Making screencasts

Do you ever want to record how you do something on the computer with a voice-over? Here’s a cross-post from thinkerlog:

If you're interested in making screencasts, this extract from an email from me to a customer might be of use to you:


David,
You've done a very nice job presenting and displaying BrainStorm while speaking  to the presentation.

You're very kind.

Can you share the name of the tools you used?

http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/

You
might also want to look at Camtasia. I'm happy with what I've got but I
hear others talk about Camtasia and the results certainly look good.

http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

I use BB FlashBack from Blueberry Software, by the way.

12 months on, Tebbutt and Hobson catch up on social media

Had lunch with Neville Hobson a couple of weeks ago. We see each other from time to time, but rarely get the chance for a good chinwag. Oddly, the previous session had been in the same restaurant about a year earlier. Since we both spend most of our time in the social computing space, we thought we’d examine how our thinking has changed/refined over this time.

Neville had just read my blog post about how Robert Angel uses BrainStorm to prepare for podcasts, so he thought it would be a good idea to interview me on the subject.

Since I’d already planned to interview him about his podcasting and new media life, we decided to make a single recording of  (some of our) post-lunch conversation.

Neville has blogged about it and provides professional links to the podcast. Please go there, especially if you want to listen to the podcast online.

If you download the MP3, this playlist will help you jump to the bits of interest. Assuming, of course, there are any.

00:00 Scene setting
00:37 A lot’s changed in a year
01:04 Death of fanaticism
01:40 Ethics/Journalism
02:24 Guardian blogger – for free
02:58 Podcasting – noise cancelling headphones
04.29 BrainStorm for podcasting
09:36 Perspective on what’s valuable in social computing
12:18 Screencasts starts (interrupted)
12:48 Low cost video, daughter records Alan Shearer, recording industry issues
15:33 Screencasts continued – Camtasia & BB FlashBack
16:17 Neville’s life changes – how to exploit new tools for organisational benefit
17:23 Life/Work threaded – attention to family etc needed
18:43 New life: opportunities from FIR & conf
19:27 Level of engagement high, met people couldn’t have before
21:31 Closing remarks and plug for the Sipson Tandoori