirdly flashing screen. Update – problem solved.  The […]

Links for the Internet Marketing Podcast

Posted on December 16th, 2009 by Ian

This post accompanies the Internet Marketing Podcast post, I was interviewed by Andy White on the hows and whys of screencasting for software marketing.  These are the links that were mentioned in the podcast. My interview runs for the last 20 minutes (from 0:37:00 to 0:52:00): To see how you could make your first screencast […]

Edit RecordMyDesktop Linux Screencasts with Camtasia Studio

Posted on September 9th, 2009 by Ian

Tim Bower has just shared a tip in our Google Group – here’s how he recorded a screencast on Linux using RecordMyDesktop and then converted it so Camtasia Studio on Windows could edit it. Camtasia doesn’t like Ogg Vorbis (.ogv) videos so Tim first had to convert it to a more familiar format, he settled […]

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New Screencast Tools Added

Posted on August 20th, 2009 by Ian

I’ve just added some tools to the screencast software page, it now lists Sizer, MouseZoom, ffmpeg and GSpot for Windows along with ffmpeg for Linux and Adobe Premiere for Windows and Mac. More will come as I fill in the list. To improve your screencasting knowledge you must read The Screencasting Handbook. The author (Ian […]

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