Basics of Screen Recording

Basics of Screen Recording

Screen Recording is a great way to share knowledge and help others. This series of courses walks through the process of creating a screencast and will help you prepare to make better and more effective videos.

This course series is made up of six courses and a total of 30 short videos to walk you through the screencasting creation process. As you go through the course it will take you through a workflow and process of how we build screencast videos at TechSmith. This course looks at each step in the process. It is not a course about using TechSmith Camtasia, as the concepts will apply to almost any tool you're using to create screen videos. 

Throughout this course you'll learn about the steps to prepare to make an effective video. We'll walk you through the process for recording audio and making sure you and your webcam video looks its best. The course digs into how to set up your screen and subject for recording. It will also look at the process for editing - not just what you should edit - but in what order to edit so that you don't have to redo work and make unnecessary changes. Finally, the course series ends with how your video is performing and if it is accomplishing the outcomes and objectives you set for it. 

The course is focused on beginners and those new to the screencasting process, but there are a lot of tips and ideas presented to help those with more experience as well. 

Screen Recording Basics Course: Introduction to Screencasting
Screen Recording Basics Course: Introduction to Screencasting
This course kicks of the Screen Recording Basics course and will start providing you with fundamentals you need to create a successful screencast.
FREE
8 min
Screen Recording Basics: Recording Audio & Web Camera
Screen Recording Basics: Recording Audio & Web Camera
This course is part 2 of the Screen Recording Basics course. In this course, you'll learn about recording clear audio and making the most of your web camera when you do want to show yourself in your video.
FREE
15 min
Screen Recording Basics: Recording Your Screen
Screen Recording Basics: Recording Your Screen
Capturing your Screen is at the heart of creating screencast videos. To do it well, you'll need know what to do before you hit record and how to make sure your capture exactly what you want. This course will dig into capturing your screen recording.
FREE
13 min
Screen Recording Basics: Editing Your Screencast, Part 1
Screen Recording Basics: Editing Your Screencast, Part 1
Once you've captured your screen recording, it's time to start editing. This course is part 1 of 2 that dives into the editing process. This course will focus on getting organized inside and out of your video editor, where to start the editing process, syncing audio and video, and other editing concepts.
FREE
18 min
Screen Recording Basics: Video Editing, Part 2
Screen Recording Basics: Video Editing, Part 2
This is part 2 of video editing. We'll focus in this course on polishing your screencast to make it more effective - everything from adding zooms, annotations, transitions, and editing your audio in preparation of rendering your video for sharing.
FREE
17 min
Screen Recording Basics: Publishing and Analytics
Screen Recording Basics: Publishing and Analytics
The final course in the Screen Recording Basics series. In this course you'll learn how to render your video, take a look at video analytics that can help you understand you if your video is achieving it's goal, and some last tips and advice as you create your own screencasts.
FREE
13 min