Hints and tips to help the creation of a screen casting project.
Are you thinking about or part way through a Screen casting project? The attached guide has been separated into sections: Planning; Recording; Editing; and Producing, designed to help you approach the project in manageable segments. They are primarily for users of Camtasia Studio (screen recording and video editing software from Techsmith), but can assist any screen casting project.
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- Style consistency – especially important if you are planning on producing a series of clips. Consider elements including intro and end screens, format of text, and screen dimensions.
- Using audio or choosing not to use audio. Audio is considered as the most important element for information delivery of a video clip, but it is not always desired or appropriate to be included. In most cases a viewer will expect audio to be present with a clip unless otherwise stated.
- Take time to clean up your computer screen and automatic notifications to eliminate any interruptions to your recording – e.g. email notifications.
- Saving regularly used elements into your library for ease of reuse.
- Using autoplay? It is best practice to give the viewer control over when a clip starts to play, however, in some cases it may be obvious a clip will play from where you are linking your clip from, so consideration is needed regarding how the clip sits within its environment.