Posts Tagged ‘Demo’

The Screencasting Handbook Release 7 now available

Posted on January 10th, 2010 by Ian

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. I discuss: HD examples for Vimeo and […]

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“4 Steps to Planning a Tutorial Screencast” on the ScreenFlow blog

Posted on December 18th, 2009 by Ian

Lynn over at ScreenFlow was kind enough to invite me to write a guest post on screencast planning.  I’ve written a two page post on the 4 steps to planning a tutorial screencast, it should give you some ideas on how to think about: audience – who are they and what are their needs? outlining […]

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VNC/FLV screencasting problems – (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 […]

Constructive critique of ResolverOne’s BioPython screencast

Posted on November 14th, 2009 by Ian

ResolverSystems have just published a new screencast made by Jonathan Hartley (one of their engineers) showing how BioPython can be used from within one of their spreadsheets.  I’m going to give a brief critique here with two suggestions for improvements.  Here’s Jonathan’s screencast: The Good: The video is clear and the length is 3 minutes […]

First Handbook screencast – “Making a screencast in the next 30 minutes” using Jing

Posted on October 8th, 2009 by Ian

The first screencast tutorial is on-line, it shows you how to make your first screencast, using the free Jing, in the next 30 minutes.  This screencast is a part of Chapter 4 in The Screencasting Handbook.  Since Chapter 4 is now complete I’ll be releasing a new copy of the book to my mailing list […]