- Does this software exist
I need to create a bunch of videos for work, to demonstrate how a new piece of software works – little short ones – e.g. This is how you save an order.
Ideally I want to find some software that will let me record my screen, and then afterwards, edit it into a short video with text overlay explaining what is going on, on screen. Before and after the video I’d need the ability to put a splash screen / image with the company logo and title on it.
Any suggestions of software that’ll do this? Obviously I could do this with premiere pro or something, but that seems a bit overkill. I’ve found a few pieces of software (e.g. OSB studio) that’ll do the screen capturing, but not the text overlay and splash screens.
Free / opensource is best, but commercial is fine as well if it’s decent.
Any ideas?Posted 3 weeks agoscuttlerMember
Techsmith SnagIt or Camtasia (not sure which is best suited as there’s some overlap). Commercial, but been around for ever and the defacto for anyone building documentation or content that relies heavily on pulling content from the screen itself.Posted 3 weeks agojimdubleyouSubscriber
I use snag it every day for screen shots and annotation.
Not done too much with video but it can definitely capture screen, microphone and system sounds – I think it will also do a webcam insert if you’re that way inclined.
Just grabbed something into the editor and you don’t appear to be able to edit the video other than for length.
Seems like Camtasia is the bit you need to do the fancy stuff like overlays etc.Posted 3 weeks ago
You can do it in windows
Might be able to do it from graphics driver control panel too, such as AMD radion RelivePosted 3 weeks ago
can i add a request here? Just so i don’t start up another software thread:
I need to share HTML designs in mobile format. Ideally what I’d like is a web service that can just limit the size of your browser window, so I could give someone a link like
and it would open in a browser but just showing at 414px width.
Obviously the easiest thing would be to give someone the normal link and tell them to resize their browser, but I work in a department where phrases like ‘then just resize your browser’ cause people’s eyes to glaze over because they just don’t understand all these technical thingsPosted 3 weeks agospacemonkeyMember
I use Camtasia all the time and it will do exactly what you need.
Check out these tutorials for a taster.
Think of your audience, ie what do they need NOT what do you think they need? What devices and res are they running? How will they access the videos? Do you need to track any activity, eg John Smith did x y but is still crap at z.
Write a script. Say it out loud even if you don’t want to use a voiceover. Add captions if necessary (sometimes better than annotations). Transitions are handy but don’t try being too clever.Posted 3 weeks agopolyMember
Doris its not perfect but you can define the size of the window a link opens in using something like this in the link onClick=”window.open(‘page.html’,’pagename’,’resizable,height=400,width=200′) – although some pop-up blocker etc may not like it.
Ewan, there are various screen recorders etc. If I was looking to do this I’d go slightly further and take a look at WalkMe and see if it can help? Not sure how the pricing is – but if the numbers work its even better than a video.Posted 3 weeks agofunkybajMember
I need to share HTML designs in mobile format. Ideally what I’d like is a web service that can just limit the size of your browser window, so I could give someone a link like.
A few responsive design checker type apps may do the job for you. For example:Posted 3 weeks ago
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