As promised just before Christmas the next release of The Screencasting Handbook is now available. Release 7 adds “Export – which file formats do you need?” so you know how to export your screencast so it works for your own distribution and in sites like YouTube and Vimeo.
- HD examples for Vimeo and YouTube (with links to video examples in both sites for various export settings)
- Export settings for MP4, FLV, iPhones (using MP4)
- Codecs vs File Containers with a summary of all the types you’ll find
If you don’t know whether YouTube is right for you vs hosting in your own site and whether a 4:3 normal aspect ratio of 16:9 widescreen is best then the new 17 pages and 10 demo videos will sort you out.
I’ve also extended the discussion about recording resolutions in the previous chapter (“Screen resolution and your recording area”) so you record at the right aspect ratio and resolution to fit your export format.
If this is your first time here then check out Paul’s review, he’s written a nice description of what’s in the book.
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To improve your screencasting knowledge you must read The Screencasting Handbook. The author (Ian Ozsvald) also blogs.