Screen recording can be a very useful and powerful tool in your video arsenal, however, few people know how to utilize it well and, if you’ve never used it before, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.
Understanding how to start creating screen recordings is the first step to optimizing your screen recorded video process. Learn how to set your videos up for success and you’ll discover a faster workflow that gives you better quality screen recordings and more engaging videos.
Learning points from the episode include:
- Know what size you want to publish in, and stick with it
- Make your video smaller, or keep it the same size, and never make it bigger
- Limit distractions to keep the user focused
- Start by recording your audio first, and edit your video to fit the track
- If you feel ambitious, capture extra material, but use it only for context or a screen reset, not to distract the user’s focus
- Experiment and play with your screen recording software to learn how to make it work for you
Important links and mentions:
- TechSmith Academy
- The Basics of Screen Recording
- Josh Cavalier’s presentation for The Learning Guild
- Follow TechSmith on Twitter
- Connect with Matt on LinkedIn
- Try Camtasia for free
Learn more about the Techsmith Academy
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