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  • 1. Screencasting Tools
    Software Evaluation
  • 2. INTRODUCTION
  • 3. Background
    Category: Screencasting Software
    Comparing: Adobe Captivate 4 and Epiance Epiplex500
    Our company is evaluating screencasting software that will be used to perform knowledge capture sessions and document findings in several formats (printable documentation and interactive simulations). We have access to these two potential solutions.
  • 4. Requirements
    Can quickly capture session once and then output to multiple formats later
    Can add/edit audio
    Can output to .doc and .swf formats
    Can add comments/tips to steps
    Can capture any system and block out specified applications (Outlook or IM)
    Easy to edit to remove/add/change screenshots
  • 5. FEATURES
  • 6. Captivate Features
    Capture
    Can capture virtually any system, ignoring pop-ups and other applications
    Can create project templates with set preferences to reduce capture time
    Post-Capture Editing
    Editing menu and layout very user-friendly
    Can add or edit audio easily
    Can easily edit screen images, text, etc.
    Can add comments, highlights, rollovers, animations, etc.
    Supports Flash and video embedding
    Text to speech feature
    Outputs (formats)
    Interactive formats (.swf, .exe. or .avi)
    Demonstration, Training and Assessment modes
    Documents (.pdf, .doc.) 
  • 7. Epiplex Features
    Capture
    Capture virtually any system
    Block pop-ups and specific applications from capture
    Set preferences to reduce capture time
    Mask private data fields
    Post-Capture Editing
    Mask/secure data fields
    Edit screen images, text, etc.
    Add “sticky notes” and callouts
    Outputs (formats)
    Pack Utility and Document Wizard assist in output
    Interactive formats (.swf or DHTML)
    Show, Guide and Test versions
    Documents (.pdf, .doc., .ppt, .xml, .xls)
    Context Sensitive Help 
  • 8. COMPARISON
  • 9. Epiplex Pros vs. Cons
  • 10. Captivate Pros vs. Cons
  • 11. Side by Side Comparison
  • 12. Side by Side Comparison
  • 13. RECOMMENDATION
  • 14. Conclusion
    Both fully meet core requirements
    Recommendation:
    For our needs, Epiplex is the better solution. Because it is cheaper and already in use in many parts of the company, we could easily begin utilizing it. At this point, it provides a simple solution to record “quick and dirty” knowledge capture sessions and output in many formats with little editing. If our requirements grow, we might look at something more robust like Captivate.