Thursday, December 07, 2006

More Video Instruction

Screen captures are nothing new, but I've been playing with a program called iShowU. It is a MacOSX only program and is not free. That said, it works great and it only costs $20. I've used Windows Media Encoder and Camtasia on WinXP for capturing movies of my screen previously. iShouwU is superior to both. The other popular Mac option is called SnapZ. I haven't used SnapZ because of its$70 price tag and so I can't compare it to iShowU.

iShowU offers many compression options (more than I'll ever likely need). You can easily set the capture window to the whole screen or a smaller portion of the screen. It encodes the video while you're working, so when you're done the video is ready instantly.

Below is a video I created showing how to add velocity vectors to a video in LoggerPro. I did the voice over in iMovie so I could redo the pieces I screwed up. But you can also record using the microphone, system sound, or a combination while capturing the video.

The youtube video doesn't do iShowU justice. The quality of the video I captured was perfect. The low quality of my youtube video is due to my not really knowing what I'm doing in iMovie.

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1 comment:

BJ said...

Hey – since you’re a YouTuber, you might want to check this out… There’s a video company that’s recruiting
YouTubers and if they like your stuff, (and they should) they will actually pay you when your video gets a hit.
Here’s their link… It’s about time the people who make
the videos get some of the money instead of it all going to YouTube!