I’ve found a cool open source free software called CamStudio that allows me to create tutorials. It captures my screen activity, thus allowing me to create instructional videos. CamStudio isn’t new and has been around for quite some time. I’m just thrilled to have stumbled across it.
To test it out, I created a short video on how to add Amazon affiliate links to eHow articles. I already addressed this subject in an earlier post, but I thought what better way to test out a new toy than to select an old familiar topic.
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Since I can only test the video results in my own computing environment, I’m asking if you would checkout the video and give me some feedback on a few things:
- Video load time
- Video/Browser compatibility – Were you able to play the video?
- Video clarity (I know it gets a bit fuzzy at full screen, but I’m not quite sure how to fix that problem)
- Video sound (Unfortunately, I cannot change my voice, so I want to know if it was clear or muffled – A public speaker, I’m not)
- Was it at all helpful?
My goal is to eventually fine tune the video process to be able to offer instructional videos and tutorials on an ongoing basis. I’ve found that sometimes a video can help explain a process much easier than a written article or blog post.
For folks who are veterans at making online videos, I’d appreciate any tips you’d be willing to offer.