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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #1
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how are software training/demo videos created?

I'm not exactly sure which section to put this in, or even how to describe it, but basically, I want to know how software training videos made - you know, the ones in which you can see all the desktop activity: the cursor is moving around the screen, applications are opening and closing, rendering is taking place, and it's all been captured and displayed as a quicktime/flash/wmv video.

I'm on the Mac platform, running FCP. If anyone can tell me how to capture desktop activity as video, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks ;-)
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.as...googleCStmhome

Camtasia is something I've worked with before. Pretty good program. There are lots of others.


Oops sorry, you need something for Apple computers for CAPTURING?

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/

Will allow you to capture on a Mac. Camtasia is a better program, but won't run on a Mac. (Though it's video will work on FCP)
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Old June 26th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Richard,

You put me on the right track, I didn't realise there is plenty of affordable software available. I found this one for the mac too, which also looks useful:

http://www.shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html

Cheers,

Josh
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