How to Use Camtasia to Podcast Your Instructional Materials ScreenCasting and Podcasting Or How Jeff & Dave found Camtasia and true happiness.
Definitions ScreenCasting - production of multimedia presentations by recording computer screen activity (usually in full-motion) with accompanying voice-over. With a little imagination (and not much work!), there’s almost no subject matter or concept that can’t be conveyed or enhanced with a screencast.
Definitions Podcasting - a methodology for publishing audio and video content on the web—usually of common theme or subject. This content is packaged with a file called a “feed” that allows listeners to subscribe to the series and receive new episodes automatically.
Stages of Podcasting File Production (ScreenCasting/Camtasia) Feed Creation & Publication (Feed for All) http://www.dgiberson.org/pcast/intro.html Delivery and Playback (iTunes) http://www.apple.com/itunes
ScreenCasting Camtasia Studio is best option Simple to learn & use Native iPod support SmartFocus/Zoom & Pan feature
Podcasting - The Good Automatic content delivery Content suitable for portable devices Complete solution
Podcasting – the Bad Small screen Little or no interactivity More complex than direct Internet delivery
Podcasting – the Ugly Currently (11/07) , .m4v files created by Camtasia will not load to an iPod. They have to be further modified using Quicktime Pro or iTunes before you can sync them with your iPod. (Corrected – no longer a problem)
ScreenCasting Tips Plan & practice (storyboarding, scripting) Use high-contrast screen settings Use san-serif fonts (>= 30 pt) where possible Use SmartFocus/Zoom & Pan Use audio enhancements (noise reduction) Mark re-takes with double-tap
Activities Basic Screen Recording Calendars.net project Post-production SmartFocus/Zoom & Pan Publishing Create iPod video (vodcast)