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Accessible Vodcasting Using Camtasia

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Using Camtasia Studio to produce accessible video for portable devices.

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Accessible Vodcasting Using Camtasia

  1. 1. How to Use Camtasia to Podcast Your Instructional Materials<br />ScreenCasting and Podcasting<br />Or<br />How Jeff & Dave found Camtasia and true happiness.<br />
  2. 2. Definitions<br />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.<br />
  3. 3. Definitions<br />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.<br />
  4. 4. Stages of Podcasting<br />File Production (ScreenCasting/Camtasia)<br />Feed Creation & Publication (Feed for All)<br /> http://www.dgiberson.org/pcast/intro.html<br />Delivery and Playback (iTunes)<br /> http://www.apple.com/itunes<br />
  5. 5. ScreenCasting<br />Camtasia Studio is best option<br />Simple to learn & use<br />Native iPod support<br />SmartFocus/Zoom & Pan feature<br />
  6. 6. Podcasting - The Good<br />Automatic content delivery<br />Content suitable for portable devices<br />Complete solution<br />
  7. 7. Podcasting – the Bad<br />Small screen<br />Little or no interactivity<br />More complex than direct Internet delivery<br />
  8. 8. Podcasting – the Ugly<br />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.<br />(Corrected – no longer a problem)<br />
  9. 9. ScreenCasting Tips<br />Plan & practice (storyboarding, scripting)<br />Use high-contrast screen settings<br />Use san-serif fonts (>= 30 pt) where possible<br />Use SmartFocus/Zoom & Pan<br />Use audio enhancements (noise reduction)<br />Mark re-takes with double-tap<br />
  10. 10. Activities<br />Basic Screen Recording<br />Calendars.net project<br />Post-production<br />SmartFocus/Zoom & Pan<br />Publishing <br />Create iPod video (vodcast)<br />
  11. 11. Resources<br />Narrated Presentation:<br />http://online2.sdccd.edu/tutorials/cit2007/cit2007.html<br />

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